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Last Week 2nd to 7th October
On Saturday 5th October the UK Inland Championships for N18s – Although earlier in the week there had been warnings of strong winds, the 6 boats competed in very light and fickle winds. Full report by Garrie Mallen in News.
On Sunday 6th October, the Laser Barometer Open Meeting. The barometer fell overnight and the racing took place in a blast with 18 boats competing. Full report by Chris Taggart in News.
This Week 8th to 14th October
Winter Series starts for both 10:30 Handicap and Class races.
Next Week. 15th to 21st October
Sunday 20th October – A handicap pursuit race in which the slowest Class starts first. The first start will be about 11:00, the start times for each Class will be publicised in the Clubhouse and at the Smithy. The race commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar. There will be no 10:30 handicap race.
Ladies Night has been postponed until 11th January 2020.
Sunday 27th October – RNLI day when we race for RNLI burgees. It is important that we support this charity which is so relevant to us. Competitors in the main races are asked to donate £5 to the RNLI. The racing flags will be presented to the winner of each race. Races will start at the normal time and we will be holding a 10:30 handicap race. Additionally, the RNLI will be bringing along their Christmas Cards and goodies – a great way to start the Christmas shopping!
Sunday 3rd November – The Trowlock Trophy – A pursuit race which is an Open event. Start times to be published later.
Thursday 7th November – The first of this season’s Club Suppers with Talks.
Saturday 23rd November – The Autumn Dinner and Prize Giving.
For those who knew her, the Memorial Service for Margaret Tholstrup is on Friday 25th October. John would be very pleased to see you at the Memorial Service for Margaret at St Margaret’s Church, Putney, at 1:30pm followed by a Reception at the Roehampton Club on Roehampton Lane.
The indomitable Zoë Adams is running a half marathon in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. If you would like to support her you can donate using the link : https://www.justgiving.com/Zoe-Adams9 and help with research into possible treatments for this dreadful disease.