Please enter online for Chipstead ASAP.
Would you please ensure that all your details for Helm, Crew and boat are entered so that they show up on the entry list
Regards Peter Lulham-Robinson
Saturday First Race Start 11.30 am
Sunday First Race Start 10.15 am
The 5th National Squad was held at Carsington in Derbyshire. Catherine our national coach was assisted by Nicky McGreggor and Emma Barry. Carsington is a resevoir located in the beautiful Peak District. The members of Carsington Sailing Club were very welcoming and kind towards us, letting us have our own room for teaching.
On Saturday morning, the weather was very cold and the winds were light and fluky, so we decided that we would do some work on land before going out on the water. We learnt about communication between the helm and crew, which proved to be most useful. We also learnt about the roles of the helm and crew on the race course. When we got on the water the wind had picked up and was blowing a force 2/3. We did a few races to get warmed up and then we did some spinnaker work. After a challenging morning, we came in for lunch. During lunch we warmed up by having the delicious food cooked by the Carsington chefs.
The Menai Strait Regattas fortnight is one of the UK ’s classic summer regatta series, offering sailing from various venues in the Menai Straits over a two-week period in July/August, and catering for all classes of sailing from dinghies to cruisers. Most people who know of the regattas will be familiar with the classic local boats which attend regularly, but historically it has also been a great location for dinghy racing, a tradition which we are looking to revive. Regular visitors in recent years have included Mirror and Miracle dinghies, GP14s, Enterprises, Albacores and assorted Lasers, for example.
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