Some cooler autumnal airs, with blue skies as a backdrop, were the order of the day on Saturday. The winds proved to be variable in both strength, and direction, all afternoon.
Despite getting caught on the Bates’ anchor warp just after starting, Paul, with Evie and William crewing, in their Mirror beat Mik to the windward mark in the light conditions.… Read full article “Saturday Sunshine”
Blue skies, southerly wind, temperature in the mid 20s – champagne sailing conditions no less, surely it can’t really be a bank holiday?
The junior were having more fun on the water with relay races, and Pirate netball (not sure what that entails, other than it was described as carnage by one mum!).… Read full article “August Bank Holiday”
For a pleasant change there was a good wind forecast for the whole weekend, over which a club championship series is being held. The day started with some youth sail training. The wind freshened as the afternoon went on, and there were surprisingly few capsizes.… Read full article “Wind!”
The sunny Saturday started with some junior sail training in variable light airs. It was hoped that a sea breeze would be the saviour and fill in the various flat patches, and steady the swinging breeze.
On setting the course it seemed that the sea breeze was on its way as the fleet headed to the start line, so the start sequence got underway despite a late swing back to the north resulting in a reaching start for most fleets.… Read full article “Shifty Saturday”
With less than a week until the longest day, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the temperature has improved and the sun is shining. Add a good force 4 from the SW and you have near perfect conditions for Saturday racing.… Read full article “Summer Around the Corner”