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Mere Moments – is summer here?

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Aug 082017
 
New Club GP14s get christened!

New Club GP14s get christened!


A fairly short and to the point newsletter this month, as I prepare to down tools and trek to Looe for the GP14 Nationals. ( Ed.We have two Budworth boats at the GP14 Nationals, see how Hugh/Malcolm and Nick/Geoff are doing! https://www.gp14.org/2017-nationals/)

UP COMING EVENTS

Racing continues through August with Summer points on Saturdays and Sundays with the Wednesday night handicap through until 23rd August.

Wednesday night finale 30th August– The Wednesday night Finale will see the Pursuit race starting at 7pm with Pizza from a Fire engine after racing. Tickets (£10) for this are on sale from Bill Kenyon at the club this week, please make all our lives easier by committing early. Do not expect to be able to turn up on the night and pay and get food… you WILL be disappointed.

Club Open day and Try Sailing 28th August – We open our doors to visitors again, this time under the RYA Try Sailing banner. This is run by the RYA instructors and enables us to provide a “have a go” session and then sign new members up for courses if they wish to continue. HELP is still needed for this. IF YOU have nothing planned for Bank holiday weekend, then your club would welcome your help. Please don’t be bashful in coming forward.

Southport 24 hour race 9th / 10th September– Is looming closer. Budworth typically has 3 boats entered and we will be aiming for the same again this year. Teams will start being organised this month, so if you are interested please speak with Bill Kenyon, Russell Cormack, Caroline Cawood or John Chapman, and they’ll fill you in on what is happening.

 

News – Another busy month

Firefly and Laser opens took place during the month, I wasn’t able to make either of these, but the turn outs look good and I am sure the fleets made our visitors welcome. At the Laser open Harry led the home fleet with 3rd position and the Open was won by Ross Williams of Grafham water with George Graham from Burwain in 2nd.

At the Firefly open the win went to Keith and Chloe Macaulay from South Staffs , 2nd to Jon Hayley and Pat Bromilow of West Kirby SC. Nick and Emily Whelan took the club honours with a respectable 3rd.

 

Commodore’s regatta

The Commodore’s regatta went off with beautiful weather and some shifty winds. With 27 boats competing it was a busy and competitive weekend. Whilst we were waiting for the wind to come in, there was an on water treasure hunt, with both adults and juniors getting enthusiastically involved. Mrs. Hackney can move down a jetty when there is treasure to find… We then kicked off the serious racing with the Ladies race, the wind was still decidedly patchy and it paid to look for where the wind was, rather than just push for the mark. I was proud to see Ellie Devereux lead the way and build enough of a lead to win overall. With Bernice Hulme in 2nd and Emily Page in 3rd.

The Champion Helm was raced over 3 handicap races and it was extremely competitive on the tight start line. With 3 boats over and not returning at the start, this opened up the competition from the outset. Race one was won by Nick Devereux with Tony Taylor with Debbie Sutcliffe in 2nd and Emily Page leading the juniors in 3rd overall. The start line was extended for race 2 and Tony Taylor was still on fire from race 1 and led the race throughout, but Bill Kenyon with Matthew Williams who took the race on handicap. So with two 2nds’ Tony was leading the competition. The 3rd race started aggressively and a general recall was the order of the day. With a 3 minute delay to the start the competitors all prepared again and this time got away cleanly. Right up until the penultimate mark it looked like Bill and Matthew would take the last race, until a cruel wind shift turned the tight reach into a beat as the wind dropped away. Nick managed to take advantage and whipped past him but couldn’t make up the distance to Phil Hackney who was narrowly pipped to first place (4 seconds corrected) by Tony again.

So Tony and Debbie took away the Champion helm and the Okell cup. A well deserved win.

The Saturday evening before was a delightful DIY barbeque with everyone enjoying a very relaxed evening at the club. With thanks to Gill Kenyon for a tremendous collection of salads and dishes to share with everyone.

 

Abersoch

I gather from those who went that Abersoch dinghy week was very successful again. Notable performances from :

  • Russ and Ali Cormack – Fireball -2nd
  • David Nicholson – Laser Radial – 4th
  • Bill Kenyon and Mark Lund – RS400 – 4th
  • David Whitaker – Snipe  – 4th (narrowly beaten by ex members James and Judith Downes)
  • Mark Cleary – Solo – 10th

And apparently after the stewards enquiry Budworth was the largest club represented.

One day I’ll get to this event!

 

Welcome to new members

We welcomed another group of new members on our Learn to Sail week during July. This saw 6 people join and learn. Some were so keen that they have already snapped up a GP14.

Welcome to James, Carol and Chris, David and Zoe. There have been a number of other new members as well. Notably Ian Byrne in the Solo fleet and Jacqui Mooney and Alex & Faye Cleaver. Welcome to you all.

 

Hire of Club Boats

Our new Club GP14’s have also arrived. These were grant funded and sit proudly outside the front of the club. They were officially named as Billy and Bertie Budworth at the Commodores regatta. I have put a book in the Galley now to sign up to hire club boats. Please fill this in whenever you use the boats. The boats are there to be used by new members so please use them, treat them with care so they last, but DO USE THEM….

We now have a Laser, 6 Fireflies, 3 GP14’s and a Snipe, as well as 3 Toppers, a Feva and 6 Oppies as club and training boats.

Finally…

All that leaves me to say is …. Enjoy your summer holidays in whatever location you find yourself. I look forward to hearing all the stories on your and my return to Budworth in the Autumn.

Cheers

Hugh 
(Commodore)

Wednesday Night Sailing Video

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Jul 062017
 

Beautiful Wednesday night at Budworth Sailing Club. There could have been more wind, but otherwise glorious conditions on our picturesque lake,

See the drone video footage shot by Danny Chapman on U-Tube, click here

2017 Laser Open Report

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Jul 052017
 

Another successful Laser Open on 2nd July saw 17 lasers competing, including visitors from Burwain and Grafham Water who showed the local club sailors how it should be done!

The full results can be seen below and on our Racing/Results page here  (select “Laser Open”).

1st Prize  Ross Williams,  Grafham Water

2nd Prize George Graham,  Burwain S.C

3rd Prize Harry Brown, Budworth S.C

Snipestock 16th – 18th June

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Jun 132017
 
Snipestock 16th - 18th June

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.

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Budworth GP14 Open

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Jun 072017
 
Budworth GP14 Open

On Sunday 4th June, thirteen club boats offered a warm welcome to three visitors to the 2017 Budworth Sailing Club GP14 Open, part of the GP14 Northern Bell Circuit. The day offered bright and sunny conditions with moderate wind from the clubs preferred Westerly direction, all be it that the winds wildly fluctuated, both in [read more…]

Sunday Handicap and Main Points racing begins

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Mar 312017
 
Sunday Handicap and Main Points racing begins

The Sunday Handicap (12:30pm) and Main Points (13:45pm approx) series both start this Sunday, 2nd April, so even if you have not yet ventured out this year, then this weekend is the time to get yourself (and your boat!) down to the club and enjoy some sailing!

All sailors, please note carefully: The Main Points start sequence has changed for 2017!!
See details here

The weather forecast is looking pretty good, so jump in the boat, and then join us in the bar afterwards to tell how it was for you!
“You know it makes sense!”