With white horses whipped up by the F5 Easterly wind an hour before the start it was not surprising that a good few prospective competitors selected not to launch. Only eight boats gathered in the starting area upwind of 0 to tackle the long beat to 4 and off wind legs 1 – A – 0.… Read full article “Night Jar 2”
After early morning showers 23 boats enjoyed sun and force 3/4 winds for the first day of the event
Generally the starts were clean and keen, with just one individual recall – shame that of all the boats that returned, the offending boat was not one of them!… Read full article “Great North Asymmetric Challenge”
The first bank holiday of the season started with sunshine but little prospect of wind for the inaugural Good Friday pursuit. However just 45 mins before the scheduled start a sea breeze quickly filled the lake so the racing could get underway on time (well almost as Herb declared that proceedings would be held up until the Lady Commodore was at the startline).… Read full article “Bank Holiday Weekend”
Another southerly(ish) breeze, though the air temp was more like an easterly!
Various good gusts on occasions enabled some good planing reaches in the 1st race, but there was a desire to use some of the steadier winds down the lake in the following race.… Read full article “Weekend Racing”
Please note that there will be House and Grounds working parties this weekend starting at 10 o’clock each day.
You don’t have to commit to being there both days but all help is appreciated and it reduces the burden on council members and various regular stalwarts.… Read full article “Light Out?!”
Or perhaps a donation to the RNLI…
We have been offered a Crewsaver M/L trapeze harness (drysuit has gone)
The harness has been used for a couple of winter seasons sailing on a Dart, a couple of slightly worn bits of webbing, which is from about 2008.… Read full article “Something for nothing”
Peter Ballard’s funeral is taking place at 13.15 Monday 24 February in
Wear Valley Crematorium
On the outskirts of
Afterwards food/nibbles will be served at
104 Etherley Lane
Peter’s wife Ann would like everyone who has time to pop in
As she needs a rough guide as to numbers, would anyone planning on attending please email us.… Read full article “Funeral Details”
Although blustery, the weather stayed dry for the 2nd close season walk. Some braved it to the top of Binsey without being blown off!
Did Graham opt, or was he forced, to walk back (but he did make it back safely)?… Read full article “Walk No 2”
Peter has been an active and popular member of the club over recent years and he will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and wishes are with his wife Anne and family at this sad time.… Read full article “Sad News”