For most classes Cowes week starts on Saturday. Not the Victory class one design, harking back to the time of Nelson ( Ed's note: the victory class is only 81 years young) the victory class start Cowes week with a passage race from Portsmouth to the island. Course setter for the day and also gate [...]
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The last race of the summer series, the champagne is still flowing for the sailors at FFSC. a 17knot southerly breeze and another Ebb tide left the race officer with an easy course of start line, Oystercatcher (p), Tug (p), Kingsfleet (p), Tug (s), Oystercatcher (s), line.With Gnu still being re - rigged, Matt Read [...]
The long hot summer continues..If you sail on a lake you might be having a wee moan about lack of wind, if you live by the sea whoever you will be enjoying beautiful sailing conditions, cloudless skies, sea breezes, flat (ish) seas and so it was last night at Felixstowe Ferry.The dying sea breeze left [...]
With no racing at FFSC at the weekends, the conversation over thursday afternoon coffee break saw the Suffolk Sails race team decide to see if they could get the band back together and get clearance for entering the Smugglers Trophy at Royal Harwich Yacht Club. With short notice like that, you never know if the [...]
FFSC Summer With the super forecast predicting a glorious 12 knots or maybe more with a little sea breeze left over. The sailors gathered for the first race of the Summer Series. With 14 boats entered it was clear that their priorities were clear, a bad day on the water is better than watching [...]
Early Summer 4... The Last race of the series and blimey! with 5 boats vying to take the series win separated by 2 points. Would Tim in the single handed 'not a merlin' hold on to beat John Daniels and Max Evans in the single handed 'not a merlin class' would Scammell / Smith [...]