Replacement dates for postponed Cup Races are:
15 Sept Commodores Cup – course including Peveril Ledge Buoy (Team 3)
22 Sept 1974 Cup – 2 races in the bay (Team 5)
6 Oct James Day – in the bay (Team 8)
All starts at 1400 on Saturdays.
Congratulations to Sam on another astounding victory.
It is rumoured that Elon Musk has signed him up for the first regatta on Mars.
Calling all Junior and Adult Trainees:
Tuesday 14th August 6.00pm for 6.30pm on the water – RNLI Challenge race.
Join us for an action-packed evening of fun racing in teams (expect the unexpected!), followed by a specially cooked supper of chicken jambalaya,chestnut spinach and blue cheese en croute, salad, chocolate brownies ice cream and banana muffin ice cream!
We need to know numbers for organising catering and safety by close of play on Saturday 11th August. Please comment on this Facebook post to say if you will be sailing AND if you want food. Please also indicate if you require the veggie option if ordering food.
Thank you – and bring on the fun! Hatty
This race is open to all lady members helming a 1 or 2 person boat. New date Tuesday 7th August 18:45 start.
Please post to Facebook if you are racing or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Saturday 28th July sees two races taking place, the Tuesday night trainees race and Ladies race (open to all lady members helming a 1 or 2 person boat). Both start at 10:30.
The 2018 Safety Teams lists have been published. The Duties will soon be published to Dutyman.
1: Please check which teams you have been allocated to.
2: Look at the Sailing Programme on the Web site to see which duties your team is doing.
3: If you can’t do a duty, when they are all in Dutyman, please arrange a swap and notify your Team Leader ASAP.
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 :
So you can be disqualified under this rule even if you have right of way, and particularly if injury or damage occurs. #
This Saturday sees another Fun Race taking place, suitable for those who do not race in the main series or Cup races. Come and have a go.