Pushing the envelope

Hardslog and Shoki took 5 mix and matchers out for training in some challenging conditions. The wind was force 4 to 5 from the South East. With all but one mix and matcher never having sailed on the boat they were on and 1 (Lynsey) never having raced before at all there was lots of learning potential for both experienced and inexperienced crew alike. On Hardslog, we were joined by James on mast who last Wednesday sailed on the J70. Shoki took Walter, Dougie and Continue reading →

Tight at the top

The first race of the Sunday Easter Series was a long one in a shifty strong but up and down breeze with the wind oscillating unpredictably and repeatedly from East to South and back again. This provided some great gains for different boats at various times in the race. The course was F V F N F N F with an agreement up front that Div 3 boats only need to do 2 laps with their 2nd lap time added onto their time again. Another Continue reading →

Enough crew for 9 entries but we will need more crew next week

raceQs replays We had enough crew for 9 boats this week … but only just … please help by letting us know when you can sai so we can keep this great start going . The lack of wind made training and racing a challenge this week. In the morning we welcomed 4 new mix and matchers. 3 went on Twenty Free and 1 on Hardslog for training. Lots of learning about light wind sail and boat trim and the importance of apparent wind and Continue reading →

Sunday Week 1

The 2022 Season finally kicked off with wonderful weather and our first official Sunday Morning training session in a kind Westerly 10-12 knots.. We had Walter (Main) and Paul G (helm) and Adrian (trim) as guests. Barbara was deputising for Maggie in the pit with Christine being trained up to do bow by Paul (the barman). Derek was helping Adrian and Mark was on Mast again. Robin decided to skip the training and met us for the race. We chased Eastlander round a windward leeward Continue reading →

Dinghy and Yacht Racing restart

Yacht racing which restarted on 30 August with limits on crew size, and our 707 club, have been suspended owing to the coronavirus restrictions on sports in the central belt. Dinghy racing by singlehanded and household groups has continued. The last dinghy races for the season will be on 14 November.