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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.

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.

 

Yesterday’s PTBO

A big thank you to all from SYCSA and DSC who helped to make yesterday’s event a success.

Here are just a few photos taken on the day.

It was a lovely sunny day and just enough wind to give those new to sailing an enjoyable experience.

 

Cold day racing

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.

Today’s Racing

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 Wet and Windy Racing

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.

Push the Boat Out

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

We breed champions!

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

Work Party

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.

New gate post fitted at entrance from car park to slipway

New pole installed for weather station

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.

Bosun Mal.