Simon Ludkin is the new representative for the Conventional Slow Fleet in 2017.
I have taken over the role previously held by Neil Smith.
Many thanks to Neil for his excellent work during the past 6 years.
I will share more Slow Fleet news on this page throughout the year.
If you wish to ask me a question or share news, the fleet contact email address is:
(please note this has changed since the previous bulletin)
See you soon.
(National Solo # 3668 + Lightning 368 #96)
Summer has arrived at last, sunshine, blue skies, wind and waves, Bexhill at it’s very best and to top it all next week is Sea Week!!
Just to remind you, there are two races every day from Monday 1st August to Friday 5th August, with some time variations from day to day to coincide with the tide, (full details are in your Sailing Programme). Duties are on a volunteer basis with a duty sheet posted on the main notice board in the lounge. To avoid confusion would you please use this duty sheet rather than ‘Dutyman’ for Sea Week. At present there are plenty of spare duties yet to be taken up so please sign up soon.
Each day has an allocated Fleet for post race cleaning duties. The SCF has been allocated Tuesday’s cleaning duties. If you sail, or are around at the Club on Tuesday, then please stay and help rather than leaving it to the same conscientious few.
As you may have already noticed, one variation to the usual sequence of events at this time of the year is that the Club Regatta is not on the weekend following Sea Week but has been deferred to the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. Further details will be posted on the Club’s notice board.
There has been some excellent and enjoyable sailing lately. Richard E has returned with a vengeance in his Red Rocket but the Miracles are never very far behind, nor are the influx of Cadets who have recently become regular additions to our Fleet and are starting to turn in some very creditable performances. Nothing could be better for the Club and it’s future and all credit to Malcolm B and his team.
Finally, great to see SCF stalwart Keith Done tinkering with his Comet in the boat park last week. Keith has recently undergone hip surgery but is now well on the way to recovery and looking forward to sailing again soon.
Look forward to seeing you all on the water next week.
Fleet Representative – Neil Smith