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!
‘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.
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…
Despite the very “spring” like weather of horizontal rain and a southerly wind gusting to 40mph, 10 intrepid walkers and a few four legged friends enjoyed the inaugural Spring walk on Sunday.
After waiting for the main front to pass over, and assured by chief forecaster Alan, that the worst of the rain had passed, the walkers led by chief guide Aubrey were taken on a loop of Walberswick footpaths and lanes, before returning to the clubhouse where a roaring fire and hot bowl of soup awaited.
The next event in the calendar is the Fitting Out Supper on Saturday 11th April.