Today’s strong winds blew a number of boats at the Club off their trailers. A small group of members have kindly uprighted and repositioned them, but it may be worth checking your own boats if you get the chance.… Read full article “Storm Ali”
Very sadly one of our past members passed away at the weekend. Many of us have very fond memories of John, Lillian and their children both on and off the water. The family have sent the following message.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce that Mark Parnaby was suddenly and prematurely taken away from us last Saturday 15th Sept whilst competing in the cycle section of a charity triathlon at the foot of Ben Nevis, Scotland.… Read full article “Sad News”
A bit of a difference from yesterday. There were only nine starters, mainly due to the forecast of heavier winds. Yes, the gusts were stronger and more challenging. Especially in the morning race where Ethan’s 100 and Neil, sailing a Vision with Barbara, failed to finish.… Read full article “Paul Carruthers Memorial Trophy 16th September”
Bass – Bart’s Bash : 15 September 18
A Bit of Bashing
Not physically, but had to match the heading that William composed last week!
The Bash had more competitors than a normal club race but, with many of the top crews not involved, it felt more like a Night Jar round.… Read full article “Bart’s Bash 2018 – What a turnout!”
A brief wet spell on Saturday didn’t put off the Tinker fleet of 11 boats from having an early race before scheduled club racing.
John Reekie’s son planned to sail his Oppie but perhaps needs a little more training on tying knots…
There were only three boats for club racing, but with Jonathan retiring there were only two finishers, of which John Reekie took the honours with Ant/Jo 2nd.… Read full article “A Bit of Tinkering”
Better than last week…but only marginally. Eleven boats crossed the line and headed for A. But it was painfully slow. Val & Ken turned around and paddled back to the livestock as John’s Solo had taken an initial lead and wasn’t going to be caught.… Read full article “Night Jar 17”
While the rest of the country enjoyed more sunshine, the lake was cloud covered all afternoon, though there was no sign of showers that were evident just a matter of miles away. There was a promising southerly force 2 breeze when the start line was set, but the risk of a swing to the south west came to fruition much sooner than expected when it affected boats on the first beat!… Read full article “What Happened There?”
Bates ready at jetty and Safety ready to go. But the wind was disappearing: Can’t use 0. Maybe 4-A-B? But wind faded at A, then B. Val waited until the last moment but raised N over A so “no racing today”. … Read full article “Night Jar 16”
The long weekend of activities started on a showery Friday when there was a splash day for junior sailors to have organised fun messing around in boats.
The rain showers had passed through by Friday evening, and the good weather continued through Saturday, although the temperature had noticeably dropped.… Read full article “August Bank Holiday”
As it was the start of the Holiday Weekend 20 boats turned out for this round of the Night Jar. The course was 0-1-4-B which gave a fair length beat and two kite legs although the wind was doing strange things on the second. … Read full article “Night Jar 15”