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Junior Fortnight

Registration Sunday 25th July 2021

Week 1 Monday 26th July 2021*

Week 2 Monday 2nd August 2021*

JF 2021 December update from the JF Committee

Many thanks to all adults and competitors who responded to the recent JF questionnaire. The number of responses was amazing and your comments have been super helpful to us.

Taking what you said was best about JF 2019 and FFS 2020, this has helped us shape what participants want from the event going forward as well as dropping the bits you would not miss!

There was a strong message that JF should be a whole family event, more fun, less pressure, more inclusive and with more focus on a social programme based at the club. We are working on these themes.

In terms of the sailing (assuming a Covid free environment) the plan for JF 2021 is for all the Junior fleets to race over the 2 weeks with mornings concentrated on the junior juniors in the Mirrors and a single-handed option of the Topper. The afternoons, when the winds tend to be stronger, will be for older children in the other junior fleets - Feva XL, Topper, 420 and single-hander.

The proposed indicative outline for the programme at this stage is as follows:-

Morning

  • Flight 1  - Mirrors Spinnaker (i.e. think Mirrors 1 & 2) - age 11-16
  • Flight 2 - Mirrors Non Spinnaker* (i.e. think Mirrors 3 & 4) min age 8 and under 11
  • Flight 2 - Topper AM - age 12 and above

*depending on numbers we may split the non spinnaker fleet

** Week 1 for Mirror fleets is to be a fun week. Adults/older siblings will be allowed to compete with the younger children in these fleets.

Afternoon

  • Flight 3 - Feva XL - age 12 and above
  • Flight 3 - Topper PM age 13 and above
  • Flight 3 - International 420 age under 19
  • Flight 3 - Single hander (Laser Radial / Aero 5) age under 19
  • Flight 4 - Early Evening Parent Racing in RS200, Laser 2000 and Single hander

The programme allows children in Mirrors non-spinnaker to crew in Mirrors spinnaker and learn from older, hopefully more experienced children.

Subject to age, children in Mirrors spinnaker can race in Flight 2 (late morning) or Flight 3 (afternoon). Similarly children sailing a double hander in Flight 3 (afternoon) can try single-handed racing in Flight 2 (late morning).

And late afternoon there will be some parent evening racing followed by happy hour.

What will be different for the racing in 2021?

  • Fleets will have a separate trophy for each week as well as an overall based on the combined results of Week 1 and 2. This will give competitors the flexibility to enter for just one week.
  • Competitors will be required to have done a minimum number of Club races or training to qualify. Visitors will be able to qualify by competing in the requisite number of races at their home Club.
  • We are hoping that cadets will help out with the Mirror racing in the morning as the younger children are really enthusiastic about this and it reduces the number of parent duties.
  • Week 1 for the Mirror fleets is to be a fun week. Adults/older siblings will be allowed to compete with younger children in these fleets.
  • Week 2 for the Mirror fleets will be racing for children only and the usual Mirror trophies.
  • There will be no Junior Regatta on the last Friday. We intend to introduce a fun day with a social responsibility/ charity theme during JF instead.
  • Due to very popular demand there will be early evening racing in both weeks, when not clashing with a major social such as Talent Night. This will be for parents in single-handers, Laser 2000s and RS200s. Many parents indicated interest in evening racing but did not have access to a boat. The intention is to have a crew sheet and make the Club Laser 2000s available for charter.

 

The JF Committee 


*All events at the Club subject to change due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Please contact the office for enquiries

Last updated 10:22 on 17 December 2020

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