2020 August Latest News


Some GP Sails being prepared for the 2020 Nationals

The good news is that the 2020 Unicorn Nationals at Stokes Bay SC on the Solent will take place from the 4th to the 6th September. Subject to the Prime Minister Boris not changing his mind and introducing further shut down restrictions on sailing activities. Sympathy to the hosting Club and Gary / Tanya for their efforts to make this event happen under these ever changing circumstances. Now it is up to you, the active Sailing members to make every effort to attend the event and participate fully. It is a great place for competitive sailing with unusual tide conditions and interesting challenging conditions. Entry fee for the event is £40 and full information and entry forms are available from the Stokes Bay SC web site and the Facebook Unicorn Association Page.                                             

This is your best opportunity to meet fellow Unicorn sailors and test your sailing skills against the best in the UK. The Annual AGM for the Association is held during the event so you have the chance to influence the future direction of the Association and the Unicorn Class. Good Luck to all competitors and wishing you some nice weather and interesting wind conditions. 

For 2020 the sailing handicap has been adjusted to  1.188 ( SCHRS ) equivalent PY 805. This change was made by the official SCHRS Committee based on prior year Regatta racing results and any Class rule changes affecting the boats performance. Once again the Unicorn has received a small improvement which should keep us competitive for Handicap racing.

I have to advise you that at Stone SC we have had to cancel not only Stone week, but also the Essex Sailing Championships originally planned for 29/30 August due to lack of suitable changing facilities to meet the latest SAFE operating  requirements for the number of boats/people who normally attend these events. Hopefully the situation will change for 2021 and we can return to a more normal life! Best wishes Peter Toft

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