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 →
Jan 01

New Year’s Day Fun Race

2016 arrived much as 2015 had departed, grey, windy and wet. This didn’t deter 6 of our members though and with the promise of shepherd’s pie and chocolates for afters, the first race day of 2016 was set to be a very social affair. With the customary chatting, tea drinking,... read more →
Nov 29

Campbell Race 10

Race Officers: Sara Bennett and Elena Balycheva Safety Boat: Tara Yamashita and Henry Cook If anyone asked me if I would prefer to be in the Race Box rather than out on the water I would say "you cannot be serious". But yesterday was different and different in spades.. Having... read more →
Nov 15

Campbell Race 9

Race Officers: Tim Bishop Safety Boat: Ray Burnett and Peter Mack The race having been moved from a morning downriver to an afternoon round-the-buoys because of the forecast high winds, I as acting RO set a port-hand 4 lap 3 buoy course. Cue much muttering, but for the forecast (SW... read more →