Hi All,

This Sunday 19th June is a "Special" Race Day.  So what is so special about it all you ask?  Well there will be a mixture of Pursuit and Handicap races.  The day will start with a Pursuit Race at 11:00 with a twist that it will be a LeMans start.  You may hold your boats to the shore but are not allowed in them until your class start.  After Lunch there will be three short races lasting only 15 mins over a short course so should be about 4 laps per race.  Then the final race at approx 2:30 will be another Pursuit Race.  This time however personal handicaps will be used based on the results of the races so far to set individual start times.  To add a little more spice to the overall results you will be able to discard your worst result from the first 4 races and the final Personal Handicap Pursuit Race will be like the Medal race in the Olymics and will score double points and have to be counted. 

There will be a briefing at 10:30 to explain how the day will work.

See you all on Sunday

Gareth

Race report to follow shortly

Sunday 22nd May saw the Solo Cup and Single Handed Cup being raced for at Paxton Lakes SC.  A very windy day greeted the sailors with only 2 Solo sailors being brave enough for the conditions.  The Single Handed fleet however saw a number of sailors feeling brave.

The first race only saw the 2 Solo's finish in testing conditions with Pat Overs winning with Andy Anderson in 2nd place.  The 2nd race started after lunch but with everyone very tired after the 1st race the Single Handed Fleet was reduced.  After 40 mins there was only Bobby Martin still sailing so the race officer sensibly decided to abandon the race.

So that left the results from race 1 to provide the overall scores which gave Pat Overs the Solo Cup and the Single Handed Cup not awarded.

David New took the following photos to give you an idea of the conditions.

Andy Anderson and Pat Overs

More pictures after the link

 Some of you may know that every year Little Paxton holds a scarecrow festival. This year Paxton Lakes has entered a scarecrow by the name of Lee Ho. He's is currenlty sailing his Topper on the verge outside our house in Little Paxton Lane. Come along and see him and visit the festival this Saturday in the village hall. 


‘COME AND TRY DAY’
 
SATURDAY 7th May 2011
10am to 4 pm
 
If you and your family and friends
would like to try sailing, please
accept this invitation.
 
(Safety equipment is provided but your feet may get wet, so come prepared and bring some old clothes)

For all the information about the day please look at the full invitation  click here
Dear club member,
 
Paxton Lakes sailing club is pleased to invite you to a weekend away to sail on the river Blackwater. The event will be hosted by Bradwell Outdoors, a purpose built residential outdoor activity centre. Dates 19th to 21st August 2011. Non-sailing members also welcome. 
 
The centre offers all tide access to a large sailing area on the Blackwater from its own slipway in a sheltered creak which also serves the marina next door. The weekend package will include the following for a cost of approximately £100 per person, depending on numbers applying to go. A deposit of £25 will be required with your booking, cash or cheques to Paxton Lakes Sailing Club please by the end of March. 

All the details and how to book your place after the link

Just a quick update to remind you that the weekend of 21st / 22nd is the Youth Trophy.  This is open to all members who are 18 or under.  The format of the weekend will be race training on the Saturday morning (please be rigged and ready for sailing by 10:30 am)  with 4 short races on Saturday afternoon.  Sunday will start at 11:00 am and we will have up to 6 short races.  During the races there will be on the water coaching.  This is a great event to improve your racing and with the Hunts Cambs Youth League coming up on Saturday 11th September and our own round of the Cambs Youth League on 9th October.

Please email me if you are coming This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Well done to Camille Redman-Barber for winning her age group at the Eastern Region Round of the RYA Honda RIB Challenge.  She will now be setting her sights on the final to be held in September at Southampton Boat Show

Testing conditions add zest at youth powerboating final

Camille and Harry to represent the East at National Final

You may have noticed in the calendar that we have a working party on 3rd July 2010.  This is give us a chance for a bit of a tidy up and sort out in and around the club and have a go at the pesky weed.  Please come down and help us by doing your bit.  We aim to start around 10:00 am, if you can only join us for an hour every little bit of help will go towards us having a very successful weekend for the 40th 24 Hour Race.