Guernsey Race - (Dublin - Gosport) Training 3

I'm preparing a team of LSC members to take part in the offshore race from Cowes to Guernsey, that takes place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

The team is made up of enthusiastic sailors who want to extend themselves through the 2014 sailing season and develop their offshore skills, and there are a few places available.

This is just one of 5 training events that will prepare the team for the August race.

If you'd like to get involved in the campaign then r.s.v.p. to this event and then e-mail me with a brief resume of your sailing experience and which dates you're available for. (Clearly if you're available for most of the dates then that would be better for the team)

The training dates are:

17-18 May (Fully Crewed)
Bradwell – East Coast
150+ miles extended passage training
None stop passage around the East Coast Windfarms.
Offshore Safety awareness Training.
Operating a watch system.
Prep for Dublin to Gosport Passage.

05-10 July
Dublin - Gosport
450+ miles offshore passage from Ireland to Gosport with a stop off at the Scilly Isles
Including drills and routines.
Stop off places weather and time dependent but multiple continuous days at sea are more likely.

02-03 Aug
150 miles race/training
1 x inshore race training day
Starts, navigation, tactics, rules.
1 x coastal day race

And the race will be on: 22–25 Aug Bank Hol
Gosport – St Peter Port race
300+ miles total
Friday afternoon start 95 miles offshore night race to Guernsey.
Sunday and Monday cruise back with possible stopover in France.

Please r.s.v.p