Change to Sailing Instructions published: Valid for Winter Series

The Sailing Committee have been discussing how to make the starting of races more fair when there are strong winds and capsized boats.

The Starting Area has now been defined and the Race Officer should delay the warning signal for a race start until there are 3 boats sailing within it.

The Committee will continue to monitor the question whether two boats should be required to start to constitute a race (currently a race is valid with just one boat starting), and make changes in future if necessary.

Winter series Notice of Race is on the Noticeboard and published here.

Changes to Sailing Instructions published here.

Sailing Committee

Sunday Spring Series ends

A sunny day with light and variable north/north westerly breeze that built to a nice fresh breeze after the second race had finished.  There were eight starters for both races, but the second race saw a marked split of the front four from the rest of the fleet on the second lap.

Congratulations to Martin and Lynn Harland, who win the morning and afternoon series.

The Summer Series starts next Sunday.

PTBO today

Another big thank you to all who made today’s PTBO a success.

The weather was kind to us with a light variable breeze.

Here are just a few pictures of today’s event.

Lynn at the check in desk greeting potential new sailors

Our Commadore and head chef Richard serving up some excellent burgers and sausages
Possibly our youngest new sailor !!!
Ed giving showing of the trapeze.
Tayen in the Quest with her dad.

 

Be prepared!

Fewer boats out to play this Wednesday, in spite of a good breeze and warm weather.  Chris was still in Taunton at 6pm but made the start with rigging help from other competitors. The race track would have been much shorter for him if he had written down the course properly. But a very well deserved win by Mr. Shannon on one of his (these days) rare appearances. Series Results so far are posted on the Racing page.

It’s all about the shifts

A sunny Sunday with light, variable and shifty wind.  Well done to the Comet Trio of Lynn and Martin Harland sailed a ‘horizon’ job on the rest of the fleet, who suffered the ups and downs of the shifts, to take the lesser positions in both races.

Wednesday and Sunday results now up to date

Yesterday’s PTBO

A big thank you to all from SYCSA and DSC who helped to make yesterday’s event a success.

Here are just a few photos taken on the day.

It was a lovely sunny day and just enough wind to give those new to sailing an enjoyable experience.

 

Sunshine and sea breezes

The high pressure system bringing the clear sunny May bank holiday also brought light and variable winds for the Sunday’s racing.  The morning race started with a zephyr from the north west, but it never developed and settled.  The race was shortened fractionally at 1 lap and the changing wind filled from a different direction and turned the race order on it’s head.  The wind filled in nicely during the lunch break, forcing a new course to be set.  There were four takers for the PM race, and the first two laps were sailed in reasonable time.  The third and final lap was finished in a more fitful wind, but the order was not affected.

Cold day racing

The forecast was for a fresh north easterly wind, with the usual difficult shifts with the wind coming over the hill and houses. A safety boat was used to set a beat from ‘A’ to 6P, 1S, 4P, 2S, 3S, and ‘A’ port. The winning margin of Martin and Lynn Harland (Trio) over Dan Langdon (Blaze) was a mere 10 seconds.
Race 2 used the same course with 4 racers. The wind and course remained the same, but Ernie Sebright sailed an excellent race to take the win over Ray Smith by 8 seconds, and Dan Langdon by 35 seconds. A good close race.

Today’s Racing

The fresh north westerly breeze that greeted the sailors on arrival, steadily died down after the course had been set. The R.O. went with the course as set at 11:15, and the new breeze slowly filled in from the north east. The usual helms worked themselves to their usual positions, like cream on the milk. The race was finished at two laps, with hope that the PM race would be better.
During the lunch break, the wind settled into the north, and a safety boat was used to the west of ‘A’ to set a start line, allowing a beat to mark 5. A longer race of four laps was enjoyed by all, with the wind becoming stronger at the end.

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