|Aldeburgh council sports week||Thu 7th Aug||
21 children descended upon Slaughden Sailing Club for a sail. This was part of the Aldeburgh Town Council Sports Week- who offered sports sessions every afternoon for a week to local children. Sailing was the most popular and even with this number there was a waiting list of 6
John Giles & Nick Hubbard acted as ground crew, Ted Draper in the Safety Boat, and Allen Carr, Di Munro , Jessica Palin & myself took the children out in twos & threes- we were very lucky with the F 2-3 wind and even some sunshine and plenty of mud to return at the bottom of the tide when they all helped pull the Wayfarers up and most had to be hosed down by John at the top of the slip. They then had tea (provided by the Council) on the lawn when they all proclaimed that it was super --- and I have an even longer list of applicants for YOTAS for next year
Thanks to all the helpers-- I think we all enjoyed it
|Presidents Cup Series race 5||Thu 7th Aug|| A fantastic turnout of twelve dinghies in a F3 Northerly breeze. Eleven completed the course set by Will Webb OOD.
This comprised of a long run down to Pump, tide assisted beat back up to Elbow, then Chapmans, then Martello and West Row.
1st Dave and Karen Pegg in Sooty - Wayfarer...
2nd Bridget Chadwick and Chris Best in Pegasus - Laser 2000
3rd Sue Lock in Laser Radial
4th Jordan and George Simpson in RS Feva
Support Boat - Di Munro and Leslie Downing
|Ladies and Novices Race||Weds 6th aug||
Five dinghies competed in a F2/3 SW breeze. Four competitors were novices, George Simpson and Jordan in the Feva, Kerry Walshaw and Nigel Edge, single handed, in Toppers. All managed to pick their way safely through the throng of AYC boats. A great course set by Maurice Brown, with Betty on flags, Martin Milloy and Luke Cousins in the support boat.
|Dove point picnic||Sun 3rd Aug||
7 dinghies and a Shrimper took part in the race to Dove Point in a crashing Force 4 with gusts of Force 6. tough Beat all the way there which took some almost 2 hours of very hard work to complete. A great picnic was taken by Bydand for all to enjoy. The return journey was very swift and greatfun
1st Peter Samuels and Adam Davies-Brown in Blue John, Wayfarer
Well done to George Simpson and Jordan Samuels who finished 5th in their Feva . A very tough and commendable first race!!!!
Thank you to Paul and Eric for sterling safety boat work and the start line, to Penny and Dawn for the finish line ,to Rob and Paul for taking the picnic to Dove Point, and to all who helped with providing food and making a great day.
OOD Lizzie and Stanley Clark
Adult & junior training (YOTAS) concluded this week- the adults had a superb weekend with a sail picnic to Brick Dock & return through the Creeks, followed by a force 5 Wayfarer sail to finish on the Monday. YOTAS had a beautiful sunny if rather windy afternoon on T uesday with the older children flying around in Fevas and Joel's laser 2: the younger ones had very brisk Topper sailing which they handled well with on water ball games, and some rowing followed by icecream with milk flakes and presentation of certificates
Results: Adults --Level 1_ Caryl Dane Level 2- Katie Bannister, Lizzie Bell, Nigel Edge, Sam Hanks, John Staff & Kerry Walsher
YOTAS Stage 1-- Hector Edge, Malo Main-Vincent & Richard Stevens. Stage 2 --Faye Allen, Aonghus Anderson, Maya Fisher, Nathan Little & Jordan Samuels Stage 3-- Cesca Anderson, Josiah Brown & George Simpson Well done everyone.
A big thank you to all the safety boat drivers and helpers as well as the instructors. it was great to have the ex-YOTAS helping and a special mention to Joel Wood for this who helped everTuesday
|Barts Bash||Sun 21st Sep||
Bart’s Bash- the largest Sailing event in the World
On May 9th 2013 Andrew Simpson, Olympic gold and silver medallist and America’s cup sailor, tragically died in a training accident in San Francisco Bay whilst preparing for the America’s Cup competition. The shock across the sailing world at loosing such a great and selfless man was great.
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