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2017 Laser Open: Sunday 2nd July

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Jun 232017

All laser sailors are warmly invited to join us for our Laser Class Grand Prix Northern Event on Sunday 2nd July.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Bernice Hulme, Laser Fleet Captain

Raceboard Open Event 2017

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May 072017

We invite all Raceboard sailors to join us for our Open Event on 13th May 2017.

First race 11:00.

For directions to the club, see the About Us page.

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Club Open Day – Sat. May 6th – A Fun Day Out

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Apr 232017
Club Open Day - Sat. May 6th - A Fun Day Out

Budworth Sailing Club is holding an Open Day on Saturday May 6th 2017 – If you are interested in sailing this is a great chance to come and visit the club to find out more. If you have never sailed before it might be just the right time to see what we offer – and that includes training for all skill levels. If you are a sailor already, come and visit us, we have great facilities and a super lake to sail on!
For more information, see the “About Us” page on this website!

Raceboarding on a pond any good?

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Apr 052017
Raceboarding on a pond any good?

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.

Boxing Day Open meeting for RNLI

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Dec 282016
Boxing Day Open meeting for RNLI

Boxing Day traditions are easily discarded -when a blustery westerly blows at around 40 mph.
The forecast deterred some, but thirty hardy souls took to the water in their boats for the Boxing Day Open. A steady, but twisting wind tested the qualities of all sailors, and everyone was able to end their day with the cobwebs blown out, and exercise removed the excesses of turkey and stuffing!
From the start a long, but equal, beat allowed some sizable gaps to appear. Sometimes the sheer strength of the wind overpowered all but the strongest and heaviest. The subsequent run and next beat was followed by a good planing reach, before a gybe mark caused many casualties. While many succeeded, the three flights of single handed, handicap and Juniors were now split in half. Just nine boats survived to end race 1. [read more...]

Autumn Open Series

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Nov 302016
Autumn Open Series

Our Autumn Open series is now underway, and runs each Sunday until 18th December. Visitors sailing one of our adopted classes are invited to join us for this series. Any queries, please email Russell, our race secretary.