At the 53rd Annual General meeting, as Bridget stepped down after two years as Commodore, Mike Chappell was elected to replace her (is that really possible?). The full list of members voted on to Council for 2005 is detailed separately
The subscriptions were raised as proposed, and it was noted that other clubs’ fees are typically 30-50% higher than ours.… Read full article “Don’t Mention Bridget’s Rear (Commodore)!”
The final race of the season got underway in light winds, Bill Smith in his RS800 took an early lead, and promptly headed for a wrong mark (as he does!), and ended up having his final capsize of the season. Heading for the wrong mark seemed to be a bit of a trait for the day, since with unused marks being removed, Michaela and Nigel mistook mark 4 for mark 3!… Read full article “It’s All Over”
Another glorious, but cold, Saturday with clear skies, meant Sunday was to be bitterly cold, but some early morning cloud turned to drizzle, which left various roads, including the M6, like skating rinks due to black ice. Who would drive 120 miles in such conditions for a sail – you’re right none other than next week’s speaker at the annual dinner, Steve Hunt!… Read full article “Brrrr and Wet!”
With ice in the cover, and sailing gloves that have been left in the boat with fingers frozen together, you wouldn’t think anyone would still be sailing in shorts, ah well, you’d be wrong.
After a glorious day on Saturday, Sunday started overcast and patchy wind.… Read full article “Brrrrr!”
This weekend concluded the last series for inclusion on the prize list for the annual dinner. Saturday was a glorious day, but the wind was somewhat shy. It didn’t stop Leila Cook and Sue Watson in their GP notching up a couple of good positions in the October series.… Read full article “Final Championship Results for 2004”
Into November and racing is held only on Sundays for the Winter Trophy. There was an air of reluctance to get on to the water, but the OD was not going to wait! While Elaine Hunt was trying to work out what else was going to be wrong in William’s boat (she’d already noticed the cunningham, and genniker downhaul, incorrectly rigged), the race started with Steve Hunt, William Carruthers and Bill Smith still some minutes from the line.… Read full article “Winter Draws Nearer”
The nights may drawing in, with the winds more fickle (is that really possible?), and the water’s getting colder, but there were several hardy individuals that took to the water this weekend (with one or two still in shorts!). Saturday saw the end of the GP14 Autumn Cup, with Ken and Val Bell hopeful of another trophy, but sailing secretary Hugh Godfrey’s appearance on the water resulted in them being pipped at the post – both had 5 points, but Hugh had the best results and secured the trophy.… Read full article “Autumn Settles In”
The Viking Trophy was up for grabs this weekend with the annual Flying 15 team racing event. This year a strong fleet of 21 boats took to the water in good, but testing, easterly winds.
The racing takes the form of a straightforward series, in which teams of three boats aggregate all their scores to give a team total.… Read full article “Battling Vikings”
With forecasts of wind on Saturday and gales on Sunday, many people must have been put off from getting down to the Club this weekend. Certainly, those that arrived early on Saturday were put off to see the strength of gusts shooting across the lake.… Read full article “Weather Forecasters – What do they know?”
Saturday started in blustery conditions that resulted in much activity for the rescue crews – all the more reason to turn up and ‘do your bit’ when rostered. The Hodgkins boys were revelling in the conditions until they reluctantly, but slowly, capsized in the first race.… Read full article “Weekend Update”