This coming Sunday, the second race day of the Winter Series is being run. First warning signal is scheduled for 1100 (not 1200! and you WILL need sails!!).
After racing the club’s AGM will be conducted upstairs in the clubhouse. In keeping with club tradition, members not in attendance will automatically be nominated for positions.
To finish the day on a high, presentation of results and trophies of the past sailing season will take place.
Sunday the first Winter Series event was held and it was a beautiful day and the water was clear and not too cold.
The start crew elected to delay the start due to some members being late AND forgetting their sails!
Only 3 boats were able to make it to the start line due to travel commitments and injuries – once underway the boat crews were challenged with oscillating variable strength winds from the SW. In the first race, Saffron picked up a great breeze on the left hand side of the course which placed them well and managed to finish closely behind the Sharpie, Patrick Kills Oysters.
Races 2 and 3 were managed well from start to finish by PKO with SNAffU not able to get a lane past them.
Race 4 was nearly won on the first lap by SNAffU….. luckily they realised the race was not over yet and managed to stay in pressure and finish well ahead of PKO to get the line honours victory.
Results are posted on the Events page.
The next chance to participate in the fun is June 17 – Winter Series day 2 which includes the trophy presentation for the 2017-2018 sailing season.
Sandgate Yacht Club’s winter series for all boats starts this Sunday 3rd June at 1100hrs. This is the first race of a five-race series.
If you are looking for a position on a boat, or you are looking for someone to sail with, please let us know and we can put you in contact with the appropriate people.
See you Sunday!