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RCIYC H-Fleet News-Info May

TUNED AND READY TO RACE…

*ROSSCOT SPRING SERIES RACES 7 & 8 (plus 1) THIS SUNDAY 10th MAY, 10:00am START.

THE FINAL races in the Rosscot Spring series take place this Sunday. 3 back to back races ( 1 extra catch up race) for Wildcats & Tigers, H16 ‘A’ & ‘B’ Fleets and Junior Dragoons. If you require helm or crew please let me know as soon as. Forecast for racing is looking great. If you haven’t taken part as yet, ideal to get some practice in ready for the forthcoming ‘Summer Breeze’ series.

PRIZE GIVING for the series is taking place after racing this Sunday at 5:30pm sharp at the YC. There is a complimentary drink for all crews, beach and on water support teams.

CHALLENGING and testing conditions in the ‘Princess Yachts Spring Regatta’ last weekend. Difficult to keep the boat moving in the sometimes glassy sea conditions. It can be painful, but there is no doubt its very good for overall sailing skills with the concentration, focus and teamwork required. Great conditions when the wind did pick up. Congrats to the Hobie winners in the Sports Cat section, also a big thank you to Bill and his team, for putting on such an excellent event on and off the water.

CADET DRAGOONS those Cadets wishing to participate this Sunday, please supply names to Nuala at the YC. Please be at the beach for 8:45am for preparation, rigging and briefing.

WEDNESDAY EVENING TRAINING for H16 ‘B’ Fleet and Junior Dragoons commences on Wed 20th May. Juniors at 5:00pm and H16’s 6:00pm. The training runs to mid July (5 sessions) every other week on the evening tide. Can also be used for starts training etc for the World & European teams going to Lake Garda. Each training evening is £5-00 per person to help with costs. More info to follow.

H16 SPI KIT a Youth helm is looking for a spi kit, if anyone has one or knows of one available and would like to sell on, please let us know and details will be forwarded. 

HOBIE FLEET ‘OPEN DAY’ Sunday 31st May, 2:30pm to 5:30pm. A complimentary drink at YC after for all helms and helpers. Poster attached, please put up and send round places of work and ask colleagues, friends and family to come down on the day and have an exciting whirl round St. Aubin’s bay on a Hobie.

*HOBIE HOTLINE MAGAZINE published in the USA during the 90’s, an excellent acclaimed publication full of Cat sailing tips, stories and awesome photos. Hobie Cat California have archived them. Well worth reading go to www.hobiecat.com front page top, ping the third o (out of 6) browse archive. Most of the Jersey H/Fleet subscribed to the magazine in those days, it was exciting when it came through the letter box once a month and was immediately read and poured over to take in all the tips, sailing and racing knowledge. There must still be a few collectors item mags around! Unfortunately it’s no longer published.

H16 TOP TIP no 1: Tune and firm rudders up for high performance H16 sailing. Turn rudder pins top to bottom if worn or replace, change cams and use top hats to firm r/pins in lower rudder castings. 3mm toe in is good. Check spring tension and plunger condition in casting. Well set and tuned rudders make an amazing difference in boat performance. If advice is required, talk to one of the Fleets top helms.                                                                                                                           

Fair winds
Gordon

 

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