The finale of the winter series will be the Xmas pudding race on Sunday 10th December, everyone welcome sailing or not. There will be free mince pies and mulled wine after the race plus Christmas puddings for the race winners.
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).
Big thanks to all those who made it happen.
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.
A reminder that this Wednesday is the last in the series this year, if you are intending to sail please don’t be late as it’s getting dark pretty quick.
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
Just a quick reminder that the Autumn race series starts tomorrow, not much wind forecast but would be nice to see a good turnout.
The following sailing duties are unallocated. Can any member who has not yet signed up for a duty this year, please do so asap. Either go to the Dutyman link to swap with ‘volunteer required’ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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