Despite cold blustery conditions we had several sailors competing in the first race of the 2018 Icicle series, this included some of our junior members in their Toppers.
It would be good to see more of you on the water as the series progresses.
A big thank you to those who helped to retrieve the pontoon today, especially to Eddie Oliver who went in up to his neck to assess the situation.
A reminder that the Icicle series starts tomorrow.
Please make sure you have read and understand the ‘2018 Sailing instructions’ and ‘2018 Icicle notice of race’
There are still many duties to fill, so if you are intending to sail please put your name on the rota list.
Good news is that the water level has risen considerably, unfortunately this has left the walkway to the pontoon under water, we need some willing volunteers to sort this out.
A reminder that the Icicle Series starts on 7th January 2018
We had a very good Icicle series 2017 with a total of 24 boats entered. Let’s see if we can do even better in 2018.
To qualify to sail you must put your name ( in the case of juniors an adult) on the duty list, this is posted on the notice board.
For latest results click on link below
It was a cold day with a moderate variable NW wind blowing.
The numbers racing were bolstered by 3 brave youngsters in their Topper dinghies, unfortunately 2 had to retire due to capsizing and getting very cold, hope this does not put them off competing in the future.
Well done to young Ed in his Topper, finishing and getting 3rd place in the first race.
To view the latest race results click on the link below.
Another very windy day at Durleigh.
2 Trios, a Laser and aTopper sailed 2 races back to back.
Congratulations to Tom and Barry Darlington winning both races, also well done to young Rory Shannon getting 2nd place in the second race.
The start of the Winter series gave us very windy conditions
Unfortunately it was too much for our younger sailors, we hope this has not deterred them and hope to see them next Sunday.
For those that did take to the water it was a race between RS400s and Comet trios.
The winter series of races starts this Sunday 5th November for 6 Sunday’s.
There will be 2 races, 11am start for 1st race and the second race possibly back to back.
We have some new young members racing this series, they know the basic rules of racing but have not raced before, experienced racers please give them some leeway, we don’t want to put them off.
Very windy conditions for racing today.
3 RS400’s decided to race.
Unfortunately Elliot and Jemma had a rig failure and had to be towed back to the shore.
Jack and Roy did better but capsized near to buoyed off area and needed assistance.
Despite capsizing several times Scott and Dan made it to the finish.
Good to see these guys making the most of what DSC has to offer.