Today’s sailing

 

Another very windy day at Durleigh.

2 Trios, a Laser and aTopper sailed 2 races back to back.

Congratulations to Tom and Barry Darlington winning both races, also well done to young Rory Shannon getting 2nd place in the second race.

Young Rory doing well in the Topper
Malc and Richard closely followed by Tom and Barry
Rory Thatcher in the club Laser

Today’s sailing

The start of the Winter series gave us very windy conditions

Unfortunately it was too much for our younger sailors, we hope this has not deterred them and hope to see them next Sunday.

For those that did take to the water it was a race between RS400s and Comet trios.

With plenty of capsizes Malcom Bale’s decision to put in a reef in the mainsail of his trio  paid off coming 1st in the second race.

Winter Race series

The winter series of races starts this Sunday 5th November for 6 Sunday’s.
There will be 2 races, 11am start for 1st race and the second race possibly back to back.
We have some new young members racing this series, they know the basic rules of racing but have not raced before, experienced racers please give them some leeway, we don’t want to put them off.

Today’s sailing

Very windy conditions for racing today.

3 RS400’s decided to race.

Unfortunately Elliot and Jemma had a rig failure and had to be towed back to the shore.

Jack and Roy did better but capsized near to buoyed off area and needed assistance.

Despite capsizing several times Scott and Dan made it to the finish.

Good to see these guys making the most of what DSC has to offer.

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Winter series

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.  Under 16s are not required to do a duty.  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.

Mirror class race

Despite wind gusting around 30 mph and several Mirror sailors unable to make the event we still managed to get 5 boats to race.

Thanks to Nick Tasker for orchestrating the event and supplying some very nice trophies.

Preparing for the start of the Mirror class race
Terry, 1st time out in newly refurbished Mirror
Pete Brandt, winner of the Mirror class race
Andrew and; Sandra,
2nd place.
Nick Tasker,
3rd place.
Mirror dinghy sailors at the event.

Mirror, Mirror on the Dam wall……..

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).

Out for a casual sail

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.

 

Winter Series

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.

 

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