Sunday weather was beautiful sunshine and a cold easterly wind. On the clubhouse shore, the wind seemed to be force 2 – 3. Towards the north shore, the wind was shifty and occasionally gusty. The best tactic to take, going upwind, was to sail a touch freer and faster to give a chance to steer the boat through the shifts. Ray Smith did the best job to take a lead on the water and win both races. The RS200, of the Wrights, took a dip at the gybe at mark 2 in the second race.
Latest results are now to be found on the Results page under the Racing tab
Less hardy icicle competitors can take advantage of the heater in the Race Hut on Sunday. If you don’t like going slow in the forecast light winds, why not take out the safety boat and keep moving?
This weekend is your next opportunity to take your share in race duties. It’s possible that the even share through the series means doing more than one stint so please check the noticeboard and fill the gaps.
As always, no duties means no sailing!
Definitely not as cold these days, particularly with the breeze from SE. SE’lies means shifty, but that just made the excellent course set by Richard all the more interesting. Lots of options and fortune favoured the brave. Here’s the results so far:
Sailwave results for Durleigh S.C Icicle Series 2018 AM PM
There were plenty of tea-drinkers at the club last Sunday, but a bitterly cold wind and driving hail meant that racing was abandoned.
Everything to play for next week!
Questions, comments, praise and abuse(!) about racing at Durleigh should be sent to me at the new address email@example.com.
The Sailing Committee is always open to suggestions about how to encourage more boats and boards onto the water – whether racing or not. We look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks very much. Chris Berkley. 2018 Sailing Secretary