|Congratulations to Andy and Emma on the birth of their (first) daughter Katia Rose who weighed in at 6lb 15oz at 4:30am on 27th September. Dad’s elated, mother and baby doing well!
….and here’s the doting grandparents
I know it should say admirably, but since Tim Chittenden won the weekend series, it seemed more appropriate. With the tinker association having a travellers meeting of 22 boats, and many members away at the Southport 24 hour race, there was only a few takers for the club racing.… Read full article “Didn’t he do Admirally!”
At Ullswater YC’s RS open meeting on Saturday, three members ventured down to brave some strong winds only to sit in the eye of the storm all day. The wind came and went from time to time, and the short races meant that, generally, it was important to get it right at an early stage.… Read full article “Brain Cell on Offer!”
Sun and wind – what more could you want? Even the water isn’t too cold for those of us that ended up in it! Saturday’s racing concluded the Dodd Trophy for the handicap fleet, and OD Rich Hodgkins set simple, but challenging, windward/leeward courses.… Read full article “Indian Summer”
Wedding bells will be resounding for another happy couple sometime in the future – congratulations to Mark Somerville and Kirsty Nixon on their recent engagement. An impromptu party took place on Saturday evening, that left a few people somewhat jaded on Sunday.… Read full article “Congratulations!”
Although Saturday started off muggy but overcast, a slight breath of wind was sufficient for the OD to gets the boats on the water. In the time it took to set the line and get the boats out, the wind shifted through 150° and the handicap was able to raise spinnakers for the start.… Read full article “There’s Those That Can…”
The sun shone, and despite the high pressure system, the wind filled in for a strong fleet of 21 boats for this weekend’s open meeting.
Sailors were so keen that for each race it was a case of third time lucky, as there were two general recalls, and it was only the round the ends rule that seemed to hold boats back behind the line.… Read full article “GP14 Open Meeting 9th/10th July”
With eight races to get in over this weekend’s series, there was a definite need for races to be short, but with the races being so short, there was little room to recover from mistakes so the results did not always seem so sweet.… Read full article “Short and Sweet?”
Saturday’s racing started in muggy conditions with a light southerly breeze. Stand in starter Adrian (initially) opted to moor the committee boat downwind of the starboard end of the line – was there something he knew that the sailors didn’t? Well, by the end of the first lap the wind started to veer to the south west such that gennikers were deployed on the second ‘beat’, and by the end of the second lap the original beat had turned into a dead run.… Read full article “Back to Front in More Ways Than One”