Lightning Open 2019

Notice of Race
Lightning 368 Open Meeting
Sunday 7th April 2019

First race not before 1pm from the Clubhouse line by the slipway. (High Tide 15.17)

2 races back to back
Tea Break

Race 3 as soon as possible after break

The Open meeting will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

Local SI will be available during registration
Fees: £10.00 LN; £12 non LN CA members,

Cheques payable to Up River Yacht Club to include tea and cakes at the mid race break.
Bacon Rolls, Tea & Coffee will be available in the clubhouse from 10.00am and
Hot Food will be served approx. 4pm (or directly after racing) for additional cost.

Results: 3 races, 2 to count

Saturday 6th April – Training

We will be holding an training session for those who wish to come down and sample some tidal River
sailing before the Open Meeting. There will be a £5 fee for visitors to cover the costs.

Top (and I mean TOP) helms will be in the Safety Boats to offer advice where needed to those puddle
sailors joining us. As always I suspect there will be plenty of boat swapping going on!

High Tide is 2.46pm so we need to be on the water at about 12.45 and can sail until approx. 3.30pm if you don’t mind muddy feet getting the boats out.

The late afternoon can be set aside for Boat Bimbling or discussion of the racing rules specific to River racing or we can just go to the bar.

Saturday Evening

Camping/Camper van pitches are available on site and the Bar in the club will be open till late.

Dogs welcome inside and outside the clubhouse.

We propose an “Eat In” where food will be collected from whichever take away you fancy.

Please let us know if you intend to come for the 2 days.


Simon Hopkins Mobile: 07824428388 or Penny Yarwood Mobile: 07776183486
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Any Questions?

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