Random Pairs, Bring Your Own Boat Team Racing
Saturday 12th November 2016
Pre Event Report
Saturday the 12th November marks the start of the Team Racing Season at Spinnaker Club with the annual Twisted Tube team racing event. This is a fantastic competition that combines a friendly and informal ethos with competitive, well run team racing.
The format is two boat team racing event with a twist; instead of entering as a team, competitors enter as a boat and then get randomly allocated a different team mate and opposition for each race. This means your team mate in one race could be your opponent in another, it is a great way to get to know other sailors and to improve your team racing skills as you have to quickly adapt to the ever changing nature of the races.
Traditionally the event forms day one of the Spinnaker Firefly Weekend, with the Firefly Open Meeting being held the day after the Twisted Tube. This year however, Spinnaker was honoured to host the Firefly Inland Championships on the 29th-30th October, this served as the clubs Firefly Open, meaning that the Twisted Tube will run on its own, with normal club racing being held on Sunday 13th November. As an added bonus, competitors at the Firefly Inlands can participate in the Twisted Tube at no extra cost! The entry fee for all others is 15 pounds, which includes your lunch!
The event kicks off at 1100 hours on Saturday 12th November. Competitors should enter & register between 0930 & 1015. This will allow the Race Committee to compile the race schedule in time for the 1040 briefing. Already confirmed to be racing are Olympic sailor Ben Saxton, multiple Wilson Champion Hamish Walker & the all-conquering and Endeavour Trophy legend Toby Lewis. Race documents can be found on the Spinnaker Club Website (in the Open Events Page) and if anyone would like any further information, please contact Ed Morris at email@example.com,uk