Merlin Rocket Open on Sunday 20th October

We have confirmation of 15 club Merlins planning to attend this Sunday's RTYC Merlin Open. There is one visitor coming from Belgium and word about 10 more turning up. Looks like a good fleet! Start at 14:00 with coffee and bacon rol beforehand, cassoulet afterwards. Bar will be open on Saturday night for those in need of a pre-event drink and to get the latest tips on how to sail the shifty winds at Ranelagh.

Old masts clearout - where are they now?

At the last workday we identified about a dozen masts which either belonged to boats that had long left the club or which had not been used for some time (assessment via inches of dust). There were also masts with shrouds gone or simply bent. Just in case there is still an owner we keep them for now at the back-end of the trailer park. Their numbers are counted though....

New mast storage system for club Lasers and Solos

At the Workday last weekend Nick Wilson put in place a new mast storage system for single handed club boats. Every mast has now its set location in the rear mast storage rack. This rack is now exclusively reserved for the masts of club Lasers and Solos.

The reason for doing this is because people often spent considerable time searching for their masts. Giving them a fixed location should speed up the pre-start and rigging period. Now just make sure you put them pack to where they belong!