The Band is Booked!
Saturday, July 30, 2016
With three weeks left until the "Celebration of the National Solo Party" at Draycote Water 20/21 August there are currently only 18 entries.
The majority of these are vintage Solos though there is certainly some pedigree in the shape of Brenda Holt's Gosling 4214 which won the Winters in the early 2000s. John Wylie is sailing Solo 70 and will have a 4 minute start on the pack in the finale which will be a pursuit race. Nick Fisher in 3578 will be looking to add to his trophy cabinet but will have some stiff competition from some other fine 1980s examples. Currently, the second oldest Solo is Joanne Barnes 2959 which must be an early 70s boat,
I look forward to seeing you all.
I know there are many of you who are coming but to assist us and reduce my chances of a heart attack we need you to enter online asap. This event has been re-formatted so those of you with the more modern National Solo can take part.
Draycote Water is a great Midlands venue and we want it to be a truly memorable occasion. Please do bring your partners and kids, it will be fun.
Saturday 20th August Day 1
12pm Vintage Race 1 (45mins)
1pm Modern Race 1 (45mins)
2.30pm Vintage Race 2 (45mins)
3.30pm Modern Race 2 (45mins)
Commentary from yours truly for the fleet that are onshore while you sip beer or soft drinks if you are that serious.
Band session from 4.30pm until 5.15pm Link to the Peas https://liveandloud.com/artists/the-peas-duo
Food (pre ordered at registration) and background music provided by Chris Brown (not the famous one)
Band session from 5.45pm until 6.30pm
First Day Prizes for "first to the mark" "where's Wally". Event Leader Rash Vests for both fleets.
Cutting of the Cake, President's Toast, Speeches (yet to be strong armed)
Background music and club bar till late.
Sunday 21st August Day 2
10.30am Vintage Race 3 (45mins)
11.30am Modern Race 3 (45mins)
1.pm Single Pursuit Race (60mins)
Competitors must stay clear of the start line so as not to impede earlier starters. Black flag in place for all starts in the pursuit race.
3.30pm Prize giving.
Vintage Event - 3 races, 2 to count.
Modern Event - 3 races 2 to count.
Overall Event - 3 races including pursuit race.
Look forward to the party. Will Loy President