Category: Racing

Sunday Roundup

A good turnout for another day of blustery conditions. The rain held off but it didn't mean everyone kept dry as the courses had various gybes which had the edge over numerous sailors in the gusts, and resulted in several

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Solo Open

Photo slideshow Gusting SW winds left some of the select group of competitors looking a little reluctant before the earlier than usual 11am start, but they did all venture out racing. Despite an unimpressive start our own Tog was leading

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Night Jar 13

Only eight boats out but four changes of leader in a race which OD John Reekie felt should be short and to the point as safety cover was limited to Chas.  Not that it was particularly windy but the gust

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Weekend Series

After a soggy morning that didn’t even tempt Jo on to the water for the Social Saturday sailing the rain had passed through and some wind eventually filled in for a belated start. The wind swung throughout the first race

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Ladies, Crews, Juniors & Crews Race

The OD was Peter Whipp and he felt it was time for something a little different!  So the course was a triangle and sausage 0-4-3-0-3-YZ which caused some head scratching but worked well. There were 16 starters although Mike Cave and

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Sailing into the Sunset

A drizzly but mild and wild Saturday afternoon didn’t put off any of those sailors that turned up for a race. Even Jo was keen to get on the water, this time racing with Ant in a Vision, and fulfil

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Night Jar 12

A small fleet of nine boats took to the water on Thursday evening in a freshening SW wind and overcast skies. Nigel selected a course 0-9-A-1-B which was similar to the diamond set last week by Hazel. There was little

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Flying 15 Northern Travellers and Laser Open

A glorious forecast tempted some last minute entries for this weekends open meetings. The sun shone and the wind blew from the west (give or take the 30 deg swings!). The shifting conditions did create some chances, and misfortunes, throughout

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Midsummer’s Day

An early start for the youth team racing at the Southport Junior 12 Hour race being managed by principal trainer Alex in an Enterprise that is holding together with some shackles and a bit of ‘bodging’ for a snapped shackle.

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Ullock Mug Weekend Series

The glorious weather has returned to offer what must have been the best sailing day of the season so far, with blue skies and 20C SW winds. 18 boats raced in shifty (nothing new there), and sometimes gusty conditions. The

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