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Please support your club at this difficult time.
I feel it is only right to cancel the rescheduled Topper quiz night on Saturday March 28th due to the corona virus emergency and government advice for us to avoid gatherings. Sorry to disappoint you again, but I am sure this is not unexpected in the circumstances.
Topper Class Captain
Saturday was a dull overcast day starting with a light wind strengthening to strong by Lunchtime
22 sailors turned out for the race from various clubs, Eastbourne MYC, Coalhouse Fort MYC, Alton RSC, Medway RSC, LMYC, Guildford MYC, Woking RSC and Chipstead SC Radio Sailing.
Between Monday 6th April and Thursday 9th April access will be restricted to the club due to road closures.
Please read below the full details of the closures so you know what route to use coming to the club
A new generation of inspirational sailors were recognised in the RYA Musto Regional Youth Awards, presented at the RYA Dinghy Show on March 1.
The awards celebrate the achievements of young people in the sport whether it’s on the racecourse, volunteering, instructing, coaching or overcoming adversity. They were presented to seven of the 11 regional winners by RYA Chair, Chris Preston, alongside Olympic champion Hannah Mills and her world championship-winning crew Eilidh McIntyre.
Dan was born in 2000 and 10 years later started sailing with his Dad in an old Scorpion and then in a Mirror. By then the joy of sailing had truly bitten.
Dan joined Chipmates and started sailing Toppers and for the next 3-4 years competed in club and open events in Toppers.
But not only was Dan heavily involved in competitive racing, he was also helping with Chipmates, wanting to share his love of sailing with the younger sailors.
Dan also progressed through the RYA training programme and aged 14 qualified as an Assistant Instructor and at 16 as a Dinghy Instructor. At this point it was not uncommon to see a 16 year old Dan on the water teaching adults how to sail! By this time he was now too tall for a Topper and moved on to racing a Laser.