2021 Corona Virus
Roger Prout is taking over the Micro Magic race records from Sandra and Ted, and having spoken to Rodney with regards to the re-starting of the racing at Over, I’m putting out this message to the membership asking all those interested in sailing in the MM series. Starting in July (tentatively 10th ) to contact me with their sail Number (if they have one), at firstname.lastname@example.org we will issue our normal calendar of events which will be listed as before.
We hope to issue our normal calendar of events as soon as possible listing racing dates for both Micro Magic and One Metre racing.
We are now back to normal and members can just turn up as they wish on sailing days, these are afternoons on Wednesdays, anyone, Fridays mainly sailing but motor boats as well as long as you respect the ‘sailing boats’ who have priority (and we have now restarted racing) and Sundays. We look forward to seeing those of you who did not come down when you had to book. We have weeded the Canal Basin several times.
“Come on down” Over is lovely.
Every Friday – Saul Junction from 1.30pm
Every Saturday afternoon at Gloucester Docks….from 1pm
We sail at Over afternoons on Wednesday, Friday mainly sailing boats and Sunday,
Parking on the slipway area at Over is for Blue Badge holders only. Only exception is for quick loading / unloading.
Micro Magic sailing at Over does not stop you sailing your motor boats. Plenty of room for all
Serious racing has not yet started.
Any changes to these days are noted in the calendar above
Please remember the following points of sailing etiquette and safety.
Always bring and use your frequency peg and aerial protector when sailing.
Take your frequency peg off the frequency board when you switch the TX off, and take it home again!
Limit your time on the water to a half hour session, then check if others would like to use that frequency.
The above points do not apply to 2.4 GHz transmitters.
Weil’s disease – after boating, be safe, clean your hands with an antibacterial wash. Carry some with you.
Retrieving models from far side bank following breakdown.
You MUST always be accompanied by another person and be fully aware of the hazards
Please use the Club Pole to manoeuvre the model to a safe location
Please note this land is private and do NOT damage trees and plant growth
“All fast electrics when in fast mode must keep to the slipway side of the Portakabin and should not be in fast mode if the Swans are in the vicinity”.
. However should there be no slow boats sailing then the fast boats can use the whole of the canal as can the slower ones should there be no fast boats being used. However please respect the Swans and do NOT stress them. They live on the Canal you are merely a visitor.
COMMON SENSE must prevail to prevent further collisions or swamping.