OK Guys where are you all? Flair IV out again all on her own getting in more practice ready for when some other boat turns up to challenge her. The winds were light and variable with patches of wind and big areas of almost flat calm. This was perfect for Flair IV's crew to spend the evening working out sail performance on various different points of sail...
We were scheduled to go racing again this evening. Start 18:30 with a warning signal at 18:25
Hopefully we will have a few boats out this evening to take advantage of this wonderful pre Easter weather. Time to check out the light wind sails!
Winds light NE 9kt going E 10kt
Now we have a few boats on the moorings we will be running our 2019 April Wednesday evening race series. Our first race will be on Wednesday 10th April with a start time of 18:0 and wind forecast of 9kt NE so ideal for a windward start! Flair IV will be there come what may.
We were hoping to have the new starting line organised with the white lines moved 170m east the breakwater but this hasn't happened yet. Our Draft Race Instructions are shown on this link [just remember that you have to be logged in to read this as it is only a draft at this time]: Sailing Instructions for Racing and our Notice of Race is on this link: NOR. These are awaiting confirmation by the Sailing Committee but since we're beginning to race we're posting these now, if anyone has any comments or suggested corrections then please do get intouch with Mark or Dawn.
The course card for the offshores has been updated to cover more options and you will see that the list of Offshore Courses run from Quarterdeck includes a mark referred to as Coast. This is not yet available as there are problems with ensuring the stability of the anchoring at this point. Therefore the courses which include Coast (6,7,8, 9,12,13) are not valid at this time. Also we are advised that Penrhos mark is not in place at the moment. Courses have been shown with rounding Clipera to the shore side of the mark, this is to ensure rapid and perpendicular crossing of the Traffic Separation Scheme, these courses specifically refer to the comment in Clause 10 of the Sailing Instructions for Racing.
Please remember that there is a requirement for a current IRC Certificates for those wanting to enter the IRC class in the racing results. So far we only have 3 boats registered with current certificates. It would be good to have the rest asap so that they can be updated in the results system. The NHC listings will be re-started from the beginning of this season too.
Come on yachties lets see you on the water!