GJW Direct SailFest latest
WPNSA have just announced they are planning to cap entries to the event at 100, so if you have not entered, do it now!
... here http://sailfest.sailracer.org/eventsites/default_s.asp?eventid=157188
£65 for a singlehander entry, £75 for a doublehander - 6 handicap races over 2 days followed by the pursuit on Monday
Coaching day, Friday 23rd August, to be led by Peter Aitken (former sail- and spar-maker, world champion sailor and hugely experienced coach) and supported by Raymarine, aiming to get the best out of the venue and the Raymarine Micro Compass. All boats tracked with full video debrief in conjunction with the tracking data. £37 for the day per boat.
Loads going on in addition to the racing:
Sat afternoon: Will Mackaness Charity Duathlon - windsurfing and mountain bikes
Sat evening: Hog Roast at WPNSA with DJ afterwards
Sun afternoon: Interclub Watersports Challenge
Sun evening: Meal at RYA Portland House
Raymarine will also be sponsoring the Long Distance Race on Monday with a Raymarine Micro Compass for first place and other prizes within the fleet
And for the whole 4 days there will be sporting taster activities (proper lessons) at a fraction of the usual cost for the rest of the family, or friends who may want to join you for a day or more. Activities range from 90 minutes to 3 hours with a max charge of just £22. Windsurfing, paddlesports, rock-climbing, mountain-biking and sailing to choose from. (My 10 year old went from never-sailed to able to sail a windsurfer round by herself after two of these sessions at a previous event - fantastic value!)
... details here http://events.sailracer.org/eventsites/content.asp?id=23646&eventid=157188
The Olympic Sailing Legacy Event - be there. Dates already announced for 2014 edition as returning on the Bank Holiday weekend next year!