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”
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”
Our second bank holiday weekend of the season welcomed the friendly inflatable Catapult fleet
Saturday racing was for Paul Carruthers Memorial Trophy in which there were 28 boats, and it was won by Matt/Oliver in a 2000 in a tie break from Dave/Lynn in their GP
Sunday and Monday were planned as a five race series. … Read full article “May Bank Holiday Weekend”
Another sunny Saturday, but with no takers due to the high winds, racing was cancelled.
Same outcome on Sunday!… Read full article “Weekend Sailing”
Saturday started with sunshine and an unexpected SE breeze for the two race Celebrity Glass Pursuit series. Over 30 boats started the first race over a 46 minute start sequence, with the Reekie’s sandwiching the fleet (James in an Optimist being in the first start and John in a 49er in the last start), during which the wind eased, then picked up at John’s start.… Read full article “Easter 2022”
A good NW breeze greeted sailors for the start of the MJM series, with a few white horses to boot.
Although there were no capsizes, of the 14 starters in the MJM series, the wind proved too much for a couple of the younger helms who retired after the first beat.… Read full article “MJM”
Saturday had plenty of sunshine, but the wind was bitter when a cloud passed through.
There had been little wind during the morning training, but it filled in a little from the SE before the afternoon race, though most sailors were caught out when the OD set a course and started the sequence despite a wind shadow in the start area.… Read full article “Sunny Saturday”
A sunny morning had numerous boats ready and raring to get the season underway, though AJ seemed to want even more time to tinker with his newly acquired GP! A lack of wind meant they had to wait until almost 2pm before there was sufficient breeze to tempt the OD on to the water.… Read full article “Starter’s Prize”