The finale of the winter series will be the Xmas pudding race on Sunday 10th December, everyone welcome sailing or not. There will be free mince pies and mulled wine after the race plus Christmas puddings for the race winners.
The winter series of races runs from 5th November to 10th December, if you wish to take part or casual sail you must be prepared to do a duty, you can sign up for this on dutyman.
Several people have already put their names forward but if we don’t have safety boat cover there will be no sailing.
It would be nice to see as many of you on the water before the weather gets too cold.
Our Mirror dinghy Class race day is to be held on Saturday 7th October 2017, First Race start 2 pm. This is a rescheduled event from earlier in the year, so please support the afternoon and make it as popular as our first attempt, (and much fun as our successful Comet Class race day).
We might have a couple of race options depending on weather and time available.
If you have never raced, or are an old hand, just come along and join in the fun. At least get your Mirror out on the water so we can see as many red sails as possible. You don’t have to race on the day, but we would like you to join us for a sail. Free tea and cake for all Mirror Crews, Prizes for first three places.
If you can’t make it o this occasion, but want your Mirror to have a trip out, then why not offer to have her crewed by another club member? Let Nick Tasker know if you wish to offer your boat out.
The Winter Series starts on Sunday 5 November and concludes with the Christmas Pudding Race on the 10 December. Recreational sailors are welcome also.
Each sailor, racer and recreational, are required to do at lest one duty during the series. Please log into Dutyman, select ‘Volunteer for a Duty’ on the Roster page and click on the swap symbol to the right of the duty you would like to do. Once you have volunteered, you are automatically entitled to sail the series.
Ten days to go and counting – If any Durleigh Comet Sailors are unable to join in our wonderful Comet Race Day, please consider offering your boat for another crew to sail. We would love to see you there, but the next best thing will be to see every single one of our Comets out on the water on Saturday 30th September. Let’s get as many of our Comets into orbit as possible.
Open to all comets, Trio’s, Versa’s, Zero’s, Duo’s and Standard Comets. 1st race will start at 2pm with a further one or two races depending on the weather.
Free tea/coffee and a slice of cakes to those attending the event.
This event is also open to SYCSA members.
14 boats took part in Bart’s Bash. The variable northerly winds were quite challenging but most stuck it out for 3 races. The overall winners were Martin and Lynn Harland, with Scott Bonner and Dan Wright second and Mike Hayes and Steve Chidgey third. The majority of entrants wore fancy dress, the most outrageous of which was Sue Weston and Steve Briggs (Dirty Habits).
Durleigh SC member, Terry Hayman recently entered his Redwing in his first Open at Instow. Although admitting he finished towards the end of the fleet, it was enjoyable and very good experience. Well done, Terry.