Message from Boating Coordinator 8 December
Upcoming RMYS Sailing:
9 December – Wednesday Twilight & Dinner
12 December – International Cup 1400 (On water start TBC)
16 December – Wednesday Twilight & Dinner (final race 2020)
2 January – Non Aggregate Race (this will now been postponed new date TBC)
9 January – Doc Bennell Race (hosted by HBYC)
International Cup: The plan is that this race will be run as per the deed of gift. On water start. (just waiting for WP to go back into the water) I am looking for a few extra hands to help in the committee boats. Please contact me if you can help out.
Twilight Start System: The light box design changes are still in progress so this week we will again be starting the races per the RMYS SI’s section 33.3.
Twilight Start Sheets:
These will be posted on the Olympic Bar and Wet Bar notice Boards about 3pm.
To find you start time for Twilight racing 2020 on line use either
Twilight Spin pre-Christmas
Twilight Non Spin pre-Christmas
NB: AS WE MAY HAVE LATE STARTERS PLEASE CONFIRM YOU START TIME AFTER 3PM
Safety Category Forms: Please remember we need you completed safety form. These can be downloaded from the link below. Complete and then return to Colin via email
Aggregate Racing Restarts: Aggregate racing will start again this weekend, your divisions will be publish Thursday
Racing Keel Boats:
Wednesday: A fleet of 47 took to the course this week and the wind gods were on our side. The sun was hiding and the air temp was a bit low but everyone had a great sail.
Saturday: No racing as it was the RMYS Opening Day
After a briefing we had all three boats rigged and set to travel down to Brighton however at 0745 we received the news that given the strong wind warnings forecast for later in the day the event had been cancelled.
On that note we are 100% supportive of the difficult decision that RBYC George Mac Regatta organizers had to make. We sincerely thank RBYC George Mac Committee for the effort they put in organizing the event and share their disappointment racing could not go ahead. It was going to be a great opportunity for our team lead by experienced skipper Alex along with two new skippers in Carli and Ryan going up against RBYC, having Max and Ari first time representing RMYS and also having the experience of Jye and Nick sailing as well.
Despite the disappointment and mindful that the poor weather was still five hours away, given our early start we put the three boats out on the water for some practice and ran two low key races: the first from D mark to G mark getting close up view of the Spirit and then back to D followed by a second race from D mark to A, to E and then back to D.
My thanks to everyone that participated, we still had a good time.
We are always looking for new volunteers, even if you sail regularly it’s good to be involved and help out. We need people in the tower that can record boat numbers and finish times so please contact Colin
Any question please email Colin on firstname.lastname@example.org