Saturday 12th August 2017
The 5th race in the Summer Pursuit Series will be held on 12th August with a start time of 15:00. This is open to any SYC boat and these races are designed to be an easy way into racing especially for boats that enjoy a little competition in a completely non-threatening format. If you have entered the Pursuits before or always thought you might try it then please put this one in your diary. You will need to be down at your boat sometime around 13:15 for the 14:00 lock out, the two Davids (Moonlight Saunter and Escape) will be around and ready to help if you have any questions. Entry requires a basic handicap number but if you haven't already been allocated one then a provisional handicap will be set for you there and then. Boats actual start times are based on their handicap, slower boats start a little before 15:00 and faster ones a little afterwards so there is no high tension start; most boats will be starting entirely on their own and in clear water. The course will be very straight-forward and we will even give you a paper copy if that helps.
Additionally we are bringing back the popular Pursuit Supper after the race. This will be held in the Southwick clubhouse, so only a minute from your boat; drinks will be available when the boats return (likely to be the 1630 or 1730 inward locks). Natalie's team will be serving the drinks and food so it will be her usual good value and high quality. This will be an open evening so apart from you and your crew, please feel free to bring along family and friends. New members and anyone looking to get into sailing will be especially welcome.