Autumn work party Saturday 23rd November 9.30-13.00
This has been pushed back due to other commitments/club events, and will now be on Saturday 23rd November. We need to finish off clearing the overgrown areas on the drive. This area is looking so much better now all the brambles have been removed, so a big thank you to the volunteers so far.
If we get enough volunteers we can also make a start on the next project which is creating a weed-free trailer storage area. The plan is to clear a strip against the end fence, cover with a weed membrane and then hire an industrial wood chipping machine to chip all the branches we have spent the summer cutting back. We would have traditionally burnt these, so this is a much more environmentally friendly solution, whilst also making a clearly defined weed free area. There has been a few concerns raised by those who have the really heavy double stackers, to address these we are proposing to have an area by the new boatshed that cars will be able to access more easily without the fear of getting stuck.
We suggest you bring thick gardening gloves (lots of brambles) pruning/bow saws, loppers, petrol strimmer (if using the latter must use eye and ear protectors).
The club relies on its members to help with these work parties, so please support this important work, as an added incentive free coffee and biscuits will be provided!
Race training this Saturday 16 November
The forecast is looking good for race training this Saturday morning, then racing in the afternoon. Club boats available to hire at the usual rates.
Training starts promptly at 9.30 - be rigged and ready to go afloat straight after the briefing. Racing in the afternoon starts at 1.30 with a three minute warning whistle! There is just one start and the course will be a simple upwind- downwind sausage, though we may also put in a small ‘spreader’ mark upwind to avoid congestion. The race will last around 25 minutes and race two will start as soon as race one has finished!
It’s perfectly fine to do the training and not the racing, likewise the racing is also stand alone - you don’t have to do the training first.
It helps if you let us know you are coming. Is there anyone who would like to help Tom Lachlan-Cope with managing the racing in the afternoon - recording times, blowing whistles?
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