Wednesday, March 16, 2016
One month has passed since the Noble Marine National Solo Winter Championship was postponed but the re-scheduled event is set to go ahead this Saturday (19th March) and with the weather stations predicting a nice 11-18mph, we anticipate a busy start line.
Chew Valley Sailing Club will be providing the back drop to all the drama and the club bar should serve as a perfect viewing area for wives, partners and children. The north easterly will show the lake in it's best possible light with ample chop for the downwinds' and long beats that should stretch even the fittest quadriceps.
11:00 start. Measurement certs required. The Club will be open on Friday 18th 18:00 - 19:00 for early arrivals. NOR available on events page at www.solosailing.org.uk and the chew valley website.
Tough but Ultimately Correct
It was a tough call to postpone the original event but Windguru and XC Weather nailed the predicted forecast and though the club anometer was recording 10-15 mph, it was in the lee of the generous clubhouse, the true reading was closer to 30-38mph.
Be Good and be Famous We will have on the water umpiring from Steve Watson and I will be there to film the action.
A Good Reason to Travel
This event, sponsored by our Class dinghy insurer Noble Marine, also forms part of the North Sails Super Series, 10 "major" events run over the course of the season and culminating at the EOS, Oxford.
To qualify for a chance to win a new North SK2 you need to have recorded finishing positions at 4 events or more. There will be more prizes on offer!
Here's the Thing
In a twist to this years qualifying criteria, each event you do after completing 4 will accrue you an extra ticket. So, if you do 5 then you will accrue 2 tickets, all ten and you will have 7 tickets in the hat!
Keep it Clean
The Solo Winters is the first opportunity for CVLSC to trial our CHECK CLEAN DRY procedure for prevention of the spread of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS). Visiting sailors, before travelling to Chew, are asked to take all reasonable measures to: CHECK for plant material and animal species (e.g. shrimp, zebra mussel) CLEAN - wash boats, launching trolleys and kit DRY - for as long as possible After racing all visitors will be asked to CHECK, CLEAN, DRY before leaving the site. Further details will be provided at registration and as part of the competitors briefing. If you are unfamiliar with this procedure see the following links: http://www.nonnativespecies.org/checkcleandry
We have a limited supply of charcoal grey Solo Class tee shirts which will be on sale at each event so bring an extra £10 to secure yours.
See you on the water.
Will Loy NSCA