Dear Club Members,
We are holding our ‘RYA Push the Boat Out Day’ this Saturday on 14th May 2016 where we will be showcasing Southport Sailing Club to potential new club members.
We are hoping to get as many club members as possible down to the club house throughout the day to help out, to speak to visitors and to go sailing.
The committee members will be at the club from 9am and potential new members will be arriving after 10am.
Whether you are a pleasure sailor, a racing sailor or a social member, your involvement will be greatly appreciated in helping to promote our sailing club.
The more boats we can get onto the water, the better. If you are able, perhaps you could take a new member out onto the water and show them the ropes!
We do hope that you can make time to come and support our sailing club and help us make this a successful event.
We all look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
Many thanks to all those supported this years Commodores Reception. With over sixty attending there was plenty to eat and drink and a good time was had by all. This year’s series winners were wide ranging. From Juniors to long standing members although it has to be said as usual Gregs was the most trophy covered table. As usual celebrations went on late into the night resulting in some less than enthusiastic sailor’s turning out for the next days racing
Greg Thomas achieved a podium position in this years Phantom Northern Champs held at LLSC. With breezy conditions over the whole weekend, Greg scored a 2nd and 5th on Saturday then followed it up with a win on Sunday. This was enough to give him 3rd overall in a competitive fleet including six home boats. Well done Greg
SOUTHPORT SAILING CLUB
SATURDAY 30TH APRIL 2016
1900 HRS FOR 1930 HRS
DRESS: LOUNGE SUITS
14 AND UNDER £8.00
IN THE CLUBHOUSE
Tickets available from the Bar, Galley or a committee member.
Come and join us
bring your family & friends
Well with this years season about to kick off its only fair that we let everyone know what fleet they will be racing in this year. To count a racer had to finish a race and there had to be 5 or more finishers in the race.
Gold fleet are competing for the overall prize, silver and bronze fleets are competing for both the overall trophy and also a fleet trophy. If you have any questions please feel free to ask (email@example.com).
Good luck to everyone racing this season and hopefully the weather will be with us for a great years racing!!!
Just a quick note to let you all know that the duty rota for 2016 is available here. You can also access it via the menu links above.
Also weekday racing on Wednesdays and Fridays starts next week – 6th & 8th April @ 19:30.
This weekend saw the season start with the Easter Tankard. Unfortunately the weather was what I would call mixed to say the least. I say this because my clothes were soaked yet I also got sunburnt. Winds were also very varied, ranging from 15mph to gusting Ian’s RS300 clean off its trolley, even without its sail up (really windy) .
Race 1 consisted of five brave souls heading out to battle the elements. After a difficult race which saw the GP of Andrew and Martin capsize and retire, young Ciaran McKettrick took an early victory. With the two wise men of Brian Disley and Paul Swainson 2nd and Ian Hopkins finishing 3rd after roughly ten capsizes but hey who’s counting 🙂
Race 2 saw four boats take the start. Soon after the race began the sailors were pleased to see the wind drop to a steady 15mph and switch direction to down the lake. This seemed to benefit Ian who led from start to finish, with Captain consistent Brian 2nd and Ciaran 3rd.
Race 3 was all to play for with Ian, Brian and Ciaran all on equal points. So after a lovely lunch (thanks Dorothy) the wind decided to increase to gusting around 45 mph leaving the most difficult sailing conditions for the end of the day. Racing began but the conditions finally proved too much for Ciaran and he retired after a very impressive day. Brian and co pilot Paul went over in what was the mother of all gusts leaving Ian to finish which was no easy task. So well done to Ian Hopkins on winning this year’s Easter tankard.
Greg Thomas OOD
Dont forget the club racing season kicks off this weekend with the Easter Tankard. A one day event with three races, two to count. If you didnt contend the frostbite series it’s time to hit the water again