World Championship at Lyme Regis from Thursday 22nd to Friday 30th June 2023…
If you haven’t looked at the Worlds website, take a look now: 2023.okworlds.org The expression of interest page is now live. If you are planning to attend, please sign up.
As we have mentioned several times, we advise you to book your accommodation soon. I understand that most holiday accommodation can be found on Airbnb. The details regarding car parking will follow in the new year when the charges for 2023 have been published.
Some of you have already visited Lyme Regis to acquaint yourselves with the venue – you are all welcome to come and sail, though as mentioned before, there will be no official Open meeting at the venue before the Worlds.
In order to ensure the event runs smoothly, helpers are needed to welcome competitors, to guide them to car parks, boat parks and trailer parks. We will also need helpers to man the measurement stations. If you would like to become involved and can help from Thursday onwards, I would love to hear from you. Thank you to all who have already offered their help!
The entry fee will cover the running of the event, however, we all know that it is the little extras that make an event truly memorable.
We all like a snack and a drink when returning ashore after racing. Do you know of anyone who could supply the pies or offer a barrel of beer, or offer tea and cake? Can several of us club together and donate £10 or more towards the cause? Does your company produce goods that we could use as prizes? As the well known strap line says ‘Every little helps’. As you can see, we already have generous commitments from several companies already – their logos are on the website.
If you think your company would be prepared to sponsor, I have attached the sponsorship pack for your perusal. You will be able to assure all sponsors that their logos will appear on all marketing materials. Now is the time that most companies are preparing their budgets for next year, do you think you can persuade them to use some of their marketing budget to support our event?
Notice of Race
The NOR will be published in early December. The details of the event, including the entry fee will appear in this document.
I look forward to hearing from you as helpers, sponsors or competitors; 2023 is going to be an amazing year for all of us.