Showing posts from October, 2013

Rugeley sunset sail pt 2.

Firstly, thanks to Rugeley club for the pictures, I have copied from their site for you to see what did actually happen when they  did eventually come back out of the club house!

Saturday Sailing 26/10/13.

The weather this afternoon was pretty good, considering the rain we have had during the week, plus what's about to "land" upon us all within the next 48 hours.
All I can say is "make sure you don't leave anything loose outside, make sure all your fence panels are secure, or you may loose a few. Oh and don't forget to pick the plastic watering can up and put in the shed !!

A  few club members managed to make it poolside, so some pictures for you all. A new one to the fleet for Alan, a purchase from the Blackpool Show a German Police launch, goes pretty well too.

As you can see from this picture, the Lake water level is on the climb again, yes, thanks to the rainfall in the last week, plus with more forecast, it should help to replenish some of that taken by CRT to keep up with canal traffic through the canal locks. Now for an update on my own project "Sea Nymph". Ive managed to get the 2 separate lower keel sheets fitted. I had to take a bravery p…

Saturday update 19/10/13.

Rugeley Power Station Club       Sunset Sail.

Firstly many thanks to Rugeley for inviting our club [and others] to attend their Sunset Sail  event.
the afternoon started off well, with dry but overcast weather, but still allowed for some sailing sessions.  Unfortunately due to working commitments, I was unable to get there from the start of the event at 2pm, so missed out on their "fun boat race" which was for boats made entirely from paper!
There was a club 500 football match, which I must say ended up more of a rugby club match. there were more "off the ball" tackles going on that goals. Not a game for the faint hearted, looked fun at times but just did not seem to have enough control to make it work fully. My own personal opinion here, but definitely not something I would of let my own boat get involved in.

The rain set in at around 5pm [as predicted on the forecast] which curtailed all sailing and the majority retired to the club room.   unfortunately the rest…