|Thaw 6||Sun 26 May||Start 1430 HW 1410|
|Trophy Race||Sat 25 May||Skelcher Trophy Start 1430 HW 1330|
|Series 1(3)||Wed 22 May||Start 1845 HW 1120|
|Thaw (5)||Sun 19 May||Three boats entered, starting in a force 3. A long second leg to Pump spread the fleet and the wind slackened on the return. The klaxon fused at the finish so Jessica's post horn came in very handy. Many thanks to Martin and Paul in the safety boat.
1st Di Munro & Leslie Downing in Foss (Miracle)
2nd Chris Best & Luke Cousins in Pegasus (Laser 2000)
3rd Dave Ashton in Quackers (Feva XL)
|Orford Race||Sat 18 May||Three dinghies raced in a steady SW F3. A close race with Luke & Lewis in Laser Radials and Leslie Downing & Di Munro in a Miracle. Luke took Line Honours and first place to win the Alde Anchor Trophy. Thanks to Richard and June Walker for doing the finishing, Karen Graves for doing the starting and Allen Carr and Pen Allport in the safety boat. Liz and Stan Clark joined us down at Orford. A pleasant social event as well as the race.
1st Luke Cousins in Oceanwalker (Laser Radial)
|Series 1(2)||Wed 15 May||The Force 8 gales had subsided by the evening to a F4,3,2 and then 1. Two Slaughden dinghies raced. Luke built up a commendable lead, winning comfortably. Di and Leslie took half an hour to get over the finishing line at a snails pace. Thanks to Allen and Penny for their patience in the rescue boat!
1st Luke Cousins in Oceanwalker (Laser Radial)
2nd Di Munro & Leslie Downing in Foss (Miracle)
|Thaw (4)||Sun 12 May||Three boats entered the race today in a gusty and cool Force 4. It was a close and exciting call between the two lasers. Thanks to Martin Milloy and Peter Chadwick in the support boat.
1st David Pegg in Sweep (Laser Radial)
2nd David Bailey in Valmai (Laser Radial)
|Folk & Fish & Chips||Sat 11 May||Pris Forrest & June Bird are again doing their sea shanty and fish 'n' chip supper. Further info? click the thumbnail.|
|Series 1(1)||Wed 8 May||Start 1845 HW 1240|
|Informal Dinghy Cruise to Orford||Sat 4 May||Saturday was a snorter. 4-5 boats set off for Orford in a 4-5 gusting 6 southwesterly. All turned back apart from Nigel and his crew Andrew Fairclough – they had to persevere as I and Andrew’s wife had already gone ahead with their lunch! Leaving Orford they flew up the river (watching them Orford Sailing Club decided to cancel their afternoon’s race), and even with a total inversion en route were back at SSC in about 50 mins. Apparently it was very hairy.|
|Thaw 3||Sun 5 May||Six dinghies started the race in a steady f3 breeze on a beautiful sunny day. Even the bagpipes belting out Scottish tunes from the AYC pontoon as the new Loch Long was being launched didn't distract the dedicated SSC sailors - except perhaps one who joined them for a glass of champagne! Many thanks to Di & Leslie for doing the safety boat.
1st Chris Best & Mike Tyndale-Biscoe in Pegasus (Laser 2000)
2nd Nigel & Pam Hemmings in Scud (Wayfarer)
3rd Adam Davies-Brown in Sandling (Wayfarer)
|Thaw 2||Sun 28 April||Encouraged by the sunshine five boats braved the gusty force 4/5 winds. Thanks to Barry Cullen and David Sims for the support boat.
1st Chris Best & Bridget Chadwick in Pegasus (Laser 2000)
2nd Nigel & Pam Hemming in Scud (Wayfarer)
3rd Di Munro & Leslie Downing in Foss (Miracle)
|Thaw 1||Sun 14 April||Ideal sailing conditions today, but the race had to be cancelled as only one dinghy was entered - perhaps everyone was too tired from Smart Sailing! Hopefully more dinghies out for Thaw 2?|
|Smart Sailing||Sat 13 April||20 people participated in plenty of excitement for the first day of Smart Sailing, with winds gusting to force 6 in the morning. The wind dropped to a 4 in the afternoon and 6 boats sailed up to Brick Dock. Next Smart Sailing is on 27th April.|
|Orford Ness access|| After 'consultation' the National Trust have produced guidlines for access to the Ness. The thumbnail shows proposed permitted areas, whereas this document includes a list of do's and don'ts.
They have printed a postcard of these details, available in the Clubhouse.
|Dinghy Park Stickers|| Your dinghy park sticker is now in the clubhouse.
Please attach your sticker to your dinghy and/or tender either on the mast or transom so it is clearly visible when the cover is in place. It helps us to help you!!!
|SSC e-shop||any time||Buy your Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter, Halloween etc etc presents online via the SSC e-shop. There's hundreds of retailers vying for your custom and all give a commission to SSC on any purchase made. Just click on the thumbnail to start shopping...|
|Tideway for Sale||Rob Mabey has a beautiful Tideway dinghy for sale. See the wantads page for full details.|
|Outboard for sale||Mariner 4hp 2stroke outboard for sale. See the wantads page for full details.|
|Wayfarer for Sale||mk1 Wayfarer for sale. See the wantads page for full details.|
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