Just a polite request to single-handed sailors when launching from the beach…

Please can you make sure your trolley isn’t going to cause a hazard to other sailors. With yesterdays wind direction making launching awkward, some trolleys are being left very far in the water.

At the start of the first race two trolleys were left basically floating into the lake causing another boat leaving the shore to hook one of the trolleys causing the boat to capsize. The mast then got stuck under the other trolley making it impossible to right. Fortunately one of our new members on the shore went to assist and was able to help de-tangle the boat from the two trolleys.

We know it’s hard to deal with your boat and the trolley when on your own but this could have caused damage and injury.