It was a cold day with a moderate variable NW wind blowing.
The numbers racing were bolstered by 3 brave youngsters in their Topper dinghies, unfortunately 2 had to retire due to capsizing and getting very cold, hope this does not put them off competing in the future.
Well done to young Ed in his Topper, finishing and getting 3rd place in the first race.
The winter series of races starts this Sunday 5th November for 6 Sunday’s.
There will be 2 races, 11am start for 1st race and the second race possibly back to back.
We have some new young members racing this series, they know the basic rules of racing but have not raced before, experienced racers please give them some leeway, we don’t want to put them off.
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. Under 16s are not required to do a duty. 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.
The Winter Series starts on Sunday 5 November and concludes with the Christmas Pudding Race on the 10 December. Recreational sailors are welcome also.
Each sailor, racer and recreational, are required to do at lest one duty during the series. Please log into Dutyman, select ‘Volunteer for a Duty’ on the Roster page and click on the swap symbol to the right of the duty you would like to do. Once you have volunteered, you are automatically entitled to sail the series.
14 boats took part in Bart’s Bash. The variable northerly winds were quite challenging but most stuck it out for 3 races. The overall winners were Martin and Lynn Harland, with Scott Bonner and Dan Wright second and Mike Hayes and Steve Chidgey third. The majority of entrants wore fancy dress, the most outrageous of which was Sue Weston and Steve Briggs (Dirty Habits).
Durleigh SC member, Terry Hayman recently entered his Redwing in his first Open at Instow. Although admitting he finished towards the end of the fleet, it was enjoyable and very good experience. Well done, Terry.