Pre-season preparation day Sunday 25th March

This year the Bimble Day is a week before the season officially kicks off so please do come down to the club and take advantage of this opportunity to get ready.

When: 25th March

Where: Pevensey Bay Sailing Club

Why: The sailing season starts soon and it’s time to get those winter cobwebs off…

What’s happening: experienced club members will be at hand to help with boat set up and advice on minor repairs. They will also be there talk though various duties that you as a member will be required to carry out (course set up, safety boat crew, timekeeper role).

See poster Bimble Day 2018

From sailing secretary Matt Fowler…. a quick overview of whats going on this Sunday;

The new Race Control Box is completely functional and is ready for anyone who wants to learn how it works to come along for a run through. This is also perfect for anyone who hasn’t got a lot of experience and is a tad nervous about doing OOD as this solution is really simple compared to our old system

There will also be Guidance on Setting courses/ Use of flags/Top tips for how to run a race

Whether you’re making upgrades to your boat or its in need of a little love or maintenance from re-riveting loose parts, renewing blocks/pulleys to minor gel coat/glass work. Just pitch up on the grass and there will be plenty of hands available with a vast range of tools and experience to help get your boat in tiptop shape

Safety boat duty is a crucial role for any club race. Whether its knowing how to safely deal with close quarter manoeuvring/Injured crews/laying a course and liaising with the OOD to setting up the Ribs to be able to get the racing away in a timely manner

There will be a brilliant group of people there this weekend if you wish to come along and top up your skills with their vast experience.

 

 

 

Adrian Peckham

Blaze Sailor since 2011.RS Q'ba, Enterprise, Graduate and Mirror before that. Sailing Secretary 2014.