Aggressive sailing

Some recent incidents while racing have resulted in damaged boats and crews with varying levels of distress, anger and incomprehension. The point is that these incidents are inclined to dissuade members from racing.

While aggressive use of the rules is normal under serious competitive sailing when all crews (should) have a good understanding of the rules, it is not the same for those who have less experience of racing , when they may be baffled as to what is going on. It is suggested that at SSC we should all be attempting to make people aware of rules, but in a relatively benign environment.

Rule 14 AVOIDING CONTACT – A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. However a right of way boat or one entitled to mark room :

  1. Need not act to avoid contact until it is clear that the other boat is not keeping clear or giving room or mark room.
  2. Shall be exonerated if she breaks this rule and the contact does not cause damage or injury.

So you can be disqualified under this rule even if you have right of way, and particularly if injury or damage occurs. #

Saturday 9th Sept race now AM due to Folk Festival

FUN RACE FOR ALL start 1100 Sat 9th Sept – Adult and junior Trainees, social sailors who would like to try a race maybe try racing a different type of boat. Mike Cemm & Phil Palmer running safety team so lots of help for all beginners.

Hi Saturday safety team. I have changed the start time to 1100 Saturday morning. So safety team need to be at the club at 9.45 please. I have changed the time as the club access will be closed in the afternoon around 3pm for an hour or so due to the folk festival parade. If this change is a problem or if you have swapped. Please let me know.
Many thanks Mike

ROAD CLOSURE Saturday 9th September 2017

TO ALL MEMBERS OF SWANAGE SAILING CLUB Swanage Folk Festival – Saturday 9th September 2017

ROAD CLOSURE ORDER 2017

Swanage Folk Festival wish to inform you that it is a legal requirement that during the Procession which starts at Prince Albert Gardens and finishes on the Seafront, vehicles are prevented from travelling along or across the route and coming into contact with the dance sides or members of the public.

The Event starts at 3.30 and finishes at approximately 4.45pm

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