Winning’s easy?

2018-10-04T08:24:26+00:00

Is it? Well the guys at the front make it look easy, how do they do that? Parkstone yacht club held the Merlin Rocket silver tiller last weekend, a conversation over a beer at Cowes week led me to ask my brother to helm a Merlin for my ex. crew Matt, so we could grudge [...]

Winning’s easy? 2018-10-04T08:24:26+00:00

Centenary Bowl #AYC

2018-09-09T11:26:16+00:00

The all comers Centenary Bowl at Aldeburgh Yacht Club is a legendary trophy. The trophy is awarded after a race which must be "challenging" and the winner must "fill the bowl with brandy until the fellow members are satisfied, otherwise they will be disqualified" . Sounds like my sort of trophy! Open to dinghies, keelboats [...]

Centenary Bowl #AYC 2018-09-09T11:26:16+00:00

tävlar en tumlare…. Orford Dag (That’s Swedish you know?)

2018-08-31T15:42:20+00:00

Whoops, you'd think we'd been away on holiday or sailing? You'd be right a little more sailing.... The other big event on our calendar (did we mention we won Cowes Week?) Is Aldeburgh Yacht Club regatta. If Sweden made carlsberg and carlsberg did regattas, then this is it. Morning and afternoon races for everything [...]

tävlar en tumlare…. Orford Dag (That’s Swedish you know?) 2018-08-31T15:42:20+00:00

Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT? Jake: THE BAND! Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT? Elwood: What light? Reverend Cleophus James: HAVE YOU SEEEEN THE LIGHT? Jake: YES! YES! JESUS H. TAP-DANCING CHRIST… I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!

2018-08-16T15:51:28+00:00

Matt: "We're putting the band back together." Simon: "Forget it. No way." Matt: "We're on a mission from God." And so it was that after returning from Cowes victorious Simon found himself at the back of Matt's Merlin Rocket 'Deception' for the second race of the late summer series at FFSC (cripes that means [...]

Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT? Jake: THE BAND! Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT? Elwood: What light? Reverend Cleophus James: HAVE YOU SEEEEN THE LIGHT? Jake: YES! YES! JESUS H. TAP-DANCING CHRIST… I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT! 2018-08-16T15:51:28+00:00

The End.

2018-08-10T17:09:13+00:00

With the class dinner at the Royal London and the superforecast showing a lot of breeze. The fleet enjoyed dinner and then the usual dark and stormies at RORC. Z69 held a two point advantage over Z80, were the teams going to have a light night? Err no. We don't play like that in the [...]

The End. 2018-08-10T17:09:13+00:00

My Aunty said…

2018-08-09T17:11:33+00:00

My Aunty told me last night that sailing might not be the easiest sport to understand. A team game but with individual skill. On a Victory there are three crew, the helm (Ed's note: the one at the back with the waggle stick, the waggle stick is a magical device that goes in every direction). [...]

My Aunty said… 2018-08-09T17:11:33+00:00

WGVC

2018-08-08T18:53:05+00:00

WGVcC? What's that? White group committee boat,that's what. Why sail at Cowes when you can sail over on the mainland side. So a cruise over the solent to the race area (Ed's note: what was wrong with starting at RYS?). A simple windward leeward course,what could go wrong? Bearing to first mark 245deg, distance 1.5nautical [...]

WGVC 2018-08-08T18:53:05+00:00

The emperor’s new shoes…..

2018-08-08T03:21:47+00:00

Todays reading is from chapter 10,verse 2, If you are going to be dumb, you better be strong. As john lydon said, "i could be wrong, i could be right" Todays course: RYS line 1, East bay, prince konsort gate, hillhead,west knoll, QXi, breakwater line. 'the classic' tacking up the green... With the start sequence [...]

The emperor’s new shoes….. 2018-08-08T03:21:47+00:00

Blue footed booby

2018-08-07T11:04:56+00:00

Chapter 1, verse 1. And then there was the RYS. To be fair, (Ed's note: nope, all the tech in the world and still, they still can't organise a decent race) After a few hours sunbathing and anchoring (Ed's note: yes these boats have anchors and yes anchoring is a boat thing). The race committee [...]

Blue footed booby 2018-08-07T11:04:56+00:00

Winner winner chicken dinner..race2

2018-08-05T18:39:44+00:00

Todays text is taken from chapter 2, verse 1: The 7p's. Prior Planning and Preparation,Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Day 2, race 2. Course to steer...RYS line, south Ryde Middle, Colette, Norris, fevertree, wightlink, laid mark s, Breakwater line. Wind yes, well about 8 knots, tide? Yes there's quite a bit of that in the Solent, [...]

Winner winner chicken dinner..race2 2018-08-05T18:39:44+00:00