Weekly Report 13/07/2018

Club Sailing 

Last saturday was a cup race with 3 races, there were 6 boats on the water. The first race was light winds and warm sunshine. It was won by Dibby in the RS200 followed by Peter in his Scorpion. The second and third were again by the scorpion, race continues Saturday at 5pm.

Cruiser Race 

Probably the best conditions of the season so far.  6 boats turned out for a race in Force 2 to 3 westerly.  The PRO Blake Shaw set the course around Eel point and North High Cliff to port.

The fleet set off on a starboard tack with Blake in Slipstream on the windward end of the line and pulled away.  Having cleared the Skirs everyone tacked down towards South beach. The boats chose different options but staying inshore did pay off.  However slipstream overstood and Tony Spiller in Apatshe tacked earlier and just managed to round Eel point ahead. Slipstream hoisted their spinnaker , took Apatshes wind and overtook on the downwind leg to NHC.

The fleet gybed onto a starboard reach back towards Tenby and it was just possible use spinnakers.

Slipstream maintained her lead with Steve lewis in Aries and Apatshe having a close tussle for second place.  Aries crossed the line second but Denny Young in Heather came third on corrected time resulting in Apatshe 4th, Phil Rees in Accolade 5th and Roy Lawrence in Chiron 6th.

A very enjoyable afternoon’s racing. Next race tomorrow Saturday at 6pm. 

Upcoming Events

Hot food being served every wednesday & saturday after sailing, all welcome.

4th - 10th August Scorpion National Championships (Volunteers required)

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