The course card from the sailing instructions
I have to say that it is a bit disappointing to travel to Poole to participate in the Albacore Southern Area Championships and discover that we have only 4 races, two of which were only 35 minutes duration and 2 of which could not be sailed for lack of wind even though the other side of the harbour had plenty of sea breeze and we could have raced there. Its a lot of expense for such a measly offering. I'm not sure I would bother again. What really made the weekend was the excellent social side of the event.
Whilst I recognise that many ROs are volunteers and its not an easy job, I do hope that when the National championships are sailed there next year that the organisation of the races does justice to the nature of the event. After all it is a bit more than a local club's Sunday race around the cans.