The world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, the Virgin Money London Marathon, was due to take place on Sunday 26 April. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of events across the world and with it, the loss of income from many fundraising events. The 2.6 Challenge has been created to help save charities. Many charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most. Some charities may not survive the next few months – so please get involved and help support our local charities!You simply need to choose a physical activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and complete it on Sunday 26 April, the day the 40th London Marathon would have taken place.It could be something as simple as pledging to walk, run or cycle 2.6 miles as part of your two-hours daily exercise, doing 26 star jumps or press-ups, or taking part in an online exercise class for 26 minutes.Anyone can take part, whatever your age or ability.It’s time to get creative! Your activity can be anything you like, based around the numbers 2.6 or 26. If you’re stuck for ideas or for more information please, take a look at: www.jerseysport.je/the-2-6-challenge/
Well done to all for joining in with a fun packed day, from home!
St Catherine’s Sailing Club’s first Virtual Regatta was a big hit this morning, with 14 Sailors taking part in a fast and furious event held over three races.
David Raimbault eventually came out on top with two 1st places and a 4th for a convincing win overall.
His brother Peter came a close second with a 2,3,2 score line, with Ollie Boyle third having scored 3,4,5.
We look forward to seeing you all on the virtual start line again soon.
Whilst we cannot be out on the water, your Committees have still been thinking sailing. We have found some great resources that might be of interest and for those with a competitive spirit, an Easter themed Competition and some Virtual Racing.
So, to the activities:
Recycled ‘Egg Sailor’ Boat Competition – Build a small boat out of any scrap materials for example plastic bottles, cardboard, drinks cans that can support a painted egg sailor (sailor to be a hen’s egg). You can be as creative as you like. Your videos or photos of your boat and sailor ‘floating’ will need to be submitted by 5pm on Easter Monday to any of the St Catherine’s Sailing Club WhatsApp groups or via our Facebook page – St Catherine’s Sailing Club, for judging by our Commodore Dave Jones.
Virtual Regatta – In the absence of our usual on the water activities, Dave (Pseudonym ‘St Cath’s DJ’) is all set to run three races back to back as a Virtual Regatta event on Monday 13th April starting at 10am. Racing will take place in 49er’s in the Portsmouth bay area. If you would like to join in with this racing, register for free on the Inshore area https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/inshore-game/ Please then register your intention to race by sending your name and ‘Pseudonym’ to Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org There are only 20 places so first come, first served. Get practising!
Art – One of our members has been posting on Facebook free drawings to download and colour in, they are so intricate and beautiful, and of course, sea themed. Have a look on Katherine Cadin Art.
The RYA has started the project #SailFromHome on YouTube and these sessions are available on the British Sailing Team YouTube Channel or via Facebook. There are some really great sessions covering strategy, interviews with Olympic Squad sailors, workouts and boat maintenance.
Hiking Bench – Perhaps you may have enough bits at home to make your own hiking bench so that you will be extra quick up wind, there are plenty of simple designs on the internet.
Have fun with your families and stay safe.