Sitting at home and want to keep yourself busy? Why not practice your sailing knots, here is a website where you can find examples of the most used knots and an explanation when you should use them. Get a piece of rope and get practising, when the (Forfar sailing) season starts you can show off your knowledge of tying things together.
We hope you have all had a good Christmas and New Year. Although it seems to be heading into the depths of winter the committee is thinking about the 2019 sailing season – looking at winter maintenance tasks and planning the sailing calendar. We hope to have the 2019 programme ready very soon including the new “Sailing ladder” – our version of the squash ladder which we hope will encourage new sailors into racing. We will also be returning to nominated race and safety boat officers on Sundays to support training and races. This will need the support of all club members so we hope everyone will be able to take on some tasks over the year. We are a small club and our success depends on everyone lending a hand in whatever way they can – big or small.
We are also very pleased to say we now have a new club website and there is more information about this below. We would welcome feedback to help us develop this in the best way for the club.
We look forward to seeing everyone once the season starts and will let you know about pre-season tasks that we would welcome assistance with. Meanwhile, enjoy the winter.
Want to improve your sailing tactics, while staying on dry land? Why not play a sailing game. The following game can be found on the Google Play site, I am sure that you can also find it on the apple site.
From the app:
Race intense regattas in real time against sailors from all around the world!
Your fleet of inshore yachts includes ultra-fast foiling catamarans, dinghies or cutting-edge monohulls. The short format of racing is identical to the one used for real life competitions, such as the America’s Cup or the Star Sailors League, with a unique virtual umpire who applies the official rules of sailing.
Click the button below to go to the app download site.
Sunday saw us have our annual prize giving meal with some games played, a great meal eaten and prizes for the year handed out.
The following prizes were awarded on the night:
1. Tony Walker, 2. Erwin Oosterhoorn, 3. Tony Cook
1. Helen Brown, 2. Erwin O, 3. Conor Hyland
1. Tony C, 2. Nick Whyte, 3. Conor H
1. Tony W, 2. Tony C, 3. Sebastian Kimber
1. Tony C, 2. Conor H, 3. Erwin O
1. Malcolm Heron, 2. Tony W, 3. Helen B
1. Malcolm H, 2. Sebastian K, 2. Daniella Levins
1. Tony C, 2. Mark Kimber, 3. Jamie Brown
1. Tony C, 2. Mark K, 3. Helen B
Closing regatta Handicap:
Miller Mirror trophy:
Most promising new member:
Contribution to the club:
Most improved cadet:
Promising new cadet: