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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.
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 race

There was a good turnout for the Mirror race on Saturday, unfortunately the weather was against us, with winds gusting 30mph it was decided to cancel the race. We are hoping to reschedule the race in October.

Thanks to Nick Tasker for organising the event.

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Today’s sailing

A quiet day at Durleigh today in more ways than one. Just 4 boats on the water and very little wind.

1st race was just one lap then the wind picked up a bit.

2nd race looked more promising, Lynn & Martin managed to get ahead using their kite but the wind dropped again and Tom managed to pass them.

Thanks to Richard Maltby for the photos

Tom and David vying for position
Lynn & Martin managing to get their kite up
Me, Malcolm bringing up the rear.

Today’s sailing

A good breeze saw 13 boats racing in the first race today.

As the day went on the wind picked up and made for some exhilarating sailing especially for the boats with kites, this of course lead to several capsizes giving the safety boat crew something to do.

Ray with enough wind to get his kite up
Eddie pointing the way for Steve to steer in his Trio
Scott and his crew doing well in one of his RS400’s

 

 

One of many capsizes
Steve & Bryan after a busy afternoon in the safety boat
Out for a casual sail
Nick taking a young family out for a taster sail, they really enjoyed it

Wednesday evening race

Another good turn out this evening with 14 boats on the water 12 of them racing.

Unfortunately the weather was against us, the little wind that there was died by the start of the race. Ernest in his Laser managed to get well ahead of the rest of the fleet only for the Race Officer to give 3 blasts of the horn meaning the race was abandoned, with some thunder being heard he must have thought it prudent to get the boats of the water. Let’s hope for better conditions next time.