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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.
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.
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.
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.
Durleigh SC member, Terry Hayman recently entered his Redwing in his first Open at Instow. Although admitting he finished towards the end of the fleet, it was enjoyable and very good experience. Well done, Terry.
A reminder that this Wednesday is the last in the series this year, if you are intending to sail please don’t be late as it’s getting dark pretty quick.