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Sunday Sailing 19/3/17.

Report on Sunday morning sailing, 19/3/17 Weather was dry with a bracing westerly wind blowing across the pool into our faces. The resident wind surfers having seemingly ideal conditions and were flashing past at great speed. The water was possibly as rough as we have seen for a while making it quite a task even to put the buoys out to make a course for the scheduled Club 500 races so we had a shortened course as agreed . Tony put his large tug out and it coped but looked in trouble when blown into the shore. No other vessels took to the water. 10.30 am rolled round and it was agreed the 500`s could handle the rollers and with Terry (multi tasking) on timing and once again Ed doing the scoring assisted by Vaughan shouting out the laps over the strong wind we set off on what could possibly be the aquatic version of the “Wacky Races”. Boats were being flung about on the whitecaps and pushed on to the shore and it was difficult to steer around the course the combination of riding the wa…

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Just a brief report thanking the members who turned up at the sailing club for our March meeting, i`m sure Steve will do a short set of minutes. Last Sunday was warm, sunny and calm, John sailed his lovely Police boat, Don his fast cat, Paul his fast cat, Terry managed to flip his Arrow on a wave from the ski boats and i had a couple of fast runs with my Lynx. We did hold our first evening sail prior to the Tuesday  meeting, it was a gorgeous sunset on a lovely calm, dry night. The response was slightly underwhelming with Phil with his well lit up RAF launch, Paul with a 500 which had so many fairy lights on it there was no power to run the motor and me with my Action man and Sindy doll cruiser lit up like a Christmas tree. Mark did put a Huffy in the pool also. Its your club chaps, please take part in the fun events if you can. Sunday 19th our 3rd club 500 race of the year, 10.30 1st race, 2nd race to follow as agreed approx 11.15. Any help needed to set the course out would be appr…

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sailing update 7/3/17.

Nothing to report as the last 2 Sunday sailings were curtailed by high winds both days and rain last week. Hopefully the weather will start picking up soon. Just a reminder that before the next meeting 14th we are proposing the 1st of our evening sails. Any boats with lights welcome from scale to stupid! At the pool at approx 6pm.

Sunday Sailing report 19th feb '17.

     A pleasant morning as we looked out of our respective bedroom windows and arrived on site to white caps on the waves and a stiff Westerly wind which was colder than you would have thought.
Even putting the course buoys out proved quite difficult as when you stopped paddling the wind quickly blew you out of position and Terry in a moment of desperation threw a weighted buoy overboard which sank 2 ft below the waves.      Mark turned up to try his newly moulded Huffy but it was too rough likewise for Terry`s Pursuit which ended up side down.The only 2 doing any good were Ed & Mark with their respective sail boats taking advantage of the wind.    The second 500 race took place at 10.30, Ed kindly being press ganged into keeping score again,which we thank him for doing and Trevor keeping time both being paid the usual Sunday morning crap rate of time and a turd.      7 boats took to the waves, rolling and bouncing about as only a Club 500 can, sometimes you wonder if we have muc…

Sunday Sailing update 14/7/17.

 Just a brief resume of the past couple of weeks at the pool.Sunday sail 29th 13 members present at the pool, usual crowd nothing to report other than John for bringing more Port, to drink & warm us on a cold day. Sunday sail 5th Feb 11 members present again cold but dry had practice 500 race and fixed a larger better seat in Tigger. No photos but much good banter.Sunday sail 12th Feb cold, windy & wet day so called off scheduled 500 race.Tuesday 14th meeting CANCELLED till 2nd Tuesday in March.“Happy Valentines Day”Sunday 19th general sail for all types of boat and sailor, as usual. + official scoring 500 race (2) to be held on its normal Sunday, 1st race 10.30 & 11.15 ish weather permitting. Its staying light now till 5.30 pm we should start looking to get a couple or more of night sails with lights perhaps starting Feb 28th if interested? its usually a hoot! I hear the pool level maybe being kept low whilst drainage work continues on the dam, this should give us decent…