Once again Aylesbury Sailing Club is taking part in the annual Bart’s bash. This event is being staged on Saturday 15th September. For those members, both young and not so young, who have participated in previous years you will know what to expect. If you have never entered now is your opportunity.
In previous years this event has encouraged members to take to the water more than any other. In the first year of this event we had over 30 boats on the water with 25 boats in the second year. Although subsequent years have been less we still anticipate having large numbers competing.
Open to all Juniors and Seniors and all permitted classes of dinghies this is your chance to compete with other sailors from clubs around the world.
As an added attraction we shall be holding a BBQ after the event. So if you enjoyed our recent BBQ this is another reason to come along.
You will need to register your entry prior to the race so keep a lockout for further information.
In an attempt to increase the numbers of members both racing and using the club more often we are experimenting with a different start time for the summer season only. From 1st July Sunday racing will start at 10:30am and will consist of two races before lunch with the remaining race or races taking place after lunch. The race starting times for the Autumn series will then be decided and posted on the race program.
Now that the days are lengthening the ever popular Wednesday evening series is about to start. The first race of this series will be held on Wednesday 2nd May starting promptly at 7:00pm. If you are new to racing, but keen to give it a try, this series is perfect as it is less formal than our Sunday races. Please have your boats rigged and on the water in plenty of time.
Now that spring is just around the corner its time to start thinking of our new sailing season. March 25th will see the first competition of the race program, with the traditional President’s cup and Celia’s cup. Open to all members, seniors and juniors, a good chance to gain some early silverware. Until the end of March you will still be required to wear either a wet suit or a dry suit as the water will be very cold.
This year we intend to break with tradition and hold our A.G.M. at the clubhouse on Saturday 18th November starting promptly a 10:30am. Hopefully this change of day and venue will encourage more members to attend.
It was a delight to see so many juniors racing in last Sundays Commodore’s cup races. There were 6 juniors racing very competitively and all having a great time. For many years we have been encouraging juniors to take part in club races as these will be the members that carry the club on. This new interest by juniors can, for the most part, be attributed to the tireless efforts of our RYA instructors led by Caitlyn. Hopefully this new group of youngsters will continue to race and develop their skills.
You may be aware that some members from A.S.C. recently spent a week sailing a passage from Gosport to Fecamp and then on down the Normandy coast before returning to Gosport. Crew member Mike Armson has penned an entertaining blog of this trip with some excellent photo’s taken on route. To find out more about our exciting and thrilling passage his blog can be found on the members page.
Please take note that due to the evenings drawing in the start times for the Wednesday evening race series have been brought forward to 6:45pm. This will be for all of this seasons remaining races.
For everyone’s attention
There is currently no plan to run any courses throughout the summer holidays in 2017, as our instructors are volunteers they have given up almost every weekend since the beginning of the season to complete RYA Stage 1, 2 and 3 along with RYA Level 1 and 2.
Please accept our appologies for the inconvience this may cause, however we hope you can understand that our instructors time is valuable.
We are hoping to run more courses in 2018, with the first being during the Easter Holidays. Please do not contact about courses until after Christmas 2017, as your enquiry will not be processed.
Many thanks for your co-operation
I would like to congratulate Mac, Neil and Ffion on passing their Assistant Instructor training. Their knowledge and experience can now be put to the test helping adults and juniors in our training courses.
Want to get to know the team a bit better? – Head to the courses page and click “Meet the Team”