The weather was at its hottest during the whole weekend with Temperatures in excess of 30C. Little shade at the lake side.
The number of Yachts racing was 50 , 17 boats in each fleet.
Difficult sailing as the start due the wind direction was going directly away from our standing position, with the sun directly in the sailor’s eyes.
On the 12th of May 2019, we had our Chipstead Sailing Club annual Graduate Open Meeting. It was a lovely day, the sun was shining and the wind was coming straight down the lake from the East.
This year’s Chipstead Laser Open, part of the South East Laser Grand Prix Circuit was blessed with some wind, but regrettably generally from a northerly direction which created some large holes and shifts making conditions difficult for not only the Race Officer in setting courses, but for the record turnout of 15 visiting boats supplemented by 10 Club boats.
Holly MacAskill, a member of Chipstead Sailing Club, has been awarded a Coaching Bursary from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Youth Training Fund. The Coaching Bursary, for young sailors up to the age of 23, funds attendance at an RYA Race Coach Level 2 course and is intended to develop the skills of accomplished young racers towards coaching others.
At the 2019 Dinghy Show Alex Yeates was awarded an RYA Regional Certificate of Achievement as part of the RYAs Regional Youth Champions Awards.
The RYA has been running these awards for the past two years with the aim of rewarding individuals who have demonstrated hard work, commitment and determination to succeed in their sport. Nominees for the awards must have shown success on the racecourse, whether at local, national or international level.