Ours is a Watersport, and as such we should expect it to occasionally come from above as well as below! Steady rain did nothing to dampen the excellent racing conditions as the second of our annual Comet Race days got underway. Mike and Steve in the Club Trio, ‘Nomad’ were on fine form and raced away for the victory, even showing us the careful use of Spinnaker in some strong gusting conditions. Mal M. and Richard in Mr Bale’s Trio took second place, whilst third went to Nick and Terry in the Duo. Yes we all got very wet, yes we all needed appropriate clothing, and yes we all had great fun.
The day was wrapped up with Tea with Chocolate cake and presentations of prizes by the Commodore. Thanks to all the support from Alan and James of SYCSA who manned the SB and did the RO duties. Special thanks to all those members who braved the weather and took part to support the day. Next time it is raining and one questions whether to go sailing or not, look at the racing conditions and GO FOR IT!!!
The weather was supposed to be moderate winds, but they never arrived until the second race, and then only sporadically, trying to catch helms unaware. There were big gains and losses on the water as these puffs of wind passed through.
Only two races were sailed, so there was no discard, and both races counted. The most consistent helm (Rory Thatcher) was 1st with 3 points; Dan Langdon 2nd with 5 points and Steve Briggs and Sue Weston 3rd with 6 points.
The Wednesday Evening Late Summer series was won by Ernie Sebright, Graham Birch came second just ahead of Geoff Bowyer in third.
Full results published on the Racing results page
Free tea, coffee and cake, and bacon butties to purchase.
3 Races at the usual times.
Prizes for the best fancy dress and best dressed boat.
Donations to the fund.
Bart’s Bash poster
A warm sunny day again with light to moderate wind from the west/south west. There were only three starters in both races, but the racing was close in the early stages in both.
The Wednesday evening series has one last race next Wednesday 12th.
Pop into Bridgwater Art Centre to see a collection of art from our 2018 Regatta.
All art is available to purchase.
The day started with a light south easterly breeze and slowly rose and headed to the south during the day.
The Autumn series finally started after there were no takers in the wind and rain last week. Thanks goes to Hannah Bloor for standing in as R.O. for the day. The warm conditions were enjoyed by those helms taking part.
Congratulations to Dan Langdon, who won both the morning and afternoon Summer Series.
Streaker dinghy, wooden hull in good condition refurbished 3 years ago.
Would benefit from a upgrade of the running rigging and some vanish to the topsides.
3 sails, 3 year old cover, launching trolley and spare rudder.
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The weather forecast was for wind speeds in the low teens, with gusts on top of this, from the west/south west. There were six starters for the AM race, and the first lap did not pass without two capsize and near capsizes. The wind speed was very variable in certain areas of the course, and some blasting reaches in other areas. The wind headed to the west/north west after the lunch break, so a modified course was laid, with only four starters for this race. The gusts became difficult for one boat trying to gybe near mark 2, and he needed outside help to recover and retire. This was the final event of the Summer Series, so the overall results posted on the Racing Results page.
A new Autumn series starts next Sunday.
The weather proved to be drier and more moderate winded than the forecast. There were five takers for both AM and PM races, the AM race being a little more blustery than later. Graham Birch had a newer Phantom to play with, which he made go better in the PM race and the Harlands had their Trio rigged correctly and started on time for the PM race. The last race of the Summer Series is next week, and it is a close competition at the top in both series.
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.