Racing 19th March 2005

We had 2 good races today in force 1-2 winds both with running starts so people could get to the start line in time as the wind was over the dam and it would have taken too long to get to a start at 5. We used 3 and 7 in place of 1 and 2 to avoid the usual funny wind and windless patches close to the wall when the wind is from this direction and this all made for interesting and different races. Thanks to Hilary and John for the Launch duty.

Both races were won by Mathew Smith in his Enterprise helped by his dad who was at the back and naturally finished afterwards!
 
Congratulations Matt.
 
In the first race Terry Gray and Helen Conte in the GP followed by Dave Trott in his Laser finished 2nd and 3rd having passed Enterprising Roger Pass and Mike Ward within 20 yards of the finish.  This made Roger even more determined and in the second race and this time he was 2nd with Terry 3rd in another very close finish.
 
A good days racing on a warm and sunny day - unlike at Shustoke where 20 merlins including our away team turned up for the abandoned open meeting with misty conditions all day wit no wind or sun - first time I have heard that conditions in central Birmingham were better than those in the adjacent country side so clearly Birmingham is more attractive than the green pastures!  Hope conditions are better at Banbury tomorrow for the merlins when they travel again - busy weekend!

Mike

 
Bar Duty
Julian Harms
Bar Duty
Jan Kimber
Bar Duty
Megan Ward
Galley
Sarah Crabtree
Race Officer
Jenny Chen-Andronis
Asst. Race Officer
Ella Mason
Asst. Safety
Graham Maclean
Safety Boat Driver
Stuart Jones
Coached Practice Lead
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead
Bar Duty
Adam Maclean
Bar Duty
Douglas Bridger
Galley
Angela Daniels
Race Officer
Oliver Mason
Asst. Race Officer
James Guy
Asst. Safety
Matt Smith
Safety Boat Driver
Jared Lewis
Coached Practice Lead
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead

Weather Forecast

  • Wednesday Nov 13, 2019
    Wind
    6 knots, SW
    Gust
    11 knots
    Temp
    7°C
    Conditions
    Partly cloudy

    — Met Office

  • Saturday Nov 16, 2019
    Wind
    8 knots, NNW
    Gust
    16 knots
    Temp
    6°C
    Conditions
    Cloudy

    — Met Office