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chriswrightlaser
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Fun events that are left

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It would be good to make a list of any fun events left in this H&S time that we could still do, Round the Puffin Island race from Llanfairfechan was good fun years ago, Llanfairfechan sailing club was a made up club by the local lads so they could have a bar/pub, the only way to get the bar/ pub was to make up a club to get around the local police and the council, the only problem was that to have a sailing club to get the bar licence you had to do some sailing, so once a year they had a great big party with free food and free entry to sail around Puffin Island in north wales, this went on for years and years to keep the licence going.
The race would be a blast around a course, then a four mile blast to the island, round the island, then a four mile blast back to the shore, followed by a prize giving with free food a full spread and a free drink, not sure what happens after that as most people would wake up will no memery on Monday morning.
So what have we got left now, what could we do, What did the MPS fleet get up to a few years past? Spain for one
as I have seen the pictures.

Can we keep this post to try and make some fun events or start some interest.

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The Bass Rock Race is fun too...
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Round Sheppy Race is run each year ...
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Around Caldey Island race from Saundersfoot sailing club was a good event with a party on the Saturday, from the results they only have a cruiser race this year? it would be good to keep as many events going before we lose all of them for good.

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3 September 2011

The Isle of Sheppey Sailing Club's annual race around the island once again proved to be a highly popular and successful event with 130 boats taking part on Saturday 3rd September 2011.

Weather conditions were ideal with sunshine and a moderate breeze. The race, now in its 53rd year, is the longest of its type in Europe at nearly 40 miles depending on wind and tides.

The race starts and finishes at Sheerness and is a clockwise circumnavigation of the island. Firstly by sea to Leysdown and around the NE tip of the Island, Shellness, before heading into the Swale estuary. The Swale gradually narrows into the river, with the lifting road bridge at Kingsferry acting as an obstacle at its narrowest point. Larger dinghies and multihulls have to be stopped, heeled over and walked under the inner span of the bridge. The course continues up the Swale, through the ancient port of Queenborough and into the mouth of the Medway, before finally rounding Garrison Point to the open sea and the short distance back to the Club.

Overall winner was Aaron Young and Rob Butterfield sailing a Torando catamaran, completing the course in 2 hours and 23 minutes. They now join a small but exclusive group of sailors to have won the event 3 times.

First sailboarder was David Clay, completing the course in 4 hours 11 minutes.

First local boat to finish and on handicap was Dan Norman and Chris Goymer sailing a Dart 18.

Full results and further information about the race are available on the Club's website at www.iossc.org.uk
you tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... sQ7BvhbU8U
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/?article=159409

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