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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.

Budworth Laser Open Event – 3rd July 2016

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Jun 292016
Budworth Laser Open Event - 3rd July 2016

The Laser open at Budworth attracted an excellent turn-out in great conditions. The wind was variable but offered opportunity for big gains and losses when you least expected them.

Congratulations to Charlotte Greenhalgh from LLSC who won with a string of 3 bullets, with George Graham from Burwain in second and Ross Crook heading up the Budworth entries in third.

Photos from the Laser Open can be found at Peter Cull’s website

Peter Cull’s website

GP14 Open Event 2016

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May 132016
GP14 Open Event 2016

We invite all GP14 sailors to join us for our Open Event on 5th June. A great chance to compete in a bigger fleet! First start is 11:00, with registration open from 09:30. For directions to the club, see the About Us page. Notice of Race and Entry form, click here: BSC GP14 Open 2016 [read more…]

Training at the club

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Mar 252016
Training at the club

There is a wide variety of training available for both juniors and adults. Details are on the  Training page.

And note the next evening training session is on Thursday, April 21st, from 7 p.m.,  Sail trim and settings with Ted Garner. Sure to be a great session for both single and double handers, as Ted shares his knowledge and experience as a club instructir and sailor in GP14, Laser and Solo.

Click here for more details and to register your interest for this FREE members training session!