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Paxton Lakes Sailing Club invites you, along with friends and family, to an evening for all the family.
After the success of last year's event, the club is once again hosting a general quiz night at the village hall. The food included in the ticket price, will be buffet style such as; meat and fish platters, pastries, salads, crispy bread, snacks and crisps, followed by a selection of cold sweets.
We will also use the evening to award prizes for this year's sailing successes. Or you might be lucky enough to win a raffle prize!
So come along and have a laugh. I'm sure people won't get too competitive will they...?!
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The Cambs Youth League is open to junior members of, Hunts, Ely, Cam, Paxton, Grafham and Grafham On Board sailing clubs. Entry is only £1 per boat. First race is at 11:00 with a briefing at 10:30 am. Then two races in the afternoon. If you have raced before or just thought about racing then come and join in.
The club will be open from approx 9:00 am. Club boats will be avaliable to Paxton SC members free of charge on a first come first served basis, if you are planning on using a club boat please let me know before the weekend. Hot food will be avaliable at lunchtime with snacks and drinks avaliable at other times.
Sailing Instructions can be viewed here with more details of the Cambs Youth League and the rules can be found here
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Racing starts again tomorrow with the first race at 11:00. If you couldn't make today you can still join in tomorrow. There will be three main prizes awarded tomorrow 1st Overall, 1st 13 and under and 1st new to racing. Bobby Martin despite a drop in form for the first 2 races today will be trying hard to retain his title of the last two years, but William Russell and Andy Martin are nipping at his heals. Charlotte Sharp and Aimee Russell have taken an early lead in the 13 and under category. Lucy and Helen are tied on points at the head of the new to racing but it is all to play for tomorrow. Results from day one are here
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The weekend of 30th and 31st August sees the annual Paxton Lakes Sailing Club Youth Trophy.
The format of the weekend will be race training on the Saturday morning (please be rigged and ready for sailing by 10:30am) with 4 short races on Saturday afternoon. Sunday will start at 11:00 and we will have up to 6 short races. The final race will be a double points medal race. However during the races there will be on the water coaching, so a great event for under 18s to take part in to get further coaching and confidence. Club boats will be available on a first come first served basis.