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2013 IMPALA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
will be sailed at Weymouth
16-18th August 2013.
Background: In an effort to include the northern fleet your committee have explored the possibility of having the Nationals as part of West Highland Week. However for various reasons, of the core fleet of six boats in that part of the world only three are firm starters, so for 2013 the Nationals will be held in the south.
We have accepted an invitation from the Weymouth yacht clubs to hold the Nationals as part of their annual regatta. We will race on Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August.
The format is likely to consist of:
A Coastal race on Friday starting at noon and finishing about 8 pm.
Saturday will be two races around the inner cans.
Sunday will be one/two (TBC) races around the cans.
We will have our own starts. So the boat you are luffing over the line at the start will be an Impala !
This will be a slightly different format to last year’s short course racing – with some longer races as well as short, inshore ones. So we might need to scrape the rust off the cooker, find the kettle and check the heads work…
Royal Dorset YC have negotiated us a rate of £18 per night rafted up across the water from them in the Cove. Pay the Harbourmaster.
More info on the social side as details are firmed up.
Suggestions for sponsors eagerly sought !
Other notable dates for planning your Summer Impala Campaign: see the South Coast Calendar. We want to know what the Impalas around the country are up to – email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set up calendars for the rest of the country too…