Comet Sailing Day – Saturday 14th July 2018

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Calling all Comet Singlehander, Comet Zero, Comet Duo, Comet Versa and Comet Trio sailors…….

Please join us for a Comet sailing day this Saturday. The event is open to all members and their guests, sailing any class of Comet Dinghy.

If you own a Comet Singlehander, Comet Zero, Comet Duo, Comet Versa or Comet Trio, but don’t intend to sail – then why not offer your boat to another member to sail so that we get as many out on the water as possible.

Lynn and Martin Harland have very kindly agreed to act as Race Officer and Safety Boat Cover and their Trio has been snapped up so you may not have to beat them this year, but you will still have to beat their boat !!

Three SHORT races of about 30 mins each, to start at 14.00 – Do join us.

PLEASE let Nick Tasker know if you plan to complete or wish to offer your boat up for use so that we can arrange numbers.

(Casual sailing by  other classes is welcomed as usual)

Regatta Sailing

Another hot and sunny day with light and variable winds from a northerly direction.  The many shifts, as the wind tumbled down over the hills and trees, gave many frustrating moments to all the helms.  The races were back to back to finish before the 13:00 barbeque.

Great day made better by all the volunteers and the friendly, enthusiastic members.

Annual Regatta and BBQ

Durleigh Sailing Club
Annual BBQ & Regatta
Sunday 8th July 2018
The BBQ is FREE to all DSC Members

Events:
(1) Two short races in the morning
(2) BBQ at 13.00 hours. Galley open to purchase other refreshments.
(3) Fun & Games on and off the water at 14.00 hours
(4) Raffle
(5) Presentation of prizes
Organisers:
Catering: Steve Briggs, Sue Briggs, Sue Weston and BBQ t.b.a.
Games: Ray Smith
The BBQ is FREE to all DSC Members.
You may bring along a guest/guests. Adults £5 each Children £3 each
Donations of salads and Puddings greatly appreciated
Please let Steve know bosunbriggs@aol.com if you are attending and bringing along a guest, this helps with all the catering. All food subject to availability

Sunday Race

Overcast skies with a light to moderate north westerly wind was a change from the intense recent heat. There was an 8 and 9 boat turnout for the two races while some light rain held off until most boats were packed away.

The Wednesday evening early summer is complete with one race short due to sailing restrictions on the 20th June.

Fickle winds

Race report as usual by Tom Abbott (acting R.O. and glad to not be sailing).

It was a sunny, light wind day requiring a volunteer to act as R.O.  A fishing contest was being held on the south shore, so a course was set to keep boats away.  The wind did fill in on occasions during both races to split the fleet and cause upset to the usual order.

Results posting may be erratic for the next couple of weeks due to staff holidays 🙂 Thank you for your patience…

 

Gentle sea breezes

Very light to non-existent wind in the morning settled nominally from the north for a delayed start at 11:35.  A short simple course was laid of 1(S), 7(S), 8(S) and A-B.  The PM race was started when all boats were on the water after lunch with the same course.  Laps were a little quicker and allowed the winner to sail 5 laps within 40 minutes.

Evening sunshine and breezes

It was a beautiful sunny Wednesday evening with the north-easterly breeze holding for the duration of the race.  Many of the usual helms were notable for their absence, and missed an enjoyable sail. With just two more Wednesdays left, and discards making a difference, there’s everything to play for.

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.

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