12 February 2017: Swallow News
Published 14:23 on 12 Feb 2017
ISC Spring Programme.
The Spring events programme at the club is under way and not to be missed. Click here to see the programme.
New Swallow Team Recruit.
We are delighted to report that Tom Clarence-Smith of Blue Tit fame has been recruited, or should we say enlisted, to join your Swallow management team. The Club Class got in first so Tom will initialy be working with Christine , Tony and Mike to make your Swallow sailing and Social at Itchenor even better. A big welcome from us all to Tom.
The London Walk will not take place this year. It had become clear that we would not have our normal attendance. We plan to re-instate it once again next year. More time to work on the boat?
"Ready to Race" event. Sunday 12th March 2017 plus Dinner and Speaker on Saturday 11 March.
"Ready to Race" is a great way to keep up to date with everything to do with the technicalities of going racing at Itchenor Sailing Club. Tick off that important training course without missing a days sailing!
This year the plan is that the presentations will happen on Sunday 12th March. Starting at 0915, the morning presentations are targeted at racing skippers and after happy hour and lunch the afternoon is targeted at Race Officers with other courses for AROs and club boat familiarisation.
It will be a busy day because... The new Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 come into force this year and also a newly revised set of ISC Sailing Instructions with all sorts of updates and changes. This will be a day not to miss.
There will be a Dinner with guest speaker on the Saturday Night beforehand. Details are on the Spring Programme events tabs above and Quick News. Please book at the club office.
And of course some Brass Tacks. Our anonymous scribe in reflective mood!
We have been duly humbled by lawyers acting for Solitude who require a full retraction of the wholly inaccurate comments in the last Brass Tacks. Gladly given - the facts were sort of right (as much as any in BT) but for the record the other all-white boat was 38kg lighter after her gastric band was fitted and required 16kg of correctors to bring her back to the minimum weight for the 2016 season. We are happy to say this statement has been approved by the Newspapers Publishers Association and the Class Measurer. A payment will be made to the RNLI in settlement. Blame the whole thing on that additional bottle of plonk at the prize-giving dinner. Been off the booze ever since
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