Showing posts from June, 2014

Saturday Sailing, 22nd AND 28th June '14.

Firstly apologies for the last of site update last week, but due to technicalities, the report was unavailable.
However this means a "double helping" this week for you all!

Phew what a scorcher. Its not very often we have pretty near perfect sailing conditions but yesterday came very close. The yachters enjoyed a light breeze and calm water. Carl was the only fast electric racer present and so had the water to himself. Scale boats were the best attended these included Daves steam powered tid tug, a plastic kit conversion of the Tirpitz and a large scale twin water jet powered Perkasa. Titus took along his J Class yacht and Joyce took along a large bowl of strawberries, thanks Joyce they were enjoyed by all.

Lets hope the weather stays good for next weeks club 500 and yacht afternoon.
Another good turnout at the pool today with lots of  boats taking to the water. Todays sailing was done under the watchful gaze of comrade Titusky (see pics) The first out was Terry…

Saturday Sailing 14/06/14.

Apologies again, but due to jobs at home taking priority currently, I was unable to attend poolside.

Heres a few pictures kindly forwarded by Paul, along with his sailing report.

"Around 10 to 12 members turned up"

Saturday Sailing 7/6/14. " Interclub FUN Racing

Firstly, my appologies  for lack of attendance, but I have a lot of jobs to do around my home currently, the majority of them quite urgent, so my sailing time has been dramatically reduced. My thanks again to our Club Chairman Mark, for the sailing report and pictures.

What a day, around 9am I was almost tempted to make a lot phone calls to cancel todays interclub event due to the atrocious weather. However I didn't and the gamble paid off. Despite raining when people turned up at the pool it didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the many skippers that joined us. At this point I would like to say a massive thank you to all that came along, especially the members of Sandwell and Rugeley clubs who made the journey through the rain,And as usual Les, Lynn and the staff of the cafĂ© and bar.  Throughout the afternoon we managed to get in a total of 5 club 500 races. The first race was competed in a rain shower and with amount of boats on the water it made for lets say a very interesting …

Saturday Sailing 31/5/14.

Firstly, apologies for lack of recent posts, but the inclement weather over the last couple of weekends denied all but the brave from sailing.
Todays report   comes from the pen of Mark,our Club Chairman. Unfortunately, due to a recent family bereavement, I am still continuing to sort a lot of things out at home.
For the first time in several weeks the weather was kind to us, and it was ideal for all types of sailing. The club 500 skippers took the opportunity to have several practice laps prior to next weeks interclub races, as you can see in the pictures some skippers decided to do some inverted sailing, this is something I would not recommend next week. There was a slight breeze which allowed Paul, Carl and myself some time on the water with our yachts. Titus, John and Pat took along their scale boats and took advantage of the nice calm water. The fast electric boys had some very close races Paul and Pat got a little to close resulting in a very impressive coming together as can b…