Category Archives: Racing

Gusty conditions to finish the series

The weather forecast was for wind speeds in the low teens, with gusts on top of this, from the west/south west.  There were six starters for the AM race, and the first lap did not pass without two capsize and near capsizes.  The wind speed was very variable in certain areas of the course, and some blasting reaches in other areas.  The wind headed to the west/north west after the lunch break, so a modified course was laid, with only four starters for this race.  The gusts became difficult for one boat trying to gybe near mark 2, and he needed outside help to recover and retire.  This was the final event of the Summer Series, so the overall results posted on the Racing Results page.

A new Autumn series starts next Sunday.

Summer series poised for a close finish

The weather proved to be drier and more moderate winded than the forecast.  There were five takers for both AM and PM races, the AM race being a little more blustery than later.  Graham Birch had a newer Phantom to play with, which he made go better in the PM race and the Harlands had their Trio rigged correctly and started on time for the PM race.  The last race of the Summer Series is next week, and it is a close competition at the top in both series.

Glorious Sunday sunshine

A sunny day with the wind from the south with strong gusts and shifts.  There were no capsizes in the first race, although two boats decided to retire before they did.

The afternoon race had fewer takers but had two capsizes and two retirements.  The strong gusts coming with large shifts gave everyone a good work-out.

Results here

Fickle southerly evening breeze

There was no racing on Sunday but a warm dry Wednesday evening encouraged a few sailors onto the water. The day’s wind looked as though it was dying but with the start and race track being kept away from the sheltered clubhouse shore, there was enough to play with. Although it was shifty, there were a few cracking gusts that were enough to keep the competitors jostling for positions. Grateful thanks to Lyn Harland for volunteering to stand an extra duty as RO and for setting a great course.

Comet Sailing Day – Saturday 14th July 2018

PRIZES – PRIZES – PRIZES

Calling all Comet Singlehander, Comet Zero, Comet Duo, Comet Versa and Comet Trio sailors…….

Please join us for a Comet sailing day this Saturday. The event is open to all members and their guests, sailing any class of Comet Dinghy.

If you own a Comet Singlehander, Comet Zero, Comet Duo, Comet Versa or Comet Trio, but don’t intend to sail – then why not offer your boat to another member to sail so that we get as many out on the water as possible.

Lynn and Martin Harland have very kindly agreed to act as Race Officer and Safety Boat Cover and their Trio has been snapped up so you may not have to beat them this year, but you will still have to beat their boat !!

Three SHORT races of about 30 mins each, to start at 14.00 – Do join us.

PLEASE let Nick Tasker know if you plan to complete or wish to offer your boat up for use so that we can arrange numbers.

(Casual sailing by  other classes is welcomed as usual)

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.

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.

Fickle winds

Race report as usual by Tom Abbott (acting R.O. and glad to not be sailing).

It was a sunny, light wind day requiring a volunteer to act as R.O.  A fishing contest was being held on the south shore, so a course was set to keep boats away.  The wind did fill in on occasions during both races to split the fleet and cause upset to the usual order.

Results posting may be erratic for the next couple of weeks due to staff holidays 🙂 Thank you for your patience…

 

Gentle sea breezes

Very light to non-existent wind in the morning settled nominally from the north for a delayed start at 11:35.  A short simple course was laid of 1(S), 7(S), 8(S) and A-B.  The PM race was started when all boats were on the water after lunch with the same course.  Laps were a little quicker and allowed the winner to sail 5 laps within 40 minutes.