Archive for the ‘Sailing Event’ Category

Winter Racing 25 March

What a fabulous way to end the winter series, conditions ideal for sailing, warm following wind, not so warm beating, flat seas, steady 14k breeze and sunshine just as ordered. Five boats out making the most of winter before summer hits us. The winner was Lady Elanor with Roger and Norna Wilkins and crew. The […]

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Racing this Sunday 11 March

As my friend Louis Armstrong might say: “its going to be a wonderful day”, certainly after the weather we’ve had. That’s this coming Sunday racing. Forecast 8 degrees, dry, a bit of sun, NNW-SW wind – 8-15kt, high tide 10.30hrs. First boat off at 12.00hrs. Get your time, course and sync’ your watch from the […]

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Racing cancelled this Sunday

Racing has been cancelled this Sunday 4th March but we hope to run one next Sunday 11th. Watch Facebook or the club website for details. Tony Freeth Hon. Sailing Secretary (Joint)

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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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