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Sunset Series

Important Dates for 2024 Series

28th Feb – Pre-entry Open Evening – WMYC at 2000. Don’t know anything about Sunset Series? Think your child may want to sail but don’t know where or how to start? Come for a beer with some of the Sunset team. 8pm at WMYC (due to Dabchicks closure for works). Optional and more useful for non-sailing parents.

1st March – Entries Open

31st Mar – Entries Close

24th April – Diamond Parents Briefing Night – DSC at 1900 – Mandatory briefing for all new parents. How Sunset Series works. What you need to do. How the evening works. How to rig an Optimist.

27th April – Start of Season Cadets Party. Details to follow.

28th April – Boat inspections – Firs Chase Caravan Park at 0900 – Mandatory for Diamond, Emerald, and Bronze Fleet.

27th/28th April – Sunset PB2 Course. Run by the DSC Powerboat School – get your PB2 with other parents. Contact for details.

1st May – Safety Briefing – Mandatory for Cadets and Safety Boat crews.

4th May – Peter Clarke’s Optimist Boatyard Opens

4/5th May – Diamond Fleet lake weekend – click here.

8th May – First Wednesday night – All Fleets excluding Diamond

15th May – First Wednesday night – Diamond Fleet

Dates are provisional and subject to change.

Other Events, Dates and Info

6th – 7th April – IOCA Pre-RTG Optimist Training. Race training for Cadets – open to all, targeted at those below RTG level. Book here.
Contact Ceri Rogers for info –
8th June – Sailing Taster Day – For families and cadets who want to try sailing.
July TBC – Mersea Cadets Invade Tollesbury – Sailing / Camping Trip
Contact Laura Jones –
20th July – The Beastie. Optimist, Feva, ILCA, Tera Open Event.
Contact Charles McLellan –
5th – 9th August – Cadet Week

Important Documents

Key documents can be found on the document download page in the Sunset series area of the Dabchicks web site, these include : Notice of Series, Support Boat Insurance forms, Galley order forms, safety plan etc.

For further information Contact:

Sunset Series Chair, / 07894 412644

Other Useful Contacts:

Ifor Bielecki – Sunset Safety Officer – 07968 629098‬

Lee Child – Coaching – 07706 396546‬

Ray Smith – Chief Optimist Repairer and All Round Boat Fixer – 01206 384487

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