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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.

Summer Time and the Sailing is (not so) Easy (but really good!)

By svsc, Aug 1 2017 09:43PM

Summer is that quiet time, when sailing is very pleasant and relaxing, but hardly exciting. We take the children out and potter around until the icecream van arrives. Well this year the wind seems to have forgotten it's summer. It just keeps blowing - not always straight, of course - but we're not lacking challenge and excitement.

22nd saw 15 boats out and some really close and interesting races. With holidays and other diversions, we may not manage that every week, but it shows what's possible. and how much more fun it gets when more boats are out. The weather seems keen to encourage us, as the long range forecast shows breezy conditions set to continue.

The cyanobacteria (aka blue green algae) is still present, but there have been no reports of problems, even though most of us have continued to sail as usual. The water is currently much less green than it was a few weeks ago, so we hope it is on the wane. With the water fixed, showers are again working and people are advised to use them.

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