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40th Lark Inlands Update

Steve Cumley - 27th June 2007

Entries for this weekends Lark 40th Birthday Celebrations at Grafham Water SC are flooding in. It is going to be a spectacular event with Lark sailors converging on Grafham Water from all over the country.

If you haven't entered yet do not panic! You can still enter by e-mailing the entry form on the homepage to ruth at fixtures@larkclass.org

The plans for the weekend should mean that there is something for everybody. Pete Vincent is going to be at Grafham all weekend to provide racing tips and video the action. Anybody that went to Penzance for the nationals last year will remember the superb video feedback sessions that Pete organised in the evenings.

There will be professional photographers to record the action and for those searching for a bargain we will be having a Lark class jumble. If you have anything that you could sell I am sure it would be appreciated by others - especially sailing kit and sails.

Chris Biglin the class measurer will be at Grafham to provide advice and tips on boat measurement and set up. Chris will also have the class buoyancy testing equipment so if you want to borrow it to test your boat this will be a great opportunity.

Eluned Jones will be on hand all weekend to answer any membership queries and John Crooks/Andy Cox the social secretaries will be organising the evenings entertainments. The buffet starts at 18:30 and the band will be rocking into the early hours.

We will have 40th birthday t-shirts for sale fresh from the printers - although get your order in early on Saturday because we have only had 100 made which means there won't be enough for everybody!

Pedrollo, Speed Sails, Pinnell and Bax, Harken and Selden are all sponsoring the event ao we have a great range of prizes to give out. As normal there will be prizes for the front runners in each fleet as well as prizes for the first boat that doesn't use a spinnaker, and the best placed boat that only does Sunday.

If you are still unsure please please do come. Don't be put off by the weather forecast, it is going to be really hot and sunny all weekend and I can't reiterate enough that whatever your standard you will be most welcome to come and join the celebrations.

See you on Saturday

Steve Cumley
Lark Class Chairman
07980 267962