Showing posts from January, 2015

Sunday Sailing 25/1/15.

Apologies for delay in update. Many thanks to Club member Paul for sending in these pictures. As you can see the water was quite choppy and many waves to compete with. The Club 500's certanly tried their best to have a race but there seemed to be more aquabatics than forward motion. Needless to say it was more suited for the sail brigade

Sunday Sailing 18/1/15.

Here's Mark's report from a bleak and cold Chasewater:
Cold but calm. That was the order of the day for Sunday morning. If the temperature had been warmer it would have been ideal sailing conditions. It was great to see so many members braving the cold and sailing. The fast boys had a few good clean races, although Carl had to retire his F1 due a drive problem with the outboard. Because of the total lack of wind first thing, I decided not to take my yachts, big mistake. By mid morning there was a lovely breeze of which Terry and Paul made the best use of. John took along his goose, now with modded rudders and racing neck. There were several members with Club 500s had held improvised races. Lets hope for warmer sailing weather soon. Mark Hough.

A a polite reminder to those club members who have not yet paid both their club memberships and insurance. They are now overdue, so please forward to the Membership Secretary Steve Gregory ASAP please.

Sunday Sailing 11/1/2015

Heres a report from our Club Chairman, Mark Hough.

Report from todays sailing.
Rough, cold and windy sums up this morning. Well it was more like the South Atlantic than the west midlands. but I suppose it is the middle of winter in England. Carl and Myself were the only ones brave enough or foolish enough to get the boats on the water. Not surprising there are only a few pictures from today. A few members tried on the new life jackets and I am pleased to say they were very happy with them. Because of the conditions we then went to the ski club to have a look at the conditions there. Unfortunately the site was locked and so we couldn't get to have a good look. The water levels are on the increase, and the jetty is just beginning to touch the water again. By 10.30 it was decided that it was much to cold to stay, and so several of us went to the railway cafĂ© for a warm drink and a chat. Regards Mark Hough     

Worlds largest container ship reaches the UK.

CSCL Globe: Felixstowe arrival for world's largest container shipThe CSCL Globe arrived into Felixstowe after leaving China about a month ago Related StoriesPort announces expansion plans Dredging begins for port expansionNew £59m rail link opens to freight The world's largest container ship has arrived in the UK for the first time. The Hong Kong-registered CSCL Globe, measuring more than 400m (1,313ft) in length, docked at Felixstowe loaded with about 19,000 standard containers.
The previous largest ship to have docked at the port was the Maersk Triple-E, which arrived in November, carrying about 18,000 containers.
The new ship, which left China in December, arrived at the Suffolk port sometime after 12:30 GMT.
Jump media player Media player help Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. The container ship could carry 900 million tins of beans "I would probably mortgage my house if they would have me on board,&quo…