Pre-season preparation day Sunday 25th March

This year the Bimble Day is a week before the season officially kicks off so please do come down to the club and take advantage of this opportunity to get ready.

When: 25th March

Where: Pevensey Bay Sailing Club

Why: The sailing season starts soon and it’s time to get those winter cobwebs off…

What’s happening: experienced club members will be at hand to help with boat set up and advice on minor repairs. They will also be there talk though various duties that you as a member will be required to carry out (course set up, safety boat crew, timekeeper role).

See poster Bimble Day 2018

From sailing secretary Matt Fowler…. a quick overview of whats going on this Sunday;

The new Race Control Box is completely functional and is ready for anyone who wants to learn how it works to come along for a run through. This is also perfect for anyone who hasn’t got a lot of experience and is a tad nervous about doing OOD as this solution is really simple compared to our old system

There will also be Guidance on Setting courses/ Use of flags/Top tips for how to run a race

Whether you’re making upgrades to your boat or its in need of a little love or maintenance from re-riveting loose parts, renewing blocks/pulleys to minor gel coat/glass work. Just pitch up on the grass and there will be plenty of hands available with a vast range of tools and experience to help get your boat in tiptop shape

Safety boat duty is a crucial role for any club race. Whether its knowing how to safely deal with close quarter manoeuvring/Injured crews/laying a course and liaising with the OOD to setting up the Ribs to be able to get the racing away in a timely manner

There will be a brilliant group of people there this weekend if you wish to come along and top up your skills with their vast experience.