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Boxing Day Bash

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Dec 312015
 

Budworth’s Boxing Day Bash

The traditional Boxing Day regatta was held in aid of the RNLI, raising £260.72 for the Charity. Equally, traditional visitors joined the home sailors for two races sailed in a brisk south easterly which at times challenged the sailors. This year the wind remained steady to give three short but balanced beats, and a very satisfying planing reach across the mere.
Competition was fierce in the handicap fleet, causing a General Recall in each race, and the winds suited Lasers to the detriment of Solos with a more beneficial handicap. A shorter course, and the wind, suited the Oppies in favour of the Feva and Topper, so that close racing resulted in all flights.
For spectators, the highlight of the day was the capsize of the Feva in front of the Clubhouse, and just five metres from the line. Crew Kate Bottomley gallantly kept her helm Michaela Attfield dry, taking a ducking as the boat righted on the second attempt. Michaela took control sufficiently for the boat to cross the line with Kate acting as a sea anchor, but still in contact with her jib sheet. Everyone’s good spirits and enjoyment thus made the day one of great fun, and great sailing!

As is now quite traditional, Matt Mee and Emma Norris (Burghfield / Red Wharf Bay) took the honours in fast handicap, followed by Kaye Tickle and Alastair Norris (Leigh & Lowton), and Tony Wilcock and Wendy Martin (Budworth), all in RS200. GPs took all three top places in the ‘slow’ handicap: Greg Thomas/Ben Swainson (Southport), Nick and Ellie Devereux, and dad, Hugh Devereux with Malcolm Bird (all Budworth).

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Single Handers enjoyed tight racing in both races, with the Lasers of Dave Nicholson (Budworth), Oliver Davenport (Redesmere), Andrew Brown, Budworth and the Solo of Philip Barnes (Budworth) all in contention. With top three places shared at 5 points each over the two races, count back gave the final results in the above order.

Lewis Coop, and Harvey Leigh (both Leigh & Lowton) took the Junior prizes, each winning a first place in the two races. The Feva gallantly took third place!

The real winners are the RNLI, but also all the sailors and spectators who enjoyed a great day’s sailing, plenty to do, and plenty to watch, to make Budworth’s Boxing Day Bash a traditional major event in the North West’s calendar.

Tree cutting working party – Saturday 2nd January

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Dec 282015
 

Starting at 9:00 and going through to midday, please let Russell Page know if you can help, email Russell

We will be continuing to clear the trees we so successfully cut previously and “processing” the wood being piled up in the Laser dinghy park. This is really important to maintain a good relationship with the farmer so he is happy for us to continue to manage the trees on the far shore – a lot more is planned to be cut.

Let Russell Page know if you can help (his email address is on the About Us/Contact Us page on this web site).

Budworth News – 2015 Final Update

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Dec 172015
 

Racing Update

This weekend is the last weekend of sailing for the Autumn series. I am not saying anything about wind forecasts, as this will guarantee poor wind on the day.

First race at 12.00, followed by the annual prize giving for all those who missed the Dinner Dance. Come down and have a sail or just enjoy the prize giving after racing finishes at about 4.30pm.

Don’t forget Budworth Boxing Day Bash – 26th December 2015 – The last event of the year before racing shutdown.

Charity fundraiser in aid of the RNLI

  • Entry £10 per boat (£5 for Juniors)
  • 2 Races scheduled starting 12:00
  • Briefing at 11:30

 

Prizes for:

  • Fast Handicap (960-1060)
  • Slow Handicap (1061-1300)
  • Single Handers
  • Juniors

Those who have been before will recall this as a festive handicap racing day, for sailing junkies fed up with the turkey, stuffing and Christmas pudding, looking to ease those waistbands and get the blood pumping again.
And those not wanting to sail? Just come along for the social and the spectacle!

Two further Tree cutting working parties– This Saturday 19th December and 2nd January.

Starting at 9:00 and going through to midday. We will be working on the bank opposite the clubhouse and adjacent to Marbury Park (H to X).
We need volunteers to:

  • Bring loppers to cut branches (NO CHAINSAWS ALLOWED)
  • Rib drivers to ferry people across and to act as tugs to the floating pontoons
  • People to load the floating pontoons to bring cut wood back to the club
  • People to unload the wood at the club
  • Processing the wood in the Laser park
  • We will meet at the clubhouse. Contact Russell Page to volunteer.

That’s it from me for 2015. Thanks for renewing your membership at Budworth. Please remember to come down twice on the working parties. These are crucial to maintain the club and grounds that we all use for sailing.

Have a great Christmas and don’t eat too much turkey or you will end up as slow as me in light winds:)

See you on the water soon.
Pete

Budworth News – December 2015

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Dec 032015
 

Racing Update

I think I jinxed the wind last weekend as I predicted nice calm dinghy sailing winds. It ended up quite stormy on Sunday and myself and Eric were the only two who went out on our windsurfers. I normally make it a rule not to windsurf, if I am having trouble standing in the wind! However we still went out and had about an hour of the strongest winds/largest waves, I have ever sailed in at Budworth. It was pretty manic even with the smallest sail I own – 4.2m and my wave board. Budworth lake looked a little bit like the conditions at the coast a couple of weeks ago below! Let’s hope this weekend calms down enough for everyone to get out in sensible winds. Remember sailing starts at 12.00 – three races.

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(Ed. Note – the picture IS Pete but NOT last Sunday, when it was about 30knots, I promise you!)

Notice of Race: Budworth Boxing Day Bash – 26th December 2015

Charity fundraiser in aid of the RNLI
Budworth Sailing Club looks forward to welcoming our friends
from the North West and further afield to another Budworth Boxing Day Bash Open

  • Entry £10 per boat (£5 for Juniors)
  • 2 Races scheduled starting 12:00
  • Briefing at 11:30
  • Prizes for:
    • Fast Handicap (960-1060)
      Slow Handicap (1061-1300)
      Single Handers
      Juniors

Those who have been before will recall this as a festive handicap racing day, for sailing junkies fed up with the turkey, stuffing and Christmas pudding, looking to ease those waistbands and get the blood pumping again.
And those not wanting to sail? Just come along for the social and the spectacle!
We are also looking for another volunteer for rescue – please let Mark Philpot or Russell know. Email addresses on the Contact Us page here on the web site.

Tree cutting working party – Saturday 12th December

Starting at 9:30 and going through to mid-afternoon. We will be working on the bank opposite the clubhouse and adjacent to Marbury Park (H to X).
We need volunteers to:

Bring loppers to cut branches (NO CHAINSAWS ALLOWED)
Rib drivers to ferry people across and to act as tugs to the floating pontoons
People to load the floating pontoons to bring cut wood back to the club
People to unload the wood at the club
Someone to keep us fed and watered

Let Russell Page know if you can help.

Membership Renewal

Thanks to everyone who has renewed their membership. We have approx. 40 odd members who haven’t quite made up their mind yet to renew. It would be great if you decide to renew your membership. If you haven’t renewed yet but intend renewing please can you renew ASAP, as this helps us schedule duties correctly for next year.

Mark Philpot is currently working on the Duty Rota and has asked me to include the note below.

See you on the water soon.
Pete

 

From Mark Philpot

Dear Member,
Looking ahead to the 2016 season, I am hoping to create the Duty Rota which as far as possible suits all members!!!
This can be done, with your help. Every full member is required to undertake at least two duties, one of which must be on your main sailing day.
For those of you who wish to select your most appropriate dates, the list is available in the club house for you to ‘sign up’ on your preferred dates which are still available.
Otherwise, please take advantage of this offer…….
Please email me – click here with the dates when you know that you will NOT be available, so that I can avoid these.
I would like to get the rota settled as soon after 1st January as possible, so please don’t hesitate, let me know now.
Please also take advantage of the email to let me know which duty you prefer, and are qualified to undertake, as well as those of the rest of the family.
It is essential to get as close to perfect as possible…. Throughout the season I shall not be available to sort out any duty changes, or swaps. Once loaded on Dutyman, that is a reference point only; there will not be a ‘manager’ to oversee the changes. Any changes, or requests for swaps MUST be undertaken personally (by phone, or by email) and agreed by both parties. Then it can be changed on Dutyman.
For your own sake as a member, for your successful sailing season, and for that of every other member, let’s make sure that duties are performed as specified, and please do not risk being ‘blacklisted’.
Mark Philpot