Sunday sailing 14/5/17.

Sunday morning windy and quite a chop, just right for our monthly Club 500 battle. Paul and Terry opened up and set the course out, many thanks for that. With our usual “official” scorer Ed we set out to race, the conditions and each other. The first race started well with some gentle barging and plenty of nip & tuck racing. One or two boats rolling over but the strong wind blew them back to shore quickly to be sent out again. After what seemed an age, 5 mins according to Terry`s trusted time piece it was all over, the following results recorded Paul 1st, joint second were Mark, Phil, Vaughan and me on 12 laps, Piers 6th and Terry last, how the mighty have fallen from last year. It has to be noted that we trusted Paul to buy replacement props and since then poor Terry breaks a prop every race. However fishy it sounds it might help if Terry stopped running over other boats and buoys!! We tried in vain to run Pursuit boats but the waves made close running too dangerous, next time m…

The Chase Sailing Club open day 1/5/17.

Sorry, no written report, but at least thanks to Paul for these images.

Sunday Sailing 23/04/17.

Many thanks to Paul for kindly sending these images across. Hopefully a full report to follow and will be added asa.

Dont forget folks, we have been invited to the Sailing Clubs Open day event on Monday 1st May, so please remember to take some boats along to either static display or put on the water.

24/4/17:  Ive recieved some more images from Paul....thanks !

Sunday Sailing update 20/4/17.

Easter Sunday  was a cold day with winds making a choppy water. A few braved the conditions Phil with his Sea Commander, Carl with his proboat and Mark with his Laser and life boat all coping well. Tuesday 18th saw flat calm water but only Paul, Terry and Tony put 500`s on the lake and Paul with his Pursuit. It was decided that we should attempt a form of fast electric race on Sunday 23rd if the weather is fine. If anyone is interested 10.30 for starters, see how it goes.
All other members and all other types of craft are welcome as although the water level has dropped by at least another 200 mm over the weekend there is still plenty of water to use. Pat.
If any club member requires club stickers for their boats or car screen stickers.....or sew on cloth badges. Please contact Steve Gregory, Club Secretary as we have plenty in stock.

sunday sailing report 2/4/17

Sunday 2nd saw a full size GP14 race at Chasewater which caused no problems to us modellers as we used the lagoon which proved fine with the fast boats, Tony`s tug and the 500`s, some brand new, out for first tests on water. As it`s Easter Sunday 16th, the Sunday after our club meeting Tuesday 11th, which is our regular 500 race it was decided that the race would be brought forward this month to this coming Sunday 9th. Usual start 10.30, weather permitting, maybe get my shorts on. Any help setting up the course and scoring much appreciated. We sorted the buoys out last Tuesday and should be better now. Pat

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…