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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
James – email@example.com
Following the success of last season with regular sailing on the lake, the Dee Mirror open and a strong showing at the Abersoch Mirror Week, we are going to introduce Saturday racing on the tide throughout the season.
The full sailing program has been saved to the Club Racing 2014 tab of the website for reference.
You may have noticed that in addition to Saturday Junior sailing on the lake & other fun events, the key tidal racing dates are as follows:
Sat 5th April – Spring 1, 2 start 14:20
Sat 3rd May – Spring 3, 4 start 13:05
Sat 31st May – Spring 5, 6 start 12:05
Sat 14th June – Dee Mirror Open
Sun 15th June – Mirror Island Race
Sat 28th June – Summer 1, 2 start 11:10
Sat 19th July – Summer 3, 4 start 16:10
Sat 26th July – Summer 4, 6 start 10:20
Sat 2nd August – Summer 7, 8 start 14:25
Mon 11th – 15th August – Abersoch Mirror Week
Sat 27th Sept – Autumn 1, 2 start 12:00
Sat 11th Oct – Autumn 3, 4 11:50
Sat 25th Oct – Autumn 5, 6 10:55
The intention is to get as many boats and people on the water as possible, we are excepting a mix of experienced racers and beginners, juniors and seniors, double and single handed,………
Basically everyone is welcome, the only prerequisite is to bring a Mirror, please spread the word to anyone else you think might be interested!
In addition we will have access to coaching from James Douglas, Dee SC Training Officer who will be running a number of coaching sessions through the season, which we will keep you informed on.
So with the first race next Saturday 5th April, you have a week to dig out a Mirror & get it ready for what should be a great year. Any one needing help with any patching up let us know & we will do our best to provide advice and point you in the right direction.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any queries, equally there is Junior sailing at the lake from 14:30 this Saturday, the perfect opportunity to blow away the cobwebs.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Mirror Fleet Captain Lee Matthews
Having been blown off last Saturday we’ll try again this. The wind is forecast to have moved to ESE so we should get some shelter from the shore.
Club racing this Sunday is at 0945 so why not sail both days?
Hope to see you Saturday
Jonathan 07771 841334