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…]
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!”
The Icebreaker Series reached a conclusion today (Sunday 26th March) with glorious sunshine, warm temperatures and a good wind from the East down the Mere.
The PRO and ARO set 3 good courses from boat starts, covering the length of the water, from I or A down to E or F. The wind at the top of the course also benefited from the recent work on the trees around I and H.
The top scorers were spread across 3 different classes:
First – Dave Nicholson (Laser)
Second – Phil Barnes (Solo)
Third – Martin and Sian Joesbury (RS200)
A total of 33 sailors took part, with 15 qualifying, so a good turnout during a March month that was kind to us, with good wind and good sailing!
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…]
The Pursuit Trophy Race on the 27th November (postponed from October because of lack of wind) was close to suffering the same fate again, the day that the Budworth Pairs had vacated! However, a breeze from the north east was sufficient both races to be run successfully! The wind direction made for a tight course to be sailed with E to C as the first beat.
A ‘remnant’ from the Budworth Pairs, a Firefly was the ‘scratch’ boat, with Solo, GP14, Laser and RS200 following on. Ted Garner in the Solo quickly caught up his handicap of 1 minute 11 seconds to overtake the Firefly, and thereafter a ‘battle royal’ began [read more...]