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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.

Entry 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.

2017 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 please.

Racing at FarmoorThe 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 Less!

Proceedings 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 sandwiches!

Racing at HollowellNew 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 Williams. 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 Tracey.

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Last modified 06-Dec-2017