posted on September 20, 2018
In this article we have an announcement about the rescheduled Burton SC open meeting, and another in the regular series of Traveller Tips.
Rescheduled Burton SC Open meeting
As you know Burton SC had to cancel/postpone their open meeting at short notice last week due to factors outside their control. We're glad to announce that arrangements have now been made to combine a rescheduled 'Burton' event with the existing Middle Nene SC
open meeting taking place on the 6th-7th October
The purpose of these special efforts to organise an alternative event is to provide two more events in (and thus enable people to qualify for) the Northern Traveller series, which for various ressons has been severly curtailed this year. Please help make these efforts worthwhile by supporting both the Middle Nene and Notts County events!
Middle Nene SC is actually the Northern-most club in the Southern Traveller series, and for a 'Northerner' it's less of a journey than doing an event at Grafham for instance. Potentially a combined event like this will also motivate both fleets to support each other's series more, and boost attendances all around.
Please keep an eye on the UKFFA website for more information about the Middle Nene event in due course.
Waples Wines Traveller Tips!
And now another of our regular Travellers Tips, this time from Richard Lovering:
Traveller Tips #12 Gybing in lots of wind!:
"When it's windy the crew pulls the main over during the gybe from the centre main sheet, because this allows a better pull on it. Also, before going for the pole make sure the boat is flat and fully under control."
"Finally, before you go into the gybe you should also make sure the pole is at the right height, in order that you can get the pole back onto the mast quickly after the gybe without fighting the downhaul. "
Helm, Richard Lovering, FF4402