Winter News – February 2019

Congratulations to Society teams on bagging the Silver Medal at both the Carmela Cup and the Wessex Winter Warmer.   The program of events for the year is now finalised. So take out your diary and note the dates below!

The BUSA Regional Qualifiers took place 2/3 Feb. Two Cambridge teams are through to the finals and a third team has a second chance to qualify at the (National) Playoffs. The three Oxford teams faced tough competition in the Southern Qualifiers, particularly from Southampton – who were sailing on their home waters. One Oxford team has a second chance to qualify at the Playoffs.

Social Events

There will not be a Spring Drinks Party this year.

Varsity Match Dinner – Friday 5 July, Aldeburgh YC. Full details will follow on the Programme Page of the website.

Annual Dinner – Saturday 5 October, Kellogg College, Oxford – after the Generations Event.

Sailing Programme

12 May : Itchenor Swallow Match. Contact Nigel Masding. An RS200 fixture will not take place this year because of the clash of dates with the Wilson Trophy.

31 Aug : Wroxham Match (White Boats). Contact Gerorge Harston .

8 Sep : Lymington Scow Inter-Club Challenge. Contact Jeremy Vines.

5 Oct : Generations Event (Farmoor) Contact Phil Derry. Ladies teams are warmly encouraged and cross-generation teams are permitted.

Details of all these events will be found on the Programme Page of the website.

Team Racing

Team racing will continue on an informal (unsubsidised) basis until next October, with the current two Society teams battling it out at the Cam Cup, UKTRA, and the Wilson.

For the 2019/20 season (Magnum, Cam Cup, UKTRA, Wilson), entry fee assistance will be offered to a designated team – with a fine balance maintained between results achieved and the proportion of Society members on the team.

It would be great to have a ladies team again for the RYA Ladies Championships. Excellent training opportunities to be had with the main team!

Job Opportunities

The Webmaster (Anthony Butler) is looking for members to understudy his roles and take responsibility for them in the long term. The first role, which would suit someone with a little web experience, is looking after the website – maintaining its software and permanent pages.

The second role, which would suit someone who likes to take occasional photographs, is providing reports of events to go on the website. If you know of anyone who might be suitable for either of these roles, please get in touch with the Webmaster.

With best wishes for a pleasant and successful season’s sailing,

Fiona Hampshire

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