Raceboard Training is Back

13 January 2011

Raceboard Training Saturday Feb 12th Oxford Sailing Club
Following on from last year's successful Race Training Day we have organised another session early in the year to get you all going! Rob Kent will be at Oxford Sailing Club at Farmoor on Sat Feb 12. Fees will be £10.00 for adults, £5 for Youths and Juniors. There will be several raceboards available for participants to borrow - you will need to bring your own rigs - but boards should be reserved in advance by email to info@LWAwindsurfing.co.uk

Any 7.8 Techno sailors who are exploring options for the future would be very welcome to take this opportunity of checking out the potential of the raceboard fleet.

The Training Day starts at 10:30 by which time you should be rigged but not changed as Rob will start by offering rigging advice.

The programme is as follows - subject of course to the weather:

1) Check and tune everyone's kit.
2) 11:00: short Briefing and then afloat by 11:15.
3) Technique - boom height, stance, pumping, upwind, downwind, reaching
4) Race training for the bulk of the day
5) Lunch break around 13:00
6) Short debrief and questions.

The clubhouse canteen will be open for the purchase of bacon butties etc before 09:30 and soup will be on sale at lunchtime. The day is expected to end around 16:00.

In the event of unsuitable weather there will be a fallback date, the following Saturday, Feb 19. Therefore if you expect to come on 12 Feb please inform us of your intention by email info@LWAwindsurfing.co.uk letting us have mobile/landline details so that we can contact you in the event of late cancellation.

Best wishes for the New Year and good windsurfing!

Your LWA Committee

PS: You might like to know that Guy Cribb is giving a talk about his Channel Crossing by windsurfer at Queen Mary Sailing Club on Wed 19 Jan, beginning at 20:00. Supper will be available from 19:00. Cost to non - QM sailors is £20, which includes dinner and a donation to the Ellen McArthur Trust, or £15 without dinner. Further details from QM Tel: 01784 243219

To assist your planning for 2011 here are the LWA Event dates:

Please note that the Brog and Fisher Green dates have been swapped over.

LWA 2011
(as at 10 January 2011)

Sat 5th MarchQueen Mary

Summer Series:

Sat 19th MarchBough Beech
Sat9th AprilFisher Green
Sat 7th MayBrogborough
Sat 18th JuneBewl
Sat16th JulyQueen Mary
Sat 10th SeptOxford
(Sat/Sun 10th/11th Inlands)
Sat 8th Oct King George


Sat 5th NovBewl
Sat 19th NovQueen Mary
Sat 26th NovOxford