Today was our inaugural pursuit race of the season however the wind had other ideas, the occasional gust came through the lake but the competitors spent a lot of the race enjoying the sunshine rather than doing any pursuing. The finish despite the lack of wind was very close with Richard's Miracle pipping Dave's Enterprise to the post by a matter of seconds. Good fun was had by all and we will all go
Published 17:01 on 6 Jun 2021
Our RYA Onboard course has continued to allow young sailors their first steps on their sailing journey with 8 of our group either being awarded an RYA Stage 1 or Stage 2 certificate this week. Well done all of you and thanks again to our instructors for giving up their time to make this happen.
Published 21:26 on 5 Jun 2021
Warm weather and favourable breezes brought the racers out. A handicap fleet involving Optimists to Lasers enjoyed some competitive racing. The Lasers in particular had a number of hard fought battles. In the middle of the fleet the Miracle, GP14 and Enterprise contested the marks with gusto. It was the end of the Spring series and the race and series results will be available shortly.
Published 21:09 on 5 Jun 2021
We were blessed with very sporting winds on Sunday. A slightly slow start out of the car park, changed into an almost Le Mans style frenetic activity by the time we saw the wind - the lake was calling and we were keen to answer. The briefest of checks of the race course and away we go. Some seemed to take the whole race thing to another level, checking their boat was sparkling
Published 19:28 on 25 May 2021
Toby went to Grafham water last weekend to compete in his first national event, off the back of his performance at this event he has been invited to represent the UK at the IOCA Junior Team at the Irish Nationals in August. Well done Toby we will all be rooting for you in August.
Published 19:22 on 25 May 2021
Our Junior sailors are coming on leaps and bounds through the onboard program we have been offering every Saturday. This week we were able to congratulate six of our sailors on achieving their RYA stage 1 and two sailors on achieving their RYA stage 2. We are looking forward to awarding more stages in the coming weeks to some of our other sailors who are close on their heels.
Published 10:04 on 23 May 2021
Owing to the weather on Saturday the scheduled RYA onboard course was postponed to the Sunday which meant that the shore line was particularly busy with lots of young sailors hitting the water for the first time. The wind was a variable on Sunday but the students were able to get out for both morning and afternoon sessions and with club members sailing as well it was a great sight to see so many boats
Published 19:57 on 11 May 2021
This weekend saw our first family sail weekend of the season. In spite of the cold and in some cases bizarre weather conditions (sunny and clear one minute to snowing the next) the adult and child learners made excellent progress well beyond the skills required to gain a stage or level one. The instructors were very impressed with the sailing skills developed over the weekend and hope that the learners will continue with the club
Published 00:00 on 3 May 2021
It was a busy day up at the club today with a lot of members new and old getting their boats out for the season. Despite the low wind conditions we also managed to run the inaugural race of the season. It was great to get out in the sunshine and see so many people enjoying their sailing and paddle boarding.
Published 00:00 on 27 Apr 2021
Light winds this week but we got out in 5 boats and a SUP in the afternoon, it was great winds for testing out the kit after the long winter break and fine tuning the rigging for the season to come. Members also used the light wind day to work on a variety of jobs around the site and we got to marvel at the new shed which is now fully in place and ready
Published 00:00 on 19 Apr 2021