Season starts at Bolton Sailing Club in clubs Diamond Jubilee Year
by Keith Roberts on 27 Mar 2012
24-25 March 2012
Sailing starts in Bolton Sailing Club Diamond Jubilee year © Dennis Shevelan
Bolton Sailing Club is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee this year and the 2012 season got off to a flying start with a warm–up and boat prep session on Saturday 24th March followed in the evening by a very successful Launching Supper.
Over the winter the Supernova fleet grew to such an extent that there are now 22 boats at the club and has just been granted full fleet status with the benefit of its own start so the starting line-up this season is Supernovas followed by GP14’s, Handicap, Slow Handicap and Juniors.
Sunday the 25th was the first day of racing for the 2012 season and a turnout of over 30 boats was greeted by clear blue skies and light winds from the southeast. As anticipated the Supernovas had a good turnout with 13 boats taking to the water and having some very close racing. The Fast and Medium handicaps have been combined this season so it will be interesting to see how the RS 200/400’s fare against the always competitive Graduates over the next few weeks.
For the younger members of the club, junior registration takes place this Friday and we are expecting another year where 60+ juniors take part in the Friday night coaching and training sessions.
Lancaster University are based at Bolton SC and this year the Race Team have qualified for the Finals of the University Team Racing Championships and will also be taking part in the “War of the Roses”.
As always the club has a full program of activities scheduled on and off the water and these include the usual new members’ event, RYA courses, class open meetings, On-board days, together with the GP14 youths to be held in November. The Diamond Jubilee will be celebrated on the water with a Sail for Gold event on Saturday 23rd June (with the Summer Ball in the evening) and Regatta day in support of the RNLI on the Sunday.
We expect a very busy but rewarding season to celebrate our Jubilee year.