A busy Saturday on the water

A gorgeous afternoon, weatherwise, with light winds, perfect for getting back on the water after a cold winter and that’s exactly what 12 of our younger sailors did under the watchful eye of Dinghy Instructor Jill. More fun, games and coaching will take place this Friday evening. Beeston Scouts also carried out part of the […]

Do you need a road trailer?

We have seven road trailers which with minimal work could be made road worthy. They are currently at the rear of the old Ladies changing room cabin for viewing. If you would like to make a bid for any of these please do so before 18th May otherwise they will be offered on a well […]

Newly Qualified Powerboaters Include Under 16s

Last weekend’s damp and breezy conditions saw 6 members, including 2 juniors, take to the water in various club powerboats. Instructors Bill and Jeremy guided students Iona, Tara, Darcey, Paul, Ruth and Liz through low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, driving at planing speed and collision regulations providing them with the skills necessary to […]

2018 Training Dates Published

The training programme for 2018 has now been published on the website and includes RYA courses covering First Aid, Adult Beginners Sailing, Youth Sailing and Powerboating. Visit the Training section for details. At time of writing there are places available on all courses except the Powerboat course for club members which is full due to […]

2018 PY Handicaps Announced

The 2018 PYs were announced today by the RYA. Little has changed but a Laser can now go 3 seconds slower in a race in 2018 than 2017 against Phantoms, Larks and Supernovas and reflects poorly on our Laser sailors! Meanwhile Jon Adams must be jumping for joy with his Rooster. For our main classes […]

COLD TURKEY

Four of us sailed the annual Cold Turkey race in what was ideal winter sailing conditions. Mike Pritchard acted as OOD and two brave souls manned the safety boat on what was a cold day for just sitting in a boat. With a steady 4 to 5 from the west a good course was set […]

2017 Prize Winners

The 2017 prize winners are now known and can be found via links below. Prizes will be handed out at the Laying Up Supper on Friday 17th November. Well done to all those who and prize and for those who didn’t but competed throughout the year. Winners by event can be found here ASC 2017 […]

Youth Improvers End Race Series With Party!

The last Youth Improvers Session for the juniors started with amazingly good wind, what some could say were the best weather conditions that the juniors had for the whole season! The regular juniors were joined by newbies from the course Matthew, Andrew and Aiden who all did extremely well considering the slightly blowy conditions; a […]

Learn the art of race management

The way that our races are run and courses played has a large impact on enjoyment levels in our sport. Have you ever been given any instruction on best practice? If you answered no then you are not alone. Come along to the clubhouse on October 4th for 19:00 to learn and listen to a […]

New Blood Enters Cygnet Series

Cygnets Race 7, 2nd September 2017 The second to last Youth Improvers session of the series started peacefully, with the pond glassy like a mirror. Two newbie sailors from the youth course took to the water to try out the race for the first time. Martin drifted in front of everyone else, using his standard […]