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Club Open Day – Sat. May 6th – A Fun Day Out

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Apr 232017

Budworth Sailing Club is holding an Open Day on Saturday May 6th 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!

Main Points – Changes to the Starting Sequence

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Apr 012017

The starting sequence for Main Points has changed for 2017.  




The sequence will be as follows:

  1. Lasers & Juniors
  2. RS200s & Fireflys (Fireballs)
  3. Snipes
  4. GP14s
  5. Solos


Russell is trying to decrease the numbers of starts to give more racing time.

There will be a manual calculation of handicap results between Juniors in Toppers and Juniors in Laser Radials while also allowing Juniors in Laser Radials to compete in the Laser fleet. Russell has promised that the situation will be monitored closely, and in the event of issues the start sequence can be altered in the RMS to accommodate alternative start sequences and amended through a change to the sailing instructions posted in the clubhouse.

Saturday afternoon sailing

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Mar 312017

Saturday afternoon sailing in April is on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th and it is all about fun, learning and relaxed competition.

It’s the same format every week. There are three races with the first one starting at 2.00.  There will be a helpful briefing before the first race from a trainer or an experienced sailor. When appropriate there may also be on-the-water and between-race advice.

If you can launch, tack and get back to the jetty you’re ready for Saturday afternoon sailing. If you’re worried about gybing but not bothered about winning you can always tack instead. If this all sounds like gobbledegook you might want to book some training.

All of the races will be competitive. Whilst rules will be observed the more experienced sailors will be encouraged to help and nurture those less experienced.

… and if you have any suggestions, gripes or comments don’t hesitate to contact me.

I hope to see you on Saturdays.

Mike Davies
Saturday Captain

Sunday Handicap and Main Points racing begins

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Mar 312017

The Sunday Handicap (12:30pm) and Main Points (13:45pm approx) series both start this Sunday, 2nd April, so even if you have not yet ventured out this year, then this weekend is the time to get yourself (and your boat!) down to the club and enjoy some sailing!

All sailors, please note carefully: The Main Points start sequence has changed for 2017!!

See details here

The weather forecast is looking  pretty good, so jump in the boat, and then join us in the bar afterwards to tell how it was for you! – “You know it makes sense!”


Icebreaker Series Report

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Mar 262017

The Icebreaker Series reached a conclusion today (Sunday 26th March) with glorious sunshine,  warm temperatures and a good wind from the East down the Mere.

The PRO and ARO set 3 good courses from boat starts, covering the length of the water, from I or A down to E or F.  The wind at the top of the course also benefited from the recent work on the trees around I and H. 

The top scorers were spread across 3 different classes:

  • First – Dave Nicholson (Laser)
  • Second – Phil Barnes (Solo)
  • Third – Martin and Sian Joesbury (RS200)

A total of 33 sailors took part, with 15 qualifying, so a good turnout during a March month that was kind to us, with good wind and good sailing!

The full series results from our computer race system are in the Racng/Results section – click here

NEXT SUNDAY – A reminder that April sees the start of our Main Points series, so if you boat is still in winter storage, time to get down to the club and enjoy a sail!


Just one week left!

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Mar 212017

Our March “Icebreaker Series” finishes next Sunday!. With only five races to qualify and 3 races still to come, several sailors can easily qualify for this short opening series of the season! You can see the current results for all our series on this website – go to Racing/Race Results from the menu. 

In April we start our full sailing programme with a busy sailing and racing schedule – check out the events calendar and look at the upcoming events on the right-hand sidebar. Let’s get some fresh air and great sailing this season! If you are less experienced or just want some advice on any aspect of sailing or racing, just ask! There are plenty of sailors who will be happy to help you 🙂

And finally, if you have changed your boat since last season, please let me know (email Chris Hearn) so that I can update our computer race system with your new details and make life easy for you!



Sailing today

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Mar 122017

Today, the 12th March, saw our sailing season kick off at Budworth, and the wind was a pleasant F3 Westerly down the lake, the weather was very mild, with only a tiny bit of rain at the start of Race 3.

Each of the 3 handicap races had a different course, ably set by the PRO Katie. Phil and Emma sailed their Snipe to show how it should be done, and all the Budworth fleets were represented in a good turnout!

Only 5 races to qualify, so if you didn’t sail today, come and join us for the next 2 Sunday’s, 3 races each day, and you can still qualify, quite apart from the pleasure of just getting out in your boat and enjoying the outdoors again!

Chris H