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Sonata Racing 20th August

Sonata Racing 20th August

It started as a sunny day with a good but gusty WSW wind. There were three boats on the start line, Cry Havoc took the lead, followed by Screwloose and then BD2. With spinnakers flying we headed down to Sheerness, it didn’t take long for BD2 to pass Screwloose, we’d...

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Sonata Race 13th August

With most crews recovering from too much sailing/drinking (delete as appropriate) at the National Championships the week before, Saturday only saw two Sonatas competing, setting up a grand match race between Screwloose and Skipper. Screwloose tacked on top of Skipper...

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Medway Marathon 6 August 2022

Medway Marathon 6 August 2022

Medway Marathon 6 August 2022 As race day approached, and with a wind forecast of light to negligible, the Race Officer was starting to lose sleep worrying about how this year’s Medway Marathon, the 58th edition, would pan out. Dreaming of a change of forecast to a...

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Well done George. National Champion RS 600 Champion.

Well done George. National Champion RS 600 Champion.

Congratulations to George Smith for winning the RS600 National Championships during the RS Games at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy last week. In what was windy conditions all week, George produced a convincing win in this event. George said, “the Race Officer...

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Squib Racing 23rd July

Squib Racing 23rd July

Saturday 23rd July Wind S/SW LW 15.30 Course 66 Result Sandy Cheeks Monkey Business Water Rat At the start Sandy Cheeks and Water Rat started at the club end of the line looking for wind with Monkey Business mid-stream and more tide. Monkey Business went for their...

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Sonata Racing 23rd July

Sonata Racing 23rd July

Only three Sonatas signed in for racing for this first race of the Summer Series. A number of ‘excuses’ had been circulating, including damage repair to Bluetack ahead of the Nationals next month, Skipper had duties to deliver, then Marriage (?) for White Noise and...

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FREE ‘COME AND TRY’ EVENT

FREE ‘COME AND TRY’ EVENT

Saturday 13th August 2022 9:30 am – 12:00 Have you wondered what it is like to sail a boat?  Do you or your children want to learn a new life skill? On Saturday morning we are welcoming adults and children (8 years and older) to come and have a go in a dinghy with an...

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Dragon Racing 23rd July

Dragon Racing 23rd July

Chris has kindly compiled a race report for this weekend There were 5 dragons and a surprisingly fresh SW gradient wind given the hot wind. The course was 28P, 25P, 27P, 25P, 28P, MYA4P, 22P, 19P, 26S, 30P Club line finish. A running start saw Whistle (Wendy, Jamie,...

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Sonata Racing 16th July

Sonata Racing 16th July

Saturday dawned with a light north easterly breeze. Not much breeze was forecast for the afternoon and aboard White Noise we questioned if it was worth racing. For us this would be our last ‘warm up’ before the Nationals in a couple of weeks time so we got rigged and...

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Squib Racing 16th July

Squib Racing 16th July

Saturday 16th July Wind S/SE 5knots forecast and actually more like 15-20knots HT 15.40 Course 92 Results 1. Sandy Cheeks 2. Avocet 3. Legend 4. Water Rat DNF White Knuckles and Winsome With the club doing w/l we did a self start from the line. With a more aggressive...

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Dragon John Field Trophy Race 1

Dragon John Field Trophy Race 1

First actual windward/ leeward of the year.  The class wanted to have an element of training for this event, which Quentin Strauss agreed to do. We started in the library at 10.00am with three points  , starting , upwind sailing and downwind sailing. There were lots...

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