Thursday, 14 February 2013
Dreaming of Blue Skies and Fair Winds
3rd FOSSC Racing season starts with the Spring Handicap
9th Instructing, RYA Powerboat Level 2 course at FOSSC
16th Instructing, RYA Safety Boat course at FOSSC
30th British Moth Open at FOSSC. Supposed to be on Race duty, but might
blag a boat and sail :)
6th Instructing, 6 week RYA Adult Level 2 sailing course starts at FOSSC
27th & 28th Drascombe downchannel cruise to Portishead with LYC
27th & 28th Enterprise Masters at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club
11th & 23th Upriver Frampton Pill cruise in Drascombe with LYC
26th LYC Bullo Banger in Drascombe [but clashes with a gig that
1st & 2nd Enterprise Area Nationals at Penarth
8th Instructing, 6 week RYA Junior Level 4 course starts at FOSSC
23rd LYC Newnham Tea Clipper in Drascombe
29th & 30th Enterprise Open at Thornbury Sailing Club Regatta
20th Upriver Broadoak cruise in Drascombe with LYC
16th to 30th Two weeks in Mylor, Cornwall with Drascombe & family
1st Enterprise Open at Penarth
13th to 15th Drascombe Association Fowey Rally
21st Drascombe downchannel cruise to Portishead with LYC
6th Enterprise Open at Tata Steel
27th Enterprise Open at FOSSC [clashes with boy_v2's birthday]
26th FOSSC John Sanguin Cup
1st FOSSC True Grit Trophy
So November's looking a little quiet. Though the above isn't accounting
for the Club Championship series at Frampton, or any of the racing
series beyond the start of the Spring Handicap in March or any of the
odd bits and pieces we'll invariably get up to at Lydney. In reality,
November will probably be completely occupied with the Frampton Winter
Series. It's usually the one we get most chance to focus on.
Aside from the above, I'd like to get back to Plymouth for a weekend
with Dad and the Drascombe, and would like to fit an upchannel cruise
with Dad out of Lydney, taking us over the Llanthony Wier on the tide
and then hauling out at Lower Lode below Tewkesbury.
Also really, really want to get at least one downchannel cruise in with
the Drascombe this year, and sail under the Severn Bridges with Dad.
There are two Portishead cruises with Lydney in the above plan that
might realise that. Circumnavigating Lundy will have to wait for another
day I suspect.
The Club Championship at Frampton is going to be too interupted for us
to do well at this year, but it would be nice to get some glassware for
one of the club series, after having come so close last year. That'll be
an ambition for the Winter Series.
Ben (boy_v1) heads off to Uni [with a bit of luck and a following wind]
come September, so we'll have to see how that impacts things.
Other ambitions will be to sell the Europe and the sadly neglected
Topper once the weather warms up, and if Ben doesn't race her regularly,
Penny will also have to go. If finances stretch to it, then it would be
nice to replace the sails on Buffy.
Main ambition however is just to get back out on the water ASAP. Will
try for this Sunday, I think!
Posted by tatali0n