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Calling all Laser sailors.


The start of a new season!! Last year we had a good turn out in the second half of the year for Sunday racing and are hoping to build on this. We had approximately 9-10 lasers last year with an average of 3-4 boats per race.

Last Sunday, Mark and Fergus have placed 5 buoys towards the center of the lake ( 4 large red and 1 large black ). Named appropriately North South East , West and Center. This will make setting a course alot easier and quicker.

The plan is that there will be two races on a Sunday with the first gun at 2.45 pm sharp !!!. The racing briefing will be at 2.00pm . There will be a 5 minute , 4 minute, 1 minute and start. The race will be triangle, sausage and finish at the top of a beat. The second race will start immediately after the end of the first race. The aim is for each race to be approximately 45 minutes.

The race (s) can be shorted at the discretion of the OOD depending on the weather conditions / wind strength. In the case of a shorten course the OOD will fly a flag ands sound a hooter as the leading boat starts the final leg.

The year will be divided into three series –

o First Series 16/5/15 to the 4/7/15 8 weeks/16 races/6 discards

o Second Series 11/7/15 to the 12/9/15 8 weeks/16 races/6 discards

o Third Series 19 /9 /15 to the 7/11/15 8 weeks/16 races/6 discards

Note:

o 25th July: Lake Raid
o 29th August: Orientation Race

Wednesday evening racing will also start 27th May 11, 2015. The race briefing will be at 6.30 pm and the first gun at 7.15pm sharp. There will be two short races (approx. 30 mins) of triangle and beat. The race can be shorted at the discretion of the OOD depending on the weather conditions / wind strength/ available light. In the case of a shorten course the OOD will fly a flag ands sound a hooter as the leading boat starts the final leg.

o First Series 27/5/15 to the 15/7/15 7 weeks/14 races/6 discards

o Second series 22/7/15 to the 2/9/15 7 weeks/14races/6 discards

All races in both the Sunday and Wednesday series will be timed and handicapped applied as per Sail wave

Hope to see you all on the water and fingers crossed for plenty of sunshine + nice breezes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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