The big Class Association event of 2018 is the National Championships in Plas Heli (Pwllheli), 6 to 8 July. Enter by 31 January 2018 in order to get the best discount!!
We are very fortunate that Hartley Boats have once again agreed to provide some very generous sponsorship – up to 50% off the entry fee! The Class Association is also encouraging new faces to take part in our Nationals and there are special incentives specifically for them. Click on “Information and Links” for full details.
For those of you that don’t know Plas Heli, it is the Welsh National sailing centre. This year they hosted the Topper Nationals, Merlin Nationals and International Canoe Worlds, so are well setup in what is regarded as one of the best sailing venues in the UK. It is also a fantastic part of the world for some epic walks, which may appeal to some 'other halves'.
In addition to what will no doubt be some amazing sailing, this year there will be two social events to ensure everyone has a good time. The Nationals isn’t just about the top few sailors, we want everyone to have a great time and really enjoy the social side of things. We hope this encourages some new faces to attend, regardless of their sailing ability. There will also be social tickets available for other halves, again we hope this encourages a bigger and more inclusive event.
We asked Frank McMullen (81st in 2017 nationals) what he loves about the event and he said:
"What can you not love about the Supernova Nationals... good venues, great racing, fantastic social evenings and best of all, meeting old friends and making new ones."
Expect some further improvements to the buddy groups, so even if you haven’t attended before you will be supported by some more experienced helms.
Plas Heli is a fantastic place to sail with safe launching/recovery from a sand beach, so why don't you come along and give it a go? You'll even get a free t-shirt and 2 free meals! Entries close on 15 June 2018 - you CANNOT enter on the day.
We look forward to seeing you there and please spread the word around your club members to see if we can get to the magic 100 mark again.
Please note that if you enter and are no longer able to attend then the Association will allow you to swap your entry with someone (which you will need to find) up to 15 June 2018, but we need to be informed of this. We are not offering any refunds, sorry. Also within 3 weeks of the event it is too late for us to amend entries, so we cannot allow swaps then. We appreciate this is a "hard line" but we have had to take this following some issues arising as part of a previous entry.