It was great to welcome many of you back from a long winter layoff – made a month longer due to the need for extra training for WS’s volunteers which happened on-the-water and pontoons during April. The conditions were just right to get back into the swing of things and tune up ready for the start of the new racing programme next week.

As had been advised to all Racers and discussed with those Racers who attended the very successful Training Day on 10 March, the trustees have made a big change to the race programme by offering X3 short races each Thursday (a practice at 10.55 and two challenge races at 11.20 and 11.40). In addition each 5 or 6 weeks we will stage a Regatta on a Thursday with X4 races in the morning – starting at 10.30 – with one discard permitted.

I am sure that we are all looking forward to trialling the new race format over the next 7 weeks.

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