All posts by Ray Smith

Honorary Lifetime Member

For his contribution to sailing at Durleigh and the community, it gives us great pleasure in announcing that Pete Branson has been awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership to Durleigh Sailing Club.  Although Pete is not in the best of health at the moment, we wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him at the club very soon.

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Christmas Pudding Race Result

Although Sunday morning started with little or no wind, by 11:30 it picked up to approximately 6/7 mph.  The light winds, blue sky and sunshine made for some enjoyable, yet challenging sailing.

Winners were:
1st Tom Abbott (Streaker)
2nd Dan Langdon (Blaze)
3rd Mike Hayes and Steve Chidgey (RS400)

For full results, click here

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Big thank you to all those who made the day a big success and a fitting end to the sailing season, including the galley staff who supplied the mince pies and mulled wine.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our members.

Christmas Pudding Race – Sunday

This Sunday, 11 December 2016
Racing starts at 11.00am followed by mince pies and mulled wine.
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Bart’s Bash

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Bart’s Bash Race results:

1st Lynn and Martin Harland
2nd Tom Abbot
Joint 3rd Ed Oliver and Dan Langdon

Total of £128.36 collected

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We are raising money for the Andrew Simpson Foundation and would welcome as many Durleigh Salors as possible to take part, either by taking part in the racing or coming along as a spectator and purchasing a delicious cream tea, donated by members.  Free cream tea for all racers. £5 entry fee. All money will go to the foundation.

The racing will be a fun event to encourage non-racers and handicap allowances will be made for new racers and fancy dress:
40 additional points for new racers.
30 additional points to each of the top 3 best dressed boats and crew.
15 additional points for all other dressed boats and/or crew.

To avoid collisions, all normal sailing rules apply but there will be no shouting “starboard” or “water”.  Anyone caught shouting these words will have to do a 360 penalty.  For ‘starboard’ replace it with “hello, how are you”, for ‘water’ or ‘water at the mark’, replace it with “nice weather for sailing”.  All others, just be polite.

Please make the effort and come along.  It should be a fun day.