Saturday saw an excellent afternoon’s sailing with the Young People joined by a few adults and fourteen boats out on the water. A fair breeze helped to cool participants but maybe not enough as lots still ended up in the water. Thanks to all who helped, afloat and ashore. It is good to see our Young People, some of them who had never sailed before this season, gaining skills and confidence. (Thanks to Sherri Highley-Hammond for the below picture.)
Sunday provided equally good conditions. Beginners sailed in the club’s RS Quest, several windsurfers were out looking for gusts!! and a mixed fleet of dinghies and catamarans took part in the dinghy racing.
The last weekend in May saw Summer arrive at Warley Moor reservoir. Saturday saw 11 boats on the water for Young People and Beginner/Improver Sailing. Light winds meant no capsizes (not counting Harry H giving everyone a demo on how to capsize and right the boat just in case). Many thanks to all our helpers and instructors who helped with rigging, launching and giving advice. (Picture below from John Lamb)
Sunday saw 8 dinghies and 2 windsurfers afloat. A wind varying in direction and strength (5 to 9 knots) tested the skills of competitors – well done to race winners William Redman and Tim Holden. (Picture below from William Redman)
After the previous day’s downpour had the Saturday Sailing’s first get together running for cover, Sunday provided sunshine, no rain, a F3(ish) wind and a welcome rise in temperature. Ten dinghies took to the water along with seven windsurfers to enjoy what was agreed as the best day of the season so far. The full reservoir enabled long legs and steady winds – Warley Moor reservoir really is an excellent venue for a sailing club.