Tuesday Night Racing starts 31 March
First 3 Tuesday evening races start at 18:30
So that’s 31 March, 7 & 14 April
Easter Sailing is this coming Sunday 5th April
We will be holding some family friendly races. The exact format is still to be decided, but is likely to include several shorter races in the morning and a gentle one after lunch. Children/youngsters are welcome to join in the main races, and can start just before or after the other racers. There will be lots of Easter themed prizes. Hopefully we will have some lovely Spring sunshine and a gentle breeze, so if you haven’t been for a sail yet this season, do please come down and join in the fun.
First Aid 11th April
We have an RYA First Aid course on the 11th April. This is an essential part of anyone’s development if wishing to further your sailing qualifications, especially those wishing to gain Assistant Instructor or Dingy Instructor in the future.If you are already an instructor you also need to keep this up to date.
Aside from that, it’s a great day of instruction for those just wanting to further their knowledge in first aid.
The course is open to all members and we need to get names in quickly before we offer it out to other sailing clubs so if you’re interested please do get back to Roger HERE as soon as possible. We are able to offer 12 places which are free to those attending and are normally a minimum of £25 per person at most other sailing clubs.
Well Done Dave
Dave Perry, known to most as the “chimpmeister” was photographed with the Guinness World Record certificate that was presented to The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation for “Bart’s Bash”. In addition Dave was presented with a Gold medal for his outstanding fund raising efforts, raising over £1000 and helping make Silver Wing one of the Top fundraising clubs in the whole event. Following last Septembers “Bart’s Bash” World Record attempt all proceeds went to the Andrew Simpson (Bart) Sailing Foundation of which Sir Ben Ainslie is a trustee. Dave was invited to the Boat Show last week at the Excel Centre to receive his medal from Sir Ben Ainslie. Well done Dave!!
42nd Bloody Mary Pursuit Race
The 10th January 2015. In extremely challenging conditions, (The windiest Bloody Mary on record) which saw less that one third of all entrants complete the race, Silver Wing sailors took to the water to face very high winds and cold water. Ollie Perry (Laser Radial) managed to last out and finished a very credible 64th, winning the VR Mid Fleet prize. In addition Flo Tanner and her crew Francesca Gilks (RS Feva XL) did not quite make the finish but managed an amazing 2 full hours in what can only be described as Howling.See link for Yachts & Yachting report and results. Congratulations to them all.
2015 Calendar of Events
We can confirm the Wing Cadet summer camp will go ahead in 2015. We are also going to identify some kids for powerboat training so they can compete in the Honda youth Rib challenge 2015 representing the club.
The RYA level 1 and 2 training course will go ahead and if you would like to be considered for Assistant instructor training in 2015 helping with the wing cadets etc. please come and see Roger.
Powerboat training is scheduled again in early 2015. Both basic handling and Safety coxswain training will be offered on 2 separate dates.
Most importantly we do sail all the way through the winter with some of the best sailing happening over this period. Do come and join in.
Bart’s Bash World Record Breaking Race
An absolutely superb day with over 44 boats on the water. A light breeze throughout the day lead to great sailing for all. A massive thanks to all that helped out to make this a great event. Dave Perry is our lead fund raiser so far with well over £1000. Well done Dave.
Bart’s Bash Official Website: Click Here