Archive for the ‘Sailing Event’ Category

Rowena Cup and Tyne party weekend – 23/24th June 2018

This weekend is about the Rowena Cup race and rally up river to the City Marina for an overnight stay and taking in the wonders of the Great Exhibition of the North. Your start time from the river Blyth will be posted nearer the date. Boats should arrive at the mouth of the Tyne at […]

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Tall Ships Race at Sunderland 10 to 14 July

For those looking forward to seeing the Tall Ships Race visit Sunderland in July, a navigation notice has been released which details arrangements for spectating and visiting craft. If you intend to visit by boat it is well worth having a look at the requirements well in advance as there are restrictions in place and […]

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Summer Series 2018 Race 7

Photo: Tony Freeth Race 7 Wed 13 June 2018 A good start and close rounding at the windward mark in tonight’s race. Three and a half minutes separating first from last on a 90 minute race. Getting tighter! And to top it all off Bangers and Mash! Thanks to Mandy for helping out, it’s much […]

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Summer Series 2018 Race 6

Race 6 Wed 6 June 2018 A great turn out of 8 boats started and finished this evening’s Wednesday series Race 6. A longer windward leeward course to give the bigger boats a chance to fly their kites. A long haul to the windward mark and a fast run back to the finish. Well done […]

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Summer Series 2018 Race 3

Race 3 Wed 16 May 2018 A fine evening sail, sunny, lumpy, shifty, short course kept the crews working hard at least they didn’t get cold. All followed by great food and craic in the bar afterwards. Yacht Position Harriet Express 1 Fagins Express 2 Extremely Forbidden 3 Vanouki 4 Lady Elanor 5 Donati 6 […]

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Sunday Race 20th May

A lovely day out , Alan Bennet may well say this about this coming Sunday’s race. It’s going to be right good affair, a fair southerly breeze will take you up to the Coquet Island where you will turn around it and come all the way back. I don’t know why we bother, enough of […]

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Summer Series 2018 Race 1

Race 1 Wed 2 May 2018 A great start to the season – the first Wednesday evening race was held in strong westerly winds with northerly squalls. Boats lying sideways on, rounding up, kites flying like pennants and parking up, all manner of wind tonight. Still it shook the cobwebs, birds nests and crews up! […]

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Sunday Racing

The first of the major weekend races is this Sunday 14.00hrs. Your race officers will be Peter and Brian Lowrie who will send you off around the Newbiggin Buoy, a bright yellow floaty thing not far from the couple holding hands on the giant goal post just off Newbiggin. The weather and winds are looking […]

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Racing season starts on Wednesday

Well it’s that time of year again although it doesn’t feel like it – the beginning of the season’s events. Wednesday evening racing starts this coming Wednesday 2nd May 19.00hrs. The first major Sunday race is the 6th May, those very fine fellows from Albany, Peter and Brian Lowrie will be your race officers – […]

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