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.

Sailing Duties Required

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 dscrotasec@aol.com.

19/08/2017         14:00     SBO        Saturday Sailing
3/9/2017              11:00     Galley   Sunday Racing and Sailing
6/9/2017              18:00     RO          Wednesday Racing and Sailing
16/09/2017         14:00     SBO        Saturday Sailing
17/09/2017         11:00     SBO        Bart’s Bash
8/10/2017            11:00     Galley   Sunday Racing and Sailing
22/10/2017         11:00     Galley   Sunday Racing and Sailing
29/10/2017         11:00     Galley   Sunday Racing and Sailing

Today’s sailing

A good breeze saw 13 boats racing in the first race today.

As the day went on the wind picked up and made for some exhilarating sailing especially for the boats with kites, this of course lead to several capsizes giving the safety boat crew something to do.

Ray with enough wind to get his kite up
Eddie pointing the way for Steve to steer in his Trio
Scott and his crew doing well in one of his RS400’s

 

 

One of many capsizes
Steve & Bryan after a busy afternoon in the safety boat
Out for a casual sail
Nick taking a young family out for a taster sail, they really enjoyed it

Wednesday evening race

Another good turn out this evening with 14 boats on the water 12 of them racing.

Unfortunately the weather was against us, the little wind that there was died by the start of the race. Ernest in his Laser managed to get well ahead of the rest of the fleet only for the Race Officer to give 3 blasts of the horn meaning the race was abandoned, with some thunder being heard he must have thought it prudent to get the boats of the water. Let’s hope for better conditions next time.

Wednesday evening race

With no wind early this evening some sailors decided not to sail, for those 9 boats that did take to the water the wind picked up just enough to have a race.
Thanks to the Race Officer for a short but interesting course meant everybody finished in a reasonable time.
Sorry no pictures.

2017 Regatta

Another great Durleigh Regatta.  Not the best turnout we’ve had despite perfect weather. but those that did, enjoyed a day of music, food, sailing and games.  Big thank you to the band and all those that worked their socks off to make it happen.

Race start

Cazjazz, the band

Richard Maltby pleading for more lettuce and cucumber??
Winners of the Regatta Race, Martin and Lynn Harland

Commodore and BBQ Master, Richard

Wednesday evening race

Glorious sunshine but a typical Wednesday evening, light wind and even less as the race went on.

Another good turnout with 9 boats racing, it would be good to see even more.

You don’t have to race just come and get on the water for an hour or so.

Pictures below of Wednesday’s sailing

 

Ray posing for the camera

 

Steve & Sue in his Comet Trio

 

 

Comming across the start line

 

Main fleet close at the 1st mark
Martin & Lynn doing well in their newly acquired Enterprise

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