By the time Saturday racing came around many needed to refocus having had a couple of fun days since arriving on Thursday for the extended weekend.
The day had started with a coffee morning for Caroline in aid of cancer research.… Read full article “August Bank Holiday”
Sunday’s forecast of F2 gusting F3 from the SW was somewhat elusive when sailors arrived, keen to race. Unexpectedly the wind filled in from the NE, only to fade again. When the SW breeze appeared racing got underway, but the shifting winds caused flat spots at both gybe marks despite holding for the main beat!… Read full article “Unsettled Sunday”
The sunny weather continued into the weekend with temperatures in the low 20s. The forecast NE wind proved to be as shifty and variable as the previous weekend. Being the end of half term, and several members competing in the Mirror National Championships in Brightlinsea, there was just one fleet racing on Saturday.… Read full article “Sun Filled Weekend”
The forecast for the third bank holiday this month was unusually good. Fortunately, it seemed to be accurate on Saturday, with bright spells, and a warm wind from the west offering good planing conditions, it was another dose of champagne sailing conditions (not that some of the Friday evening revellers could perhaps face a drink!).… Read full article “Whit Bank Holiday 2023”
High pressure on Saturday again squeezed out the likelihood of good winds, but there was enough to wind to get racing underway. The general wind direction was from the north, but, as ever, it did swing from time to time.
Banter/Oscar in their RS200 led the handicap fleet in both races, finishing with a 1st and 2nd, with some close competition from Neil/Archie in their RS200 finishing 2nd and 5th, but Mike/Jack in their Graduate were in close contention, finishing 3rd and 1st to hold the lead in the series.… Read full article “Another High”
A busy weekend at the club started with an Easter egg hunt on the sunny Saturday morning.
Afterwards, the adjacent photo shows an alternative egg hunt when Henry lost his egg in the pool table!
Those that have replaced their boats through the close season were keen to set them up and get on the water.… Read full article “Easter Weekend 2023”
Saturday sailing got underway this weekend with another chilly breeze from the NE. There may have been April showers in the locaility, but they stayed away from the lake.
Generally, the winds eased throughout the afternoon, and the forecast gusts never materialised, so there were no capsizes.… Read full article “April already!”
Having passed the autumnal equinox, and with the wind swinging to the north east, the air temperature had continued to drop, so when the sun that broke through it was welcome comfort.
There were 24 boats across three fleets competing in the final weekend series to conclude this year’s club championship.… Read full article “Championship draws to a close”
The final bank holiday of the year started with some extended camping nights and kids splash and fun on Friday.
Main racing started on Saturday afternoon with a couple of races in a long series. Though there lots of sunshine, there was little wind throughout the morning, and a light sea breeze appeared in time for racing.… Read full article “August Bank Holiday”
‘‘Twas the weekend before Bass Week. The heatwave is but a memory, and the schools have finished for Summer. The clouds have moved in, and there are plenty of white horses on the lake due to a southerly F3-4.
In the first race of the weekend series, there were nine starters split across the handicap and GP fleets.… Read full article “Weekend Roundup”