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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The water levels at the club are currently high…is your boat, trolley and trailer secure in case of flooding?
Why not come down to the club on Saturday, check your boat and helpout at the work party 🙂
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.
If visiting the club please be aware that the environment agency has issued a flood alert. Water may rise quickly and be fast following, if water is over the access road please don’t visit the club alone.
The current flood risk can be seen here: http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood/34681.aspx?area=061WAF23RdngSonn&page=1&type=Region&term=Southeast
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 email@example.com
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.
Please remember that this Saturday is the monthly Work Party.
– Scrubbing Slipways
– Strimming/Mowing around buildings and boat park
– Tidying and securing club boats
– Cleaning around decking
You can view our new club website at www.readingsc.org.uk/V2
Please take a look and let us know if there are any display/usability problems