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Preston Guild 2012
Preston Guild is held every 20yrs as a celebration of a Charter granted in 1179 by King Henry ll to organise and controll Merchants in the Borough of Preston. The guild has been celebrated every 20 years since 1542, with the exception of 1942.
What has this to do with us, I hear you ask
Preston Marine Services Ltd, the Dock concessionaires, are offering a prize for RC Lasers in a competition on the Dock on Sunday 9th September
Preston Dock is one of the best sailing waters in the NW of England. There is a local cafe, fast food and supermarkets.
The water is deep and weed free, the skippers area is elevated, and launching is easy and safe
Sunday 9th September
The Preston Marina Trophy for RC Lasers
Briefing 10.15 Start time 10.30 no race after 3.30 approx
There is no entry fee
There may be a few changes from normal: for instance, regardless of the size of entry, we will sail as one fleet; we may use the Rigged Start System, and windward/leeward may dominate depending on wind direction
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to promote our sport during a Guild Celebration
There is a Dinghy Competition at the east end of the Dock organised by Blackpool & Fleetwood Sailing Club, so interest should be high
Please make a special effort to support this special event
The event is sponsored by Preston Marine Services Ltd and organised by RC Lasers.com
I think this will be well worth the trip, either from near or far, the chance to sail at this great venue is not to be missed in itself, but the chance to win a trophy as well having a nil entry fee make it all the more attractive. I'll certainly be travelling from Abersoch for the day which will be a great advert for the RC Laser class and also a great chance to get some sneaky practice in for the nationals which are just 2 weeks after.
Next ND Open Meeting
BLACKPOOL AND FYLDE at Fairhaven Lake
Sunday 2nd September sixth and final race in the 2012 ND Summer Series Series
Enter on the day, Briefing 10.15 Racing starts 10.30 No race after 3.30 Boats Bits will be attending with full spares, so take the opportunity to re-stock toilets within walking distance but the cafe may be closed A great venue and a good opportunity to promote the Laser to the public Prizegiving for the overall series at the end of racing