Aug 01

Bevington Race 10, 31st July

Sunday was set fair for six boats and eight sailors to do battle with the STRONG tide and very light winds. We laid a triangle/sausage course so the fleet raced up river to buoy A, crossed to the Fulham bank to buoy B, back to A, back to B and... read more →
Jul 10

Ruby Bell

The Ruby Bell is a complicated race to get right. It is a downriver where the Race Committee decides where the buoy is to be placed and the sailors decide when they want to start, taking into account the wind patterns and the tide. Each boat has an individual start... read more →
Jul 03

Bevington Race 7

Race Officer: Andrea Cox Assistant Race Officer: Caroline Tollemache Safety Boat: Stephanie Tollemache Safety Boat Assistant: Richard Tollemache The sun was out and a SW 3-4 forecast. Steph and Richard laid a course to make best use of the wind conditions, while Mike, Johnny, Elaine, Jamie and Renato took to... read more →
Jun 26

Tideway Race 2

The race down was a little bit changeable with light winds and the leading group soon stretched a decent lead before wandsworth bridge. Our renato was well up leading together the xenon helmed by elaine with tom as crew. Sam was pushing into the group with a good turnout from... read more →
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 →