07:30 and the sun is just coming over the Mendips when the UWE team unlock the gate at Chew Valley and begin to prepare for the BUSA Western Qualifiers. One saving grace is that for the first time in the 3 years UWE has ran the event there is no ice to be seen. However, [...]
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Why not sail from Lands End to the Isles of Scilly and then back again in a Wayfarer Dinghy? This somewhat seemingly crazy idea came about following a successful non-stop circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight in 2014. This is an annual event that is very well organised by Jenny Jeffs, John Norman and a [...]
Racing Report 36 Laser competitors arrived in the Chew Valley on a rather drizzly morning. Fresh winds had been previously forecast, but the day was to offer light airs that would gently ease and veer throughout the day. The drizzle dutifully cleared throughout the morning and by late afternoon the stunning backdrop of the Mendip [...]
Report At 9 O’clock on Saturday morning the sun was breaking through but we were shy on breeze. By 9:30 there was a small glimmer of hope as the wind decided to come out to play, however, the wind Gods hadn’t read the script and sent it in from the SSW. A quick word to [...]
The Bristol Brew is a Universities Team racing event hosted annually by Bristol University sailing Club. This is what happened. On 30th November, 21 teams of 6 sailors, some university and some alumni teams, arrived at Chew Valley Sailing Club for the Bristol Brew 2013. The wind built up from 2kts to a lovely 8-10kts which [...]