For anyone who is interested, the latest racing results are now available to view in the Racing section of the website.
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.
The forecast was for a fresh north easterly wind, with the usual difficult shifts with the wind coming over the hill and houses. A safety boat was used to set a beat from ‘A’ to 6P, 1S, 4P, 2S, 3S, and ‘A’ port. The winning margin of Martin and Lynn Harland (Trio) over Dan Langdon (Blaze) was a mere 10 seconds.
Race 2 used the same course with 4 racers. The wind and course remained the same, but Ernie Sebright sailed an excellent race to take the win over Ray Smith by 8 seconds, and Dan Langdon by 35 seconds. A good close race.
The fresh north westerly breeze that greeted the sailors on arrival, steadily died down after the course had been set. The R.O. went with the course as set at 11:15, and the new breeze slowly filled in from the north east. The usual helms worked themselves to their usual positions, like cream on the milk. The race was finished at two laps, with hope that the PM race would be better.
During the lunch break, the wind settled into the north, and a safety boat was used to the west of ‘A’ to set a start line, allowing a beat to mark 5. A longer race of four laps was enjoyed by all, with the wind becoming stronger at the end.
Sunday’s weather was a big disappointment after the Saturday sunshine. Showers and a rising wind, stared in the east, and swung south-easterly during the morning. The irregular and shifty gusts did not allow any relaxation and enjoyment during the 5 lap race sailed by the sole finisher. The RS400, sailed by Richard Bonner and Paul Rochford, capsized half way through lap 3 and spent the remainder of their session trying to right, and maintain the mast vertical. Nick Tasker suffered a capsize on lap 4, and, while righting the boat without outside assistance, needed the boat held steady, by the safety boat, in order to climb aboard. There were no takers for a PM race.
The first of the Wednesday evening races was sailed on the 15th April.
Open to the public. Come along and experience the thrill of sailing. Change of clothes and shoes advised. You may get wet.
Two sessions during the two May Bank Holidays.
10.30pm to 4pm
Interesting article in the Windsurfing magazine about Adam Lewis, one of the founder members of the T15 windsurf group at Durleigh. Adam now ranks 5th in the world of Men’s wave ranking. Durleigh is mentioned on page 2.
Click here for full article.
Well done, Adam
A big thank you to all of you who turned for the work party today.
We managed to get most of the important jobs done, below are just a couple of them.
Because the grass was very wet it was decided not to cut it today, so members when you come to the club please spare a little time to do some mowing.
On a separate note the new season starts next Sunday 1st April, look forward to seeing you there.