Questions, comments, praise and abuse(!) about racing at Durleigh should be sent to me at the new address
The Sailing Committee is always open to suggestions about how to encourage more boats and boards onto the water – whether racing or not. We look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks very much. Chris Berkley. 2018 Sailing Secretary
It was a rather wet day for sailing today and the wind far less than predicted. Eventually 5 boats took to the water to race.
Lighter wind than expected
Mist coming in and even less wind for the second race
Richard Maltby, ‘invisible in last weeks race’ can just be seen before the the mist closes in
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Sailwave results for Durleigh S.C Icicle Series 2018 AM & PM
Despite cold blustery conditions we had several sailors competing in the first race of the 2018 Icicle series, this included some of our junior members in their Toppers.
It would be good to see more of you on the water as the series progresses.
A reminder that the Icicle series starts tomorrow.
Please make sure you have read and understand the ‘2018 Sailing instructions’ and ‘2018 Icicle notice of race’
2018 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
2018 ICICLE NOTICE OF RACE
There are still many duties to fill, so if you are intending to sail please put your name on the rota list.
Good news is that the water level has risen considerably, unfortunately this has left the walkway to the pontoon under water, we need some willing volunteers to sort this out.
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Sailwave results for Durleigh S.C
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.
Dan, Malc and Tom vying for position, guess what happened next?
Ed sailing well, getting 3rd place
Tom and Barry well heeled over in their Trio
Young Topper sailor retiring cold after capsizing
Malc in his Trio with Richard
Toppers at the start of the race
Dan in a Laser radial
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Sailwave results for Durleigh S.C Winter Series 2017
Another very windy day at Durleigh.
2 Trios, a Laser and aTopper sailed 2 races back to back.
Congratulations to Tom and Barry Darlington winning both races, also well done to young Rory Shannon getting 2nd place in the second race.
Young Rory doing well in the Topper
Malc and Richard closely followed by Tom and Barry
Rory Thatcher in the club Laser
The start of the Winter series gave us very windy conditions
Unfortunately it was too much for our younger sailors, we hope this has not deterred them and hope to see them next Sunday.
For those that did take to the water it was a race between RS400s and Comet trios.
With plenty of capsizes Malcom Bale’s decision to put in a reef in the mainsail of his trio paid off coming 1st in the second race.