UK Class Association Update

UK Class Association Update

Hi Gang,

I hope all’s well? It’s been a little while since I’ve written, but I’ve a few bits and bobs to update you on for up coming events. But firstly, a big congratulations to Jerry Hill and his not so sad or old crew on “3 Sad Old Blokes” for their spectacular win at the VW Touareg UK Nationals! Top work!

English Titles – Royal Torbay Yacht Club (4th – 6th July 2008)

This event is a 3 day event, however, the first start on Friday 4th July is not scheduled until 1pm so there is plenty of time for an early departure from your home ports to arrive and rig in time for racing, so only one day out of the office (I imagine that if you were planning on racing in Torquay for the weekend you’d probably leave work early on Friday to get the boat ready anyway!). Torquay and Falmouth are really growing their fleets so it would be great to see a stack of support from the rest of the country for this event and show the new West Country owners what big fleet racing in the SB3 is all about!

Because the Royal Torbay YC are SUCH an accommodating club they have said that if it would encourage entrants, they will run a 2 day (Sat & Sun) championship within the English Titles if it will encourage more entrants. Please support this event and enter early (i.e. NOW!) Link to entry details below:

Additional Boat Weighing Dates

Firstly thank you to all of you who have made the effort to have your boats weighed, your co-operation has been well received by all of those who have organised the weighing. It was felt that at the UK Nationals the boats were far more evenly matched. Thank you to Colin Simonds, Stewart Reed, Jerry Hill, John Outhwaite and Ian Sullivan for all of their input into this process (and anybody else who I may have missed).

Weighing will be on offer at the following locations at the following dates, please book your appointment with Ian Mills

Torquay: 2nd & 3rd July
Warsash: 26th & 27th July (perfect timing pre Cowes Week)

Cowes Week SB3 Class Party

When: Monday 4th August
Where: Royal Corinthian Yacht Club
What time: 1830 – 2000 hrs
What to wear: Jacket & Tie (Ladies, you always look lovely in your summer best!)
What’s on offer: Pimms/Mount Gay & Canapes
How much: £25.00 per person
How do I book: complete the booking form attached and return to Katie
How do I pay: send a cheque to Katie payable to Laser SB3 Class Association
Where do I get my tickets: at registration on Friday 1st August
Must I book/pay in advance: YES!

AGM – Date Change

For those of you that missed the previous note, the AGM will now take place during Cowes Week. There are 4 positions open for nominations:

1) UK Class Chairman
2) UK Class Measurer
3) UK Class Northern Representative
4) UK Class Southern Scrutineer

Please come forwards and support your class. The class is run by the owners,for the owners and if you’d like to put something back into the class, we’d like to hear from you! We meet by conference call one evening a month for a call that generally lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Nominations to be made on the attached form, if you have any queries please let me know. The agenda for the meeting is attached.

2009 National Championships

The UK Committee are currently looking ahead to the 2009 season and the first event that we’d like to place on the calendar is the National Championships. We have short listed 4 venues and would like to hear from you if you have a view where you would like your Nationals to be held in 2009. The proposed date is the last week of June. The options are as follow:

1) Sussex Yacht Club, Shoreham – with ample berthing, launching/ recovery facilities. A friendly club who would be delighted to run all aspects of our event.
2) Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble – with exceptional race management and experience in running large Championships.
3) Royal Temple Yacht Club, Ramsgate – excellent transport links with Europe, and the ability to offer all logistical solutions for this type of event.
4) Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth – experience in running large scale events and excellent sailing area.

Please e-mail your choice to Katie

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