Category Archives: Racing

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.

Winter Series

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.

 

Comet Race – Saturday 30 Sept

Open to all comets, Trio’s, Versa’s, Zero’s, Duo’s and Standard Comets. 1st race will start at 2pm with a further one or two races depending on the weather.
Free tea/coffee and a slice of cakes to those attending the event.
This event is also open to SYCSA members.

Bart’s Bash

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).

Big thanks to all those who made it happen.

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.