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Digital Ducks and the Lockdown Cup

posted 28 Apr 2020, 01:59 by Caroline Payne   [ updated 28 Apr 2020, 02:12 ]

While we sit at at home keeping ourselves safe and sound, sailing, like every other sport, appears to be on hold. However sailing is one of the few sports that has participants actively engaging in competition at the moment.

Sailors are an innovative bunch and with the assistance of Virtual Regatta Inshore, sailing clubs around the country, indeed around the world, are setting up their own series' and Claires Court is no different.

During the Easter break, some of our year 10 sailors took the initiative and started up their own virtual race series .The Teatime Series (so named for it's regular 4.30pm start time) starts afresh today and is open to all CC sailors wishing to pit their skills against the best - currently Topper169 who took the initial Teatime title with a total of 3917 points.

With the return of online school, Claires Court sailors have taken to the virtual water like digital ducks, and alongside online theory sessions, and with the help of VRI and Google Meet, will continue their sailing development with the added benefit of not actually getting wet!  
In addition to regular race sessions, we will be running an additional 5 race series this week to find our top sailor to take the CC title and to represent Claires Court in the RYA eSailing Spring Club Championships in May. After which we will commence a series of eRegattas organised by BSDRA, taking on the schools we would have been seeing on the water this term.

Teatime (Series 1)
Sailor Points Rank
Topper169 3917 1
Beanpole 2842 2
Red5 2335 3
Mrs P 2189 4
Allosaurus 1407 5
Wrathbone 978 6
Ogmeister 731 7
TheSailingShoggy 464 8
Set1 419 9
Argon 135 10
Open Racing

    Beginners & Intermediates - Mondays at 3.30pm  
Advanced - Mondays at 4.30pm

All Abilities - Tuesdays & Fridays at 4.30pm

Coached Sessions

Advanced - Wednesdays at 3.30pm
Beginners & Intermediates - Thursdays at 3.30pm 

[Entry via the Sailing Classroom - or please contact Mrs Payne]

*keeping names (and preconceived ideas of ability) private