The Friday night club is due to start on the 26th April and run through to August 23rd.
There will now be an opportunity to come along to the club on a Friday evening to have a sail or just relax and have a drink or BBQ with friends in beautiful surroundings. We would like Friday evenings at the club to be a way of having fun on and off the water.
The bar will, of course, be open.
Apart from cruising and relaxing there will be opportunities to get helpful advice on getting boats back on the water aimed at cruising i.e. general rigging tips and general support.
For the juniors there will be race coaching run for all fleets. We recommend that our junior squad sailors come along and practice their skills on Friday nights.
Many fleet captains have organised social evenings and on-water training evenings on Friday nights.
For the racers after sailing there will be sailing DVDs and talks.
As ever on Friday nights there is the "Beat the Stig" competition! The idea is that members of the club can sail a preset course on any Friday evening the idea is to sail the course in the quickest time. I.e. You have to sail up to number one hit it with your hand which will start the timer (someone on the shore will need to time) they then sail the preset course. The time is then applied to the normal handicap rules to give you your "Stig" time. Competitors will have to pay £1 minimum (donated to the commodores charity) and the prize will be a half day's coaching. We will have the times on the board in the club. They get to choose when they sail the course so they can choose the wind direction, strength etc. The course can be sailed on any Friday night between May and September but has to be independently timed. (Need to decide on official timers due to the reputation of the fireball fleet!!).