Mid-Summer Regatta 2017 schedule announced

This year’s Mid-Summer Regatta will take place on Sunday, 23 July 2016, beginning with racing, then breaking for lunch before the fun and games begin in our afternoon of novice and family events.

Time Description
10:00 Arrive at the boat park

We’re aiming to have everything ready and on the water by 10:30, so anyone wishing to take part should arrive at the boat park no later than 10:00 to help get everything ready and ensure they sign up early. Places are limited, so don’t be late!

11:00 RACE: Double handed

With teams and boat allocation drawn from a hat, the first race is aimed at regular racers and adult novicesand will see new and novice members paired up with our experience racers in two person teams

*** If you’re a member with a double handed dinghy that won’t be taking part, please can we borrow it? (please let Neil, Richard or Janice know)

12:00 RACE: Pico Tag-team

Giving all of our members a chance to get to know each other better, the fun mixed ability tag team race always proves to be a lot of fun, so whether you’re a regular racer, a new recruit or a novice/family member, this is the race for you.

With mixed ability teams of 2 or 3 (depending on turnout) once again drawn from a hat, this is a Le Mans style race starting from the Jetty. When the whistle blows, the first member of the team jumps into their Pico, completes a lap of the course and returns to the Jetty to swap places. The first team to complete the course, return to the Jetty and touch it with their hand are the winners!

13:00 Lunch & Awards

Once the morning racing is complete, we’ll be heading back to the boat park for a cold buffet and general socialising. All members are welcome and please bring any food, drinks, snacks or cakes you’d like to share.

With the day’s racing complete, awards are presented and we handover the lake to novice and family events from 14:00.

14:00 Family fun

Our novice and family events will begin at around 14:00 and will consist of a number of activities lasting approximately 30-45 minutes each.

The exact details are still being confirmed, but I think we can all be assured that it will be a fantastic afternoon!

 

Mid-Summer Regatta 2016: We have a winner (and lots of great photos)!

With this year’s Mid-Summer Regatta seeing the introduction of three new events, there had been a lot of excitement leading up to one of the biggest events on CSC’s Summer calendar, and I think everyone that took part would agree that it was well worth the wait.

The double hander race saw 8 two-person crews take to the lake in a mixture of Comet Duo, Enterprise, Heron and Firebird dinghies, and after 5 closely contested laps Robert and Dirk showed that they had almost telepathic team-working skills, sailing the club Firebird into first place.

The second race saw seven Comets competing in our first official Comet class race. The first few laps saw several members vying for first place, but as the race continued, Valeria broke away from the pack and never looked back, taking a well deserved win.

After lunch (a big thanks to everyone that donated something!) more of our novice and family members had arrived ready to join the festivities and it was time for CSC’s inaugural Pico Tag race. With 6 teams of 3 selected and tactics decided, the horn blew the first members were off! Two legs complete, there was still everything to play for as Dirk arrived back at the Jetty for Team 3, followed just a few boat lengths later by Arthur for Team 2, but despite his best efforts, Neil just couldn’t quite catch Valeria, and all Team 2 could do was watch as she placed her hand on the Jetty, securing first place for Team 3.

And with novice and family events continuing well into the evening, a fantastic day had by all.

A massive thanks to Kathy and Ian for agreeing to be our DO and ADO for the day.

Top 3

# Name Double Comet Pico Tag
1 Valeria 5 1 1
2 Robert 1 3 3
3 Dirk 1 6 1

Photos

A big thanks to Phil for the photos!

See us in action!

Photos not enough for you? Check out the GoPro footage Paul put together for us:

Mid-Summer Regatta 2016 schedule announced

This year’s Mid-Summer Regatta will take place on Sunday, 24 July 2016, beginning with racing, then breaking for lunch before the fun and games begin in our afternoon of novice and family events.

Morning: Racing

The morning is aimed at our regular racers, and we’re aiming to everything ready and on the water by 10:30, so anyone wishing to take part in this year’s Mid-Summer Regatta racing should arrive at the boat park by 10:00 to help get everything ready and ensure they sign up early. Places are limited, so don’t be late!

In a change to our usual line up, there will be three new and exciting races this year, each lasting approximately 45 minutes, with a short break between each for a briefing and any necessary preparation:

Time Description
11:00 Double handed: Racing pairs and dinghy allocation will be drawn from a hat in in CSC’s first offical double handed race! If you’re a member with a double handed dinghy that won’t be taking part, please can we borrow it? (please let Neil or Janice know)
12:00 Comets only: With Comet now the most popular class of dingy at CSC, we’ve decided it’s time to find out who the club’s top Comet sailor is in another first for CSC. If you’re a member with a Comet that won’t be taking part and would be happy to lend it to another member, please let us know!

Lunch

Once the morning racing is complete, we’ll be heading back to the boat park for a cold buffet and general socialising.

Time Description
13:00 Lunch

All members are welcome and please don’t hesitate to bring any food, drinks, snacks or cakes you’d like to share.

Afternoon 1/2: All members race

Whether you’re a regular racer, a new recruit or a novice/family member, this is the race for you. To give all of our members a chance to get to know each other better, we’re introducing a fun mixed ability tag team even this year and we expect it to be a lot of fun!

Time Description
14:00 Pico Tag-team: With mixed ability teams of 2 or 3 (depending on turnout) once again drawn from a hat, this is a Le Mans style race starting from the Jetty. When the whistle blows, the first member of the team jumps into their Pico, completes a lap of the course and returns to the Jetty to swap places. The first team to complete the course, return to the Jetty and touch it with their hand are the winners!
14:50 Awards: With the day’s racing complete, awards are presented and we handover the lake to the novice and family events

Afternoon 2/2: Novice & Family Events

Assuming everything’s running on time (!), our novice and family events will begin at around 15:00 and will consist of a number of activities lasting approximately 30-45 minutes each.

The exact details are still being confirmed, but I think we can all be assured that it will be a fantastic afternoon!

Time Description
15:00 Novice & family event 1
16:00 Novice & family event 2

Look forward to seeing you there.