The Cadet Parents' Committee (Lizzie Brown, Liz Adams, Mel Lewis, Elaine Moore, Barty Dallimore and Lisa Boyce), helped by your Cadet Committee led by Cadet Captains James Dallimore and Amy Munro, have been busy planning for the 2007 season. Events popular in 2006 will be repeated, with some additions.
The RBYC has seen a flurry of youth training over the winter. As well as hosting an RYA East Zone Optimist Squad training weekend, the club will have held four open optimist training sessions, run in conjunction with IOCA (International Optimist Class Association). The enthusiasm for winter training by RS Fevas has been in evidence too. Three full weekends at the RBYC as part of the RS Feva Zone Training run by RS Racing’s coach Craig Asquith have also been on the programme.
Listed below are the key cadet racing dates for 2007 so you can start filling in your diaries and booking holiday time off. The full programme will be available before the end of the month.
In order to offer better training, we will be scheduling two full weekends of pond/beginners training. Provisional dates are Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June (second weekend of half term) and Saturday 30th June/Sunday 1st July (same weekend as RS Feva Open Meeting). Please contact Lizzie by email on email@example.com if you are interested in more details.
If demand is sufficient, we would also like to run joint sessions with the BSC on the Pond on a Friday evening. Again, please contact Lizzie if you are interested.
We are also looking to expand on the pre-Cadet Week/pre-Nationals Optimist Training Days we have run for the past two years. The idea is to extend this to include other classes, in additional to the Optimists. Provisionally, these will be run in the week commencing 23rd July July. Again, contact Lizzie to register your interest.
We also plan to offer river training for our beginner optimists as well as open training with an RYA coach for our Fevas. Details of this to follow shortly.
RB Cadet racing event dates 2007
Training dates to follow shortly
RS Feva East Zone Training
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March
The third of three sessions hosted by the RBYC for the RS Feva Class Association.
Rules session at the RCYC
Saturday 17th March
The Otters have invited the RBYC Cadets to join their rules session with the ISAF International Judge and Umpire judge John Doerr. The morning sessions are to be split into two sessions, for Juniors and Seniors respectively. There is no formal charge, but donations to the RNLI or Burnham First Responders.
RBYC/IOCA open optimist training
Saturday 24th March
The last of four open optimist training sessions at the RBYC for this winter run in conjunction with the International Optimist Class Association (IOCA). RYA East Zone Coach ‘G’ (Giedrius Alksnevicius) ably assisted by Jon Brown will be leading the session. All are welcome. Bacon rolls from 0930hrs, rigged (not changed) for 1000hrs briefing. Register on-line at www.optimistsailing.org.uk
Otters Easter Egg Trophy
Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April
Entry is open and the Otters have kindly invited us to join in again this year. Details and Notice of Race will be at http://www.corinthianotters.co.uk/ shortly.
Good Friday 6th April
Bangers and Mash Social for Cadets and all ages at the RBYC. Book with Helen in the Office on Tel: 01621 782044 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter Saturday 7th April
Try a Feva, open to all. Boats will be on the water from 1030hrs. Come and try out helming or crewing with some of the older cadets. No need to book in, just turn up.
Easter Sunday 8th April
All comers racing for Easter Egg Prizes. First start 1100hrs.
Easter Egg Hunt for younger Cadets. 1300hrs in the RBYC. All ages welcome.
Sunday 6th and Bank Holiday Monday 7th May
Six races over two days. Cadet Social Sunday 6th May. Rupert Brown is our Race Officer for the two days. All classes (optimist A and B, Feva, Scow and handicap) welcome.
Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Bank Holiday Monday 28th May
Charlie Pitcher is the Cadet Race Officer for the Bank Holiday weekend. Again, all classes and experience welcome. Social includes Cadet Australian-style barbeque on the Saturday evening.
RS Feva Open Meeting
Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July
A fantastic two-days of racing for our ever-growing fleet of Fevas.
Sunday 12th to Friday 17th August
The sailing week of the year. All classes and levels of experience welcome. Great racing and sailing, plus the best social on the East Coast. Be there … bring the whole family (and the parents!)
Sunday 9th September and Sunday 23rd September
Six races scheduled over two Sundays. All classes welcome.
Don’t hesitate to contact Lizzie Brown with your email address to keep up to date with Cadet matters. Lizzie can be contacted by email on email@example.com or on Tel: 01621 784024, or via the club’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01621 782044.