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Racing Overview (2022)

Racing in 2022

We have a full programme of races planned and hope the weather will be kinder than last year when much of Regatta Week was blown away. As part of encouraging as many members to take part as possible, we have included a number of informal sessions where more experienced sailors and those new to racing can sail together without the pressure of competition. The idea is that during these sessions members can coach and encourage each other, practice starts and mark-rounding, and generally improve skills and confidence. Take a look at the Programme to see these sessions.

Juniors Racing

At the end of 2021 we began to see some of our increasingly competent junior Topper and Laser sailors taking part in regular Club races. We want to build on this for 2022. With rather low turnouts in Class 2 during 2021, the participation of a few junior Toppers will help ensure this fleet remains at a healthy size. We appeal to all our adult racers to provide a welcome to these younger crews.

In addition, we are trialling a 3-day Junior Points Race Series for Toppers and Oppies.

Our Sailing Instructions (2022) - removal of special Covid arrangements

As we emerge from the pandemic we have decided we can remove the special arrangements we put in place for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Instead, we are leaving it up to members to take their own decisions on any measures they want to retain. This decision is reflected in our 2022 Sailing Instructions. Please do take a look at them.

Other Amendments to the Instructions for 2022

The removal of special Covid provisions means we have returned to using "Sign on" and "Sign off" sheets. Please help us by using these. Failure to sign off after a race means disqualification!

One other change you may notice is provision for support/coaching boats in races. We have introduced this as part of trying to encourage as many members as possible to take part. We don't want this to adversely affect others' enjoyment and so prior permission will be needed when this happens and we will keep this area under review during the season.

Last updated 16:58 on 21 July 2022

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