Reminder that the last Sunday of each month will be free sailing so come along and enjoy a relaxed sail
Wednesday evening series starting at 18:00 is to run from the 25th April to the 12th September
Just before the start of the first race, 10 boats jostling for position (Mirror just out of shot)
Half way through the race and its neck and neck
Niall, in the blue sailed Enterprise just managed to get around the railway mark first leaving mayhem as the rest of the fleet try to round it
It was a beautiful day with light winds but it was the best attended day of racing this season so far. 10 boats started the first race with a chaotic start line as the experienced sailors jostled for position and the inexperienced tried not to hit anyone. At the end of the first lap it was neck and neck approaching the railway mark but Niall just managed to get around ahead. Due to the light winds the course was shortened to 2 laps.
1st - Tricia Wood - Comet
2nd - Niall Campbell - Enterprise Solo
3rd - Keith Stevens - Comet
4th - Malcolm Colledge - Comet
5th - Ken Pinfield - Mirror
6th - Terry Andrews - Comet
7th - Steve Trzoska - Comet
8th - Simon Newman - Streaker
Retired - Ralph Evans - Solo
Retired - Catherine Domanski - Comet
The second race, with 7 competitors, was more spread out with Ralph taking a commanding lead which he held to the end. The winds slightly improved in the middle of the race so 3 laps were completed.
Comet / Commodore / BurtThurlow 2
1st - Ralph Evans - Solo
2nd - Tricia Woods - Comet
3rd - Malcolm Colledge - Comet
4th - Niall Campbell - Enterprise Solo
5th - Keith Stevens - Comet
6th - Terry Andrews - Comet
7th - Simon Newman - Streaker
Onlookers and fellow competitors were surpised when in the very light winds, two of the most experienced racers both took a tumble to the amusement of all. Many thanks to Jane for standing in as Assistant OOD enabling others to enjoy some fun racing.
A good turn out of members to organise and greet the prospective sailors who turned up. The weather was kind with light but very manageable winds and whilst Ralph and Niall did the honours afloat a busy team encouraged and explained to the visitors the benefits of membership of our thriving and beautifully located sailing club. It was encouraging to see so many young visitors, the more the merrier.
Arden Sailing Club is a thriving club which has enjoyed many years of fun on the river Avon at Defford, near Pershore. There is organised dinghy racing on Wednesday evenings and Sundays during the summer along with many social events throughout the year. The club is an RYA approved training centre. We have a small fleet of club boats available and give friendly advice to new members encouraging them to take to the water in the improvers or full race programme or, of course, just for fun.
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May are RYA training course days so there will be no racing but everyone is welcome to come down and sail and help out.
New Request to Officers of the Day for 2018.
This year to try and keep track of each race series as we go a long and so that everyone can see how they are doing I will provide a printed sheet for each series that will be placed on the board in the starters hut. I would ask that the OOD on the day fills in the results on the sheet. In the case of the Pursuit and Handicap series the sheet will also act as the record of the revised handicaps for the next leg of the series.
Ralph Evans - Sailing Secretary
Could I also request that you email me a picture of the race result scoresheet and write a one paragraph summary of racing with two pictures so that I can publish it on the website.
Arden Sailing Club
To find us:
Go through the Revill’s Farm Shop car park and follow the dirt track to the right of the main building
RYA Dinghy Training Level 1
RYA Dinghy Training Level 2
Safety Boat Training
Interview with Keith Stevens for the Worcester News
The Open Day mentioned in the video (17th June) is not relevant this year but check out the date of this years Open Day in the Sailing Programme tab above