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Sailing reports 14/08/16 & 16/08/16.

Sunday 14th Calm warm morning, water level reducing, good sailing was had even if my Surfury went rapidly on full power across the lagoon, stopping just short of the bank and destruction. The 500 race was the usual hoot with lots of fun as usual with no major damage. The first race was fairly evenly contested Terry, Phil and me all on 22 laps poor Vaughan having all sorts of problems with 12. I was first which came as a shock. The second race started well with lots of Criss crossing and no collisions of note, my boat leading again until some stray rope from one of the buoys(Terry) fouled my prop and stopped me. Terry eventually winning with another consistent  22 laps, Phil 21, Vaughan 19 and me 10. Good humour, banter and fun was had with thanks to Ed for scoring and looking the part having splashed out on his first pair of Wellingtons (Sheep watch out)..... Tuesday 16th Our first sailing on Tuesday proved popular with good warm weather, flattish water and levels receded, much furth…

Sunday Sailing 31/7/16.

Last week same story different day, bright warm morning, not much wind anywhere in Midlands except on the pool. Water level slightly down giving plenty of parking space, jetty still missing but able to launch and sail all boats there. Paul and i with the larger power model coped with the choppy water with no problems though Paul sheared a rudder bolt and my rudder pin dropped out but all part of the fun. Pursuits ran well in lively conditions. Stalwarts Phil with 500 and RAF tender and Ed with sailboat seemed to enjoy things as did new member Tony who sailed his ferry which was marginally powered and went well. Mel and Richard turned up but did not sail and John complete with crutches was as jovial as ever after hip opp. The numbers depleted due to holidays the sailing was still enjoyable. Thank you to the sailboarder from Chasewater club who rescued a couple of stranded craft. Wednesdays & Sunday mornings not forgetting monthly club meeting chaps 2nd Tuesday 7-7.30 at…