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These events are great opportunities to get some quality time on the water, be it crusing or racing (or both!) that takes your fancy. Let me know asap if you’re interested, as time is of the essence on these:
Round the Island Race, 28-30 June — THIS WEEKEND!
The Round the Island Race is arguably one of the world’s most popular coastal races. Everyone from seasoned professionals, to regular race teams, to enthusiastic amateurs take part, with around 1,500 entries. That many yachts on the water is an impressive sight!
We have a boat chartered for the race — Miss Reality (Jeanneau 40.3) from Lymington Yacht Charters — with five crew booked on and three berths still available. Even better, we’ve managed to secure a space in the Cowes Yacht Haven, so you’ll be right in amongst the shore–side entertainment on both the Friday and Saturday evenings.
The cost is £360 per person (including the Friday and Saturday nights’ marina fees), and as usual money will be given back for the crew’s kitty if the 7th and 8th berths are booked. The boat is available from 9am on Friday, with skipper joining early afternoon.
As the event is this weekend, you must contact me NOW if you want to book a place.
Scottish Bank Holiday Cruise, 2-5 August
I’m really keen on promoting sailing in Scotland as we have numerous members who live in Scotland (or close to it) for whom sailing on the south coast of England isn’t so practical. It’s also spectacular sailing, so worth the effort to get there even if you live further south!
We already have five people booked on for this weekend but are sadly missing a willing skipper and so can’t yet confirm the event. If you are qualified and would like to have three day’s sailing in Scotland then I’m sure you’ll have an eternally grateful crew! You’re also free to select the sailing area, yacht availability depending.
Again, please let me know asap if you’re interested so we can get a boat chartered.
City Sailing Series / Portcullis Regatta, 19-21 July
Committee member René Chinnery is entering his yacht Temptation into this regatta, and is keen to find some interested crew, with racing experience, to join him.
There will be two races, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, with a pontoon party after Saturday’s racing at the Cowes Yacht Haven before going to the Island Sailing Club for a prizegiving BBQ.
Please contact me if you would like to book a place.
…and plenty more events on the website!
I’m particularly keen on getting bookings for the above events, but there are plenty of others listed on the website. At the end of this month, I’ll be cleaning up the programme, removing all events that don’t have any bookings yet and as such are very unlikely to go ahead… so please book now for all events you’re interested in if you’ve not done so already!