Archive for the ‘Sailing Event’ Category

Winter Series 2017-18 Race 7

Race 7 18 February 2018 Another great day on the water. More wind than forecast, a nice flat sea and eight boats (although one didn’t make the start line). Good aprés-sail meals afterwards – many thanks to the girls in the galley.   Yacht Position Lady Elanor 1 SB3 Chaotic 2 Phoebe 3 Donati 4 […]

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Winter Series 2017-18 Race 6

Race 6 04 February 2018 I was right, it was a wonderful day to be out on the water. Not many days from last summer compared to today. Decent breeze, bit of a lop and sunshine. Four boats made it across the start line, some on different time scales however.  A good race won by […]

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Winter Series 2017-18 Race 5

Race 5 21 January 2018 Fifteen brave souls in four boats turned out for what was a brilliant sail – flat seas, steadily building wind and a pleasant temperature just north of 0 degrees. Two boats failed to finish, but that’s between us and the piers. Then followed the apres sail. Can’t remember an awful […]

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Pursuit Racing

Pursuit racing is when the slowest boats of the race fleet start in order of low handicap followed by the increasingly faster boats until the fastest handicap boat starts last. The advantages of this are that there is no pre-start melée which often puts off new racers, a yacht always knows its position during the […]

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Winter Series – Sunday 21st Jan

It is hoped, weather depending, to hold a race on Sunday 21st Jan. Start times will be posted on the club race board on the day. The first boat will leave 12.00 hrs. Tony Freeth Hon. Sailing Secretary (Joint)

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Winter Series 2017-18 Race 4

Race 4 7 January 2018 Well that was a turnip for the cabbage patch, nice breeze, gentle swell, loads of sunshine. What you would expect in July but not in January! Brilliant day’s sailing, six boats starting – six boats finishing. Bar full of happy racers well done all, only 14 days till the next […]

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Winter Series 2017-18 Race 3

Race 3 OK that does it. I’m giving up summer sailing in favour of winter sailing. More boats, more folk and more fun. Defrost the boat, remove the snow and ice, melt the running rigging of ice and Robert’s your father’s brother. -2C out there, a lumpy swell and a great very close race. AWP […]

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Sunday Racing 10th December

Sunday racing 10th Dec is on. Light winds, flat seas, ideal conditions. 12.00hr start first boat. Spread the word. Santa hats a must as its xmas. Tony Freeth Sailing Sec. (Joint)

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Winter Series 2017-18 Race 2

Race 2 Incredible !! the coldest day of the year so far and we get 7 boats signing on for the 2nd winter series race.1 couldn’t sail as the crane malfunctioned,1 couldn’t sail because of battery malfunction 1 couldn’t sail because of foil malfunction which left 4 to fight it out. A great sail in […]

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Winter 2017-18 series – thinking outside the box

The aim is to have a relaxed series, more about using boats and the club than points and prizes. The First race will be on Sunday 12th Nov at 12.00 and approximately every two weeks following but in general using the fine weather days rather than fixed dates. Any club boat can take part in […]

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