No, this is not another threat about what I’ll do if you don’t keep your 1.5 m distance, but it’s about the fact that the July calendar is full of Shootouts and you’re all invited. They start next week for IOMs and then there’s one for Dragon Boats on each of the following Sundays.
But first, we have this coming weekend to get through, which may be enough of a test for some sailors.
Thursday 02 July 2020: IOM and DF 95 Club Racing, at Jackadder Lake, from 2.00 pm. Weather: Partly Cloudy, Max 18, Light Winds.
Saturday 04 July 2020: IOM Club Championship Heat 4, at Maylands from 1.30 pm. Weather: Partly Cloudy, Max 23, winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.
Sailors should note the different venue (Maylands) and the earlier start time (1.30 pm) on Saturday and remind themselves that there is no Jackadder alternative organised. The duty team will be at Maylands to organise the racing, in coordination with the Maylands sailors.
Your Sailing Committee determined last year that the club championship would benefit from being held at a range of venues and conditions, so this is nothing new. The Maylands and PRSC fleets will sail as one fleet on one scoresheet, which will subsequently be split, off the water, into two scoresheets, for the benefit of the PRSC championship scoring. Simples.
And then, guess what, next weekend there is an IOM Shootout, hosted by Maylands at Maylands, and PRSC is invited. Accordingly, we haven’t scheduled our own IOM sailing at Jackadder that afternoon, so there will be Maylands sailing for IOMs two weeks in a row! Wow!
Long-suffering Jackadder devotees won’t have to wait long to get back there though, because our world-famous Perth IOM Classic event will be held the following morning on its grassy shores and weed-free waters. Sunday 12 July is the date for the Classic, at Jackadder from 9.30 am, and sailors can enter online at https://www.rsawa.asn.au/ . Sailors who can’t handle the long haul to Maylands can sail all day on Sunday instead …
Sunday 19 July is the DF 95 Shootout at Austin Lakes (from 12.30 pm) for which PRSC is the host club and the following Sunday (26th) sees the DF 65s having their own Shootout at the same venue. The new baby club that’s formed down there, Austin Lakes Radio Sailors, are hosting it but are new to the game and will be looking for some assistance while they learn how to run a ranking event. So this is an early shout out for a shootout PRO volunteer or two for those two events from an experienced race officer/sailor who doesn’t plan to sail their own DF boat in these events. This is one way that our club can help to build these new classes, so let me know if you can help out.
The duty team for July is Duty Team 2 and it starts its duty tomorrow: Warren Rock (Captain), Graeme Howie, Bob Paton, Mal McKercher, Brent Field, Rob Waller, Jim Congdon, Don Lamb.
Some early heads-ups for August/September for adding to diaries and booking accommodation include the A Class State Champs on 16 August at Austin Lakes, the Great Southern IOM Regional Championship on 29 and 30 August in Albany, and the DF 95 State Championships on 12 and 13 September, again in Albany.
There’s lots of sailing to do. Let’s get to it.