Lodestar(64) had a lovely restful Christmas and New Year sitting unused on her muddy mid river mooring in the River Medway so that when she was re introduced to the joys of sailing on January 11th she wasn’t leaking a drop. It was also a test of using a large dry crystals de-humidifier. She was really dry inside, no condensation. So either thats just how the weather has been or the dehumidifier is working a treat. The experiment continues.
We had a glorious sail to Burnham on saturday afternoon/ evening, in a good 2 reefs south westerly breeze, arriving in time to get served a meal in The White Hart. An 0545 departure on Sunday gave us a fantastic return trip into a 1 reef south wester, back at Hoo Ness YC in time for a 5pm pint.
If anyone else would like to share any winter trips or fit out stories I would be very happy to put them on the website.
The November AGM included a lively discussion about the calender.
2020 Racing Calendar
14 races. 7 to count.
SYH Classic Regatta. 4 races in all fri 12th, sat 13th, sun 14th June
During the day on fri 12th , there is a plan to have a Stella Pursuit Race, with start times based on previous SYH results. A case of Stella to the winner!
Mersea Week. 5 races Sun16th Aug to Fri 21st Aug, no race wed.
Mersea Town Regatta. 1 race Sat 22nd Aug
Maldon Town Regatta. 2 races Sat 19th Sept
HPYC Autumn Classic Regatta. 2 races. Sat 29th, sun 30th Aug
To be organised. For the past two years it has been at The Lightship. Previously it has been in West Mersea. I would be very pleased to receive suggestions of places and dates, destinations should be possible to reach by Stella.