|On Friday 23-02-2018|
Friday 8-11 & Sunday 12-4
unless otherwise stated.
The 2016 season has seen some mixed turn outs, the Solo fleet has generally made up the biggest single class although the mixed handicap with Enterprises, RS200's and a GP14 along with the Lasers from the Essex has seen some good numbers.The open meetings held at Leigh included for the first time ever races for the Enterprise class, racing with the GP14s saw some keen racing within the mixed fleets. The Solo open attracted 27 boats with excellent racing conditions, visitors filled the first seven places, Matt Tothill was the first Leigh helm in eighth place.
The Interclub Team race was well supported by the Leigh members, but although racing on own water with the race run by Benfleet YC we were unable to win any of the trophies, there's always next year! Old Leigh Regatta was one breezy day with only a few boats keen enough to race and one day with light winds and a good turn out with 29 boats. The first race on Sunday was our Barts Bash charity race won by Matt Tothill and we raised £134 for the Andrew "Bart" Simpson charity.
The Autumn series runs till the end of October to be followed by the Winter Series through November to 17th December. The annual end of the season race The Brass Monkey Race is to be sailed on Sunday 18th December, a great way to prepare for Christmas Day a week later, so get your Christmas shopping done early and come sailing on the 18th!.
The list for the Cruiser Supper has now been taken down. If there is anyone else who wants to attend then please phone Lesley direct on 07947 116891 and leave a message indicating the numbers and any special dietary requirements.
Don't forget that it's the Interclub prize-giving (incorporating the Town Cup) on Friday at the Essex Yacht Club. Members are invited to attend the ceremonies and show their appreciation to both the organisers, the participants and of course this years winners. Free buffet is included.
The Cruiser Lift Out scheduled to take place Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October. Would anyone who is interested or who would be happy to help out, please contact David by email on davidgiles55 @tiscali.co. uk asap.
The Cruiser Supper is now confirmed as 15th October 2016. 7 for 7:30 please.
If you can make it then please put your names on the list in the clubhouse by Sunday 9th October 2016. One name per line please.
* Pâté on melba/French toast
* Beef Stew, served with Green beans and Potatoes
* Apple Crumble and Custard
£10.00 per person
If you need a change of menu due to dietary requirements then please phone Bob 07976 559530 or Lesley 07947 116891. If we do not answer then leave your number and we will get back to you.
The Old Leigh Regatta prize-giving will be hosted at the LSC on our monthly curry night on Friday 7th October.
Our curry partner Leigh Spice will once again provide an enticing curry at the usual reasonable price of just £8 per head!
All club members are most welcome to attend the prize-giving ceremonies and/or enjoy the excellent curry.
- and If you're feeling festive, there will also be a Christmas Card Sale!!
Last cruise of the season will be to the Medway Yacht Club on the 8th and 9th of October.
Could anyone wanting to join us please text me on 07910503743 with the boats name, length and the number of people are dining in the evening.
Looking forward to seeing a good turnout again.
Ian burtonshaw (Cruiser Captain)
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