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NWJTT @ Budworth Bank Holiday Monday 1st May

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Apr 262017
 

Calling all Juniors – on Monday 1st 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 for £8. Entry is available on the day for £10.

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

 Posted by on 26/04/2017

Powerboat Experience Days

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Mar 172017
 

 Saturday 25th MARCH – this coming Saturday!

Starting at 13:30 and going through to around 16:00, these are drop in sessions where you can get the chance to practice your Powerboat skills. There will be a course to drive round (at high speed), plus some manoeuvring exercises taking around 15 minutes. If you want to go again you can by re-joining the queue.
These sessions are open to all members, including Juniors.

 Posted by on 17/03/2017

Pursuit Trophy rescheduled

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Nov 142016
 

Philpott TrophyThe Pursuit Trophy event has been rescheduled for Sunday 27th November. Start time is as normal at 12:00, when there will be two pursuit races for the Philpott Trophy.

This is the rescheduled event from the end of October due to lack of wind.

 Posted by on 14/11/2016

ATTENTION SATURDAY SAILORS!

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Oct 042016
 

Club racing this Saturday 8th October is cancelled due to the RS200 Open and the expected number of entrants.

We apologise for any inconvenience. The number of qualifying races has been reduced to take into account the reduced number of races available.

 Posted by on 04/10/2016

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

Driver Trophy – Bank Holiday Monday

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Aug 142016
 
On the Monday August Bank Holiday, the day after Commodore’s Regatta, we have the Driver Trophy event. This is an inter-fleet team racing competition. Don’t worry about it being a team racing competition (in the club Fireflys) – the emphasis is on having a go and having fun. If you would like to sail speak to your fleet captain and ask to join your fleet’s team (and if your fleet isn’t entering a team, well organise a team from your fleet yourself).
A team is 6 people – 3 helms and 3 crew – but if you are short we will get people to jump in a boat to make up numbers (last year I think only two of the teams had a full team). If a team has more than 6 then we will simply rotate people round for each race (and get them to fill in any spare slots in other teams).
Last year we were very well supported by Juniors, so if you are short of crews (take note single handers and windersurfers!) then let Russell Page know and we will find some for you.
Racing starts at 11:00 (help appreciated to rig the Fireflys beforehand) and we will keep racing throughout the day with a series of round robin races till we have had enough (probably about 15:00), when we will have a sail off between the two top teams for the trophy (best of 3 races).
And if you don’t want to sail come down anyway and watch the racing. Team racing is a great spectator sport with the sailing close inshore, the races very short but exciting, and we will have the ribs shadowing the racing for the keen spectators to get really close to the action. And of course the weather will be perfect.
 Posted by on 14/08/2016

Commodore’s Regatta

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Aug 142016
 

Sunday 28th August

This fun club regatta day is aimed at all members, whatever level of sailing you are at. Everyone is welcome and there are many prizes to be awarded that day. Last year there was a great atmosphere with lots of families enjoying the day out regardless of where they came in the racing. This is a fun day for all.
Open to all club members in club adopted classes (windsurfers welcome but ineligible for dinghy perpetual trophies)
Three races starting at 11am, racing for the Championship Helm Trophy and Junior Championship Helm Trophy. Two out of three races to count.
•Race 1 – Pursuit Race, racing for the Okell Cup
•Race 2 – Handicap Race, also racing for the Budworth Belle, Junior Budworth Belle, and Veterans Trophy
•Race 3 – Handicap Race
Eligibility:
•To qualify for Junior prizes helm and crew (if applicable) must be 18 or under.
•To qualify for Budworth Belle trophies helm must be female (and 18 or under for Junior Budworth Belle).

This is the main club sailing event of the year – hope to see as many of you as possible on the water.

 Posted by on 14/08/2016