Showing posts from August, 2012

Tuesday Sailing 28/8/12.

This evenings sailing was a little quiet, so the three of us had plenty of water space on which to play on, the only down side was the erratic breeze which kept dropping off and leaving Carl's sail boat without power for a few minutes at a time, but never mind, his superbly detailed fishing boat  made up for the action. I brought along my Sun Tug as a "rescue boat" and my Salina cruiser and Andy had his faithful club 500 and his newly finished Mistral cruiser, "something to use whilst the the motor is cooling in the other boat"!  Well, almost everyone brings at least 2 boats along to a sail session, not unless its a super size boat that is, thinking back to Mac's Tanker and cargo ship of course.
We have now received conformation of permission to hold a BBQ at the poolside, so ALL club members can watch out for details of a club BBQ n Sail till dusk event shortly.

Saturday sailing 25/8/12 Pt 2....... SAIL.

The evening sail proved to be very popular and well attended, despite the rain and a lack of wind. A course was set out and a fun race held over three circuits. This was won by Guest sailor Tony with Joyce Lowe in second place. My latest build of the star baby finished in last place with just one lap and some  members packing up and going home before I could finish the lap.
We hope to be able to put more of these sail session on and encourage a few more sail boats on to the club pool, so let us know when you are free...

Saturday sailing 25/8/12 - Part 1.

This afternoons sailing was split in to two sections, Members could if they wished, sail at the usual early afternoon time with their scale or electric boats, then a "sail only" period was allocated for 4.30pm onwards, leaving all the pool for the sail craft.
So these photo's were from the early slot.  The weather was a bit "mixed" to say the least, but the showers only lasted a few minutes and was followed by sunshine again to dry the rainfall back up.

The sail photo's will follow once received from Mark, who is acting as cameraman for the second half session.