|Courtesy of Richard Bailey:|
As you no doubt realise this is only the second bulletin of 2021.
Like the last lockdown, the Club has been in hibernation hence there has been very little to report on.
In theory, the Blandford Slalom on 18th April should be the first event of the year, however…………
The Landlord’s covid policies are dictating if the venue will be made available. Risk assessments have been requested and submitted.
You can understand that in the current climate there might be a degree of nervousness in allowing an event such as this to happen.
We wait to hear if permission is to be granted and if so, the Club will be pulling out all the stops and setting speed records to get the event up and running as scheduled. If we can do this don’t forget that you will need to renew your RS Clubman licence (or similar) to be eligible to compete.
As a side issue, the all new Timing App for autotests has been discussed, but we’ll be waiting a little longer before its introduced. This might well be a good feature, but also it might be trying to reinvent the wheel. The current system of timing isn’t broke so does it need fixing whereas on the flip side we should be keeping up with current trends. The priority is to get the season going first.
In addition, Committee meetings should hopefully resume at some point in the very near future.
Also there are a few annual awards outstanding. Please could they be returned to Steve Candy so they can be engraved when the Trophy Shop is allowed to open.
The 2021 Provisional Calendar now looks like this.
18th April. Slalom at Blandford.
16th May. Maybug Slalom at Bovington.
13th June. Summer Sizzler Slalom on the Shillingstone grass.
11th July. Nameless grass Slalom at Shillingstone.
8th August. Slippery when Wet Slalom at Shillingstone.
19th September. Harvest Slalom at Bovington.
3rd October. Mutley Mayhem Sprint at Clay Pigeon.
7th November. Opener Slalom at Blandford.
14th November. Challenger Stages at Bovington.
5th December. Christmas Cracker Slalom at Blandford.
That’s it. Lets see what develops.