Weekly Report 29/12/2017

Club Sailing

The final dinghy races of the season took place on tuesday this week, there were 2 races contested by 7 boats in very variable and often challenging wind, waves and rain conditions. The race was run by PRO Ieuan James, he set a port triangle with a good length upwind beat.

The wind for race one was force 3 gusting 4 at times, of the 7 boats in the first race 6 of them decided to start on the starboard end of the line, while Dibby in the RS600 as usual went for a port end flyer. But at the port end Dibby was met by the ospreys of Jamie and Carwyn, who were both protesting loudly about this incursion by the rs600 onto the starting mark. The race was hard fought between the Osprey of Jamie and peter in the scorpion, with many changes of places take place throughout the race. The first leg was a beat upwind to the mark which could be achieved on one tack, but proved faster to go low and tack on the lay of the mark. The second leg was a reach, just too tight to successfully fly the spinnakers as the ospreys found out by the second lap. The final leg was almost dead downwind back to the leeward mark, most of the racers managed the gybe successfully with just a few wet moments for a couple of the laser sailors. The first race was won by Peter then Ben in a laser with Jamie in 3rd, Dibby in his Rs600 retired after hitting the start mark.

The second race started with very light winds, which indicated to most of the sailor that there was a big shift in the wind on its way, the second race start was more relaxed with just a couple of boats drifting over before the starting horn had sounded. But very quickly the force 1 breeze had built into a force 4 gusting 5 and by the time the competitors had rounded the windward mark a squall had moved in providing challenging reaching condition with the two handed boats opting not to fly their kites. The changeable conditions continued over the 5 laps of the second race, with Peter once again taking first place, followed by the Rs600 and Ben in third.

These final races conclude the 2017 TSC frostbite series, with the new spring series starting April 2018. 

Forthcoming events.

To round out the year, the club is hosting a NYE party with food provided for members and available at a cost for non members. During the evening there will be a wine raffle (donations gratefully received), dancing and a curry after the midnight countdown in Tudor Square. All members and non members are welcome to celebrate another successful year for TSC.

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