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This years Russell Winter Handicap Trophy will include the following events:
Grafham Grand Prix at Grafham Sailing Club
Sunday 30th December 2012
2 handicap races with 4 separate fleets 1st race start 11:00
Bloody Mary (40th Anniversary)
Saturday 12th January 2013
1 long Pursuit race (expect at least 250 other boats) Race start time for slowest boat is 12:00pm (make sure you aim to launch early as it can take a while to launch boats)
Steve Nicholson Memorial Race at Northampton Sailing Club
28th January 2013
2 handicap races with 3 separate fleets 1st Race start 11:00 for single handed and double handed Assymetrics start in the afternoon
Tiger Trophy at Rutland Sailing Club
2nd & 3rd February 2013
3 back to back handicap races with a slow and fast start for Saturday lasting approx 45 mins each. Then Sunday has 1 long non dis-cardable pursuit race
Some events have a restriction on the number of boats allowed and require you to pre-enter. Please make sure you do this early.
As there are different formats for each of the races, from a 300+ single pursuit to 40-50 boat fleets based on handicap splits, to give an overall result your final position at each event will be taken and factored up based on the largest fleet across all events. This will then give a point score for each event which is comparable across event and fleets. You will also get 2 discards so your best 2 scores will count to your overall score. A change for this year is that each sailor that takes part will score points for themselves so if you change crews or helms, change boats you individual scores will be the ones that count together. If there are any ties then your best discard will be used to break a tie.
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As we are approaching the end of the sailing season at Paxton Lakes I'd just like to bring a few dates to your attention:
Boxing Day Race
A single race starting at 11.00 on the 26th December.
Great opportunity to get the body moving again after the excesses of Christmas.
The old adage that many hands make light work was never truer than on a work party day. We always need all the help we can get to spruce up the club and clear away the willows ready for the coming season. Please bring gardening tools to cut back bushes.
The Annual General Meeting will be held at 2 pm on January 13th, after the first work party. You'll get a more formal notice in with your membership renewal form.
Can I remind you to check that your boats are securely tied down for the winter. When I last walked round the dinghy park there were a surprising number of boats that had not a single line holding them down. Trust me, throwing an old tyre over the handles of the launching trolley will not keep the boat down when the winds get up!
Looking forward to seeing you all in the coming season.
Hon. secretary PLSC
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Hornet Final Fling – Carsington SC 27th – 28th October 2012Well done to our Commodore, Paul Carrington and Rear Commodore, Gareth Russell for a hard earnt second place at the final Hornet Open Meeting of the 2012 season held at Carsington Sailing Club. Full report and pictures after the link..
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The Laying Up Supper-24th November 2012 from 7pm
The event will be held at Little Paxton Village Hall (map here) and will have a British theme. All members, family and friends are invited to our annual dinner and prize-giving, which will be followed by a disco courtesy of Levitation Events. There will also be a raffle, please let Tina know (on the email address below) if you have any prizes you would like to donate.
People are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue to enter into the spirit of things!
Please click here to download the poster.
Add yourself to the Facebook event here