2018 Season Preview

Post date: 18-Mar-2018 23:42:03

Another busy programme is scheduled this year with sailing, rowing or canoeing activities taking place on nearly every day throughout the summer. In addition to the parent club's own events, the Club hosts the on the water activities of Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Newmarket Sea Cadets; Suffolk Scouts; Young People Afloat (a sailing youth club); WASH Sailability (disabled sailing) and Priory School.

Dinghy racing will be taking place on Sunday mornings, with a personal handicap series running on Thursday evenings. Saturdays are usually reserved for training and social sailing. The highlight of the racing programme is the Club’s ‘Antigua Sailing Day Regatta’, which is once again being generously supported by the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority. This year, in a departure from tradition, the Regatta will not coincide with Antigua Sailing Week in April but will be held on the 24 June. This later date will, hopefully, provide warmer sailing conditions than have been experienced in recent years.

As in previous years, the Club will be holding a series of monthly, Sunday afternoon, ‘Have a Go’ sessions, in addition to its RYA ‘Push The Boat Out’ Open Day which will be held this year on 6 May. These are occasions when the public can visit the Club to try sailing and canoeing in one of the Club's boats. It is a great feature of the Club that it has its own fleet of dinghies, so that members do not need to their own boat to sail.