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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Last weekend there was a positive, if unfruitful start to the season for the Juniors. See below for an update from Junior Captain Jonathan.

On Saturday we had 10 sailors including 7 juniors turn out for our first session at the lake on Saturday morning. Despite a Met Office forecast of drizzle and a steady 13mph South Easterly, we were greeted by heavy rain and wind of 17-20 knots! The Met Office did at least get the direction right! We therefore decided that this wasn’t the best weather to bring some of the boats out of their winter jackets and sailing was abandoned.
Great to have a healthy number on parade on a miserable day: Bodes well for when the sunshine arrives.
Thanks to all that managed to get down.
JW

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The club also saw Alex & Johnny Harris sailing Ronin compete in the Cherub open Meeting at Rutland Water.

See below for an update taken from the Cherub Class website:

‘Ronin dominated the event, winning all but one when their masthead unit disintegrated but managed to lock the kite halyard – with the kite up!’

So massive congratulations to them on a successful weekend!!

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And on the Sunday we had 3 cats (a Hurricane, a F18 & a Dart 18), shepherded by 2 ribs, embark on a trail blazing trip from Dee to Beaumaris.

This was a trial run ahead of the scheduled race being planned for the summer.

Conditions were mixed to say the least, but one way or another all boats made it to Angelsey.

The view Beaumaris Pier (left) was a welcome sight at the end of the journey!

More details of the summer race format will be issued over the next month.

 

 

 

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deck bagThis season to encourage more boats to go out regularly and complete races, we will be introducing a special prize for the boat with highest number of completed Sunday tidal series or ‘special’ races. 

Races that count include: Spring, Summer, Coronation Cup, Dee S.C. regatta, Champagne, Holiday, Club Champs, Autumn, Long Distance Series. 

It is open to all boats sailing in tidal races including – Darts,  Fast Cats, Handicap Dinghies and Cruisers.

The prize will be a crispy new jib!!!!!!

(Maximum value £315, paid for through sailors fund raising evening).

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Finally this weekend we have:

  • On Saturday we have Mirror Racing on the tide and Will Thompson will be conducting Catamaran training meet at 11:15
  • On Sunday the Spring Series starts with the first race at 12:10

Have a great weekend everyone

Lee