We have registered to take part in Barts Bash, the largest sailing event in the world www.bartsbash.co.uk . We will be racing against over 600 clubs in 60 different countries and against Yachts, dinghies and windsurfers, all attempting a world record.
We are registered on Barts Bash site http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/club/redesmere-sailing-club and you can now sign up to race on the day. If you do race on the day, you will be racing against Ben Ainslie in a Finn, Iain Percy in a Star, Paul Goodison in a Moth, Jimmy Spithill in a Melges E-Scow and Loick Peyron in his Trimaran.
By entering the race now, our club will get an idea as to the number of people who intend to race on the day and it will also give us a good representation on the Barts Bash website.
The event is a fundraiser for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, www.andrewsimpsonsailing.org.uk and we will be asking for a £5 donation as your entry fee for each person sailing on the day.
It would be great if as a club, we could rally round and support this great cause whilst having our clubs largest race on the water and racing against a “whos who of sailing superstars”.
In order to complete the registration you need to
1) Click here http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/club/redesmere-sailing-club
2) Click Sign me up
3) Enter your details, Personal, club and boat
Come and join in the fun at Redesmere Sailing Club’s Annual Raft Race!
Enter a team with your own raft or use one built by the Club
Join a raft on the day
Just come to watch the fun and enjoy the attractions on the shore
Open from 12.30 Races 2.30 onwards
|• Hot and Cold snacks||• Hot and Cold drinks|
|• Licensed bar||• Stalls|
|• Raffles||• Games|
• Bouncy Castle
Follow the link for more information and an entrance form
Congratulations to Redesmere sailor Drew Gibbons on earning victory at the 2014 RYA Eric Twiname Championships.
Drew finished first in two of the three races in the Optimist fleet, to finish first overall. The event, which took place on the 10th of May at Rutland water, draws sailors from nationwide Zone squads and was well attended with 71 competitors in the Oppie fleet.
You can read about the event and Drew’s fantastic achievement by following this link to the Yachts and Yachting article.
Ever thought of trying sailing as a sport? Sailed in the past and now thinking of picking it up again?
Then come down to Redesmere for our Open Day. 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday 17 May. All welcome.
Boats will be available for taster sessions with experienced sailors to take you out. No need to worry about kit and equipment - just bring old trainers, spare clothes and a towel.
Can’t make it on that day? Feel free to drop in one Sunday or, better still, on one of our Saturday Social Sailing afternoons – check the calendar for dates.
Redesmere Sailing Club is on A34 near Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield. Click on the “Find us” link at the foot of this page for more detailed directions.