Autumn Work Party

A big thank you to all who attended the work party today.

Despite  the cold weather there was a very good turnout and most of the jobs were completed.

It was good to see a mixture of younger and older members and those from SYCSA working together to get the jobs done.

There followed an excellent lunch of soup, sandwiches and cake provided by our very competent galley crew.

Mal. Molyneaux

Bosun

Results back on line!

The Sunday racing results and reports are back, now that Tom has returned from holidays.  Go to the Racing Results page for the placings as we go into the final week of the Autumn series.

This week It was a beautiful sunny autumn day that started with no wind.  The start of the AM race was delayed until 11:30, when the wind filled rapidly from the west to a moderate to fresh breeze.  An RS Quest was sailed, as a trial by Mike Hayes and Steve Chidgey, but the PY was unknown at the time.  It has been determined to have a PY of 1300, which placed it third overall.  The PM race wind headed into the north west and became fresh to strong.  There is one more event next Sunday in this series.

Autumn Work Party

The Autumn work party is on Saturday 27th October.

We are not painting the outside of the clubhouse this year but there are still plenty of jobs to be done.

If you can help on the day please let Steve Briggs know so we have an idea of numbers for catering.

Further details will be posted soon.

Regards

Bosun Mal.

Light winds for Bart’s Bash

The weather was supposed to be moderate winds, but they never arrived until the second race, and then only sporadically, trying to catch helms unaware.  There were big gains and losses on the water as these puffs of wind passed through.

Only two races were sailed, so there was no discard, and both races counted.  The most consistent helm (Rory Thatcher) was 1st with 3 points;  Dan Langdon 2nd with 5 points and Steve Briggs and Sue Weston 3rd with 6 points.

The Wednesday Evening Late Summer series was won by Ernie Sebright, Graham Birch came second just ahead of Geoff Bowyer in third.

Full results published on the Racing results page

Sunday autumn race series gets under way

The day started with a light south easterly breeze and slowly rose and headed to the south during the day.

The Autumn series finally started after there were no takers in the wind and rain last week.  Thanks goes to Hannah Bloor for standing in as R.O. for the day.  The warm conditions were enjoyed by those helms taking part.

Congratulations to Dan Langdon, who won both the morning and afternoon Summer Series.

Gusty conditions to finish the series

The weather forecast was for wind speeds in the low teens, with gusts on top of this, from the west/south west.  There were six starters for the AM race, and the first lap did not pass without two capsize and near capsizes.  The wind speed was very variable in certain areas of the course, and some blasting reaches in other areas.  The wind headed to the west/north west after the lunch break, so a modified course was laid, with only four starters for this race.  The gusts became difficult for one boat trying to gybe near mark 2, and he needed outside help to recover and retire.  This was the final event of the Summer Series, so the overall results posted on the Racing Results page.

A new Autumn series starts next Sunday.

Summer series poised for a close finish

The weather proved to be drier and more moderate winded than the forecast.  There were five takers for both AM and PM races, the AM race being a little more blustery than later.  Graham Birch had a newer Phantom to play with, which he made go better in the PM race and the Harlands had their Trio rigged correctly and started on time for the PM race.  The last race of the Summer Series is next week, and it is a close competition at the top in both series.

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