Twilight series scheduling 2014
Some members who enjoy racing but struggle to make it to the lake on a Sunday have enquired if it would be possible to extend the Twilight series which runs on a Wednesday evening by moving the start time forward.
The limiting factor as to whether this is possible is the time at which sunset occurs. The figure below (click on it to enlarge it) shows the current situation based on a race starting at 7:15pm and an approximate duration of 60 minutes, which is typical for those last to finish.
By moving the start time forward to 7pm, there would be the possibility to start the series 2 weeks earlier i.e. 2nd week of April rather than the last week, and finish the series one week later, i.e. 1st week of September rather than the last week of August.
This could be considered for the 2014 Twilight series at the AGM is there is sufficient interest. Please let the sailing secretary know your thoughts on this subject.
Other factors to consider are that average attendence for the Twilight series during 2013 was 11 boats per race, with the highest turnouts typically occuring during the summer months, and that more dates will mean extra duties which will need to be filled by the members.