Six Sunday Mornings of racing to get started in the new year.
Sun 21st Feb 2016
Sun 28th Feb 2016
Sun 6th Mar 2016
Sun 13th Mar 2016
Sun 20th Mar 2016
Sun 27th Mar 2016
While most folk may have been sheltering from the last blast of winter, our hardy dinghy racers competed in a series of challenging races over the past 6 consecutive Sundays. The Series was open to all-comers. 32 boats competed in total, with 5 visiting boats from other clubs. At a prize giving in the clubhouse today, Easter Sunday lunchtime, winners collected various boat spares offered by the race sponsors Barton Marine. Maybe some of these spares will recompense for parts broken in the high winds of the past month! The sailors were certainly still smiling.
RS200 Training and Sprint Weekend. Wind eventually filled in by 12.00 today for the Sprints, thought a bit shifty for the rest of the day. Seven well run races with 17 RS200's competing and a local overall winner Rob/Vicky, also in third place Martin/Bill. Thanks to all involved - a great start to the RS200 season.
Read about our end of season events on the water, and ashore, dinner dance etc. Look forward to the special Christmas quiz, kids party, and New Year race and cruise Sunday 3rd January. Help required with winter maintenance during the shutdown, please! Clubhouse reopens for quiz night on 15th January.
What a day, three fast races as planned in a very strong and gusty Easterly. 14 boats out on the water - 12 for the first race and 11 for the other two, also 4 of our juniors who survived all 3.There were very few who escaped without multiple capsizes in the challenging conditions. Eventual winners were Sam and Lianne in their GP14, followed by Martin and Bill in the RS200, with Ken third in the Solo. Junior Daniel Nunn put in an admirable performance finishing 5th overall in his Laser4.7, the first time he had ever raced it. Big thanks to all the volunteers afloat and ashore who made it happen.