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Free Sailing on May 6th & May 27th

Once again we are taking part in the national RYA ” Push the Boat Out” series of events. Visitors are welcome to come and have a go at Durleigh Reservoir, on each of the Bank Holidays in May.

We would love to see you and all the family on the May Bank Holidays to try sailing or perhaps come back to the sport after a break. The club will be working alongside SYCSA to provide a range of sailing dinghies to try and enjoy a free sail.

Why not make a date and join us for a trial sail and then enjoy our famous BBQ and refreshments. Simply turn up on the day, no pre-booking necessary. Bring old clothes and trainers that you don’t mind getting wet. Please don’t wear Wellies as they are not good in boats and unsuitable if you enter the water.

We will supply experienced Helms to guide you and help you get your first taste of sailing. All safety kit and support boats will be provided. Whether you aim to just potter about or are looking to sample racing, we have something for all ages and abilities.

Join us on May 6th and May 27th up at Durleigh Reservoir. 10.30 – 4 pm

Sunday autumn race series gets under way

The day started with a light south easterly breeze and slowly rose and headed to the south during the day.

The Autumn series finally started after there were no takers in the wind and rain last week.  Thanks goes to Hannah Bloor for standing in as R.O. for the day.  The warm conditions were enjoyed by those helms taking part.

Congratulations to Dan Langdon, who won both the morning and afternoon Summer Series.

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.

It’s all about the shifts

A sunny Sunday with light, variable and shifty wind.  Well done to the Comet Trio of Lynn and Martin Harland sailed a ‘horizon’ job on the rest of the fleet, who suffered the ups and downs of the shifts, to take the lesser positions in both races.

Wednesday and Sunday results now up to date

First Sunday racing

The first of the Spring Series finally started on the 8th April with a light to moderate north westerly breeze. There was some confusion during the morning race so, for fairness, the results are calculated for the first two laps.

Results can be found under the ‘Racing’ tab.