Catapult TT at Carsington
 May 20th-21st 2017


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Catapult returns to
Carsington Water in May for a TT weekend, sharing with the Laser Vagos.

The Club in the beautiful White Peak district of Derbyshire has always been very welcoming to Catapult.

 The club website at www.carsingtonsailingclub.co.uk gives more on their facilities.

 The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions ( for both Vagos and Catapults) are at    http://www.carsingtonsailingclub.co.uk/sailing/open-events/2017-open-meetings/2017-vago-catapult-open-event-may-21-22 
    

Sailing at Carsington:  There are wide shingly beaches (photo above) in the club house areas for rigging.

 The races are started from the Committee boat, specifying (from the boat) one of two courses described in the racing instructions.(Usually, the briefing will give an indication which course will be used.)

  The reservoir is big (photos below) and high up in the hills, so wind is largely unobstructed except close in to the shore and the dam. The area in front of the Club is shallow, and use of the long arms of the lake is restricted by wind direction, so the wide central sailing area can be crowded with boats in the Open events in the past. 

Event pictures: As part of their support at past Open events, the Club have been great in supplying photos;  Past reports and photos  here and here and  hereand here,  for some of Pauline Lowe's pictures

 (See also  here , John Pep seeing off an A Class at Carsington 2011.)



Arrival The club will be open 09.00 to 18.00 from Wednesday onwards (up to 20.00 on Friday) for leaving boats.

All boats should be washed down prior to arrival to prevent contamination with killer shrimp.

THE SOCIAL SIDE

 
The Vagos are organising a BBQ on Saturday evening and of course the bar will be open. (Last year we had cobs with beef burgers, sausages, salad followed by strawberries &  cream. There was also a vegi option.) 

 Contacts

 The Open Event is being organised by
Gerry Fisher, at gerry.fisher@carsingtonSC.co.uk , 01332 841361


  For more administrative matters the contacts at the Carsington Office  are Ceri, Tom and Marie  01629 540609, available from Wednesday to Sunday (10.00 to 16.00).



ACCOMMODATION.

 There is no camping on the club grounds, but there are camp sites nearby. For B&B accommodation try the tourist information office on 01335 343666, or, if you have access to the web there are several websites listing accommodation, such a
s www.visitpeakdistrict.com or www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk , and the Club website also has a list at  http://www.carsingtonsailingclub.co.uk/about-us/local-information/accommodation  

 


 
LOTS TO SEE AND DO

   As always we have selected Carsington not just for its great sailing but also for its location. It is in the White Peak, close to the Peak District National Park, and offers wonderful walking. Beautiful Dove Dale is just a few miles away.

  Stately homes abound, like Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Market House, Kedleston Hall and Wingfield Manor.The picturesque towns of Matlock Bath (take the cable car up the Heights of Abraham) Bakewell and Buxton offer lots to do and see, and then there is the Alton Towers theme park as well.

   For those interested in transport there is the Peak Railway and a Tramway Museum to be visited. So Carsington could be the centrepiece of a super holiday or long weekend break.