Winner winner chicken dinner..race2


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..race22018-08-05T18:39:44+01:00

Cowes week 2018,a passage to 4K


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 [...]

Cowes week 2018,a passage to 4K2018-08-03T21:04:02+01:00

summer 4 report


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 [...]

summer 4 report2018-08-02T13:12:15+01:00

Summer 2


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 [...]

Summer 22018-07-19T11:50:18+01:00

The Smuggler’s Trophy Royal Harwich Yacht Club


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 [...]

The Smuggler’s Trophy Royal Harwich Yacht Club2018-07-16T22:19:02+01:00

Summer Race 1 report “Don’t mention the football!”


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 [...]

Summer Race 1 report “Don’t mention the football!”2018-07-12T08:27:10+01:00