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NWJTT @ Budworth Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May

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Apr 272016

Calling all Juniors – on Monday 2nd May the North West Junior Traveller series comes to Budworth.

This is an event where the emphasis is on participation and fun – so come on out in whatever you can lay your hands on. There will be Budworth coaches in the rescue ribs to provide advice and help to younger and less experienced sailors as they go round the course.

First start at 11am, 3 races scheduled, 2 to count. Briefing at 10:30am.

Categories for Youth (handicap), Junior (handicap), and Optimist.

Pre entry via the NWJTT webpage here (entry is available on the day). Entry £10 (£8 for single handed).

This is one of the biggest junior events in the club’s calendar – come along and join in.

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More Budworth Pictures!

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Apr 212016

Here are some great new pictures taken recently by Gordon Spruce at our Open Day!
Do click on Open Day Album or 8th May and view them, and Gordon would be delighted if you download them too (you need a Flickr account)


And also great pictures from last month – click the picture to view more!


Just click on the picture below to view them all on his flickr site!


This week!

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Apr 172016

Raceboard sailing starts this Tuesday, 19th April.
Come down and have some fun followed by a visit to the pub.

The Raceboard fleet is a friendly bunch (seen above), so if you are interested in learning or just picking up that boom again this year, then please contact the fleet captain Mark Spurrell. We have some beginner kit now thanks to Eric and some spare Raceboards so no excuses this year for not taking the plunge :). You don’t have to race to join us and we will make sure we keep clear of any beginners.

Also starting this week is the Weds night series run by Bill Kenyon, which is a great mid-week escape from the stress of work. The series will run for 19 weeks finishing on Wednesday 24th August. Each Wednesday there will be two starts, the first for the Lasers and the second for a Handicap fleet with the first starting at 7 pm. With a maximum total of 38 races being sailed over the whole 19 week series, you only need to sail 12 races to qualify. The evening fun extends beyond the sailing on the water as we socialise in the bar afterwards and with the aid of Alison Hubbard and her helpers consume some fabulous tasting hot food served to the hungry sailors afterwards (Don’t forget to order BEFORE you sail). You can check out the full results as they unfold on the club website at http://budworthsc.org.uk/racing/race-result

Thursday evening

Don’t forget this week we have a great learning event from the winner of the Icebreaker series on Thursday evening – Sail Trim with Ted Garner – 21st April (7pm). Ted will cover the importance of setting the sail trim with the controls at your disposal to ensure you can maintain or improve your boat speed around the course. These evening are free to all club members.


Mark Cleary has sent you a separate email on a team of experts flying drones tomorrow to capture some great shots of the club for a video, which we will use on the Website. We are very lucky to get these professionals in so thanks to Paul Foden for introducing them to us.

Finally many thanks to Gordon Spruce who came down a couple of weeks ago and took some great photos. Also thanks to Bill for ferrying him around all day. Just click the picture below!


See you on the water soon.

Budworth News – Mid April

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Apr 142016

GP14-worlds-hugh_and_malcHappy Sailing

We are up and running again for the main season now with main points racing underway from last weekend. I hope you can make it down to enjoy all that the club can offer.

This year we are running lots of training. You can learn to sail/windsurf or build your confidence with more training, up to and including race training. It is all about taking part, whatever your skill level – please don’t be afraid to come down and ask anyone at the club for help – they will be more than happy to help.


Saturday Sailing started last weekend which a more relaxed format with three Handicap and Raceboard races.  Sunday is about racing in fleets (the same boats racing only each other). There is also one handicap race at 12.30.  ‘Main Points’ runs from now until the kids break for their summer holidays. Then there is a separate summer series over the period of the summer holidays 10th July -> 21st Aug. Main Points starts up again after the Commodores regatta – 28th August and runs until end Sep. Your races for both before and after the holls all count to Main Points. I mention this because sometimes our racing schedule can be confusing especially for new members. There was a great turnout last weekend and we were blessed with some wind which was a little shifty but strong enough to have fun. Please don’t think that Main Points is only for experts – everyone is welcome,  whatever your level. Just let your fleet captain know if you are less experienced and he will make sure that the other members of your fleet watch out for you.

Looking a little further ahead, midweek sailing starts on Tuesday 19th April (Raceboards) and Wednesday 20th April (dinghies).


Learn to Sail starts this Saturday for four Saturdays and is re-run on May 21st for another four Saturdays. Anyone can partake and I and encourage you to sign up on the website at https://webcollect.org.uk/budworth

  • All the upcoming courses are can be found here including:
    Better Sailing – Short Course 16/17 April
    Start to Race – 23/04/2016 – 6 weeks on a Saturday
    Learn to Sail Course 21/05/2016 for four weeks
  • Thursday evenings
    Sail Trim with Ted Garner – 21st April (7pm)

Budworth Hoodies

One of our junior members is raising money towards an expedition to Peru in 2017 where she will be helping out at a local children’s project and school. She is offering hoodies for all Budworth Sailing club members in both junior and adult sizes.
The cost of the child’s hoodie is £18 and the cost of an adult’s hoodie is £22. This includes printed back with text ‘Budworth Sailing club’ and printed name on front left breast (if requested). All proceeds will go towards fundraising. The colour of the hoodies will be Oxford Navy with white text print.
If you would like to purchase a hoodie and want to know sizes etc., please contact Freya at freya@peers.myzen.co.uk or see her at the club. (She will be around during junior training sessions and most Sundays).
All orders must be in by 3rd June 2016.


Thanks to Mark Cleary, who is doing a fantastic job getting our profile up on Social-Media. He has also had a great sign made up which is in the water just off Marbury Park. It has pictures of all our fleets and encourages spectators to spot each individual fleet. Also thanks to Ian Noble who has had some signs made up on the entrance to Budworth for visitors and potential members.

GP 14 Worlds

Finally, congratulations to High Devereux and Malcolm Bird who came 1st in the bronze fleet (42nd overall) at the GP worlds in Barbados. Also – well done to Nick and Ellie Devereux (sorry Ellie that you are not in the photo I have) who were 6th in the silver fleet (29th overall) and first youth boat – thanks for representing Budworth so well.

There were over 100 entries and they had some tricky strong winds by all accounts. There were some great videos made by Nick and Ellie of them racing that went viral – we will try and get them up on the website. I have been watching their feeds on Facebook with envy as posts were made of great sailing conditions and rum being consumed in vast quantities – good to see the prize included some more rum!


See you on the water soon.