Super weather for sailing

 July 2021 – Sailing is back on the agenda!

We are following the latest guidance on how to stay safe through COVID, but happy to say that sailing is a great opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy some welcome exercise in relative safety. Whether you are sailing just for the fun of it, or joining in one of our races, don’t forget your sun cream, and cover up from the Sun. We also recommend plenty of fluids  during this heat wave. Take care, and have fun.

If you just want to potter about and unwind after a busy day in the office, that’s fine. If there is a race going on, just stay clear of the racing line and you will be more than welcome to sail whenever we have safety cover on the water. 

If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you – drop us a line on contact@durleighsc.org and we will get back to you to arrange how we can meet you and get you sailing…. we look forward to meeting you.

Winter Series Racing 2020

The new Winter series starts on 01 November 2020 and runs until 06 December 2020. It should be a great chance for some competitive sailing. 

All competitors must wear suitable long wetsuits, or Dry suits in addition to any other suitable cold weather sailing clothing. Mast head floats are still compulsory. All competitors must undertake at least one duty as part of their commitment to the series.

Juniors are invited to join the club from SYCSA on reduced fees. Suitably qualified parents can undertake their duties during the series.

All sailors must appreciate that they are competing under COVID restrictions and these may change at any time. You should satisfy yourself that you are prepared to sail and undertake the activity under these conditions. Please keep to all government guidelines and legal obligations. 

Icicle Series 2020

The Icicle series is now well under way with good attendance especially from our younger sailors.

It’s not too late to join in the racing or just come for a sail. If that is not for you then maybe come down and watch the racing, have cup of tea or coffee and a chat to other members.

Thanks to Lynn Harland for the photos.

Change to Sailing Instructions published: Valid for Winter Series

The Sailing Committee have been discussing how to make the starting of races more fair when there are strong winds and capsized boats.

The Starting Area has now been defined and the Race Officer should delay the warning signal for a race start until there are 3 boats sailing within it.

The Committee will continue to monitor the question whether two boats should be required to start to constitute a race (currently a race is valid with just one boat starting), and make changes in future if necessary.

Winter series Notice of Race is on the Noticeboard and published here.

Changes to Sailing Instructions published here.

Sailing Committee

Sunday Spring Series ends

A sunny day with light and variable north/north westerly breeze that built to a nice fresh breeze after the second race had finished.  There were eight starters for both races, but the second race saw a marked split of the front four from the rest of the fleet on the second lap.

Congratulations to Martin and Lynn Harland, who win the morning and afternoon series.

The Summer Series starts next Sunday.

PTBO today

Another big thank you to all who made today’s PTBO a success.

The weather was kind to us with a light variable breeze.

Here are just a few pictures of today’s event.

Lynn at the check in desk greeting potential new sailors

Our Commadore and head chef Richard serving up some excellent burgers and sausages

Possibly our youngest new sailor !!!

Ed giving showing of the trapeze.

Tayen in the Quest with her dad.

 

Be prepared!

Fewer boats out to play this Wednesday, in spite of a good breeze and warm weather.  Chris was still in Taunton at 6pm but made the start with rigging help from other competitors. The race track would have been much shorter for him if he had written down the course properly. But a very well deserved win by Mr. Shannon on one of his (these days) rare appearances. Series Results so far are posted on the Racing page.

It’s all about the shifts

A sunny Sunday with light, variable and shifty wind.  Well done to the Comet Trio of Lynn and Martin Harland sailed a ‘horizon’ job on the rest of the fleet, who suffered the ups and downs of the shifts, to take the lesser positions in both races.

Wednesday and Sunday results now up to date

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