I hope you're all keeping well and looking forward to the sailing season kicking off as much as I am! This message serves to provide information for the upcoming season of Pico Club, and in particular Pico Club Race Coaching.
Just a gentle reminder, to participate in Pico Club, you must be a fully paid up club member! If you haven't renewed your membership yet, make sure to do so before next week. Details on how to do this can be found onwww.braysailingclub.ie
in the membership section. Any questions, send me a message or email!
Regular Pico Club will run as normal for the coming season, with 20 sessions scheduled from May through to the end of September. Please make sure to arrive down an hour before the advertised time to get rigged and changed!
Pico Club Race Coaching
Last year, we brought in Race Coaching for our older, more advanced sailors and it seemed to work well. This year, we'd like to take it a step further and assign each week of Pico Club to a particular racing topic or skill, while also introducing the Pico Club Race Series.
There are 5 race days as part of the Pico Club Race Series. On these days, Juniors will come down as normal for Pico Club, but instead of a session on an aspect of racing, there will be races taking place that count towards an overall series. These races will not impact regular Pico Club, which will continue as normal.
After each race day, we will have a BBQ in the clubhouse for racers and regular Pico Club sailors, which parents and other family members are welcome to attend. There will be prizes issued for that day of racing.
At the end of the season, results from all of the races will be pooled together to have an overall winner of the Pico Club Race Series.
The dates for the Pico Club Race Series are as follows:
- Sunday 26th May (FG 1600)
- Sunday 23rd June (FG 1430)
- Sunday 21st July (FG 1330)
- Sunday 18th August (FG 1200)
- Sunday 15th September (FG 1100)
If you cannot make some days, do not worry! There will be prizes issued at the end of each race day and there will be discards too - so you could still be in with a chance of winning the overall prize!