Dear Cadets and Parents,
Next Pico race is next Sunday 30 April 2017.
Start on the water at 14:00
I would be grateful if you could keep me informed,
please, email me (coming / not coming).
Help will be given to those who ask for it.
Sailors new to racing are welcome.
No particular experience is needed, just the desire to join us.
I would like to see more teenagers on the water,
would like to encourage them to sail the Laser 4.7.
Please, talk to me, if interested.
Club Feva is available to sail for those, who would like to have the challenge.
We had our first Pico race this season today.
Pico race 23/04/2017 Sunday, start on the water at 10:00 HW: 10:50 BST
wind: around 8 miles/h, steady, onshore (160)
tide turning and going out soon
Thanks for all the helpers, parents and John on Polly.
We had 9 boats on the water, with 14 sailors. 1 Tera, 8 Picos, most of them regulars.
Thanks for the race officer, Wes to set up the club race course on a way that we could us the use the area around club mark 3.
Our new cadet RIB (Sea Safe 9) was very helpful (I used her first time).
Very reactive, good manoeuvrability, quiet, I could get close, easy to talk to cadets.
Many thanks to all who fought for our cadet RIB and made this possible. Club funds very well spent – I think, long term investment.
There is a plan to store her in the dinghy park, under the racks, locked. That will make launching a lot easier.
Course: Trapezoid course 2017 (with rectangular starting box including club mark 3)
Drill 1: figure of 8 around the start line
– start box start 1 minute count down
Sailing around the race course without the pressure of racing once again.
Drill 2: sailing around the start box
Game: collecting tennis balls
I think all had fun. Everyone completed at least one race, great performance of the girls, first time Pico racing.
– those who were outside the start box at the start sailed at the back of the fleet
– Overstanding layline (tide)
Suggested points for discussion:
– how to make a good start
– how to make speed
– upwind leg tactics (“the beat as a race against time”), laylines