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Snipestock 16th – 18th June

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Jun 132017

With the sun reaching it’s zenith (as close as it gets in Old Blighty) its time for a bit of Love and Peace at Snipestock 2017

Come down to your club and share a bit of Love & Peace, leave your troubles at home and bring a musical instrument if you can play, hell, even if you are no good but can make a sound.

Details here.


 Posted by on 13/06/2017

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 Topper Open - Saturday 20th May

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 [read more…]

 Posted by on 11/05/2017

NWJTT @ Budworth Bank Holiday Monday 1st May

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Apr 262017
NWJTT @ Budworth Bank Holiday Monday 1st May

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 [read more…]

 Posted by on 26/04/2017

Powerboat Experience Days

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Mar 172017
Powerboat Experience Days

 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 [read more…]

 Posted by on 17/03/2017