Whitefriars Training Day

With our rapidly approaching start to the season at Whitefriars Paul is starting to put his mind to the training day and what we should be covering. As we have now run quite a few training sessions Paul thought it would be good to put the question to the lightning fraternity to see what you would like to know on the day and we can tailor the sessions to suit the most common themes. For example, as with most years there will be an element of boat handling and starting as well as general discussions on rules, but if there are any specific...

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The New Season

The New Season

Well, things starting to wind up for the new season. Rupert has been busy with the 2014 YearBook, Caroline is progressing well with the Dinghy Show and boats are starting to appear on the For Sale page. We have LN29, and today LN 177 up for sale at West Oxford, and LN55 the first of the Re-Loved LN’s that John has refurbished. I guess all the lakes are fairly full, although the rivers are a bit of a problem right now. We were up in Oxford at the weekend and the Thames looks like white water. Have you got your membership renewed yet???...

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Lightnings Re-Loved

Hi all and happy New Year. The website has been quite over the Christmas holidays, but I guess everyone has been busy with friends and family, us too. Anyway, here we are in 2014 with the start of season about 12 weeks away. Before that we have the Dinghy Show of course and remember the season kicks off with a Class Training Day at WhiteFriars SC near Swindon.     Lightnings Re-Loved So we are going to kick off 2014 with a new Class initiative, Lightnings Re-Loved our new Lightning Refurbishment and Rehoming Initiative for 2014....

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Subs Time again folks

Subs Time again folks

Hi all, Just a gentle reminder that its that time again when Subs are due. The membership form is updated for 2014 and downloadable from the membership page. Sue’s address is there, so just pop the form in the post with your cheque, or you can do a direct bank transfer, just drop Sue a note so she can link your payment and membership easily. Bank Details are in the CA Membership pages, all very easy and worked like a dream last year. I think Sue had more direct payements than cheques.

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Dinghy Show 2014

Well, it will soon be show time again and our stand for 2014 has just been confirmed. We are in West Hall again on stand F12, a nice corner plot. We have a Dinghy Show News page HERE, which we will add to as info and news becomes available. As usual we’ll have one of the new boats on show and this year the new two section mast system, which really is going to be a killer feature for the Class, see the link above for more details. We’re looking at ways to show this off as best we can on the stand, it really is a clever design and...

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2014 Open Series

2014 Open Series

Hi All, The 2014 open series events are posted up on the ‘events Info’ page here: Event Page Eleven events nicely spaced with a few new venues or different formats. Once again we have been invited to sail with Manor Park on the Sunday for those who travel north, ro south for that matter to make a weekend of it. We have also posted up a couple of FUN only events that quite a few of the Class also like to attend, namely the Lord Birkett and North Norfolk week. These are not a part of the class series events just sail for fun. Dates...

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