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Random Pairs Team Racing Event – Open To All Club Members. Bank Holiday Monday

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May 232017

This coming Bank Holiday Monday sees the annual Random Pairs Team Racing event.

Open to all Club members, this event is specially designed to introduce sailors to the fun and experience of team racing. This event is sailed in the Club Fireflies. For each race entrants are paired up differently and assigned specific boats for each very short race, lasting around 10 minutes (including the pre-start sequence!). Each race consists of four boats, where one pair of boats is racing against the other pair.  

Scoring is simple – last boat loses. So there is no point crossing the finish line if your partner boat is in last position. You have to figure out a way (within the rules of sailing) to slow down your opponents and to get your partner boat through. Of course your opponents are trying to prevent this. Cue some exciting and fun team racing. 

At the end of the race everyone swaps around, and different pairings go out for the next race. There will be lots upon lots of races. The overall winner is the helm and crew with the most number of wins/ fewest losses to their name.

No matter how good you are, or how green you are to team racing, racing is relatively even as over the day the event aims to have a race with every combination of how to make up a team racing, every combination of opponents – in other words at some point you will be sailing with the best person in your team.

Competitors ideally enter as a helm-crew combination, but fret not if you cannot get hold of a crew (or a helm), we will make sure everyone gets lots of sailing in and we will double up if need be to fill in any gaps.

Entry is on the day, although we would appreciate knowing numbers beforehand. Please arrive by 10:30am to help rig the Fireflys. The first race is scheduled for 11am, and racing will continue till 4pm (or we have had enough, whichever is the earlier).

Entries, queries and questions to Russell Page

Team Racing at Budworth, March 2016

 Posted by on 23/05/2017

Budworth Topper Open – Saturday 20th May

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May 112017

Budworth SC is looking forward to welcoming the NW Topper fleet for the Budworth Topper Open on Saturday 20th May.

Three races are scheduled, with the first race not starting before 11am.

Registration will be open from 9:30, and the briefing will be at 10am.

Pre-entries are via the ITCA (GBR) website here (NB, registration with the ITCA may be required). Entries will be accepted on the day.

Entry fee is £8 if pre-entered, £10 if on the day. All entry fees are payable on the day.

 Posted by on 11/05/2017

NWJTT Results Now Posted

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May 082017

The results for the NWJTT Budworth Open 2017 on the 1st May have now been uploaded to the website. They can be found here:NWJTT Results 2017.

The day started overcast, but with a good breeze that blew the clouds away as the day wore on as Budworth hosted some 44 entries on what became a glorious May Bank Holiday Monday.

The well behaved fleets enabled the three scheduled races to be sailed to time, with only a protest to hold up proceedings at the end of the day.

Congratulations to our winners – Tom Brindley from Redesmere in a Laser Radial sailing in the Junior section, David Bromilow from West Kirby in the Optimist section, and Ben Fuller from Elton in a Laser taking the Youth Fleet. Also well done to our Budworth sailors who made it into the prizes too – Emily Page with a 3rd in the Junior Fleet, and Micheala Attfield and Freya Peers with a 2nd and 3rd in the Youth Fleet.


 Posted by on 08/05/2017

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


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