Thursday 27th: Fun Sailing, Informal Races & BBQ

Open to all on Thursday 27th July: sailing from 14:00 with informal, fun races for beginners and novices at 18:00. Safety cover available courtesy of the Police Group members. Bring something to put on the barbeque later.

August Antics

August Antics is our annual fun festival for young sailors at the club. Run over the August Bank Holiday, 26th & 27th August 2017, this is an excellent opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and have fun on the water.

There will be excellent training and excitement in Oppies, Teras and Toppers for everyone from beginners to experts. Limited places – advanced booking essential. Details and book now via WebCollect.

Ladies Day Report – Anna Mason

What an amazing ladies race day – good wind, great company and some super sailing! The day started with onshore training from Helen about boat set up and upwind sailing. Then we spent time on the water practicing race starts together. After lunch, we had 3 short races to put all these new skills to the test.

Andy Scott and team did an excellent job of organising these and keeping us all in order, thank you. The races were sailed in memory of a great lady sailor Dot Macklin with prizes presented by her husband David. Congratulations this year go to Helen for deservedly retaining the trophy.

There was close racing throughout the fleet and several other prizes earned for special achievement or comedy merit. First time double handed team, Sarah Benfield and Sandie Andrews joining in with skill, energy and enthusiasm in a Flying Fifteen added another dimension – inspiration, I hope, to other double-handers to have a go.

This was all rounded off with an amazing spread of tea and cake (a special mention for the pink meringues!) and a lot of laughter and chat. Needless to say we all went home with big smiles on our faces, full stomachs and a few achey muscles!

Ladies Day

Helen Martin receiving the Ladies Day Trophy, presented by founder member Dave Macklin.

Working Party – Caroline Bullen, Rear Commodore

Many thanks to the 9 or so volunteer members who kindly gave up their time, to facilitate a working party on Saturday morning, clearing boat spaces.

Despite the rain, they worked all morning, successfully clearing two thirds of the upper boat park of weeds.

We need to hold another one to continue the good work, but if you can’t spare that much time, and you are fit and able, then you can really help just by making sure that your own boat space is kept tidy and take the opportunity to catch up with people or have a sail. My thanks again.