Warsash Open 2016
The Sailing Instructions are now available and can be found HERE
Details of this great event can now be found here: Events
Down on the right of this page you will find our new Event Calandar. By clicking on this calendar it will take you to the full page version, where the forthcoming Blaze, Fire and Halo events are listed, along with a few others that you might be interested in.....
Blaze National Championships - Paignton SC - 3/4/5th June 2016
Full further details can be found HERE
The Notice of Race for the Blaze Class National Championships 2016 has been published on Facebook Blaze Sailing and below along with the Entry Form. (Now available as pdf files - Notice of Race and Entry form).
All entries are to be sent to the Secretary, John Abbott, but entries will only be accepted from fully paid up Class members (i.e. those that have renewed for 2016).
You do not need to pay the full amount, a deposit of £25 will secure your entry and maybe paid any time up until 1st May. All postal entries must be received by John before 27th May. After that entries may be accepted at the Club, at the discretion of the Club.
2016 membership now open
It's that time of year again....
Time for membership renewals - still only £20 (or £21 to pay using PayPal)...
BLAZE CLASS ASSOCIATION
Minutes of Annual General Meeting, 2015
The Annual General Meeting of the Blaze Class Association was held at Bala Sailing Club at 6:30 pm on Saturday 10th October 2015.
There were no apologies.
2. Minutes of previous meeting (available on webpage http://blaze-sailing.org/)
There were no comments on the minutes of the previous meeting.
The minutes were proposed by Tim Heaton, seconded by Dave Angwin and approved by the members at the meeting.
3. Matters Arising
There were no matters arising from the previous meeting.
4. Chairman’s report
Paul Taylor thanked members for supporting the events. He thanked Simon Beddows for his work as events and competitions secretary. He thanked Bob Cowan, Nick Ripley and Tim Heaton for their help in organising events at Warsash, Paington and Bala. He thanked Andy Maw for his work in setting up and running the website. Andy said that he hoped to develop the website to allow on-line entry to the Nationals and to include an improved events calendar. Paul thanked Jonathon Saunders for his event reports.
Paul said that the Class Association was essentially run by two people and said that more help would from other members be appreciated. In particular, a prize monitor was needed.
5. Treasurer’s report
Paul Taylor presented the report of income and expenditure for 2015. He said that there was a slight reduction in the number of members from 74 in 2014 to 62. He said that the cost of entry to the Nationals at Hayling Island was relatively high and that this may have contributed to the reduction in numbers. He reported that the prizes for the Nationals had been delivered late.
Paul reported that the class had a good bank balance but would need to meet the cost of the Dinghy Show out of the current balance.
The Treasurers report was proposed by Dave Entwistle, seconded by Bob Yates and approved by the members present.
6. Election of Committee Members
Paul Taylor reported that Richard Botting had volunteered to take over from Simon Beddows as events coordinator. The committee was approved by the members, proposed by Nick Ripley and seconded by Mike Bell.
Paul Taylor encouraged more members to get involved with running the class.
Joint Open Meetings with Fire and Halo
The Class Association would like to make everyone aware of how the multiple class open meeting will work. There will be a separate start for the Blazes and a combined start for the Halo and Fire. We would like to be as inclusive as possible but need to ensure that rig swapping is not used to distort the results. So it has been proposed that which ever class you cross the startling line for your first race of an open meeting will be the one that is used for your results. If you subsequently change rigs you will be allowed to race but your results will not be counted for your second rig. Whilst this may not make all of you happy it does allow people to sail rather than sit on the shore when conditions change.