Last Tuesday we had a Topper, Solo, Firefly and a Laser on the water. Conor arrived a bit later and decided to ‘just have a sail’. We started on a course E, D, C, F and A where F was to port, all other to starboard. Tony Cook was going well and passing Nick until he had a problem with the main sheet. He manoeuvred into the reeds to re-thread the sheet and found that he had got himself stuck. A bit of arm rowing got him free to pursue the rest of the fleet. Just at the sound of the clock, he managed to get past Erwin before E while Dave was still in front of Nick going between D and C. Not a lot of distance between the 4 boats, and a quick tidy up before the rain started to sputter.
Remember, racing is starting at 6:30. If you want to take part, be ready to launch at 6:25.
Quick update on the endurance race on Saturday. The race will start at 10:00 and finish at 16:00. There will be a BBQ lit for anyone to place their fish. sausages, burgers or other food above hot coals. Currently, we have 1 solo team, a Tony team and other sailors looking to join together for a team. We hope that we can create a junior team as well.
We might have 2 teams from Dundee Sailing club again this year if there are any other sailors out there that would like to join us on Saturday contact us! (We can possibly arrange a boat, depending on the type to use during the day)
Wind direction: NE, force 1-2 Boats on the water: 2 Solos, 1 Laser, 1 Streaker, 1 Mirror and a Topper
With hardly any wind the start was slow, Conor was away first in the mirror, Erwin followed in a topper. A few minutes later, when they were still on their way to Z, the solos followed (slowly), streaker and last the laser. Slowly floating towards Z, rounding this and on the way to D, Conor and Erwin almost managed to round D before any other boat overtook them. Conor got lost in the weeds towards the shore, and Erwin had to let Nick, both Tony C and W pass him, not long after followed by Bill. Conor tried the path over the island as he was moving and didn’t want to stop, all boats going towards Z again got as far as past the clubhouse except for Erwin and Conor. In the 50 minutes, no-one made it past Z again (as far as I could see from my position). Hoping for more wind next time, we went on shore and were caught by the rain that managed to drench all of us. Following races will start at 18:30 due to the darker evenings.
(edited to update Conor’s name, had Collin. Apologies)
This night we had the most boats out this season, there were 3 solo’s, 2 lasers, 1 enterprise, 1 Firefly, 1 solution, 1 streaker and a mirror! With a slow wind from NE, the course was set for Z, G, F, C and A all to starboard. A 50-minute pursuit was set and the weather was great. Nice evening sailing. The order at the end of the 50 minutes was: