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Philpot Pursuit Trophy – races postponed!

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Oct 292016
Philpot Pursuit Trophy - races postponed!

The Philpot Trophy pursuit races were postponed on Sunday 30th October, due to lack of wind. A brave decision by Mark as PRO – for a pursuit race, unlike fleet racing, a reasonable chance of wind remaining during the race is essential to keep the race fair, and so the races will be re-scheduled at a later date this year – keep an eye on club messages and the information that will be posted here!

End of Season Prizegiving

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Oct 212016
End of Season Prizegiving

End of Season Prizegiving – 12th November

Prizegiving starts at 18:00 and continues with supper and a bonfire on the front lawn.

Then 8 till late there will be a ceilidh dance with one of the top ceilidh bands in the North West: Albireo. The band’s repertoire draws on English, Irish, Scottish and American traditions, along self-penned tunes and others from further afield.

Tickets £15 each or £35 for family of three or more, available from the Galley or WebCollect.

 Posted by on 21/10/2016

Well done Tom Hubbard!

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Sep 262016
Well done Tom Hubbard!

Tom Hubbard and the team from Parker Design Consultants, successfully completed their 210 mile ride from London to Northwich, to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity. They arrived at Parker Design’s head office in Lostock Gralam during Saturday afternoon. To date they have raised £11,600 with a further £1,500 in Gift Aid and so are well on the way to achieving their target of £21,000.

Tom and the team would like to thank all those who have contributed so far.
The JustGiving webpage will remain open for the next few weeks to receive further donations.

Budworth at the Southport 24Hour Race

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Sep 192016
Budworth at the Southport 24Hour Race

Budworth sailors put in another strong performance at the Southport 24-Hour Race, organised as ever by West Lancs Yacht Club for the 50th consecutive year.
Read the Full Story to see the video!
This special anniversary attracted more entries than for many years, with a fleet of 82 boats – GP 14s, Enterprises, Fireflies and Larks – jostling for clear wind on the crowded marine lake. Budworth, kindly sponsored once again by Preston Audi, put together three well-organised teams, involving more than 30 sailors plus several loyal supporters.
Check out our picture gallery to see some of our members competing!
Special thanks to Paul Hargreaves who took these pictures. You can see his whole album of the race competitors at http://paulhargreavesphotography.zenfolio.com/p656676091

Support Tom Hubbard and Brain Tumour Charity

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Sep 172016
Support Tom Hubbard and Brain Tumour Charity

Tom Hubbard is well known to many members. He will be cycling 210 miles from London to Northwich to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity between the 22nd and 24th of September.
If you would like to support Tom and the team, and help such a worthwhile charity, please follow the Just Giving link below. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ParkerDesign
To read about the reasons and the target, click “Full Story” below!
Many thanks!
Tom & the team.

Logs and Firewood to a good home……Volunteers urgently needed

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Sep 132016
Logs and Firewood to a good home......Volunteers urgently needed

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 [read more…]

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Commodore’s Regatta

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Aug 142016
Commodore's Regatta

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 [read more…]

 Posted by on 14/08/2016