Sailing Report – Helen Martin, Vice Commodore

The universities and schools are back in force on with team trials and taster days for freshers adding another lively dimension to the club.

On Saturday another very gusty and shift westerly led to some exciting sailing, ideal conditions for the Powerboat 2 course and lots of fun for the last scheduled Lake and Cake of the year.

On Sunday the forecast was correct and the first attempt at a race had to be abandoned as the tiny breeze died away again and changed direction constantly. In the end RO Ian Cadwallader managed to get a few of us round 2 short races in the glorious afternoon sunshine. It was really a day for cycling or dreamy drifting.

Water levels in the lake remain low

Thanks to everyone for being careful driving ribs and with launch and recovery. Stay north and west of a line between marks 3 and 4 and think about your route from mark 5 across the end of Little Denny. It is also shallow off Nunnery Point – if you aren’t sure please ask. The low water does have some advantages – it has allowed us to do some remedial concreting and caulking on the slipways.