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Club Open Day – Monday, August 28th – A Fun Day Out

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Aug 232017
 

Budworth Sailing Club is holding an Open Day on Monday, August 28th 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!

 Posted by on 23/08/2017

Firefly Open at Budworth – Race Report

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Jul 232017
 

Budworth Sailing Club welcomed visitors from West Kirby and South Staffs to this year’s Firefly Open, and sailing began in a light and shifting southerly breeze that proved a testing challenge for both locals and visitors alike.

In the first race, the shifts came especially fast and wide, rewarding quick reactions and a constant tactical awareness. After a few laps of intense racing (with much place changing), Keith & Chloe Macaulay (SSSC/CUCC) drew ahead, successfully holding off repeated challenges from the West Kirby boat of Trevor Jenkins & Sally Bromilow. Local sailors Nick & Emily Whelan got the shifts right at the finish, snatching second place.

In race 2, Jenkins/Bromilow led a tightly packed fleet in the early stages, but as the wind strengthened and veered, the Macaulays climbed their way up to the front and held the lead from the pursuing West Kirby boats. A closely fought last beat ended with the Macaulays first, Jon Hayley & Pat Bromilow second, and locals Steve Hayward & Liza Korikova in third.

Race 3 began in the strongest wind of the day – this suited Hugh Smallman & Deborah Love of Budworth, who for the early laps held the lead in the only wooden boat of the fleet. In the end though, it was the Macaulays who sealed their victory with another emphatic first place, untroubled by a wind that shifted and dropped to a zephyr. Hayley/Bromilow came in second, with Smallman/Love third.

With no sign of the wind returning, the fleet abandoned hopes of a fourth race and an early prize-giving was held, with worthy winners Keith and Chloe Macaulay awarded the Budworth Bucket Trophy for the second year running.

Many thanks to the Budworth members who gave their support to the event, with special thanks to Dawn Savell for the delicious lunch, and most of all to PRO Chris Allen for his flawless race management.

Deborah Love,
Firefly Fleet Captain

 Posted by on 23/07/2017

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

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.