Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

CYC's 2015 CASTLES AND ISLANDS CHALLENGE: STARTS AT ALNWICK CASTLE ON FRIDAY 19 JUNE 2015

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Dear Runners and Sailors

It's February -- time to organise a team and send off an entry for Coquet Yacht Club's 2016 Castles and Islands Challenge which takes place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June, 2016.

We hope you and your friends will take part in this exciting and rewarding team event. Please take a moment to put it in your diary now.

You will find a poster, initial information about the event and an application form at our dedicated Castle & Islands section of our website. All are easy-to-download PDF documents. Sailing instructions and instructions for runners will be sent out to etrants nearer the date.

This event offers you some very interesting and enjoyable challenges over a twenty-four-hour period. If you are thinking of taking part for the first time - or you would like a reminder of what it's all about - please have a look at the two following websites. They both show you the spirit of the event:

• Team Vasque's 2009 Castles and Islands Challenge - http://teamvasque.blogspot.com/2009/06/castles-and-islands-challenge.html
• Castles & Islands 2011: Rob’s Story, Tyne Bridge Harriers - http://www.tynebridgeharriers.com/2011/06/27/castles-islands-2011-robs-story/

Finally - we would like to invite all runners and sailors with an interest in the Castles and Islands Challenge to join us at Coquet Yacht Club on Sunday 10th April for the 2016 Launch Evening. Whether you are a runner or sailor looking for a boat, a skipper looking for crew or runners, or simply seeking more information about the event - you will find the Launch Evening a useful and enjoyable experience.

We all look forward to welcoming you - runner, sailor or skipper - to CYC for the launch evening at 7:00 pm on Sunday 10th April 2016.

Alan Purdy
CYC Sailing Secretary