After a whole season with no formal BOD racing at long last the end of COVID-19 restrictions is on the horizon, Pyefleet Week 2021 will be going ahead in the traditional format and the BODs will be there in force!
Already a number of boats are on the water and a quick check round has revealed that we will definitely have a fleet in double figures with 12 boats already confirmed, so if you’ve been dithering about getting the boat out now is the time to commit, give the crew a call, dig the boat our from storage and get out there an join us.
So far our entry list already for Pyefleet Week looks as follows:
Never Say Never
We are also hoping to see several others as well.
Some of these boats are already on the water and as we move into July we hope to see people racing in the club races. Please can anyone who plans to race this weekend’s Robbie Stone Chalice at 11.00 on Sunday 4 July from Batemans/CYC line urgently contact Fi on firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can confirm to CYC that there will be takers.
Coming up after that we have the Regatta Hickley Tiller race which will be run in conjunction with BSC’s Jodi Jug Trophy Race on Sunday 11 July at 14.00 so two trophies up for grabs.
On Sunday 18 July its the Commodore’s Cup at 14.00 from Batemans/CYC and on July 25 we have the ever popular BSC Round The Island’s Race which is typically a great race for the BODs. The start time is to be confirmed but it likely to be circa 13.30 from the BSC line.
On Sunday 1 August, the weekend immediately prior to Pyefleet Week, we are invited to join the BSC two race committee start boat mini series. This is all in handicap racing but we will extract BOD results and with typically two short windward leeward style courses on offer its a great way to make sure your boat handling, boat speed and starting are up to pace before the big event. The first start is at 14.00 from the BSC Committee Boat.
And then we come to Pyefleet Week which runs from 7 to 13 August. On Saturday 7 there’s the Carole Cruickshank Pursuit Race warm up and Pyefleet Week is from 8 to 13 August. We sail Sunday am, Monday pm, Tuesday am, Thursday pm and Friday am starting at 10.30 and 14.30 accordingly. And of course on Wednesday there’s the infamous Big Wednesday Handicap in the afternoon. Shoreside plans are underway for a full Pyefleet Week social programme and all the details including online entry are at www.pyefleetweek.com (you don’t pay until you register on site at the start of the week but please get your entries in early to help with planning and save you time on the day).
If you know someone who wants to join us but doesn’t yet have a BOD don’t forget that we have boats for sale at a range of prices on the class website, from the stunning GRP Eider at just under £20k to both Nan and Endeavour which are great ready to sail older boats at very low prices (all are open to sensible offers too). Click here for the full list of boats for sale.