After some localised morning showers, there was another sunny Saturday for sailors, with F4/5 south westerly, for the start of the weekend series. Throughout the afternoon the wind freshened and eased, veered and backed, making for some testing conditions resulting in various capsizes, broaches, and changes of position.… Read full article “Scarness Cup”
Beautiful blue skies and a blustery/shifty Westerly greeted the 11 boats who ventured onto the water.
Once again there was a healthy turnout of Teras who all coped well with the tricky conditions. The fleet got away on a port-biased line although Rory was OCS and failed to return.… Read full article “Night Jar 3”
Saturday started with some champagne sailing conditions for an excellent turnout of 40 boats across the two fleets racing this weekend. It was good to see that the Mirror fleet had mainly junior, or parent/child combinations.
With a westerly wind any potential sea breeze from the blue skies would only bolster the wind strength.… Read full article “Solo Open/Mirror Northern Areas 2022”
Competitors were greeted by a strong and gusty wind with rain squalls and there was little enthusiasm for launching.
The Race Officer (AJ) made the popular decision to abandon racing and everyone adjourned for a delicious pie supper courtesy of Val.… Read full article “Night Jar 2”
Unusually, Saturday’s forecast for light winds proved to be accurate, resulting in a small turnout of eight boats for the next races in the MJM series.
Shortly after the start, the wind eased, so the race was shortened at the end of the first lap, but the lead boats were happy to wait while Oliver persevered to complete the lap in his Tera.… Read full article “7/8 May”
A light westerly breeze with regular shifts coming round Sale Fell greeted the 17 boats, including 5 Teras, who turned out for the first Night Jar of the Thursday evening series.
So keen was Ant to get started in his new role that he forgot to take a Race Officer with him (sorry Robin) but with the able assistance of Pen and moral support from Sid, racing started on time despite worries from shore that there might be an early start.… Read full article “Night Jar 1”
Our second bank holiday weekend of the season welcomed the friendly inflatable Catapult fleet
Saturday racing was for Paul Carruthers Memorial Trophy in which there were 28 boats, and it was won by Matt/Oliver in a 2000 in a tie break from Dave/Lynn in their GP
Sunday and Monday were planned as a five race series. … Read full article “May Bank Holiday Weekend”
Another sunny Saturday, but with no takers due to the high winds, racing was cancelled.
Same outcome on Sunday!… Read full article “Weekend Sailing”
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the peaceful passing of Keith Longstaff earlier today.
Keith has been a long standing member of the club. Having started sailing in GPs he moved on to race with Herb Telford in Flying 15s – what a partnership that was!… Read full article “Sad News”
Saturday started with sunshine and an unexpected SE breeze for the two race Celebrity Glass Pursuit series. Over 30 boats started the first race over a 46 minute start sequence, with the Reekie’s sandwiching the fleet (James in an Optimist being in the first start and John in a 49er in the last start), during which the wind eased, then picked up at John’s start.… Read full article “Easter 2022”