Showing posts from March, 2017

Sunday Sailing 19/3/17.

Report on Sunday morning sailing, 19/3/17 Weather was dry with a bracing westerly wind blowing across the pool into our faces. The resident wind surfers having seemingly ideal conditions and were flashing past at great speed. The water was possibly as rough as we have seen for a while making it quite a task even to put the buoys out to make a course for the scheduled Club 500 races so we had a shortened course as agreed . Tony put his large tug out and it coped but looked in trouble when blown into the shore. No other vessels took to the water. 10.30 am rolled round and it was agreed the 500`s could handle the rollers and with Terry (multi tasking) on timing and once again Ed doing the scoring assisted by Vaughan shouting out the laps over the strong wind we set off on what could possibly be the aquatic version of the “Wacky Races”. Boats were being flung about on the whitecaps and pushed on to the shore and it was difficult to steer around the course the combination of riding the wa…

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Just a brief report thanking the members who turned up at the sailing club for our March meeting, i`m sure Steve will do a short set of minutes. Last Sunday was warm, sunny and calm, John sailed his lovely Police boat, Don his fast cat, Paul his fast cat, Terry managed to flip his Arrow on a wave from the ski boats and i had a couple of fast runs with my Lynx. We did hold our first evening sail prior to the Tuesday  meeting, it was a gorgeous sunset on a lovely calm, dry night. The response was slightly underwhelming with Phil with his well lit up RAF launch, Paul with a 500 which had so many fairy lights on it there was no power to run the motor and me with my Action man and Sindy doll cruiser lit up like a Christmas tree. Mark did put a Huffy in the pool also. Its your club chaps, please take part in the fun events if you can. Sunday 19th our 3rd club 500 race of the year, 10.30 1st race, 2nd race to follow as agreed approx 11.15. Any help needed to set the course out would be appr…

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sailing update 7/3/17.

Nothing to report as the last 2 Sunday sailings were curtailed by high winds both days and rain last week. Hopefully the weather will start picking up soon. Just a reminder that before the next meeting 14th we are proposing the 1st of our evening sails. Any boats with lights welcome from scale to stupid! At the pool at approx 6pm.