View from the Rear….

Lee Matthews (Rear Commodore Sailing)

A quick post to keep everyone updated on what’s going on at the club & on the water.

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Netley Dart 18 TT:

Three Dee teams (Simon & Hayley, Will & Lucy and Geoff & Jenny) travelled to the south coast last weekend to compete in the second Dart Open of the season.

We are still awaiting the final results, but after day one Simon was in 3rd place and Will had won one of the races; which in a fleet of over 40 boats is a fantastic effort.

Sheldrakes Cruise:

On Saturday we had a flotilla of dinghies make the voyage to Sheldrakes in search of adventure and refreshments, and much fun was had by all!

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An easy run down to Sheldrakes….

So much so, we have all been inspired to reinvigorate the Mirror fleet and are planning more trips, with Sea Trails already planned for 28th May.

So anyone with a Mirror lying around and interested in joining, us you have a month to get it sea worthy!!!

Join the Mirror Mayhem Facebook page for more info.

Spring Series 4 & 5:

On Sunday we had a mix of Fast Cats and Darts take to the water for the first ‘series’ racing of the season.

Conditions were very lively, building to a force 5 gusting 6 at times, but we still managed to complete 2 races, with James and Alison winning the Dart 18 races and Steve Roberts winning in the handicap race.

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Rescue Team Open Day – 7th May:

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Hopefully you will have seen the Rescue Open Day flier.

To help with planning, if you are hoping to come, please let the team know on rescueteam@dee-sc.co.uk

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Coming up this week, we have:

  • Wednesday – Tomorrow evening Paul Oliver is planning a work party to check out the clubs Dart 16 Fleet to ensure they are all well fettled.

If anyone is free to help please pop down anytime after 19:00.

  • Saturday – we have penciled in junior sailing at 16:35 at Dee. The tide is low at 7.4m, but if people are keen we could get out for a quick sail.

Please let me know by Thursday if you plan to sail.

  • Sunday – Whombaff Interclub Team Racing on the Marine Lake.

Meet at West Kirby SC at 11:00; look for James Douglas who will be there to organise boats, etc

  • Monday – Club Refurbishment Opening and Family Fun Day

Lots of activities planned from 12:00 onwards, please do come down to see the completed work & support the Life Boat fund raising.

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So although tides aren’t great, there’s still lots planned for the bank holiday weekend!!

Lee

rearcom@dee-sc.co.uk