2020 UK Open Events

A summary of UK 2.4 events can be seen below 

April 25th & 26th

Datchet water sailing club  -CANCELLED

May 16th &17th

Frensham Pond sailing club 

May 23rd-25th

Tidal Nationals (The Nationals 2020) Poole - CANCELLED

June 6th & 7th

Llangorse

July 10th-12th

PPSA Regatta Plymouth

August 1st & 2nd

RYA Multiclass - Rutland

August 22rd&23rd

Norfolk Broads - Wroxham

Sept 11th-13th

Rutland Sailing Club - UK Nationals event 

  

 

 

 

 
A Note From The Fixtures Secretary 2020,

Dear All, We are nearing completion with this years fixtures. Apologies about some dates arriving/changing late but they are often linked to other sailing club events and have to go through club committees before I can confirm them. They are also slotted in and around various international events that are beyond our control. Always popular among the 2.4 sailors is Poole (23-25th May) due to it’s great launching/sailing and fantastic facilities together with the very welcoming reception from the locals. However this is only held once every two years, which gives us a dilemma of where to hold the tidal nationals when not occurring at Poole, we have yet to source a suitable and cost effective venue due to the unique requirements of our class. However: earlier this year I had been in touch with Plymouth, they have two regattas, one for dinghies and another, later in the year for keelboats. The keelboat regatta sounds similar to Poole ie. Marina berthing/facilities, sea sailing/racing and, as it’s together with other keelboats, they also put up marquees to facilitate all the social events. They are reckoning on a reasonable charge for all the above due to their sponsorships though this yet to be finalized. We decided to hold a trail regatta this year (10th-12th July) to sample the venue and facilities but in order for success we need to show support from our own members and I appeal to you to at least come this year for an enjoyable weekend’s sailing. A minimum of six boats is required for our own start. Rutland (11th-13th Sept): This year we have had to move this event as the dates clashed with the late announced Europeans in Travelmunde, Germany. We are always made welcome at Rutland and again are privileged to be made so welcome considering the size of our fleet. Frensham Open (16th-17th May) : A popular event always ensuring a good entry these dates have now been confirmed and this as usual will consist of two late afternoon races on the Saturday and four on the Sunday so you don’t even need to get up early! There are often many visiting guests here just trying out the local club boats, which always makes it interesting. This year, the Frensham open is literally a week away from Poole so those travelling from afar may be interested in competing in both events! This is by no means all our events as we have the beautiful Llangorse (6th-7th June) and more all presently on our website Calendar So please consider that many of these opens cannot exist without your support, your non-attendance may have a negative effect on our class overall. Even if you don’t own a trailer just contact us and we will try to accommodate as much as we can. Finally: Both Steve Bullmore and Simon Hill (and his extra boats) have started a new fleet at Datchet. Hopefully this will encourage some incoming support from other competitive classes like the Flying Fifteen retirees so we are looking forward to an invite their for the first open and some fresh faces. Kind Regards and best wishes for the season ahead. Lets hope for support from everyone, Bruce Hill Fixtures Secretary