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Easter Sailing Reports

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Published 07:44 on 23 Apr 2022


Junior News...

"This year the junior section kicked off its programme a few months early with its first ever Easter junior week! The week brought with it a myriad of conditions, with Monday being called off due high winds and Thursday being almost windless!

However, conditions aside, the one constant was that all of our juniors got on the water, blew away some cobwebs, developed their sailing skills whilst having an enormous amount of fun.

Another first for Easter junior week was the junior section's first "Swashbuckler" which is our new group this year focussing on introducing young sailors to the sport using our recently acquired plastic optimists. The phrase that highlighted the importance of this group was "can we go again tomorrow?"

All of the junior dates, for the summer season are available on myCSC for booking, we welcome any juniors aged 7 to 17, with any level of experience.

The junior section open day at the club is on the 7th of May 10am-4pm and we look forward to seeing you soon."

Easter Cruiser Series

The winds gave us everything from light airs to brisk to a stiff breeze in good sunshine, with the easterly wind the Run was also quite lively at times. Phoebe led they way winning 2 of the 3 races but being chased all the way by Resolution and the fleet. A notable mention for Class 3 boat Jester who won overall on Monday. The full results are online on the club website, as well as photos in the Gallery section.

Phil Whiston, Cruiser Captain.

Racing News....

What an amazing Easter weekend on and off the water. Members were certainly out in force enjoying the opportunities the weather presented us with.

Some cruisers got away for their first weekend on board, whilst others enjoyed the Easter series of racing in the bay.

Dingy racers also had their first series and although the winds were a little light some days, over 30 different boats made it to the start line over the weekend.

Results are on club2class - thank you to Claire VW and Ian Bray for collating these, and also thank you to all the volunteers supporting the racers. Finally, the club house was buzzing with diners enjoying their Sunday roast plus there was the Friday draw (still no winners!) and Easter egg raffle. Certainly a great weekend to kick off the sailing season.

Ladies Sailing News.....

Calling all Ladies interested in dinghy sailing and socialising....

The Ladies dinghy sailing group have their first meet of the season on Tuesday 26th April starting at 18:00. This is a chance to reacquaint ourselves with the position of the racing marks in the harbour as well as to indulge in some cakes and beverages. Traditionally this is known as ' Round the Buoys'. No sailing required on the night as we will be using the club launches.

Please contact Ann Hadley if this appeals...

annhadley55@hotmail.co.uk

Harbour habits

Now that the season has started it is probably time to remember that the harbour can get very busy, especially at the weekends. There are a plethora of harbour users: yachts, motor boats, dinghies, sailboards, paddleboards, rowers and kayakers all of whom want to be able to enjoy the safe waters offered by the harbour. Some can manoeuvre a lot more easily than others. We all need to be aware of what is going on around us and to anticipate what other harbour users may want, or need, to do. The Collision regulations give a framework - but are open to interpretation. The key point of them is that we are all supposed to do our utmost to avoid collisions! Awareness and anticipation of what other harbour users may be doing, along with some common courtesy goes a long way. Dinghies can change course easily and Cruisers can slow or even stop if necessary. It would be very good if CSC members could set a good example to others.

Last updated 07:53 on 23 April 2022

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