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Tides Sep 2

HW - 06:20 18:30
LW - 00:00 12:20

Sunrise- 06:05
Sunset- 19:39



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Twilight trophy Weds 3rd Sept The race for the Twilight Trophy happens next Wednesday, start time is 6.30, don't forget your torch and whistle! It is followed by a sausage supper in the clubhouse, non-racers are welcome, BUT, if you would like a sausage supper, racer or non-racer please let Leslie know so we have enough mash. Di

Welcome home: Micheal, Jeanette and Fly on the good ship Moonshine.

Having completed their two year cicumnavigation of the UK.


AYC Laser racing  

AYC are very keen to increase the number of people racing in their Laser fleet. At present they get up to 6 boats racing on Saturday afternoons and have invited SSC Laser sailors to join them.

The Laser fleet race in the Handicap B series, on Saturday afternoons; the class flag for this is NP3 – a triangle with red, white and blue vertical stripes.

The final race of the Summer series is this Saturday at 2.25pm.
The Autumn series starts on Saturday 13th September and runs to 18th October. The races are at 2.20pm. There is a further series running up to December. The AYC racing committee ask that we let the their OOD know if we are racing.

Let me know if you want anymore information, Will Webb

Dinghy cruise and picnic - Snape Sun 24th Aug 14 people in 11 boats set off beating up river to Snape.  The journey became increasingly challenging once past Iken.  For some it was a first sail to Snape and the need to follow the withies became evident !! Almost everyone experienced the mud at some point. The last few yards at Snape was the most difficult part of the sail - the channel between the reeds was narrow and the wind was shifting around in all directions.   Needless to say, not long after arriving it was time to leave.  The wind decreased for the return journey and for most it was a pleasant sunny sail back in what was by then a busy river.  A big note of appreciation to Sue loch and Barry Cullen in the support boat - they were quite busy ! JP
Dinghy Cruise and Picnic - Orford Sat 16th Aug 5 sailed in four boats down river to Orford. Andy with his Contender, Dave Pegg and Sue Loch in their Laser Radials and I took my reefed Miracle with a brave friend. A very blowy beat down river meant that our arrival at Orford was swift!  We enjoyed our lunch at the cafe before a much calmer and sunnier return to Slaughden.  A trip thoroughly enjoyed by all. JP
Barts Bash Sun 21st Sep

Bart’s Bash-  the largest Sailing event in the World

On May 9th 2013 Andrew Simpson, Olympic gold and silver medallist and America’s cup sailor, tragically died in a training accident in San Francisco Bay whilst preparing for the America’s Cup competition.  The shock across the sailing world at loosing such a great and selfless man was great.
A charity in memory of Andrew, the “ Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation” was set up by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE, and Andrew’s wife Leah, to honour his life and legacy, help and inspire the next generation through the use of sailing and help them develop the skills needed to succeed in life and improve access to jobs and careers within the maritime sector.
As many people offered support  the Bart project developed – to set a new Guinness World record for the largest sailing race in the World—to hold a massive sailing event which would be fun and an inspiration across the UK and promote awareness of the Foundation.  The Trustees of this foundation gave the idea 100% support and the race was on-  for September 21st. Hundreds of clubs and boats have already signed up, now global, from Iceland to Europe and the US , from clubs as auspicious at the Clipper race Yacht Club to tiny sailing clubs around Britain.
SO, Aldeburgh Yacht Club and Slaughden Sailing Clubhave both signed up to this and are combining their races on Sunday September 21st at 11 am and are working to get as many of their members racing as they can, from large cruisers to tiny Optimist dinghies. The start line with be just north of the Martello Tower (south of the Aldeburgh Yacht Club) and will be run to the necessarily strict guidelines to partake in the Guinness Record attempt.
We would all appreciate an audience to cheer us on and support the Foundation- please come along.

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