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).
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.
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.
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.