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 [read more…]
Budworth Sailing Club is located in Cheshire. We sail on a small pond about 1km long and 1/2 km wide and is partially surrounded by trees. It doesn’t sound much of a windsurfers paradise but if you ignore the lack of surf and tide it is brilliant for tactical raceboarding and having fun.
Tuesday evening the lake is ours to sail on. There are plenty of permanent buoys on the water so the race officer can set a competitive course making the most of the wind direction. With the lake being quite small compared to open water there are plenty of tactical decisions to be made and your mark rounding will improve in no time due to the multitude you have to round in a typical race.
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. Hope to see you there!
Mike Davies (Saturday Captain)
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 [read more…]
There was another excellent turnout for the fourth working party of the winter. Good progress has been made with all the jobs on the list and we now need to concentrate on finishing off and getting the club ready for the start of sailing on the 12th March.
The next working party will be on Sunday March 5th starting at 9:30. Alison Hutton and Steve Hubbard will once again be coordinating the session.