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Well done Tom Hubbard!

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Sep 262016

Tom Hubbard and the team from Parker Design Consultants, successfully completed their 210 mile ride from London to Northwich, arriving at Parker Design’s head office in Lostock Gralam during Saturday afternoon. To date they have raised £11,600 with a further £1,500 in Gift Aid and so are well on the way to achieving their target of £21,000.


Tom and the team would like to thank all those who have contributed so far.
The JustGiving webpage will remain open for the next few weeks to receive further donations.


You can read more about the reasons for the ride here:



Budworth at the Southport 24Hour Race

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Sep 192016

Budworth sailors put in another strong performance at the Southport 24-Hour Race, organised as ever by West Lancs Yacht Club for the 50th consecutive year.

See the race video here!

This special anniversary attracted more entries than for many years, with a fleet of 82 boats – GP 14s, Enterprises, Fireflies and Larks – jostling for clear wind on the crowded marine lake. Budworth, kindly sponsored once again by Preston Audi, put together three well-organised teams, involving more than 30 sailors plus several loyal supporters. Many clubs sent more than one team with South Staffs fielding no fewer than five boats.


Check out  our picture gallery to see some of our members competing!
Special thanks to Paul Hargreaves who took these pictures. You can see his whole album of the race competitors at http://paulhargreavesphotography.zenfolio.com/p656676091

As the race got under way at noon on the Saturday, it quickly became clear that the lake was clogged with swathes of weed and positions were gained and lost depending on the crews’ ability to clear their centreboards; helms decided the best policy was to sail with their rudders up to avoid the worst of the weed. A moderate breeze, enabling the GPs to fly their spinnakers on two of the three legs, held for the first few hours before it started to fall away, exactly as forecast.
By dusk, it had dropped light then gradually not only fell away altogether but also swung round dramatically, making life tricky and very frustrating for those unfortunate enough to be covering the midnight shift. Light airs persisted for the rest of the race, making progress at times painfully slow as average lap times got longer and longer.
Nonetheless, Team Budworth stuck to the task, patiently coaxing all three boats to the finish at noon on Sunday. They may have had to put up with difficult wind conditions, but were otherwise able to enjoy wall-to-wall sunshine by day and a stunning full harvest moon by night. The ‘A’ team finished 10th and also picked up the Porter Trophy for sailing the fastest 50th lap, with the ‘B’ team close behind in 13th and the ’C’ team finishing in 59th place.
On shore, the team invited fellow competitors to join them for a Pimms party on Saturday evening to celebrate not only the 50th 24-Hour Race but also Budworth Sailing Club’s 70th anniversary. During the weekend, around 20 other Budworth members dropped by to provide support and watch some of the racing.
While we could all have wished for a bit more wind and a lot less weed, everyone thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this unique, historic event.

Support Tom Hubbard and Brain Tumour Charity

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Sep 172016

Tom Hubbard is well known to many members. He will be cycling 210 miles from London to Northwich to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity between the 22nd and 24th of September.



If you would like to support Tom and the team, and help such a worthwhile charity, please follow the Just Giving link below.

You can read all about the reasons and the target here. tom-hubbard-cycles-for-brain-tumour-charity

Many thanks!

Tom & the team.

Budworth Pairs – entries now closed

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Sep 132016
Entries are now closed for the Budworth Pairs. For any queries about the event please contact the Racing Secretary Russell Page on bscracesec@budworthsc.org.uk

Logs and Firewood to a good home……Volunteers urgently needed

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Sep 132016

On this Saturday 17th September we will be having a working party to bring the logs we cut on the far bank back across the Mere, and we need volunteers to help. By way of an incentive if anyone wants some logs bring a trailer with you and load up.

Please let Russell Page know if you can help, email Russell. We will be starting at 9:30am and be finished at 12:30pm.

Pyromaniacs also welcome – we have to burn the brash too.

 Posted by on 13/09/2016

Junior Training dates in September/October

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Sep 062016

juniors3Dates are now set for the September/October junior training. Currently the beginners and progressors groups are full, although we do have places available in the racers group depending on the level of sailing experience of your child. If you’d like a place in racers or would like to get your name down for a place in the beginners or racers groups if one becomes available in the Spring, could you fill in the attached forms and return to Mike Harper


2016 Autumn Junior Training Dates


10/09/2016 Saturday 09:30
18/09/2016 Sunday 09:30
25/09/2016 Sunday 09:30
02/10/2016 Sunday 09:30
09/10/2016 Sunday 09:30
16/10/2016 Sunday 09:30

(Note 10th September is a SATURDAY, but otherwise all Sundays!)

For more information on training, both Adult and Junior, please see our Training page

Budworth News – September 2016

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Sep 062016
Racing Update
Commodore’s Regatta – Congrats to:
          Bill Kenyon & Ali Cormack – Champion (Helm) & Veteran winner (not Ali J)
          Emily Page – Junior Champion Helm
          Pauline Penny & Michelle Ditchburn – Budworth Belle
          Annabel Page – Junior Budworth Belle
          Martin & Sian Josebury – Okell Cup

Driver Trophy
– extremely enjoyable event – all who turned up had a great time. Please watch out for these fun team racing events next year – the more teams the merrier.
          1st RS200 Fleet
Tuesday night Raceboard – everyone went out for a lovely meal at the Cock O Budworth, where we celebrated a great season and the usual banter. The Raceboard fleet is growing with new members learning to windsurf & race throughout the season. This is one of the largest fleets now with a – Season turnout of 23 with 13 qualifiers.
          1st Yours Truly, 2nd Paul Keeler, 3rd Mike Escreet
Wednesday Night Finale – a lovely finish to nice season, well organised by Bill. Fish & Chips went down well with a great turnout on the night (44 boats!). Handicap – 13 qualifiers, Laser – 9 qualifiers.
          Handicap -1st Bill Kenyon GP, 2nd John Waind Solo, 3rd Hugh Devereux GP
          Laser -1st Richard Hulme, 2nd Dave Nicholson, 3rd Hugh Attfield
Main Points resumed last weekend and will run until the clocks change.
Upcoming Events
Please note the club is not open for sailing this weekend (10th & 11th Sep) as the Snipe Open is on this Saturday & Sunday. Please contact Mark Antonelli at captsnipe@budworthsc.org.uk if you would like to join in crewing etc.
The following weekend is the Southport 24 Hour Race (17th & 18th Sep) – note, there is still club racing at the club this weekend
Team Budworth will again be there. This is the ultimate UK endurance race, voted by Yachts and Yachting amongst the top fifty sailing achievements you must do before you die.
Now in its 50th year Budworth Sailing Club has entered every year bar three. This unique event attracts around eighty to ninety boats comprising of GP14’s, Enterprises, Larks and recently Firefly’s. Teams of around eight to twelve team member’s race continuously from the start gun at twelve o’clock on Saturday until the finish gun at midday on Sunday stopping only momentary to relieve tied and exhausted crews for refreshed ones.
We offer a personal invitation to anyone from Budworth to come and support Team Budworth enjoy the experience, partake in this great team competition and soak up the Budworth club camaraderie.
The Budworth Marquee can be found in the dinghy park at West Lanc’s Yacht Club. Marine Drive, Southport. Merseyside. PR8 1RY.
And finally – Come and collect firewood ready for winter – Working Party Saturday 17th September @ 9:30am
We now need to tidy up the far banks where we cut down trees last winter, so we need some volunteers to come along and bring the logs back across the mere (and they will be looking for a good home to go to, so bring your trailers along) and to burn the stacks of brash still on the shore (pyromaniacs welcome). We will be starting work at 9:30 on Saturday morning and will finish at 12:30pm. Please let Russell Page bscracesec@budworthsc.org.uk know if you can make it.
See you on the water soon.