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With just one week to go until the 2018 Hornet European championships we have 22 confirmed and paid entries and many I have spoken with that have confirmed. So it looks to be one of the best turnouts we have had in a few years and likely we will surpass 30 teams.
I just wanted to confirm some of the details of the event.


Friday 10th August
HW 12:20 BST
Measurement available from 12:00
Club open for dinner and camping available. Please call ahead if possible.

Saturday 11th August
HW 13:13 BST
07:30  Measurement available
08:00 to 09:00 Breakfast served 
08:00 Registration and entry
09:30 Competitor briefing
11:00 First start  2 Races
18:00 onwards BBQ and Live music (Dave Woods band)

Sunday 12th August
HW 14:01 BST
08:00 to 09:00 Breakfast served
First start 11:30 3 races 
18:30 Lasagne dinner and AGM (Hornets and Kestrels) 20:00 approx.

Monday 13th August
HW 14:47 BST
08:00 to 09:00 Breakfast served 
First start 12:15 3 races
Championship dinner and live music

Tuesday 14th August
HW 15:31 BST
08:00 to  09:00 Breakfast served 
First start 13:00 2 races, no start after 15:00
Prize giving asap after racing
Club open for food

I would like to draw to attention of each competitor the below extract from the Sailing Instructions

6.1.2. A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by a race committee measurer to proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection. Any boat found to be non-compliant will be disqualified from any race in which it has already competed and may only re-join the event following rectification and rechecking.

It is therefore the responsibility of each competitor to ensure their boat complies with the class rules. 
We will be providing the facilities to weigh each boat starting from 12:00 on Friday 10th and prior to racing on Saturday morning 7:30 onwards this will also continue after racing at risk of the above! Outside of these times can be accommodated so just let me know. 
As per previous events we will be stamping 2 suits of sails to be used at the championships and this will be done by the independent measurement team during the times above. 
Understandably there may be competitors arriving Saturday morning, so it would be much appreciated if those arriving early make themselves known so we can get these things out of the way!

Social and catering:
We have breakfast and lunch packages available for all participants and guests. I will confirm those shortly but all will be available to book at registration.



Mark Dell

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