Category: Racing

Night Jar 3

An overcast afternoon with a light but bitter E wind (3 degrees on the car thermometer) put many of the Thursday regulars off and there were only thirteen starters this week. The course was A-9-0-1 which included two beam reaches

May Day Bank Holiday

Saturday started off with some sail training for the juniors before racing got underway for the Paul Carruthers Memorial Trophy, a handicap series for all fleets, and the start of the three day Catapult Open for which there are eight

Night Jar 2 – 2nd May 19

It was one of those evenings when even the seasoned sailors couldn’t work out the wind direction. It started SW and ended NE. The OD went for a diamond course A-B-5-4 in an area where the wind had filled in

MJM/Asymmetric Cup

After a turnout of 20 boats on Thursday evening, was it the lack of one of AJ’s meals on offer, or the long term forecast of 40kt gusts that put sailors off on Saturday as there were only 4 helms

Night Jar 1 – 25 April 19

A thunder storm was rolling around the hills in the late afternoon so there is was a   question mark on whether we would have boats on the water and a race start. But it was ok at Bass with

Easter Bank Holiday

The long bank holiday break started on Friday and focussed on getting plenty of kids on the water on both Friday and Saturday, especially as there was plenty of sunshine with light winds. Despite mixed winds earlier in the day,

Great North Asymmetric Challenge 2019

With Easter being late this year, GNAC is being held early, for which there was a fleet of 27 boats. Although the sun was shining, the cooler than usual, and stronger than forecast SE breeze put a few competitors off

Spring into Action

Sun and a cool northerly breeze kept a fleet of 16 boats sailing for the first two races in the Barf Trophy and Spring Cup long series. At the front of the fleet, Alex/Caroline in an RS400 and Steve/Ruth in

Starter’s Prize

There was a good turnout of members on Saturday to finalise preparations for the new season that coincided with the start of British Summer Time. The day finished with tea and cake to chat with and greet new members. Sunday

Great North Asymmetric Challenge

Although our season has not yet started, preparations for our first open meeting are all in hand. This year’s GNAC is being held on 13/14 April, eight windward leeward races scheduled, and entries are now open at via WebCollect Early