Winter Series racing – Day 4

It was another beautiful day and great to see so many boats on the water with the Vintage Yacht Regatta being conducted at the same time. Results from yesterdays racing in event day 4 of the Winter Series and current series standings after 9 races can be found on the Events page, or by clicking here..

The final race day of the Winter series is being run on the 18th August.

Winter Series Racing

Day 4 of SYC’s 5 event Winter Series takes place this Sunday 4th August. First Warning Signal at 1200hrs to coincide with high tide. Again if anyone would like to volunteer their time to assist the starters please send us a message.

Winter Series racing – Day 3

Very light conditions on the water today testing the crews. 3 races were conducted, the first race being in a very light breeze. The breeze filled in slowly to about 8 knots in the last race.

It was great to see some new faces and some members on the water we have not seen for a little while. Many thanks to Peter and Tom for conducting the races.

Next race day is day 4 of the Winter Series, August 4.

Results can be found on the Events page, or by clicking here.

Winter Series – Day 1

A lovely day on the water yesterday, although a little cool. The first event of the Winter Series was held and the Race Officers conducted 3 shorter length races providing good practise of starts and mark roundings among other boats.

Prior to setting out onto the water, the crews abandoned the club for a short while to help assist a member to move his boat under construction. We are all looking forward to the Christening!

On the race course, the breeze started SSW and moved throughout the day to SE. With the SSW winds coming off the shore there were variations in strength and direction. In race 1, Relience 17 and SNAffU were declared a dead heat, too close for the race officers to declare a difference. Race 2 was again closely fought between these 2 crews, but Race 3, Relience 17 had the upper hand from the starting hooter.

Next race day is day 2 of the Winter Series, July 7.

Results can be found on the Events page, or by clicking here.

Winter Series racing completed

The final days racing in this years Winter Series was held on Sunday in blustering conditions.

7 boats were on the start line including an OK Dinghy and a Lightweight Sharpie plus 5 Flying fifteens. The breeze was piping in from the WSW at 12-18kts. Being from the west, the breeze varied in strength and in direction and there were surprises from time to time across the race course. The water was flat with very little swell to bash through upwind and surf downwind.

Results are posted on the Events page. Series Results will be posted later, but the boat that has taken out the Winter Series Championship finished every race of the series and finished with an average score of 2.2 points per race! Well done.

The 2018-19 season begins on September 2nd with the Opening Day and Blessing of the Fleet, where a race will also be run.

Final Winter Series race day.

After a month without any racing, tomorrow SYC are running this years 5th and final race day in the Winter Series. The weather looks like providing good breezes and smooth sea state.

The Club Flying Fifteen is available to use and there is crew places available on other boats. If you would like to take one of these opportunities, please make contact.

Winter Series – Day 4 racing


After Day 3’s racing was abandoned due to a complete lack of any wind, the crews were nervous as to whether there would be any racing today. While rigging the boats the wind was patchy south-westerly and not helping to ease the tension. 4 crews set out to the race area, being towed some of the way by the Race Officials vessels. After a short delay racing began with a light SE breeze and the following 3 races in a comfortable easterly breeze.

The club was visited today by Graham from Poole in the UK. Graham sails Flying Fifteens at Poole and ably assisted the Race Officers. Thank you for you assistance today, safe travels home and we hope to see you again soon.

Many thanks to the Race Officers for setting the courses and conducting the starts. Results from today’s racing can be found on the Events page.

Winter Series day 2 wrap-up

Winter Series – Day 2

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.

Winter Series – Day 1

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.

Winter Series Racing

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!