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Club sailing takes place all year round on Saturday afternoons and in summer on Thursday afternnons & evenings.   A manned safety boat will be on the water.   Members are free to do whatever sailing they wish then.  

Occasional skill development coaching sessions are arranged and anyone is welcome to join these.

 

Races are organised for those who wish to participate.  

In winter, two races on Saturday: in summer, 3 races on Saturday and one  Thursday  evening.

First race on Saturday is at 1pm.  Thursday races start at 6pm.

 

Members of all abilities are encouraged to take part.  Racing is a great way to improve your sailing skills.  It also ensures you always have some common interest to talk about in the galley.  

 

If you just want to do your own thing, that's fine, though even if you don't join the race, it may be a good idea to sail the same course, then everyone knows where you're going.  If you'd like to try it, but are not sure how it works, why not try sailing with one of the more experienced members

 

Our racing mantra is, "We don't take it seriously - it's just a bit (or a lot!) of fun."  Which means we try very hard and use all our skills, but always treat each other with courtesy and consideration, especially towards those at the back of the fleet.  

Less experienced sailors have nothing to fear from the "experts".  The only shouts that may be directed at them, will be encouragement and good advice.

 

Immediately after the race (if the OD can get the computer to work!)  results are calculated based on average lap time and  taking into account the PY number of the boat (speed rating.)  But no one really cares!

Sat 11th Feb 2017 - no race

Sat 4th Feb 2017 - 9 boats - SW 2-3,  sunny

Race 1  Simon Parkes 1st

Race 2  Don Brown 1st

Sat 28th Jan 2017 - 7 boats  - W  2 ,  mixed

Race 1

Race 2

Sat 18th Feb 2017 - 7 boats - SW 2-3  overcast

Race 1   Simon Parkes 1st

Race 2   Simon Parkes 1st

Club Sailing & Racing

Sat 25th Feb 2017 - 3 boats - SW 4-5 overcast

racing abandoned

Sandwell Cygnets

 

From April to October,  Saturday morning seesiions are arranged for our younger members - sailing, coaching, games and, we hope, plenty of fun.

 

Starting 29th April 2017

Jaffa Driver

Simon in a Topaz

Don & Rob in a Bahia

Richard & Gary in a Hartley 15

Racing after the "5 essentials" coaching session.  See how vertical my mast is.

Sat 18th Mar 2017 - 4 boats - W 3-4 overcast

Race 1 Richard Viggers 1st

Race 2 Mike Rudd 1st

Sat 11th Mar 2017 -

Race 1   Ken Norton 1st

Race 2   Terry Tandy 1st

Sat 4th Mar 2017 - (Dinghy show)

Race 1  

Race 2  

Sat 25th Mar 2017 - 9 boats - NE 3 Sunny

Race 1 Don Brown 1st

Race 2 Richard Viggers 1st

Race 3 Don Brown 1st

Sat 1st April 2017 - 6 boats - NW 2 overcast

Race 1 Jim Neate (Laser)1st

Race 2 Don Brown (Comet)1st

Sat 8th April 2017 - 10  boats - SSW 2 sunny

Race 1 Ken Norton1st

Race 2 Simon Parkes 1st

Race 3

Sat 15th April 2017 - Force 3-4 blustery

Race 1 Ken Norton (Comet)1st

Race 2  Ken Norton (Comet)1st

Race 3  Ken Norton (Comet)1st

Sat 22nd April 2017 - 10  boats - NNW 2 sunny

Race 1 Simon Parkes (Topaz)1st

Race 2 Don Brown (GP) 1st

Race 3 Roger Dyer (Mirror) 1st

Sat 29th April 2017 - 8  boats - blustery S 2-3 cloudy.

Race 1 Don Brown & Jonah Rudd (GP) 1st

Race 2  Roger Dyer (Mirror) 1st

Race 3  Don Brown (GP) 1st