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Sandwell Valley Sailing Blog

Welcome to our sailing blog


Trying to let everyone know what's going on and to have somewhere for your thoughts and ideas about sailing and club activities.


I haven't worked out how to allow you to post on the blog, so just email any contributions and I'll post them.  I think you can add your own comments though.


I think I'm supposed to add pictures sometimes, but I'm too busy sailing to take any!  So if the guys on the bank or in the safety boat could take a few and send them in, I'd be really grateful.

Be careful what you wish for.

By svsc, May 28 2017 09:04AM

Well, I asked for people to send me photos for the site - expecting pics of boats sailing happily round Swan Pool, merry matelots pulling on sheets and halyards, ODs hoisting flags and hooting hooters, etc. So what do I get? This poor soul off to be first aided. How does this help me portray the fun of sailing at Sandwell? All I can say is, he was having so much fun sailing, that he's still smiling even after being hit on the head with a rudder (don't ask!)

And how does this all come about? We keep on wishing for good winds. Saturday we got them - good, better, even more better and too good for our own good, from the south, the west, south west, west south and directions they haven't even got names for! Not that the wind really matters that much when you spend most of your time swimming. Some of course had more sense than me and pulled their boats off before the second race and Mike cannily forsook his Laser, borrowed the GP and was one of the few to keep their masts out of the water. Well done to them and thanks to Roger, Gill and Sue for their care and assistance to distressed mariners.

Have I learned my lesson? What do you think! See you next week. Lets hope for more good wind, but perhaps not quite so good!

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