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Sep 062016
 
Racing Update
 
Commodore’s Regatta – Congrats to:
          Bill Kenyon & Ali Cormack – Champion (Helm) & Veteran winner (not Ali J)
          Emily Page – Junior Champion Helm
          Pauline Penny & Michelle Ditchburn – Budworth Belle
          Annabel Page – Junior Budworth Belle
          Martin & Sian Josebury – Okell Cup

Driver Trophy
– extremely enjoyable event – all who turned up had a great time. Please watch out for these fun team racing events next year – the more teams the merrier.
          1st RS200 Fleet
Tuesday night Raceboard – everyone went out for a lovely meal at the Cock O Budworth, where we celebrated a great season and the usual banter. The Raceboard fleet is growing with new members learning to windsurf & race throughout the season. This is one of the largest fleets now with a – Season turnout of 23 with 13 qualifiers.
          1st Yours Truly, 2nd Paul Keeler, 3rd Mike Escreet
Wednesday Night Finale – a lovely finish to nice season, well organised by Bill. Fish & Chips went down well with a great turnout on the night (44 boats!). Handicap – 13 qualifiers, Laser – 9 qualifiers.
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          Handicap -1st Bill Kenyon GP, 2nd John Waind Solo, 3rd Hugh Devereux GP
          Laser -1st Richard Hulme, 2nd Dave Nicholson, 3rd Hugh Attfield
Main Points resumed last weekend and will run until the clocks change.
Upcoming Events
 
Please note the club is not open for sailing this weekend (10th & 11th Sep) as the Snipe Open is on this Saturday & Sunday. Please contact Mark Antonelli at captsnipe@budworthsc.org.uk if you would like to join in crewing etc.
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The following weekend is the Southport 24 Hour Race (17th & 18th Sep) – note, there is still club racing at the club this weekend
 
Team Budworth will again be there. This is the ultimate UK endurance race, voted by Yachts and Yachting amongst the top fifty sailing achievements you must do before you die.
Now in its 50th year Budworth Sailing Club has entered every year bar three. This unique event attracts around eighty to ninety boats comprising of GP14’s, Enterprises, Larks and recently Firefly’s. Teams of around eight to twelve team member’s race continuously from the start gun at twelve o’clock on Saturday until the finish gun at midday on Sunday stopping only momentary to relieve tied and exhausted crews for refreshed ones.
We offer a personal invitation to anyone from Budworth to come and support Team Budworth enjoy the experience, partake in this great team competition and soak up the Budworth club camaraderie.
The Budworth Marquee can be found in the dinghy park at West Lanc’s Yacht Club. Marine Drive, Southport. Merseyside. PR8 1RY.
And finally – Come and collect firewood ready for winter – Working Party Saturday 17th September @ 9:30am
 
We now need to tidy up the far banks where we cut down trees last winter, so we need some volunteers to come along and bring the logs back across the mere (and they will be looking for a good home to go to, so bring your trailers along) and to burn the stacks of brash still on the shore (pyromaniacs welcome). We will be starting work at 9:30 on Saturday morning and will finish at 12:30pm. Please let Russell Page bscracesec@budworthsc.org.uk know if you can make it.
See you on the water soon.
Pete