What a great turnout we had on Sunday with 17 boats sailing their way down the river to the bridge and back to see how far it really was.( The Island Race was changed to the Bailey Southwell as there is a better tide on 7 February to sail the Island Race. Please note the change but will remind you nearer to the time.) The race started in strong wind with certain Laser sailors wondering about the rig they had chosen but as the race progressed the wind died down but everybody managed to finish within two hours. First round the mark at the bridge was Sherri with William PJ in pursuit but alas they lost out to some bigger sails and lighter boats with Andrew Butler taking the Seniors race from Rod Lockhead with 17 seconds separating them. The Junior race was won by Cameron Hills with Jamie McGillivray in second place.
This weekend and next weekend there is no sailing at the club, on the 24 & 25 October is the George Lakes Interclub regatta.
The weekend of 31 October & 1 November sees Redhouse having it’s FIRST 24 hour challenge regatta at North End Lake, it starts at 12-00 on the Saturday and finishes at 12-00 on Sunday. More on this event to follow from Tim, but please if you are not going to sail we are looking for help in various sections so if you can help even for an hour or two please let Tim know.
This is a friendly reminder to all sailors if at the beginning of a race or for that matter during a race the bridge fly the “Y” flag ( red & yellow strips ) it means you must wear lifejackets for the whole race . Lifejackets should be carried on your boats even if you are not wearing them. This is a rule like all other rules and will be treated the same way for infringements. Here ends the first lesson.
See you all soon hopefully at North End Lake.