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August Regatta

Great day up the river yesterday for the August regatta. Very good turn out too given the typical bank holiday rainy weather.

Wind gusting 25 knots.

Although the junior race was abandoned due to the sketchy wind conditions and massively underweight helms; consisting of an average age of 8 years old, however fun was still had by all the juniors, many capsizes putting their skills to the test.

We did manage to complete a race for the slightly heavier sailors still ranging from very young to not quite as young (parents).

If any one else has any more pics from today please do share!

Well done to every one who took part!
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Spanish Meal – 12 September!

Calling all members! There will be a meal of Spanish food at the club on the 12th of September!

Two courses Sat 12th Sept. 7 for 7.30pm @ £12.00 cooked by Desiree.

To book, please contact Sue on 01502 723278 by Wed. 9th Sept.

Veggie options if required please ask at time of booking.

Push the Boat out success!

‘Push the Boat Out’ day at Southwold Sailing Club was a real success despite the 30 knot winds which blew for most of the day. Consequently, the only boat that went out was one of our new Laser 2000 club boats. This was sailed solo by our intrepid Pete Lock, basically because no-one else would go with him!

After capsizing a few times he eventually got off the slipway and proceeded to give a very seaman-like demonstration about how to sail a racing boat in high winds.

The day was attended by about 50 people who all enjoyed the delicious cream teas and many of whom became new members of the club.

The Commodore, Robin Watkins said that he was very pleased with the turn out for the event even though the wind was too high for us to take people out for taster sessions.

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The much appreciated cream tea crew
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Aubrey, like everyone else, decided to stay in the warm clubhouse

Fitting Out Supper & Workparty

We have our Fitting Out Supper this coming Saturday evening at 7 for 7.30pm.

As on previous occasions it is a DIY affair and as usual there will be a roaring fire and a warm welcome from our Commodore and his team of helpers.

There is no need to book just turn up bringing your favourite sweet or savoury dining contribution and have warm and pleasant evening.

On Sunday there is a Workparty from 10.00-13.00. Please come along and help get the club & dinghy fleet ready for the season.

Hope to see you all there!

April Fools

Of course our last post was actually an April Fool, and the GB team won’t be using Southwold as their training venue for Rio (though they would be welcome to come visit!). But why not put yourself on the road to Tokyo 2020 by joining our “Learn to Sail” or “Learn to Race” programmes this summer. Details can be found here or come along to our open day on May 9th to find out more…

Huge news for Olympics 2016

Huge news this morning, as Team GB confirm they will be making Southwold their training camp in the run up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. A team spokesman said “the conditions in Sole Bay are ideal for our sailors as they replicate as closely as possible the conditions they will face in Rio next summer” standby for further news at midday…