Open Day Saturday 9 May

Why not pop along, say hello, take a look at the club or even try sailing. The club is open to everyone on Saturday with a warm welcome of coffee and pastries.
Club members are welcome to come along and go for a sail with Pink Day in the morning and Pirates in the afternoon.
Committee members and the training team will be on hand to answer questions about the club and give sailing tips.
With great weather forecast why not bring a picnic, sit on the balcony and lawns and enjoy watching the activity.

4th May Pennant

The wind was a light South West about 8 mph and Dave I set a first beat to 4, back across to 9 then down to 3, back along the buoy line to 5, across to 8 then up to 6, 7 and back through the start.
There were 20 starters and a lull in the wind at the start made life difficult. Karen (Laser) infringed Hugh & Neville in the Leader and had to do penalty turns before she had really got going.
Paul R (Aero) did get a good start and was first back through the line at the end of the first lap. Jon (Laser) came through in 2nd followed by David C (Laser) and then Newton & Ellen (RS 200). Karen and Rod both in Lasers were very close together and crossed in 5th and 6th places. Chris A was going well in his Solo in 7th place and then close together were Adrian (Vago) and Sylvia (Laser).  Then there was a trio of two Lasers Curtis and Dean with Monica in her Europe (It was Monica’s Birthday – so many happy returns to you Monica). These were followed by Hugh & Neville (Leader), Peter S (Byte) and Mike C (Solo). Next it was good to see Ralph & Anna out in their Feva and Mick G out in the Otter and bringing up the rear of the fleet, Gordon in his Mirror and Eddie B in his Laser.
At the end of the second lap the first four remained the same but Rod had just nipped past Karen. Curtis had moved up three places to 7th and Sylvia up one place to 8th and Mike C four places to 10th.
Monica, Gordon and Eddie had all retired, no doubt off for tea and cakes !
The third lap was the last lap and Paul crossed the line to win with Newton& Ellen finishing 2nd with Jon 3rd. David C was 4th and Karen just managed to pip Rod to take 5th.
However on handicap it looks like 1st Paul; 2nd Jon; 3rd David with Peter S 4th (moving up from 12th on the water).
Thanks to the OOD team of Dave I, Oswin, John C, Kate H and Ian S.

3rd May Spring Pursuit 8

With a 13 mph West wind, Rod set the first beat up to 4, down to 2 then a run up to 5 and on to 6, down to 7 and then back through the start.
At the end of the first lap William came through in 1st place in his Topper, followed by Chris A (Solo), Newton & Ellen (Laser 2000) and Mike A (Lightning).
Hugh was going well in a Radial until his outhaul came adrift. He returned to shore, fixed it and then rejoined the race one lap down and kept going until the finish.
William managed to stay ahead for three laps before being caught first by Newton & Ellen and then by the Laser pack led by David C and Jon C and this pair made their way through to the front and led to the end. Richards S and Karen were not far behind the leaders and they had a terrific battle all race long as did Dave L and Curtis behind them. Curtis managed the distinction of the only capsize of the day. Phil A had another good race taking 6th place.
Unfortunately no intermediate lap times or places were recorded, but at the finish gun the final positions were –
1st David C; 2nd Jon C; 3rd Richard S; 4th Karen; 5th Newton & Ellen; 6th Phil A

Work Party Saturday

Work Party 2nd May 2015

1) Clean Slip ways

2) Cut back branches & twigs along access road

3) Cut down nettles next to Carpark Gate (to give access to Septic Tank ) and collect all rubbish from this area

4) Cut grass with Strimmer’s between boat rows and cut down nettles around Red Shed

5) Check Power boat equipment including First Aid Kits ( see check list from Don )

6) Clean Club House – Move Fridge and freezers to clean behind

Defrost upright freezer please bring freezer bags to hold food and check dates.

7) Other jobs on the day ( If Raining — Clean up Training Room, Red Shed, Clean Power Boats )

Please print your name on the Work Party Sheet

This is in the club entrance area

29 April Gillette Series 4

 The wind was a brisk  W 13 mph and Karen set the first beat up to 5 back down to 8 and then up to 4, back down to 9 and then across to 6 and 7 and back through the start.
There were 14 starters, it would have been 15, but Newton sat on his tiller and cracked it before he could get started.
Good to see Clive E again, who had brought his Lightning down for one of his occasional visits. Dean had volunteered to crew with Hugh in the Leader, he had obviously not heard that Hugh was working his way through the club members and not many of them were getting away without an early bath !
First back through the start was David C (Laser) followed by Ian C (Supernova), Clive E, Mark B (Radial), Curtis (Laser) and Sylvia (Radial). Then came the two Solos of Julian and Mike C in 7th and 8th places, closely followed by Ellen (Radial). Hugh & Dean were 10th, just one second in front of Peter S in his Byte, who was six seconds in front of Paula (Radial). At the back of the fleet Mike A (Lightning)  and Paul H(Radial) were having their own battle.
There were a few capsizes and Mark B and Curtis got entangled rounding 4 with Curtis coming off worst, capsizing and losing several places. There was a vigorous exchange of views about rights and water !
At the end of the second lap the first four held their positions but Sylvia, Julian and Mike C had all moved up one place due to Curtis’ misfortune. Paula had moved up three places to 9th and Mike a had moved up two places.
The first five had retained their places after three laps, but Curtis had regained two places and Julian had retired (not sure why). Ellen had moved up two places to 8th and Peter and Paul had also moved up two places.
Lap four and the first six were the same as the previous lap, but behind them there was some really close racing with lots of passing and repassing. Ellen had managed to get past Mike C to move up to 7th. Clive retired at the end of the lap as he had places to go.
On the fifth lap Curtis managed to pass Sylvia to move up to 4th, but everyone else maintained their places.
The final positions on the water were 1st David C; 2nd Ian C; 3rd Mark B and these will not change on handicap although Sylvia will take back 4th place from Curtis.
Thanks to the OOD Team, Karen, Stuart, Sally, Nick and Colin.
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