The Seavets racing series
events are held on inland waters, starting in
March and carrying through the summer until the
beginning of October. The full programme is on the Events 2018 page.
Race Officer Duties: At many of our venues we have to provide a Race Officer and Assistant RO to set the course, (with help from a club boat) and then to run the start sequence, keep lap charts and record finishers. For the last few years we have relied on Peter and Ruth Tracey to fulfill these tasks. However, this means that Ruth cannot race if she wishes, and Peter is beginning to 'run out of steam', and sometimes lacks the inclination, for a full day in a committee boat.
We therefore propose to ask for volunteers from within the race fleet to help in the committee boat for a morning or afternoon. If no volunteers are forthcoming a roster will be produced. Those involved will be awarded average points from the other races in which they have competed. None of these tasks is particularly challenging, but require a degree of concentration and attention to detail.
Comments on this proposal to our Chairman, Steve, please.
Fees: Fees charged by many of
our host clubs have been rising steadily for the
last few years, to the point where we lose money
on some once we have bought prizes. While we will
maintain our present level of entry fee at £15 at
most events, at the following venues we will
charge £17: Grafham,
Whitwell, Bala and Stone S.C.
Series Racing Results here.
Note that you can
select the results for each event and for the
whole series by way of the link
at the bottom. Any problems to Ruth
series comprises about a dozen events counting
towards trophies awarded at the end of the season.
The Raceboard fleet is
divided into classes by age - Seniors
(under 50), Veterans (50 - 59), Supervets (60 -
69), Megavets ( 70 - 79) and Octovets (over 80) -
and yes, we have 3 of them!
Maximum sail size is 7.8m in the Raceboard
classes. There is also an Open class with no
limitations on board or sail, and a One Lap fleet
who race on a shortened course - usually One Lap
usually start with a briefing at 10.30am, with the
aim of getting out on the water by 11 o'clock. 2
races are held before lunch, and 2 after, with the
prize-giving at about 4.30, enabling people to get
away by about 5pm. An Event Entry Fee is charged -
£15 for 1 day, more for two-day events. Most
locations offer catering facilities, and where
possible details are given on the venue
information page. Otherwise bring your own
New to Racing?.For
an informal introduction to racing, a small
group meet regularly at Datchet Water midweek
for 'fun' racing around the fixed buoys there.
More details from Richard
If you are
interested in starting to race in the Seavets
series then read this guide
If you would like to have a go
at racing we have a spare raceboard available
which we can bring to any event if requested in
advance. You will have to use your own rig. If you
are interested please get in touch with Ruth
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