A sunny day with the wind from the south with strong gusts and shifts. There were no capsizes in the first race, although two boats decided to retire before they did.
The afternoon race had fewer takers but had two capsizes and two retirements. The strong gusts coming with large shifts gave everyone a good work-out.
There was no racing on Sunday but a warm dry Wednesday evening encouraged a few sailors onto the water. The day’s wind looked as though it was dying but with the start and race track being kept away from the sheltered clubhouse shore, there was enough to play with. Although it was shifty, there were a few cracking gusts that were enough to keep the competitors jostling for positions. Grateful thanks to Lyn Harland for volunteering to stand an extra duty as RO and for setting a great course.
Race report as usual by Tom Abbott (acting R.O. and glad to not be sailing).
It was a sunny, light wind day requiring a volunteer to act as R.O. A fishing contest was being held on the south shore, so a course was set to keep boats away. The wind did fill in on occasions during both races to split the fleet and cause upset to the usual order.
Results posting may be erratic for the next couple of weeks due to staff holidays 🙂 Thank you for your patience…
A wind from the south-west started light but gusty, rising to fresh for the afternoon race. There was a swimming moment in the afternoon race for one of the Laser helms, who needed rescue from the boom.
The PY for a Gull has been brought forward from older lists. The full club PY list is published on the Racing Sailing Instructions page
Very light to non-existent wind in the morning settled nominally from the north for a delayed start at 11:35. A short simple course was laid of 1(S), 7(S), 8(S) and A-B. The PM race was started when all boats were on the water after lunch with the same course. Laps were a little quicker and allowed the winner to sail 5 laps within 40 minutes.
It was a beautiful sunny Wednesday evening with the north-easterly breeze holding for the duration of the race. Many of the usual helms were notable for their absence, and missed an enjoyable sail. With just two more Wednesdays left, and discards making a difference, there’s everything to play for.
A sunny day with light and variable north/north westerly breeze that built to a nice fresh breeze after the second race had finished. There were eight starters for both races, but the second race saw a marked split of the front four from the rest of the fleet on the second lap.
Congratulations to Martin and Lynn Harland, who win the morning and afternoon series.
The Summer Series starts next Sunday.
There is only one more Spring series race next Sunday. The possibility of the Harlands being beaten is slim to non-existent, but there could be changes in the lower order.
Details of the Summer and Autumn Series have been published on the Racing pages here.
Fewer boats out to play this Wednesday, in spite of a good breeze and warm weather. Chris was still in Taunton at 6pm but made the start with rigging help from other competitors. The race track would have been much shorter for him if he had written down the course properly. But a very well deserved win by Mr. Shannon on one of his (these days) rare appearances. Series Results so far are posted on the Racing page.
A sunny Sunday with light, variable and shifty wind. Well done to the Comet Trio of Lynn and Martin Harland sailed a ‘horizon’ job on the rest of the fleet, who suffered the ups and downs of the shifts, to take the lesser positions in both races.
Wednesday and Sunday results now up to date