The weekend started off with a gloriously sunny, but cold, day and a light, variable wind. There was another excellent turnout of cadets and juniors for the morning training, many of which gave the afternoon racing a go too.
The light NE wind looked promising for racing, but it faded, delaying the start, then came back in from the east, swinging quickly to the SE though the start sequence.… Read full article “May Bank Holiday”
Another bustling Saturday morning for the cadets and juniors, with sufficient breeze to get them all on the water.
The northerly breeze was cold, but the sunshine helped temper the conditions (when it wasn’t hiding behind the odd cloud!). The fleet of 26 boats had to contend with a light breeze which swung, and eased from time to time, causing the fleet to spread out, and prolong the first race.… Read full article “Shiver Me….”
Perhaps jumping the gun with that headline, but that announcement may come later…
With the high winds, no competitors, OD, or rescue, the Starter had an early finish, and it brings the Autumn Saturday series, and Saturday sailing in general, to an end.… Read full article “Saturday Shutdown”
Persistent rain, very light wind, and a limited number of unenthusiastic sailors, waited until the scheduled start time for any latecomers. With no further takers, racing was cancelled.
By Sunday morning the rain had passed through, the was shining and a katabatic wind (I think) was creating a south easterly.… Read full article “October Racing”
Blue skies with a cool gusting NE wind seemed to be a bit challenging at first but 16 boats raced in the weekend’s Celebrity Glass Trophy series. Not surprisingly, the wind was swinging throughout the afternoon, and it did ease at times throughout the first race, but bedded in for the second race.… Read full article “Celebrity Glass Trophy”
Strong gusty winds in the morning eased sufficiently for racing in the weekend series with a turnout of 16 boats. There were various capsizes, some challenging variable conditions around 9, and opportunities for some spectacular reaches, especially by Scumper in his RS100.… Read full article “Windy Weekend”
Saturday started bright and windy, but as the fleet headed to the start the heavens opened, and hardly eased for the rest of the afternoon. The gusty winds caused a few capsizes even before racing started but everyone made the race.… Read full article “Autumn on the way?”
Persistent drizzle/light showers seemed to flatten the lake and give the impression of fickle winds, but once on the water there was enough wind to keep the boats moving, and after the first lap, it freshened resulting in a few capsizes, and a few near misses.… Read full article “Sunday 23 August”
The day started with a mirror like conditions which continued on through the cadets training up to lunch time. However, with the arrival of AJ, aka Mr Fixit, there were signs of ripples on the water around the northern end of the lake, far too many to be created by the 10(0?)s… Read full article “Sultry Saturday”
Warm sunny weather, combined with a 6kt ENE breeze, led to some champagne sailing conditions for a good fleet of 25 boats.
Martin fell out of his Laser before the first start, and assured everyone it wasn’t just to cool down.… Read full article “Saturday Sailing”