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Sailing Warm-Up Wednesday sessions - you're invited

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Published 11:50 on 14 Feb 2024

Dear member,

As we near closer to the start of the 2024 sailing season, we wanted to provide you with some opportunities to kick-start the year with some training! So, the committee have organised a series of events across March as part of our "Warm-Up Wednesday's". These include:

  • 6th March - Officer of the Day (OOD) Briefing
  • 13th March - Rules Talk
  • 20th March - Safety Briefing
  • 27th March - Race Officer Briefing

These sessions provide some information to take on board for the season to come. Both the Rules Talk and Safety Briefing on the 6th and 20th March respectively are open to all members. As OOD and ROs are roles which require specific experience, invites to these will initially be targeted. However, if you are interested in attending these events then please let us know by replying to this email.

Below you can find a description of each of the sessions: 

OOD Briefing - 6th March

The Officer of the Day is the key point of contact during busy days across the season, including during racing. They have a duty of care for members whilst on site and therefore make decisions based on ensuring safety of members. The briefing will cover:

  • The role and responsibilities of the OOD
  • OOD responsibilities in emergency situations
  • Relationship between OOD and RO 

Mark Patten & Dan Luckett

Rules Talk - 13th March

Our annual Race Rules Talk is open to all - those just starting out on their sailing journey, youth members / squids and sharks, and seasoned racer alike.

We make it a fun evening with videos clips, small boat scenarios, what if, and a Q and A session.

We are sure you will gain some useful information from the evening, so why not come down and meet some of your fellow sailors.

Colin Clasper

Safety Briefing - 20th March

Our annual safety briefing is important to keep up to date with our safety procedures to keep our club running safely. We will go through:

  • The location of safety equipment in the club
  • The emergency action plan
  • What to expect on a rescue duty
  • Radio use
  • How to rescue different dinghies

Emma Southwell

RO Briefing - 27th March

Our Race Officer briefing will provide an update of the processes required as part of the RO role. This will include what to do:

  • Before racing begins
  • During racing, including course preparation, race start, recording, and finishing
  • After racing, including transfer of results

The session will be a great refresh for seasoned ROs and a perfect opportunity for those who have supported as Assistant ROs to provide focussed support on how to step-up to RO.

Richard Hargreaves & Terry van Rijn

Each session will take place at the clubhouse and begin at 7:30pm, with food beforehand from 7pm. The Rules Talk will have a run to the fish and chip shop organised by Vice-Commodore Colin Clasper, with the others being catered for by Richard Hargreaves. 

If you have any questions around the Warm-Up Wednesday series, please reply to this email or contact

Kind regards,
Your Sailing Committee


Last updated 11:50 on 14 February 2024

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