Category: Championship

The overnight rain eased through the morning, leaving a dry afternoon for the start of the final weekend series of the club championship season for which more than 20 boats took to the water. The wind was lighter than forecast, …

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Some cooler autumnal airs, with blue skies as a backdrop, were the order of the day on Saturday. The winds proved to be variable in both strength, and direction, all afternoon. Despite getting caught on the Bates’ anchor warp just …

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Blue skies, southerly wind, temperature in the mid 20s – champagne sailing conditions no less, surely it can’t really be a bank holiday? The junior were having more fun on the water with relay races, and Pirate netball (not sure …

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For a pleasant change there was a good wind forecast for the whole weekend, over which a club championship series is being held. The day started with some youth sail training. The wind freshened as the afternoon went on, and …

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The sunny Saturday started with some junior sail training in variable light airs. It was hoped that a sea breeze would be the saviour and fill in the various flat patches, and steady the swinging breeze. On setting the course …

Shifty Saturday Read More »

As the nights draw in after the summer solstice, the high pressure left us with clear skies and light variable winds. The wind did regularly swing from N through to WNW, but the beats remained. Rounding 0 was a challenge …

Summer Has Arrived Read More »

With less than a week until the longest day, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the temperature has improved and the sun is shining. Add a good force 4 from the SW and you have near perfect conditions for Saturday …

Summer Around the Corner Read More »

After a miserably wet Saturday, the clouds parted for some Sunday sunshine, and force 3 from the SW. A failure to closely watch the flags had only Paul Gannon on the handicap fleet start line, with other stragglers some minutes …

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The weekend started with this year’s Push the Boat Out open day which was well attended by approx 100 visitors, and gave many of them the opportunity to take to the water in the best of the day’s weather. There …

Whit Bank Holiday 2019 Read More »

Wall to wall sunshine, and a stronger than expected NW wind, made for good sailing conditions on Saturday. As last week, the wind was regularly swinging to keep helms on their toes. Frustratingly, just as the start sequence got underway, …

Sunshine All The Way Read More »