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post #30 of Old 11-22-2009
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Morning All,

Bloodhunter, our Twilight starts at 6pm, so there's plenty of time for us to get there. Its so popular becos its alot more relaxed then the usual Sat race and alot of friends come along who are not members of the club. Also we don't have to sail throughout the season. Anyone can just let the race committee know if they want to join the race the day before. We have 2 divisions. We usually get about over 40 boats as the weather is getting better. For wed nights, there's no spinnaker. Less stressful and more fun.
Yes our race committee has done a great job to encourage sailing. We had over 250 people coming into the club on our open day a couple of weeks ago.
Paulk, we use Topyacht program to do the handicap and everything else ..except to sail . I help out on Sat to keep time. Its a pretty good program. All the other sail clubs in the bay is using it so we have a uniform handicap system.
Happy Sailing everyone
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