A few members have been chatting about the possibility of organising some form of dinghy cruising this year. We are not sure what form this might take, perhaps a weekend, with an overnight, or maybe just a day sail down a river – returning on the tide.
Using suitable cruising dinghies to journey to local rivers or estuaries we could possibly include camping and other activities. Let us know your thoughts and depending upon interest, we would be happy to organise a small group. If you are interested please complete the brief (10 questions) questionnaire at
Another great Durleigh Regatta. Not the best turnout we’ve had despite perfect weather. but those that did, enjoyed a day of music, food, sailing and games. Big thank you to the band and all those that worked their socks off to make it happen.
This Sunday, 11 December 2016
Racing starts at 11.00am followed by mince pies and mulled wine. All members welcome, whether you race or not. Just come along to enjoy the festive cheer. All we ask is for you to email Steve, firstname.lastname@example.org, so we have an idea how many mince pies to buy/make.
1st Lynn and Martin Harland 2nd Tom Abbot Joint 3rd Ed Oliver and Dan Langdon
Total of £128.36 collected
We are raising money for the Andrew Simpson Foundation and would welcome as many Durleigh Salors as possible to take part, either by taking part in the racing or coming along as a spectator and purchasing a delicious cream tea, donated by members. Free cream tea for all racers. £5 entry fee. All money will go to the foundation.
The racing will be a fun event to encourage non-racers and handicap allowances will be made for new racers and fancy dress:
40 additional points for new racers.
30 additional points to each of the top 3 best dressed boats and crew.
15 additional points for all other dressed boats and/or crew.
To avoid collisions, all normal sailing rules apply but there will be no shouting “starboard” or “water”. Anyone caught shouting these words will have to do a 360 penalty. For ‘starboard’ replace it with “hello, how are you”, for ‘water’ or ‘water at the mark’, replace it with “nice weather for sailing”. All others, just be polite.
Please make the effort and come along. It should be a fun day.