May 15, 2017

Saturday May 6th and dinghy sailors begin to gather in the compound in anticipation of a breezy and bouncy weekend regatta. With the first race scheduled to start at 11am the mixed handicap fleet of Flying Fifteens, Lasers and a Streaker, along with some of the clubs younger members in Toppers and Optimists, set about launching. Edward and Olivia made it to end of the outer piers before both deciding the wind and waves were too much for their Opi’s and sensibly turned back to the shelter of the harbour for a play in calmer conditions. Well done for trying!

Out on the course most of the fleet was set for the first start, except for 2 Flying fifteens. Hard luck the countdown began without them and the first race was underway. The Lasers and Streaker were bunched up together for most of the first lap with Micky Early managing to keep his Laser just in front. The second lap Micky was able to pick up his pace and break away from the Streaker of Peter Kitchen. Vital if he was to stand a chanc...

May 13, 2017

..and the weather is pretty awful although the wind has turned to the south west - finally, so that should flatten things out a little bit!

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