01 September 2019
The last Inshore racing weekend of the season is shaping up to be a really exciting event. In addition to the racing, starting and finishing off the JOG line for both days, there is reserved berthing in Cowes Yacht Haven for Saturday night. This is in walking distance of the Classic Boat Museum’s base in West Cowes, down by the chain ferry and Hammerhead Crane, where we have arranged a private showing, including the most famous of JOG exhibits Sopranino and Theta. Our founder Patrick Ellam raced Theta (not much bigger than a canoe) with RORC races in the 1950’s which caused him to build Sopranino and sail her across the Atlantic to demonstrate the seaworthiness of small boats. All JOG members are welcome.
During the showing, between 17.30 and 19.00, we will be holding a reception and prize giving for Saturday’s racing with free drinks (until we run out)! This is a special evening where we have invited the Race Officers who work behind the scenes in the race box, at all hours of the day and, sometimes, nights. Come and show them your thanks and appreciation please! We have also invited the generous race box owners who allow the continued use of our unique start line and continue to give JOG the maximum support and welcome for each and every race.
Rick Tomlinson has been booked as the race photographer for the event and digital photos will be made available to skippers and crew with no charge by JOG.
Please note the dates in your diary, get your entries in if you haven’t already and lets have the very best of JOG parties to mark the season’s racing.