We have some exiting sailing events coming up in the next couple of weeks and we also have a request for some help.
Next Saturday, 8th September, we are hosting the 4th Cambridgeshire Youth League event of the season at Hunts. This is open to all Hunts members who are under 19 on 1st September and it is a great event for all levels of ability, even those who have never raced before. We would really like to see as many Hunts sailors as possible taking part. There is a briefing at 10:30 followed at 11:00 by the first of 3 races with the best two results to count. Entry is only £1 per boat.
Each year we rely on volunteers to help us run the Youth League and this year is no exception. If you are available to help next Saturday it would be very much appreciated. Whether you are there as a parent of competitors or whether you would just like to come down and see our youth sailors in action, we are looking for help either on the water or off the water. If you can spare some time next Saturday to help make our biggest open meeting a success, please reply to this email to let us know.
The following day, 9th September, we are running a new competition for our female members alongside normal club racing. The Ladies Championship Races will take place at 1:30pm and 3:15pm with both races counting towards the trophy. There will be a separate start for the ladies after the main club races have started, sailing the same course.
The following Sunday, 16th September, sees the annual Bart’s Bash race. This is to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, who do a fantastic job changing the lives of children through sailing. On the same day we are again running our buddy races. This is where experienced sailors are paired up with less experienced sailors and the results of both boats combined for the overall results. There will be various prizes awarded at the end of the day and it promises to be a lot of fun and a great opportunity for those who are not usually at the front of the fleet to win something.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at these events.