Whilst some of the BODs are off to Bosham to represent the class at the Classic Boat Revival this weekend, the rest of the BOD fleet will be enjoying the Autumn Mini Series which takes place this Sunday 7th September with the first start planned for 11am. Nick and Pam Readings have generously offered to act as our committee/rescue boat in their big black RIB and will initially be located in the vicinity of No 13 so you can easily find them.
As usual the plan is for three fast and furious back-to-back races on windward leeward courses set using the RIB and one buoy as the start line and another suitable nav/racing mark as the weather mark. Its all great fun and very informal and Jeremy, who will be sailing Avocet, will be liaising with Nick to assist with course setting.
Malcolm has also confirmed that he will be out and now everyone is starting to recover from the post Pyefleet Week malaise we hope to see a really good turnout.
Looking ahead the following two weekends we have the Osbourne Cup Parts 1 and 2. Both races will be run from the BSC line with Part 1 on the 14th September starting at 14.10 and Part 2 on the 21st September starting at 11.00. The race on the 14th will also incorporate the BSC’s Bart’s Bash event so more information will be published on this shortly, but let’s make a special effort to get as many BODs out on the water for that race as possible.