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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.

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.

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