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NWWA Racing & Recreational Sailing, May 2019

Thanks to Joanna Gawkowska we have a great range of photos showing the action on Sunday 26th May. We'll start with the racing photos - 2 sets of gallery images. Then move on to recreational sailing and another 2 lots of gallery images.

Racing

Eight prospective competitors turned up at a wet and windy Watergrove by 10.45am. The 1st race started just before 1130 on a fairly short figure of eight course, so 3 laps were planned. However, the strong gusty winds wreaked havoc, made uphauling 7.5m race sails extremely strenuous, and the majority of the fleet retired. Only Dave M completed the course ,shortened to two laps , with youth Johan Kidger coming in 2nd on his Techno, by completing one lap. After a break to allow most sailors to rig smaller sails, a 2nd two lap race was run before lunch. Dave M, still on 7.5m, again dominated, followed home by Mike Escreet and Geoff Ryan in 2nd and 3rd. After lunch the course was changed due to the wind shifting more NW, to provide a better upwind beat. The wind was still strong and gusty, with a large wind shadow at the western end providing a further challenge. In this 3rd race Mike Escreet was well in touch with Dave M on the first lap, but a mistake on the second upwind beat saw him drop back and gift Dave M a third win. Final results:

  • 1st Dave Martin
  • 2nd Mike Escreet
  • 3rd Geoff Ryan
  • 1st Lady Viki Packman
  • 1st Youth/Techno Johan Kidger

Racing (1 of 2 sets of photos) - scroll down for more after viewing

Racing (2 of 2 sets of photos) - scroll down for more after viewing

Recreational Sailing

Recreational Sailing (1 of 2 sets of photos) - scroll down for more after viewing

Recreational Sailing (2 of 2 sets of photos) - these are the last set!

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Ralph - 15/09/2019 - 12:51

Quick question; does the club kit include any club-owned Raceboards?

Jakub - 15/09/2019 - 08:53

Worcast changed we will not go today

Jakub - 14/09/2019 - 17:47

update we will take tax from rochdaleso we will be abot 10 am for spme light wind improvments

Jakub - 14/09/2019 - 14:49

I and Joanna will be about mid dayno buses from Rochdale before 11 but if some one can pick us up we can be sooner any one can call us on07570659103

davem - 14/09/2019 - 13:53

I plan to be up tomorrow, busy unpacking today, and lawns need mowing after 4weeks absence!!!!

Ralph - 13/09/2019 - 19:29

I will be Sat pm, all being well. What's forecast?

Dave B - 13/09/2019 - 16:03

Anyone going Sat PM?

NigeMcilwaine - 11/09/2019 - 10:04

Cant do Wednesdays! Hoping the wind hangs around till tomorrow!

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