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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.

Winter Series

The Winter Series starts on Sunday 5 November and concludes with the Christmas Pudding Race on the 10 December.  Recreational sailors are welcome also.

Each sailor, racer and recreational, are required to do at lest one duty during the series.  Please log into Dutyman, select ‘Volunteer for a Duty’ on the Roster page and click on the swap symbol to the right of the duty you would like to do.  Once you have volunteered, you are automatically entitled to sail the series.

 

Bart’s Bash

14 boats took part in Bart’s Bash.  The variable northerly winds were quite challenging but most stuck it out for 3 races.  The overall winners were Martin and Lynn Harland, with Scott Bonner and Dan Wright second and Mike Hayes and Steve Chidgey third.  The majority of entrants wore fancy dress, the most outrageous of which was Sue Weston and Steve Briggs (Dirty Habits).

Big thanks to all those who made it happen.

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.

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.