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Daily Mirror, 33 Holborn London EC1

VSS/MD.                                                                                                                                                                               Date as postmark

Dear Member,

It is some time since I last wrote to you but, as you can imagine, we have been rather busy of late. Already, in eight weeks, we have held our European Championship, National Championship, Southern Championship plus the special Gunter meeting, open meetings and two Mirror Dinghy days. Now you know why I haven’t written!

Furthermore this letter will have to last you for a few more weeks because we still have a pretty full programme yet to come.

First, the Northern Championships at Morecambe! You may remember that, last year, I was forced to cancel this Championship because of lack of support and subsequently I had a few stern words to say on this subject. I did say that I would be loth to organise any further events in the North for some time but I relented. This year we have had a Mirror dinghy day at Llandudno which was attended by only 12 dinghies. I hope this is not an ill omen for the forthcoming Northern Championship to be held on September 3rd & 4th. I would expect to see at least 40 boats turn out for this event and trust, if you live in the North, that you will make a great effort to attend. You should apply in advance to Mr. J.C. Topping, Commodore, Morecambe & Heysham, Yacht Club, 38, Marine Drive, Hest Bank, Lancaster, for the necessary entry form.

And now for a list of forthcoming open meetings with the addresses of the people to contact. Some of these events are in the Year Book, other have just been planned:-

13th August            Penarth Yacht Club
Hon. Sec., Seymour Tylke Esq.,
The Esplande, Penarth, Glam.

20/21 August            Halfway Yacht Club,
Racing Secretary, B. G. Trett Esq.,
46, Little Wakering Road, Great
Wakering, Essex.

4th Sept.            Arden Boating Club
Vice Chairman, W.L.C. Brown Esq.,
69, Olton Road, Shirley, Solihull, Warks.

10/11 Sept.            Pagham Yacht Club
President, K. Charlwood Esq., Pagham
Beach, Nr.Bognor, Sussex.

18th Sept.            Hollowell Sailing Club
Sailing Secretary, B.R.L. Farey Esq.,
1 Townley Way, Earls Barton, Northants.

25th Sept.            Pegasus Sailing Club
Hon. Sec., J. E. Thomas Esq., 13 Marsh
Close, Winterbourne, Nr. Bristol

9th October Woodlands Park S. C.
Hon. Sec., E. Noyes Esq., Cape Building
Products Ltd., Uxbridge, Middx.

14th August            Brighton Sailing Club
Hon. Secretary, Frank Bowell Esq.
5 Port Hall Rd., Brighton,

27/29 August            Looe Sailing Club
Hon. Sec., S.A.T. Stokes Esq.,
Buller Street, Looe, Cornwall.

10/11 Sept.            Lydney Yacht Club
Hon. Sec., F.Chandler Esq., Ellwood
House, Ellwood, Coleford, Glos.

17/18 Sept.            Harwich Town S.C.
Hon. Sec., R. Forster Esq., 35 Barrack
Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex.

24th Sept.            Penarth Sailing Club
Hon. Sec., Seymour Tylke Esc.,
The Esplanade, Penarth, Glam

25th Sept.            Nantwich & Border Counties Y.C.
Vice Commodore, J.R. Black Esq.,
166 Crew Rd., Haslington, Crewe, Ches.

By invitation of the Commodore and Committee of the Saundersfoot Sailing Club the 1966 Championship of the MIRROR Class Dinghy will be sailed in Saundersfoot Bay during the week July 24th — 29th.


SAT 23rd July                Check in at the BEACHMASTER’s caravan located in the Championship dinghy and car park at Coppitt Hall beach. The check point will be manned from 9 AM — 1 PM and 2 PM - 7 PM.

SUN 24th July               Practice Race and OPTREX trophy — MORNING.
Reception at Saundersfoot Sailing Club at 7.30 PM.

MON 25th July               1st Championship points race — MORNING

TUE 26th July                2nd Championship points race — MORNING

WED 27th July              3rd Championship points race — AFTERNOON

THU 28th July                4th Championship points race — AFTERNOON

FRi 29th July                 5th Championship points race — AFTERNOON

Races will be sailed under I.Y.R.U., R.Y.A., and MIRROR Class Association Rules as amended by the Sailing Instructions.

A copy of the Sailing Instructions will be issued by the BEACHMASTER on arrival on the production of a valid certificate of measurement.

Helmsmen must be members of the Mirror Class Association.

All entries must be in accordance with IY.R.U. Rule 18 (entry form attached below) and submitted to the Competition Secretary by 31st June. Entry Fee £2. 10. —. Late entries may be accepted at the discrimination of the Race Committee at the double fee of £5. —. —

Change of helmsmen and crew is permitted but only in the event of an emergency and with the prior approval of the Race Committee.

Details of available accommodation will be supplied on application to:

John Durrant,
Public Relations Officer,
Saundersfoot Chamber of Trade,
Harbour Heights

It should be noted that accommodation is very short in the Saundersfoot area and early booking is advisable.

Owners and crews are invited, to consider themselves Honorary Members of the Saundersfoot Sailing Club for the duration of the Chamionship.

Changing accommodation, light refreshments and other facilities are available at the Saundersfoot Sailing Club, in Saundersfoot Harbour.

The best route to Saundersfoot is to join the A40 or A477 at the most convenient point and proceed to CARMARTHEN, ST CLEARS and A477 to KILGETTY. Turn off on A478 for TENBY. Turn off for SAUNDERSFOOT on TENBY road about 1 ½ - miles after KILGETTY. The route to the dinghy and car park will be sign posted. It is located at the COPPITT HALL beach on the Eastern side of SAUNDERSFOOT.


Editors note: This newsletter is un-dated (as we don't have the envelope with the postmark), but the information about the 1966 National Championship in July fixes the year. The comment that the European Championship was over means it must be June, or early July, and June seems most likely. It has been digitized by Optical Character Recognition (OCR), so typos & errors are possible.

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