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Medway Yacht Club Musto Skiff and B14 Regatta

Medway Yacht Club Musto Skiff and B14 Regatta

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October 2022 On the water… Saturday :-   3 - 4 races back to back with a conventional windward leeward configuration. Musto start time of 12.00 and B14 at 12.05. Sailing location up to 45 minutes downstream of sailing club. Sunday :-  ...

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Squib Racing 10th September

Squib Racing 10th September

With an Ebbing tide and lack of wind there was an interesting start, Legend, Sandy Cheeks, Black Mark, Monkey Business, were all on the line at the gun. But one of us was over, Sandy Cheeks turned back as we were over before the start and weren’t sure if we had got...

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Sonata Race 17th September

Sonata Race 17th September

Today’s race report comes to you from the foredeck of Blue Tack. With all crews mustered for the 14:30 start for the grandstand commodores day allcomers race with gusty force 3 or 4 nor wester blowing in sunny but chilly conditions the first decision for the day was...

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East Coast Dragon Championships 10th & 11th September

East Coast Dragon Championships 10th & 11th September

Hosted by the Medway Yacht Club                               A Black Ribbon Event  After the sad news of the passing of our Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II just  before the start of our event the obvious dilemma was should we be racing at all and cancel. By Friday...

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Sonata Racing 10th September

Sonata Racing 10th September

This report does include an eyewitness account of public nudity.  Those of a nervous disposition should read on with caution. With light winds and a strong tide a short(ish) course was set that would send us down river on the outgoing tide to buoy 18 before...

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Wayfarer Race Report Saturday 10th September 2022

Wayfarer Race Report Saturday 10th September 2022

We raced over course 76. The wind was a  light North Easterly. The tide was on its way out and gathering pace. There were only four boats on the water today, due to duties, Wayfarer crews performing race management tasks for the Dragon Eastern Championships, some...

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Commodores Day 17th September 2022

Commodores Day 17th September 2022

Their are a few changes to our schedule following the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II Commodore’s Day 17th September 2022 Sailing Schedule  A full schedule of races in front of the clubhouse and will be detail below.  Richard Stone - Commodore Come along to join in...

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Wayfarer Report

Wayfarer Report

3rd September Racing With a southerly wind, no one was going to start on the far side, and with 30 seconds to go I realised there was going to be severe wind disruption from other boats on the club side, so headed out to mid steam for clearer wind. Here we were joined...

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Squib Racing 3rd September

Squib Racing 3rd September

With a SSW blowing into the mid-teens, course 71 chosen and 4 boats came to the line. Monkey Bus, Water Rat, White Knuckles and Avocet. Avocet crossed the line just in front of Monkey Business with White Knuckles and Water Rat close behind. Monkey Business opted for...

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Sonata Racing 3rd September

Sonata Racing 3rd September

We knew it was going to be a challenging race when our foredeck, tasked with going down below to write down the course, popped out of the hatch to ask if we had any more tape.  With 16 marks to round the labyrinth of a course set by the Dragons took us down to MYA1...

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Sonata Racing 27th August

Sonata Racing 27th August

It was another sunny day on the Medway, with one particularly menacing cloud lurking above 7 Sonatas on the start line. A lapse in our clock comprehension skills aboard Screwloose had us heading to the line a minute early, thankfully no one noticed. A couple of...

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Squib Racing 20th August

Squib Racing 20th August

Course 64 was chosen 1 Sandy Cheeks 2 Black Mark 3 Monkey Business DNF White Knuckles DNF Avocet DNS Winsome With 6 helms having made it to their boats 5 made it to the start line. The start was a reach with spinnakers to 31. So a lovely sight as 5 squibs with set...

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