STONEHAGE CHANNEL ISLANDS HOBIE CAT CHAMPIONSHIPS
STONEHAGE CHANNEL ISLANDS HOBIE CAT CHAMPIONSHIPS – SAT 30th & SUN 31st AUGUST 2014, ST AUBINS BAY.
THE MAJOR HOBIE EVENT of the year. Racing for H/Tiger & Wildcats, H16 ‘A’ & ‘B’ Fleets and Junior Dragoons. There are Trophies and Prizes for the top 3 in each class, plus other discretionary prizes. The Notice of race and entry form is on the website www.rciycjersey.com also available from the Club. The Sailing Instructions are available from next week. Racing starts at 9:30am each day with 3 back to back races for each class and should finish up around lunchtime. If you require crew or a helm please let me know asap. With the record 30 Hobies entering the Summer series, it will great to see a record turnout for this year’s Champs especially with the growing H16 ‘B’ Fleet entering and racing for their own class prizes.
IT ALL KICKS OFF next Friday 29th August where there is Registration and Weigh in for all crews from 6:00pm to 7:00pm plus a complimentary drink for all competitors and helpers. On the Saturday a showing of the classic Hobie film ‘SHARING THE WIND’ ( a must see ) is planned at the Club plus photo gallery from the mornings racing starting at 6:30pm. A ‘Fish n Chip’ (best in Island) supper is available or other food from the menu, plus a few cold ones to quench the thirst after the mornings competitive sailing, more info on this to follow. The Gala Prize Giving including hot & cold buffet is on Sunday, for competitors the price is included in the entry fee, helpers are invited. Guest’s tickets are available at £10-00 each for the Sunday.
BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Darren and full Hobie crew Rob, Adrian, Rachael, Yvonne and Dan aboard his sailboat Crumpet who took the ‘Speedbird Trophy’ line honours and were first in class I in the ‘British Airways Round Island’ race last Sunday. Because of the strong conditions the Cats were cancelled and half the yachts didn’t sail . The Hobie team pulled out all the stops in wind gusting to 27kts to take the overall honours in a time of just over 5hrs 30mins, a fast rounding for a yacht – their boat speed coming around Corbiere on a wave surge was 15.2kts!
THE SPORTS CATS class for the BA ROUND ISLAND race is now re-scheduled for Saturday 27th September starting at 8:00am.
C.I. CHAMPS PRACTICE sessions – quite a few have mentioned they will be out sailing in the bay this Bank Hol weekend, excellent sailing tides on offer from 3:00pm each day – get out there and hone those sailing skills ready for the big Hobie event next weekend.
THE JEUX DES ILES dinghy racing event is this Saturday and Sunday morning where Junior Sailors from Jersey, Guernsey and France will be racing throughout each day, it will be a great sight with 50 -60 dinghies taking part in the bay. Please give the race course a wide berth if you are out there practicing.
WELCOME TO new RCIYC Hobie Fleet members Joe, Michael and Simon who have recently purchased boats.
UP & COMING EVENTS the 16th UBS Jersey Regatta 12-14 Sept. ‘Barts Bash’ the largest sailing event in the World! Sun 21st Sept (Google it)
*C.I. HOBIE CHAMPS poster attached