We have been invited by RNSA this year to join them on the Saturday in their Solent Big Buoy Challenge
organised by RNSA and RNVRYC member Peter Stonestreet.
As Peter, who has successfully run this event before, explains: "this is not a race but a real test of 'skill, navigation, tide and planning' where size of crew or vessel may not be an advantage!"
The challenge is to select a number of buoys from a limited range and round them in the order you choose. Buoys to be rounded score different numbers of points according to their position and points, of course, mean prizes. (What do points mean? Ed.)
Our base for this event will be Hornet Sailing Club in Gosport and we shall be ending the day there together with RNSA with a Hog Roast and prize giving.
Sunday will be less structured with sailing in or close to the Solent and perhaps a raft up for lunch, but with the day planned around boats and participants getting home in reasonable time on Sunday evening.
As usual this is an event for owners, skippers and crews to meet and sail with other members with whom they may not sail regularly. An early response from owners/skippers to this invitation would accordingly be very welcome.
The cost of the hog roast is £16 and cash-only, pay-on-the-night basis, so we are not taking payment in advance.
Rig for Hog Roast on Sat 16 June
Crews - are you looking for a skipper?
Would you like to participate in this event but don't know who to sail with? Register anyway then contact the organiser by phone or email and they will broker introductions.
Shore Parties Welcome
Shore parties are welcome to join the Saturday night dinner.
PDF of this Event
You can download a PDF version of this page that you can then email to potential guests who aren't Club members, by clicking here.
Safety and Insurance
Last but not least a note on safety. Where a boat (meaning its skipper and crew) takes part in a Club event the boat is entirely responsible for its own safety and the safety of anyone else having anything to do with the use of the boat, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in this notice of event or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility. It is for the boat to decide whether to take part in the event and whether it is fit to sail in the conditions in which it will find itself. By launching or going to sea, the boat confirms that it is fit for those conditions and that its crew is competent to sail and use it. The boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular insurance against third party claims. Nothing done by the Club or the event organisers will reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, howsoever it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the event. The organisers includes everyone helping to run the event, and include the individual organisers and the Club’s Officers and Committee. By registering for the event you agree to these statements and confirm that you will comply with Rule 24 of the Club’s Rules and ensure that these statements are brought to the attention of and agreed by the boat’s skipper and/or crew.
Bookings should be made using the Register button, as soon as possible and by 30th May at the latest.
* * NEW BOOKING PROCESS: Would all members register themselves individually. If you are crewing for another member, please put the name of their boat into the field in the booking form. Only non-members should be recorded as guests. * *
- All participants register yourselves for the weekend. We will assume all participants will be going to the Hog Roast and Prize Giving
- Skippers: will you need a berth at Hornet on Saturday night (Robert will contact you about this and you will be responsible for paying directly).
Big Buoys Challenge Information ** NEW **
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