Last Sunday was a lovely sunny day after previous blustery conditions,
encouraging a fleet of 11 keen competitors to turn out for two
well-run races around the club course.
At the start, the eagle-eyed race team of Martin Andrews, Peter
Ordway and Anita Osborne spotted several who were over-eager
and we had the second general recall of this season. The fleet
got away at the second attempt on a Monkstone –Pendine-Harbour
course with two reaches followed by a testing and shifty beat
back to the harbour with the wind varying in strength and direction
causing a few forced tacks.
The faster boats got away slightly and had a real tussle until
the end, all finishing within 50 yards or so and they took the
first four finishing places. Dave in the Solo made first, closely
followed by Keith in his Streaker, while Jo in her Laser finished
3rd, closely followed by Paul & Julia in the National 12.
Hard on the heels of the faster boats were the fleet of Toppers
headed by Ben, just in front of James, with Hywel finishing
A couple of the youngsters then headed off to Tenby to do rescue
for the Caldey to Tenby swim while the remaining competitors
started the second race almost as soon as the first race was
ended thanks to the super-quick race team.
The same course was set, this time Paul & Julia seemed to
be taming the temperamental National 12 and led around the first
2 marks although the Green machine had ideas of its own and
a vicious wind shift resulted in an impromptu tack and they
were joining the Caldey to Tenby swimmers with a brief dip of
their own !
The smaller boats were staying very close behind, resulting
in a second win in the last two weeks for Ben in his Topper.
He would have been more closely followed or even bettered by
James, until James followed the National 12 in a brief swim,
letting in Keith, Jo & Dave in that order before the aquatic
section of James, Paul & Julia !
Many thanks as always to our dedicated race officers and rescue
crews for providing such excellent sport.
Serene Summer Sailing last Sunday
Next weekend we have our combined Junior/Lady Helm Race on Saturday
at 3pm, followed by two club races on Sunday afternoon starting
Oars Displace Sails:
After an afternoon’s rowing round the bay, Wisemans Bridge
Rowing Club members feathered up to the bar to rehydrate last
Saturday. Over a sumptuous feast the activities of the day were
reviewed and the full clubhouse was deafening with good humoured
Thanks to Huw Morris and Martin Andrews plus Bryony from the
rowers who managed the bar.
End of the World (Barrel) is Nigh !
Friday 5th September is nominated as “barrel emptying
night” with Club favourite Doombar on offer at just £2
per pint. Queues can assemble at 8.30pm for a real ale good
evening ! Do come down to the Club for the social.
Blue RIB Offer:
At the last Committee meeting it was agreed to sell the blue
RIB complete with engine and trailer. This unit has served the
Club well since it was won for us by Junior Member, James North
in the National Honda RIB Challenge and remains in good order
thanks to the tlc provided by Graham. Before we offer it on
the open market it is being offered to club members at a price
of £3,500 ono. Please contact Graham or Dave Jones asap
if you might be interested in this deal.