It was with some trepidation that the 9 boats launched into a brisk, shifty NorthWesterly under blue skies after earlier rain. By the start time, however, the wind had moderated resulting in more manageable conditions but the shifts continued.
Race Officer, Val, set a figure of eight course starting with a beat to number 1.… Read full article “Night Jar 4”
After some localised morning showers, there was another sunny Saturday for sailors, with F4/5 south westerly, for the start of the weekend series. Throughout the afternoon the wind freshened and eased, veered and backed, making for some testing conditions resulting in various capsizes, broaches, and changes of position.… Read full article “Scarness Cup”
Beautiful blue skies and a blustery/shifty Westerly greeted the 11 boats who ventured onto the water.
Once again there was a healthy turnout of Teras who all coped well with the tricky conditions. The fleet got away on a port-biased line although Rory was OCS and failed to return.… Read full article “Night Jar 3”
Saturday started with some champagne sailing conditions for an excellent turnout of 40 boats across the two fleets racing this weekend. It was good to see that the Mirror fleet had mainly junior, or parent/child combinations.
With a westerly wind any potential sea breeze from the blue skies would only bolster the wind strength.… Read full article “Solo Open/Mirror Northern Areas 2022”
Competitors were greeted by a strong and gusty wind with rain squalls and there was little enthusiasm for launching.
The Race Officer (AJ) made the popular decision to abandon racing and everyone adjourned for a delicious pie supper courtesy of Val.… Read full article “Night Jar 2”
Unusually, Saturday’s forecast for light winds proved to be accurate, resulting in a small turnout of eight boats for the next races in the MJM series.
Shortly after the start, the wind eased, so the race was shortened at the end of the first lap, but the lead boats were happy to wait while Oliver persevered to complete the lap in his Tera.… Read full article “7/8 May”
A light westerly breeze with regular shifts coming round Sale Fell greeted the 17 boats, including 5 Teras, who turned out for the first Night Jar of the Thursday evening series.
So keen was Ant to get started in his new role that he forgot to take a Race Officer with him (sorry Robin) but with the able assistance of Pen and moral support from Sid, racing started on time despite worries from shore that there might be an early start.… Read full article “Night Jar 1”