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7 Feb 2016

SHSC welcomes new Topper Fleet Captain

New Topper Fleet Captain

Congratulations to David Ewbank, Staunton's new Topper Fleet Captain and a big thank you to Louise Craig who he replaces.

Looking ahead there are some key training events coming up in the next couple of months for Topper sailors. The first of these is on Saturday 5th March at SHSC. If you are interested in joining in, please do not leave it too late as places fill quickly. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact David Ewbank (david@zouchdynamics.co.uk) or go to http://www.gbrtopper.co.uk/page.php?24 to sign up. After that, the next training event is planned for Saturday 23rd April at Hykeham Sailing Club (near Newark). These events are aimed at Topper sailors of all abilities from relative beginners through to those in National squad.

For those of you who like to race there are a number of key events planned through the year at both a regional and national level.

Topper National Series Dates

4.2/5.3 NS2 WPNSA 27/28 February 2016

4.2/5.3 NS3 Datchet Water SC 16/17 April 2016

4.2/5.3 NS4/Inland Championships Grafham Water SC 30 April/1 May 2016

4.2/5.3 NS5 Plymouth 18/19 June 2016

4.2 NS6/4.2 National Championship Northampton SC 25/26 June 2016

4.2 NS7/5.3 NS6 Carsington SC 16/17 July 2016

National Championships North Berwick 6-12 August 20116

4.2/5.3 2016/17 NS1 Draycote Water SC 17/18 September 2016

In addition to this the 2016 Topper World Championships are being held at Ballyholme Yacht Club, Northern Ireland from 23-29th July 2016.

Closer to home the SHSC Topper Open is on Saturday 11th June so please come and represent your club on our home water. David will also be arranging some Class training to take place during the evening of Friday 10th June (details to follow nearer the time).

If the thought of joining in with National Series racing with another 150+ Topper Sailors is a little bit too daunting for you, why not look at joining in some of the DYS (Derbyshire Youth Sailing) events being held at sailing clubs around Derbyshire through the year. The dates have now been published on the www.dysailing.org website. The SHSC event is taking place on Saturday 10th September 2016.

And if you fancy competing for a place in the 2016/2017 RYA Topper Midlands Zone Squad, then you should put the weekend of 24/25 September 2016 in your diary for the RYA Zone Championship which is being hosted at Draycote Water Sailing Club this year. There will also be a couple of indicator events to go to as well details of these will be supplied once the dates have been published.