After all the fun and social excitement of Barts Bash, it was
back to normal business last Sunday with practically no wind
and a group of sailors who maybe wanted to go or maybe didn't.
In the end, the OOD made the decision and they sailed out onto
a glassy sea which did finally turn into a sort of sailable
A Pendine / Monkstone /Outlet course was set and the beat out
to Pendine was very challenging in the near windless conditions!
The choice of which side of the bay to pick could have been
a race winner. Paul and Julia seemed to find a bit of breeze
and so were pursued by David in the Solo. Judy Lightwood’s
first racing experience in Barts Bash had clearly given her
a taste for it and she valiantly pursued the others in her Topper.
The course was shortened to one lap due to lack of wind and
the eventual results were: 1st David Plester (Solo), 2nd Paul
and Julia Griffiths (RS200), 3rd Keith (Streaker).
Thanks to Jo Musson and Tom on OOD duty with Graham, Rhys, Terry
and James on rescue.
Congratulations to Ben Roberts and Aled Llewellyn Jones who
represented SSC at the WYA Welsh Zone Championships. Over 100
junior and youth sailors from all over Wales invaded Pembrokeshire
Yacht Club to take part in some competitive racing. Our youngsters
came 7th and 19th respectively. A particular achievement for
Aled, sailing in his first major event.
End of a Great Season:
Well that’s it folks – the last of the main season
racing – and a pretty successful one it has been! The
sailing team has organised a total of 40 club races plus a number
of weekday sails, Coppet Week and the record breaking Barts
To celebrate the successes of the sailing programme and to award
the many prizes and trophies, we have an evening event on Saturday
11th October starting at 7pm – so note this in your diaries
Appetites will be satiated with Wendy’s unsurpassed Welsh
beef sausage hot dogs, thirst will be quenched from the ever
flowing bar and decibels will be raised by friendly banter debating
the sailing, the weather, the state of the Nation and anything
else anyone wishes to engage in!
To help assist the prediction of dogs required please send a
signal (text, phone, email or flag) to Mick that you are coming.
This however is not the end of the racing for the year, as there
remains the ever challenging Frostbite Series of another 10
races – weather willing- for the hardy enthusiasts. The
first two are scheduled for this Sunday with a 3pm start.
The Lighter Side of Barts Bash- How to fit a Blue whale into
Tina Turner visits SSC ?
RS200 Crew High on speed?!!