Racing Programme Review – Updated with some ideas for Novice support

One of the actions discussed in the 2014 AGM was to undertake a review of the Racing Programme to consider a number of ideas that had been suggested.

A group of volunteers was established to take this forward. Having had a number of discussions, we’ve put together a draft proposal for discussion. Here’s a document which outlines the ideas and a calendar which shows what it might look like.

This goes through the principles, key points and raises some thoughts to consider.

Alongside this, here’s some thoughts (New to the Start Line) around some ideas for how we might provide support for Novice racers.

We’re looking for comments, ideas and feedback from this from all members within the club, whether a regular racer, a novice who might want to try racing or other lake users not interested in racing.

Please have a look at the ideas and provide feedback, both positive and negative (please keep it constructive).

We’ll be looking to consolidate feedback by the end of October, so please have a look as soon as you are able.

Please provide feedback through the online form below.

If you want to talk though ideas or ask questions, then grab one of us in between racing on a Sunday.


Racing Programme Review Team

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Andrew Jones

I joined the club in 2010 having just not long completed a RYA L2 training course elsewhere. Spent a year sailing casually on a Saturday before taking the plunge and starting racing in Autumn 2011 and never looked back. I've been a bit of a boat 'tart' considering I haven't been sailing long having owned a Topaz Magno, a Laser Vago, an RS Vareo and lastly a Laser 1. I've had the Laser for over a year which is a bit of a record for me in terms of boat ownership. I have recently joined the Club committee in order to help with running of the club - 'The more you put in, the more you get out'. Having come to sailing later on in life, I'm very keen to look to ways to support and encourage adults to enjoy the sport and to look at ways to bridge the gap from the end of an RYA L2 course to fully confident and competent sailing.