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Today’s sailing

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.

With plenty of capsizes Malcom Bale’s decision to put in a reef in the mainsail of his trio  paid off coming 1st in the second race.

Winter Race series

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.

Today’s sailing

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.

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Winter series

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.

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.

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.