Yet another day without racing. Not the weather’s fault this time with less wind strength and gusting than forecast – although the forecast itself may have put some people off.
There was plenty of Safety and the OD was ready but, with only one competitor, there was no chance of racing so it was abandoned. … Read full article “Shunned again”
A poor forecast on a damp Saturday afternoon, and the threat from Storm Brian, all resulted in no contenders, despite the conditions being sailable.
Despite the risk is that Sunday’s conditions would be worse, Brian was on his way and left some good sailing conditions, but no one was tempted so racing was cancelled and the six rescue and race management team had another early finish.… Read full article “Blown Away by Brian”
A small but select group took part in our ramble on Sunday afternoon up a very windy Sale Fell. Many thanks to the Flying Fifteen sailors and Club Members who have kindly donated towards this important charity. We have raised £210 to date.… Read full article “Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need”
A mirror like morning lake was not reflecting the longer term forecast, but the wind quickly filled in for the 18 boats racing in the annual Viking Trophy which is awarded to the best performing team of three. However, the wind quickly filled in to provide some great racing conditions, though a squall during the first start made everyone wonder how many races we would manage to get in.… Read full article “Flying Fifteen Team Racing”
After the torrential rain in the lakes today, the lake has risen 500mm over the course of eight hours, and will, no doubt, rise through the night. Boats on the foreshore were ok this evening, but worth checking and perhaps moving, as some more rain, together with strong winds, is forecast for Friday.… Read full article “Rain, Rain, Go Away!”
The blustery winds that were forecast did not come to fruition, resulting in good sailing conditions for the select few that raced, albeit in cooler conditions that in recent weekends.
Val/Ken in their GP led the races generally, giving Neil in a Laser a run for his money, making good use of the intermittent planing conditions.… Read full article “Autumnal Weekend”
After a cold night, the Southerly breeze was pleasantly mild, and lighter than the general forecast, but forecast to increase over the morning. The only takers were Mike/Kayla in their F15, and Dave/Lynn in their GP, but they had a good race, and relying on the least number of mistakes to win!… Read full article “Sunday Best”
Despite the odd rain shower in the morning the weather stayed dry with good spells of sunshine to take the chill out of the air.
Much to Herb’s dislike, the day’s racing comprised a two pursuit race series. Mik led the fleet for the first half of race one until Dave passed him in a Laser and gained a lead which no-one could touch.… Read full article “Soaked!”
Knowing that we are short of something to report, Neil has advised that he is 500 miles from home on a Padi diving course at Falmouth, he walks past the sailing club and sees signs saying it’s the FF Nationals crosses the road next to guy carrying a sailing bag who glances back and recognises a friendly face out of place.… Read full article “Small World”
Some blustery conditions on Saturday morning eased to leave near champagne racing conditions in the (slightly) warmer weather with sunny intervals. Today’s racing is for the final weekend series of the championship season, but as the winners have already been determined, numbers on the water were lighter than usual.… Read full article “Final Championship Series”