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Autumn Prizegiving

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Dec 162017
 

2015-07-12 16.30.24It is the prize giving on Sunday, 17th December, after sailing for the Autumn series, being the penultimate sailing day of the year.

 Posted by on 16/12/2017

Boxing Day RNLI Charity Bash

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Dec 032017
 

Shake off the Christmas lethargy, cure that hangover and come and join us for the annual festive Budworth Boxing Day Open followed by the prize giving, and all in aid of the RNLI

Entry fees (for PNs 960 and above):

  • Junior Single Handed   – £7
  • Junior Double Handed  – £10
  • Adult Single Handed  – £10
  • Adult Double Handed – £15

With a briefing at 11:30 and two races scheduled to start from 12 noon, this traditional event attracts entrants from across the North West and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

 Posted by on 03/12/2017

Club AGM – Wed. 8th November 7:00pm

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Oct 242017
 

Please come along to the AGM on Wednesday 8th November at 19:00. Hugh promises that it will be short and to the point, and there are some serious decisions that need to be made at the AGM.
(Members – Agenda and minutes of last meeting are below, please log in to read!)
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 Posted by on 24/10/2017

Crewing Opportunities 2018

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Oct 132017
 

Like to Crew in a Snipe?

There are a few helms wanting a crew for the 2018 season.

Successful Helm and crew combinations depend upon availability, ability,  personality and is especially daunting if you are new to the club and don’t know who would be good to consider. Read on……..

What does a Helm look for in a potential crew: race winner, someone to teach how to helm or crew, to encourage into the sport, a specific weight or ability, just be a regular down at the club, travel to occasional events with no cost or shared cost, just a chatty person who likes to get out on the water, the occasional sail on specific days or a regular slot through most of the year? I may have missed out a variable or two.

What does a Crew look for: The mirror of the above.

It can be tricky to find a helm to sail with, there is always the worry that there is discomfort in asking in case they don’t know how to say “yes please” or “no”, their crew may be upset too !

As Snipe Captain I am pretty familiar with those who are looking for a crew now and for next season, so by getting in touch with me we can discuss what you want and who would be a good fit for you.

If you would rather crew in a GP or RS200 then get in touch with the class captain if those fleet, you will find them keen to help.

 

Crew Coaching

For an overview on all the club coaching visit  http://budworthsc.org.uk/training/

I have been talking about putting on some specific crewing coaching at Budworth for some time, I would like now to know if you are interested?

If so delete the less favoured options below to each point and email your reply to snipe@antonelli.co.uk , I will collate and discuss with those who can support this.

 

  1. Beginner / improver / club racing / race to win / Olympics
  2. Saturday morning /Sunday morning / mid week evening
  3. Session length:  1 / 2 / 3 hrs
  4. Number of sessions:  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
  5. Months preferred:  March / April  / May  / June  / July / Sept / Oct / Nov
  6. Group / 1 to 1
  7. Free / happy to pay
  8. Prefer:  Firefly  /  RS200  /  Snipe  /  GP  /  Laser (trick question)  /  Any class of boat    
 Posted by on 13/10/2017

Club Open Day – Monday, August 28th – A Fun Day Out

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Aug 232017
 

Budworth Sailing Club is holding an Open Day on Monday, August 28th 2017. – If you are interested in sailing this is a great chance to come and visit the club to find out more. If you have never sailed before it might be just the right time to see what we offer – and that includes training for all skill levels. If you are a sailor already, come and visit us, we have great facilities and a super lake to sail on!
For more information, see the “About Us” page on this website!

 Posted by on 23/08/2017

Firefly Open at Budworth – Race Report

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Jul 232017
 

Budworth Sailing Club welcomed visitors from West Kirby and South Staffs to this year’s Firefly Open, and sailing began in a light and shifting southerly breeze that proved a testing challenge for both locals and visitors alike.

In the first race, the shifts came especially fast and wide, rewarding quick reactions and a constant tactical awareness. After a few laps of intense racing (with much place changing), Keith & Chloe Macaulay (SSSC/CUCC) drew ahead, successfully holding off repeated challenges from the West Kirby boat of Trevor Jenkins & Sally Bromilow. Local sailors Nick & Emily Whelan got the shifts right at the finish, snatching second place.

In race 2, Jenkins/Bromilow led a tightly packed fleet in the early stages, but as the wind strengthened and veered, the Macaulays climbed their way up to the front and held the lead from the pursuing West Kirby boats. A closely fought last beat ended with the Macaulays first, Jon Hayley & Pat Bromilow second, and locals Steve Hayward & Liza Korikova in third.

Race 3 began in the strongest wind of the day – this suited Hugh Smallman & Deborah Love of Budworth, who for the early laps held the lead in the only wooden boat of the fleet. In the end though, it was the Macaulays who sealed their victory with another emphatic first place, untroubled by a wind that shifted and dropped to a zephyr. Hayley/Bromilow came in second, with Smallman/Love third.

With no sign of the wind returning, the fleet abandoned hopes of a fourth race and an early prize-giving was held, with worthy winners Keith and Chloe Macaulay awarded the Budworth Bucket Trophy for the second year running.

Many thanks to the Budworth members who gave their support to the event, with special thanks to Dawn Savell for the delicious lunch, and most of all to PRO Chris Allen for his flawless race management.

Deborah Love,
Firefly Fleet Captain

 Posted by on 23/07/2017