Boxing Day Sailing, the last hurrah
What a fantastic day to finish the season: the sun was shining, the sea was calm for launching and to cap it all the breeze and the waves out in the bay were great for competitive Laser Sailing. There were six hardy helms on the start line trying to work off all their Christmas pudding and they were rewarded with one of the most enjoyable outings of the season.
On the water - Thank you Alan B and Jeremy H for setting the course and towing in young Daniel 'broken boom' T (but only after posing for the camera in their Father Christmas hats).
In the Race Hut - Thank you Adrian M.
On the beach - Thank you Chris A for manning the winch and Paul T for the photographs.
In the Clubhouse - Thank you Heather M for opening the bar. Thank you Geoff A and Tom A for cooking and serving up the delicious bacon baps.
Winter Series Results In the absence of the Commodore our new 'Miami' Vice Mike T announced the results of the Winter Series and thanked everyone for all their efforts this season.
There were twelve very enjoyable races in the series with a mixture of different conditions to give everyone a chance to show off their skills and/or ride their luck.
Thank you Chris A for sorting out all the results. Winter Series Line Honours: 3rd on 32 points Mike 'Miami' Taylor, 2nd on 20 points Mark 'big cowboy hat' Stitson and 1st on 10 points Ali 'hangover' Green. Winter Series Personal Handicap: 3rd on 25.5 points Mark S, 2nd on 23 points Ali G, and the well deserved winner on 17 points Mike 'Persistence' Taylor. Well done to everyone who took part and we now look forward to a well earned break to build ourselves up for an enthusiastic start to next season in April. You've got to be in it to win it!
Winter Work Party - Saturday 4th January 10am
We need to load up the patrol boats and Laser Bahias onto their trailers and transport them to their winter storage barn and also pack away the winches and any other equipment on the beach - Many Hands Make Light Work so please turn up to lend a hand if you possibly can.
N.B. East Devon District Council require you to take your sailing dinghies and rowing boats off the beach until the new season starts in April. If you decide to leave your boat on the beach then please bear in mind the perils of Council checks, cliff falls and/or the winter storms.