Perhaps jumping the gun with that headline, but that announcement may come later…
With the high winds, no competitors, OD, or rescue, the Starter had an early finish, and it brings the Autumn Saturday series, and Saturday sailing in general, to an end.… Read full article “Saturday Shutdown”
After a wet and windy morning, the forecast was for the wind to ease, and it did! (Not that AJ believed it would). Eight boats took to the water.
Dave/Lynn got the best flying start and were first to the windward mark.… Read full article “Saturday Surprise”
Not only are we at the end of British Summer Time, so clocks will go back by one hour on Sunday morning, but, with the current high winds, there is plenty of rain around, and it is forecast to continue well into next week with the likelihood that the lake will flood.… Read full article “That Time of Year!”
A cold ENE breeze blew throughout Saturday afternoon, accompanied by occasional lulls, and numerous swings in direction.
Shifts just before the start led to a starboard biased line (or was it just poorly set?!) and a premature starter who duly returned.… Read full article “Autumnal Chill”
Saturday’s clouds were slowly cast aside as the afternoon progressed, and there was numerous spells when the sun broke through to give some warmth in the F2-3 wind. The conditions were perfect to attract out some of the cadets that been practicing in the morning.… Read full article “Autumn Sunshine”
Persistent rain, very light wind, and a limited number of unenthusiastic sailors, waited until the scheduled start time for any latecomers. With no further takers, racing was cancelled.
By Sunday morning the rain had passed through, the was shining and a katabatic wind (I think) was creating a south easterly.… Read full article “October Racing”
Sixteen boats took part in the final weekend series of our curtailed season.
They were greeted by a lovely sunny day with a variable chilly easterly wind. The novice Bates driver managed to wrap the anchor warp around the prop which meant a short postponement was required.… Read full article “Sunny but Chilly Weekend”
Blue skies with a cool gusting NE wind seemed to be a bit challenging at first but 16 boats raced in the weekend’s Celebrity Glass Trophy series. Not surprisingly, the wind was swinging throughout the afternoon, and it did ease at times throughout the first race, but bedded in for the second race.… Read full article “Celebrity Glass Trophy”