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We have the date for the relocated RS700 RS800 Nationals = 12-15 Sept.  I am now waiting to organise the details with WPNSA who are currently in the middle of hosting their first Covid 19 rescheduled event: the Laser Nationals.  WPNSA have been totally heroic in their capacity as National Sailing Academy taking on so many short notice events to provide us with racing during this pandemic.  So we will have to be a little patient!

I thought I would share with you the info I have so far:

The relocated nationals will focus on racing with shoreside activity limited in accordance with Covid 19 guidelines.  For example the toilets will be open but the changing rooms closed.  Prizegiving will be by invitation only to reduce gathering numbers.

Racing on Sat 12 and Sun 13 Sept will be inside the harbour because it is the Yacht Clubs of Weymouth Regatta in the Bay and there are 8 to 10 cruise ships moored up as obstacles.  However the plan is to race in the Bay on Mon 14 and Tues 15 Sept, subject to weather conditions and slightly more cautious Covid 19 upper and lower wind limits (to avoid towing).

The 470 Nationals will be held over the weekend 12-13 Sept and we will be sharing a race area with them.  The 470 fleet is anticipated to be no more than 20 boats.  The race team are working to separate the fleets by inner and outer loops and staggered start times to maximise the quality of racing for all.

All race and result information will be online but you will not have access to the WPNSA building’s wifi.  So you will need to be able to independently connect online to access this info.

You will be able to drop boats off on Friday 11 Sept.  Depending on how quickly the Moths vacate the site after their Nationals finishing on the Friday this will either be to your allocated boat parking area or to a signposted compound. 

A plan is being worked on for weigh in on the plank.

It is likely that we will be asked to provide some volunteers to help with beach, tally and on the water in patrol boats.  WPNSA will have been running short notice events non-stop for over a month by the time we are there and they are worried that their normal gang of volunteers may well fatigue.  Please let me know if you have a family member or pal who can help and in what capacity.

I will be in touch with more event information as soon as I have any!

I’m really looking forward to hosting you all to a slightly different but still utterly awesome RS700 RS800 Volvo Noble Marine National Championships!

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Happy #RS700Sailing! Happy #RS800Sailing! Keep safe and well!



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