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    Posted: 24 Jun 10 at 3:43pm
Racing circumnavigations for dinghies!

We've just seen the leadmines have their fun round the Wight, so what is coming up for smaller boats?
I've just competed in a small-scale 'round the island' race on the Walton backwaters, and fancy another...

Isle Of Sheppey
11 Sep 2010
http://www.iossc.org.uk/islandrace/index.php
The "longest dinghy and board race in Europe"
You have to capsize to get under the bridge!

Mersea Week
7-13 August 2010
This includes a round-the-island race, although part of the course requires a trolley in order to cross the road!
http://www.merseaweek.org/

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Flick-Flock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 10 at 6:46pm
Theres a race around St Marys on the Isles of Scilly, Its penciled in for the 1st of August this year.
Capsizing is optional, although we managed it last year.
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We should be doin the sheppey, first time so should be fun,
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MerlinMags Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 10 at 1:56pm
Very tempted to do the Round Sheppey, it looks to be an achieveable achievment, if you know what I mean.

Might take a look at the forecast first though! Typically I go to an event regardless, but with this one I think the range of suitable wind strengths is a little narrower than usual...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ifoxwell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 10 at 4:42pm
Originally posted by MerlinMags

I think the range of suitable wind
strengths is a little narrower than usual...


Perhaps but then don't think of it as a race... its more an
adventure... and you can go exploring in pretty much any
weather!

I'll be there again, Its one of the few events I pencil in
at the start of the year and it will have to be pretty
extreme to keep me at home.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MerlinMags Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 10 at 9:24pm
Yup, I was definately thinking of adventure rather than trying to come in the top 20 (not bloomin likely).

My main concern was a light wind meaning the jaunt could take 10 hours (as the race website mentions). I enjoy light wind racing, but not on a 40 mile course....
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The Blackwater Sailing Club hosts the RTI's, a race around Osea and Northey Islands in a figure 8, with 2 causeways to cross you have to watch your centre board and rudder.....the topper and mirror classes just go round Northey.  takes place on July 25th and is in aid of the RNLI, starts at 11.30
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I am sure that there is forumites at the clubs concerned who can correct me if I am wrong.

Tenby Regatta 10th & 11th of July including the Round Caldey Island Race
 

Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race 22rd August 2010 10 Am

I believe the dates are correct for these the first race is about 15 - 20 miles i think ( think I read that somewhere ) & the second race off Anglesey is again long distance appox 15 miles?

 

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Tresaith (West Wales) race from Tresaith down the coast around Cardigan Island and back to Tresaith. About 10 miles. Dolphin & Seal watching a bonus.29th August.

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I did the Round Sheppey three years ago - it was great fun and I'd thoroughly recommended it.
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