As the COVID restrictions are being lifted and the incidence of COVID infections are reducing rapidly in joint agreement with the Essex YC Sailing Committee the following section of the Sailing Risk Assessment will be deleted this week to allow the Turnidge River Race and the EYC River Race to be sailed around marks which are south of the Ray. The actual course to be sailed will be decided on Saturday morning to suit the actual wind direction and strength.

Regards

Steve Corbet #SailingSecretary

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Race Management Regular LSC courses around fixed marks shall be used as these require the least intervention on race days. The Race Officer shall set courses that are north of the Ray and appropriate for the wind speed (max 14 knots) and wind direction. In addition, take into consideration the temperature, wind chill, sea temperature and any other boating activity in the area. As a guide the maximum race time shall be approximately 2.5 hours and the support boat cover ratio 1:20 approx. If possible, the course should be set to avoid crowding at turning marks. Courses should be set to avoid boats crossing each other or approaching the same mark from a different direction. The RO shall operate alone in the race hut or with members of their family group. If non-family group assistance is used, they shall remain outside the hut and maintain government social distancing requirements.

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Dear Member,

I am happy to report that the day has finally come when we can reopen the Bar.

The bar will be open from Friday 21st May.

The Shlott booking system that we were using will have to be used again to book a table, at least until the current Government guidance is in place.

Look forward to seeing you down there.

Regards

Steve Hill #Commodore


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I am pleased to say that David Joel has put his hand in the air to volunteer to be the Kayak and Paddleboard Coordinator for LSC acting as a link between the Committee and members.

I know David has a few things up his sleeve and I look forward to seeing what they are.

I dare say David will be in touch soon. Thanks David.

Steve Hill #Commodore


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All Dinghy Helms and Crews,

The Flag Officers have asked that the Dinghy races planned for Saturday 17 April are canceled in respect of the funeral of Prince Philip. This cancellation is in line with the changes being made to sporting events throughout the United Kingdom.

Regards
Steve Corbet #SailingSecretary


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Well, it's finished😄. I know Tim had been worried that we wouldn't get the East Racks ramp finished in time for the start of the season, but thanks to everybody that has volunteered their time, sweat and in a few cases blood. The East racks are back in commission as of today

It could never have been achieved so quickly without your help

Thank you to everyone who has been part of the work party either in the initial demolition before Christmas or the rebuilding works since.

Steve Hill #Commodore


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The Cruiser Captain, Marcus has set up a WhatsApp group for the LSC Cruisers. It is a good resource to keep up to date with what is happening with all things cruising.

If you would like to be added to the group, could you let Marcus or me know and we can add you.

Many thanks

Steve Hill #Commodore


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A huge thank you to everyone that gave up their time during the week, yesterday and today to help with East Rack slipway.

There was an awful lot done over the last few days, more than i think Tim was expecting.

It is only with your help and support that we can get these projects completed and it was great to see such a good turn out.

Thanks again

Regards

Steve Hill #Commodore


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