Author Archives: James Miller (Dart 18 Fleet Captain)

Anglesey Off Shore Dinghy and Catamaran Race 2014

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Sunday the 10th of August is the date for this years Anglesey Offshore Dinghy and Catamaran Race.

For those who have not taken part before or haven’t heard of the event the format is; a race from Beaumaris to Redwarf Bay. The dinghies do a 13mile course and the cats a 30mile course. It’s a fantastic event with usually about a 100 boats taking part and is my favourite of the year, all sailed in some stunning scenery.

Myself and a few others are going to camp in Beaumaris on the Friday night making a weekend of it, sailing on the Saturday as well. It would be great to get as many Dee Sailing Club sailors making a weekend of it too. With the event being so popular the campsites fill up pretty quickly so I’m going to book this week. If you are wanting to camp over too the campsite we have stayed at in previous years is kingsbridge:
http://www.kingsbridgecaravanpark.co.uk
and through past experience it’s a good idea to book sooner than later….

If people who are going or wanting to go could let me know so we can work out logistics in advance that would be great. Sailing one way from Beaumaris means either trailers have to get from Beaumaris to Redwarf Bay or Sailors back to Beaumaris to pick up their trailers and cars. In the past some kind volunteers have stacked trailers together and given lifts, but it can be carnage after the race with a 100+ people getting boats sorted before prize giving.

It’s a good idea to enter in advance too as there is a limited 120places available. You can enter at:
http://www.redwharfbaysc.co.uk/anglesey-offshore-race

Dart Open 2014

 

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It’s not long now until the Dart Open 2014 which will be held over the Easter weekend (18th, 19th and 20th April).

This years event has the luxury of afternoon starts that gives plenty of time to recover from the legendary Dee SC parties of which there are two this year. There will also be plenty going on during the day with the bar being open and a garden party being held on the Saturday afternoon.

It would be great to have a good number of local and club sailors sailing at this years event. If there is anything stopping you from sailing and you would like to take part feel free to let me know and I shall do my best to get you on the water. For those who use facebook there is a group for sailors needing a boat or crew, alternatively you can get me on dart18@dee-sc.co.uk

There will be some top level racing taking part at this years open with world, national and European champions past and present no doubt taking part, but don’t let that put you off taking part if you’re not quite as quick around the race course. The Dart 18 fleet is possibly the friendliest and most welcoming fleet around and there will plenty of sailors of all abilities taking part. Entering and event like this is the best way to learn and practice your skills and EVERYONE is welcome.

I am trying to get an idea of numbers from Dee Sailing Club who are entering and it would be great if you could let me know your intentions.

Thanks

James – dart18@dee-sc.co.uk