1 (edited by bertinol 2016-04-04 06:09:42)

Topic: British Contessa Assoc 50th anniversary celebrations

Quoting The Contessa 26 Class Association UK <racing_captain@contessa26.net>:

> Racing News from the Contessa 26 UK Class Association
> ** Welcome to the 2016 Season!
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> This being the 50th Anniversary year, it would be great to see as 
> many Contessa 26’s on the water as possible, enjoying some close 
> competitive racing.
> The Official Race Programme consists of The Round the Island Race 
> and The National Championships with entry open to Class Association 
> Members as well as Non-Members.
> Ratings
> This year the National Championships will be hosted by Lymington 
> Town Sailing Club. As per the 2015 National Championships we have 
> three Classes to cater for differing levels of ability within the 
> fleet:
> * The Racing Class is for accomplished Racers with Race Spec Boats 
> and is run under the International IRC Rating System.
> * The Cruiser Class is for novices or those sailing short-handed 
> with Cruiser Spec Boats and is run under Event Specific Rating 
> Systems.
> * The White Sails Class is for Cruiser Spec Boats not wishing to use 
> a spinnaker.
> If you intend on entering the Racing Class please ensure you apply 
> to the IRC Rating Office for a Rating as soon as possible. If your 
> boat has not previously had an IRC Rating and you only intend to do 
> one or two of our Events we have arranged for the IRC to issue 
> Single Event Ratings offering a substantial saving over an annual 
> rating - for details please Click Here 
> (http://contessa26.us4.list-manage1.com/ … 236a12c680
> .
> Cruiser Class and White Sails Ratings are provided by the Contessa 
> 26 Association for the National's and for The Round The Island Race 
> the Cruiser Class Ratings are called ISCRS and provided by the 
> Island sailing Club upon entry to the Event. No White Sails Class 
> exists for this Event but your rating in ISCRS is adjusted to take 
> into account the lack of a spinnaker.
> Saturday 2 July 2016
> If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Mike Harrison 
> (Racing Captain) on 07968 362101, or Tom Olden on 07795023936. The 
> 2016 programme is being jointly organised on behalf of the Class by 
> Tom Olden and Mike Harrison.
> Look forward to seeing you on the start line (and in the bar). Have 
> a great season.
> NB Entries are coming in thick and fast for the Class 50th 
> Anniversary Rally at Lymington, and if you haven’t entered yet now 
> is the time to send it in.
> Also the 50th Anniversary Book which is a great and essential to 
> have production is on sale now, secure your copy and details for 
> both are on the website.
> Regards,
> Mike Harrison
> Racing Captain.
> (h) 01983 297406 (m) 07968 362101
> Email: racing_captain@contessa26.net 
> Our mailing address is:
> Contessa 26 Association
> 62 Mill Hill Road
> Cowes, England PO31 7EQ
> United Kingdom

Re: British Contessa Assoc 50th anniversary celebrations

The British Contessa Association would love to have Canadfian Contessa owners over for their 50th anniversary celebrations and rally on the weekend of July 29 - 31.  The celebration will be in Lymington, Hampshire, on the Solent, just a short sail from Southampton.

They are hoping for about 50 boats. If you'd rather not sail over from Canada (sic), I'm sure they'll find you a place on a British Contessa.

I've been to Lymington and the Solent. It's a lovely spot with lovely people.  It's a two-hour train ride from Heathrow airport and there's lots to see and do in the area. The Isle of Wight is a short ferry ride away, and Portsmouth has HMS Victory and Mary Rose, both worth a trip.

If interested, contact David Houlton <coldavidhoulton@hotmail.com>

Oliver Bertin