Busy Weekend in the Sunshine

Ten boats attended Young People’s Saturday Sailing (YPSS) last Saturday, enjoying a Force 2/3 wind. Whilst some practised man overboard procedures, others improved their basic boat handling. The new jetty was tested after a wind change ‘upset’ several boats tied to it but it came through with flying colours. After tea break, there was racing and chasing of inflatables. Thanks to the Trevor safety crew and to Stuart Watson as OD.
Despite a dual header vs World Cup and Wimbledon there was a healthy turn-out for Sunday afternoon racing, as well as 4 training or leisure sailors and a couple of windsurfers, the latter especially hopeful! A wind forecast of 10 knots tempted four catamarans onto the water although conditions proved not to see them perform well on handicap. Adam North took the first race and Kevin Holmes the other two. Series results can be viewed here. Thanks go to Chris Holden and his son Ben as OD, and to Mike Palmer as Cox, with assistants Robin Boardman and Tony Burnett.

A Great Weekend at the Club

Ten boats took to the water for Young People’s Saturday Sailing in a wind of F2/3 with a few gusts to catch everyone off guard. The wind was swirling around a bit but at least there was less swimming than previous weeks. At the same time, a windsurfing training course was taking place (over Sunday as well) with three attendees taking advantage of the weather to become qualified windsurfers. Well done to them all.
Sunday was just as busy with fifteens dinghies taking to the water to enjoy three races in, apart from a few tricky moments, good conditions. And when all had left the water, the club’s other residents came to see what had been going on and whether there were any nibblets to be had.
Don’t forget, if you are not an avid football match watcher, Wednesday night dinghy racing starts at 19.30 – I am sure news of the score will reach the heights of Warley Moor.

New Jetty In Place

After many months of planning and a great deal of preliminary work, Monday 30th April saw the successful installation of our new floating jetty. Several club members were on hand to assist the team from Aqua-Dock to launch the pontoon and set the anchors.
The result is a very impressive structure that should serve the club for many years. The jetty was partly funded by a grant from the EON Community Fund which was administered by the Community Foundation For Calderdale.
There is still some work required to remove the remains of the old jetty but hopefully that will be completed shortly.