Year: 2004

Don’t Mention Bridget’s Rear (Commodore)!

At the 53rd Annual General meeting, as Bridget stepped down after two years as Commodore, Mike Chappell was elected to replace her (is that really possible?). The full list of members voted on to Council for 2005 is detailed separately The

It’s All Over

The final race of the season got underway in light winds, Bill Smith in his RS800 took an early lead, and promptly headed for a wrong mark (as he does!), and ended up having his final capsize of the season.

Brrrr and Wet!

Another glorious, but cold, Saturday with clear skies, meant Sunday was to be bitterly cold, but some early morning cloud turned to drizzle, which left various roads, including the M6, like skating rinks due to black ice. Who would drive


With ice in the cover, and sailing gloves that have been left in the boat with fingers frozen together, you wouldn’t think anyone would still be sailing in shorts, ah well, you’d be wrong. After a glorious day on Saturday,

Final Championship Results for 2004

This weekend concluded the last series for inclusion on the prize list for the annual dinner. Saturday was a glorious day, but the wind was somewhat shy. It didn’t stop Leila Cook and Sue Watson in their GP notching up

Winter Draws Nearer

Into November and racing is held only on Sundays for the Winter Trophy. There was an air of reluctance to get on to the water, but the OD was not going to wait! While Elaine Hunt was trying to work

Autumn Settles In

The nights may drawing in, with the winds more fickle (is that really possible?), and the water’s getting colder, but there were several hardy individuals that took to the water this weekend (with one or two still in shorts!). Saturday

Battling Vikings

The Viking Trophy was up for grabs this weekend with the annual Flying 15 team racing event. This year a strong fleet of 21 boats took to the water in good, but testing, easterly winds. The racing takes the form

Weather Forecasters – What do they know?

With forecasts of wind on Saturday and gales on Sunday, many people must have been put off from getting down to the Club this weekend. Certainly, those that arrived early on Saturday were put off to see the strength of

Weekend Update

Saturday started in blustery conditions that resulted in much activity for the rescue crews – all the more reason to turn up and ‘do your bit’ when rostered. The Hodgkins boys were revelling in the conditions until they reluctantly, but