This weekend was a little quieter due to Andy Smith & Co venturing to Edinburgh for his stag night. Andy did take his passport with him, but he obviously didn’t realise that there is no passport control to cross the Scottish border (even the Welsh charge to cross the Severn bridge!).… Read full article “Weekend Update”
A bit of balmy weather this weekend. Loads of sunshine, but the wind was somewhat lacking on Saturday. In the first race Shunty, with Tim Chittenden crewing, kept breaking away and then being caught again. On the final run before beating up to the finish Herb warned Steve to mind the anchor warp – Tim lifted the centreboard, but the warp caught on his rudder bringing him to a sudden stop, sufficient enough for William and Elaine to take the lead.… Read full article “Summer Come Early?”
On Saturday, sun and rain with the wind forcing its way either side of Sale Fell provided some interesting conditions for the final weekend series of the season. Robbie D in an RS400 had super lightweight crew Ethan on board and quickly pulled into the lead, never looking back.… Read full article “Championship is Finalised”
On Sunday, the forecast wind came in and created many thrills and spills. Roy was quick to point out that his capsizes in the morning didn’t count – the first was before the start, and the second, during the race, was on purpose to avoid a collision.… Read full article “Weekend Series”
Everyone should have been delighted that there was a weekend of sun with a warm wind, but for the sailors the biggest frustration was that the wind was by no means steady. The first race on Saturday had boats beating on three of the four legs.… Read full article “Frustration in the Sun”
With the summer on its last legs (or so it seemed), the hot balmy days of the past week were a bit of a distant memory asthe the air cooled and the weather front moved in from Ireland bringing blustery wind and rain.… Read full article “Pot Hunters Clean Up!”
Yes, you may not have realised it, but the Spring (Cup) has come to an end following an afternoon’s racing in hot, muggy conditions with the added bonus of fair winds if only you could get to them! The morning southerly breeze which all the potential newcomers to the club enjoyed, was challenged and counteracted by an afternoon sea breeze.… Read full article “Spring is Over”
Congratulations to Keith Jamieson and Maf Smith on attaining second overall in the Flying Fifteen Classic Nationals held at Abersoch last week. Word has it he was beaten by age!
Saturday’s racing was held in light to medium airs with a turnout of 10 boats for the 2nd fleet challenge trophy of the season.… Read full article “Abersoch Innit?”
Although Saturday started off relatively mild, strong gusts had been passing over the lake all morning. By the time racing started, the rain had moved in and the gusts were coming down vertically and things didn’t improve much apart from the sun coming out later in the day.… Read full article “Bank Holiday Weekend”
A Spanish fancy dress evening was held at the club on Sunday. Of course Manuel was there causing havoc….
Sailing has been challenging with unsettled winds all weekend so far. When it did blow there was some good planing, but there were many holes to be buried in.… Read full article “Y Viva Espana”