Jun 11

Enterprise 60th Anniversary Tideway Race

Arriving at Southbank Sailing Club for the Enterprise 60th Anniversary Tideway Race, the first question was - which way does the race go? With a very light breeze, occasionally dropping to nothing, and then deciding to change direction, the only way is with the tide, and suddenly the race direction... read more →
May 08

Bevington Race 2

In the race box:      Joseph Cabon and Elena Balycheva In the safety boat: John Parke and George Gaynor The wind played one of its favourite jokes on us.  As the Solo, eight Lasers and two Enterprises took to the water on Sunday afternoon, the wind fell from an ever-present 11-20... read more →
Mar 13

Goodwin Race 10

The warm temperatures and less crazy winds brought out some club members we hadn't seen in a while and it was great to see them! With 13 boats out, it seems like we are on our way to SBSC's more usual Summer attendance numbers. Sailors ranged from veterans John and... read more →
Mar 06

Goodwin Race 9

The sun greeted us cheerfully on this bright and fresh Sunday morning and the wind promised a steady WNW 3-4. My first stint as RO, I was a bit concerned by the lack of RO Asst & SB Asst, but should not have worried. Ray Burnett stepped in to assist... read more →
Feb 28

Goodwin Race 8

A normal Februarish forecast, overcast with an E. wind well into the teens and gusts well into the twenties, temperature 5-8deg. A welcome challenge for young laser sailors or so one of them said; I thought it was a good day to be well wrapped up in a stable safety... read more →
Feb 21

Goodwin Race 7 (with Ranelagh SC)

Race Officer:Sara Bennett and Lucy Edgar Safety Boat:Giles Harrison and Anne Hauger Gusts of 36mph had been forecast all week and all my hopes that it would reduce to something more manageable came to nought. So that was it for me, I didn't fancy yet another swim after the previous... read more →
Feb 14

Goodwin Race 6 – Downriver

Cold. Very, very cold. I arrived early, determined not to repeat the errors of my previous RO effort. Ah, well, the best laid plans.... The view from the front of the fleet. A gusty force 4 northerly breeze did not deter a full-rigged Laser (Renato) and Enterprise (Allan and Steph),... read more →
Jan 31

Goodwin Race 4 – Downriver

The wind and weather reports for the Goodwin Race 4 promised a very feisty day for this downriver. When the club opened it was wet, but the wind actually wasn’t particularly threatening. Within the hour we had six lasers and one enterprise. The lasers were for Renato, Steph, Jamie, Henry,... read more →
Jan 24

Goodwin Race 3

Sunny, an air temp of about 15deg, and a light SW’er with occasional gusts that an Enterprise would find “interesting” but strong enough to roll an unwary Laser, in short John’s weather, so of course I was in the office. Some fancy footwork switched Allan into the safety boat, Stephanie... read more →
Jan 03

Campbell Race 13

Race officer: Joseph Cabon Safety boat: Andrew Bates This is the story of a race that wasn’t a race. Four of us sat in the clubhouse staring out at the rain & listening to the wind, occasionally gusting at up to 35kms/hr, and wondering who would turn up. We were... read more →