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Sunday 25th September is the all new Double Handed Trophy. Racing will be for the Kestrel Cup and is now open to all double handed boats with a minimum of 2 crew. The day wont be taken that seriously (by most of us) so a great chance to join in with the racing in a friendly environment. Club boast are available but a first come first served and the first race will start at 11:00 followed by 2 races after lunch.
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The club’s annual Laying Up Supper on 26th November is coming soon, so please book the date in your diary.
The Laying Up Supper is the club’s chance to recognise the sailing achievements of the year, while having some good food, entertainment and a chance to catch up away from the club.
Based on your feedback from the club survey, we are finalising the details but we can confirm that the entertainment will include the amazing Levitation Discotheque and a games room and will be held at Little Paxton Village Hall.
Check back here soon for details and how to order your tickets.
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A warm weekend in august and 8 intrepid sailors and 6 non-sailers set off for an away weekend on the sea in essex. As a non-sailor I really had serious doubts about what I was doing setting out for a sailing weekend. However as soon as we arrived at Bradwell I was made to feel at home. Great accommodation, a couple of drinks and a delicious meal in the adjacent pub and it all felt like a great holiday.
The next day (Saturday) we enjoyed a full English breakfast then sailed from Bradwell to Brightlingsea (about 10 miles). Pat and Andy in their Solos, Paul and Tori and Nigel and his friend Andy in Fireballs, Simon in his laser and Pat Lovell in his Gull. The rest of us were taken in 22 foot Ketch. The wind was a gentle breeze (force 2 I’m told). The sailors were in their element while we had agentle cruse bringing up the rear. After a pleasant packed lunch in the harbour at Brightlingsea we set off back to Bradwell. In the ketch we used the “metal sail” to propel us back by the most direct route. For the sailors it was beat all the way back into a strengthing head wind.......
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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. The final race will be a double points medal race. During the races there will be on the water coaching. The event is open to all ages with only those 18 or under eligable for the prizes. Its a great weekend to improve your racing, so even if you have never raced as long as you can sail please come along. Also if you have a freind that sails but isn't a member please bring them along to join in. Club boats will be avaliable on a first come first serve basis.
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- Andy Anderson - (Normally seen in his Solo)
- Matt Bowden - (Normally seen in his yellow Laser Radial)
- Paul Carrington - (Normally in a Fireball or Streaker)
- Tori Carrington - (Normally seen in Toppers, Laser Radials or Fireballs)
- Pat Overs – (Normally seen in a Solo or SigneT)
- Gareth Russell – (Normally seen in his Lark, Flying Dutchman or Moth)
- John Stanness - (Normally seen in his Solo)
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Come and join us at Hinchingbrooke Country Park in Huntingdon to find out more about sailing at our club, the sailing courses we offer and what you could get from becoming a member. There will be oppourtunities to try out sailing on the day as well if you havent before.
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