Handicap Analysis Meeting

A reminder that all are invited to a post racing meeting on Sunday 5 March to discuss the dinghy handicaps at the club.
We have now updated our information page on the website www.readingsc.org.uk/hdps
This includes output from an RYA tool using 4 years worth of handicap racing results
Information on personal handicapping

If you are unable to make the meeting then please let us have your thoughts to sailing@readingsc.org.uk

Weekend Painting

There will be some disruption during the weekend and the start of next week as we continue to paint the changing rooms.
If you are able to provide any assistance during Saturday, Sunday afternoon, Monday and Tuesday then please pop down to the club or drop us an email.
There are plenty of jobs from grinding the floors, through hoovering and washing to painting and even just making cups of tea.  The more members who volunteer means the work gets done quicker and we can all get back to sailing.

Work Party 7 November

Job list

  • Clean jetty. Extra hose reel available in red shed
  • Rake fallen leaves of grassed area in front of clubhouse and jetty
  • Rake weed from slipways
  • Cut any overhanging branches/bushes on access road to club
  • Cut a path to the septic tank, for access. There is a bollard, by the undergrowth near the old water-ski sheds, marking the rough position. 
  • Cut in a direct line from it. The tank has a concrete top. Suggest using the brush cutter with the blade, but be careful of bricks etc.
  • Check club dinghy trolley tyres are inflated OK
  • Check rescue boat trailer tyres are inflated OK
  • Help construct bonfire

Autumn Race Coaching

This Autumn the Club is again running a series of free and informal race coaching sessions. Run by David Clay with help from Karen Smailes, Paul Robson and Jon Clay, the sessions are designed for members who currently race (or intend to start racing during the autumn/winter) and who want to learn more and improve.  The sessions are open to everyone, although it is recommended that you have at least RYA Level 2 (or sail to the same standard).

The sessions will run from 1300 to 1645 on the following dates:
Sunday 4 October
Sunday 18 October
Sunday 1 November

What is covered during each session is subject to change depending on the weather, but topics will include:

  • racing rules and tactics
  • the start and finish
  • mark rounding
  • sailing a good course
  • adjusting sail controls
  • improving boat speed
Places are first come, first served and limited to 12 per session.  You are welcome to come on 1, 2 or all 3 sessions but will get the most benefit from attending all 3 sessions.
To reserve your place, or if you have any questions, please email davidgclay@hotmail.com

Leader Dinghy National Championships

Reading Sailing Club is looking forwards to hosting the Leader Dinghy National Championships on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September.
Racing begins Saturday lunchtime and continues through Sunday with 5 races across the weekend.

Follow the results at www.readingsc.org.uk/results/leader_nats15.htm


Please note that the usual Sunday Club race for this week only will be a handicap race of around 1 hour starting just behind the Leaders at 1030.

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