Despite a chilly forecast 17 boats turned out for the second "supersunday" Rod and Chris started the fleet at 11am prompt for 4 bullet races . The crowded start line set the scene for the tight competition that was to follow . The slower boats experienced the challenge of trying to find clear air off the start when overshadowed by the flying fifteens, coupled with the very shifty wind up the short beat. There was some anticipation at lunchtime as we published the morning results but only Adam Billany in his 2.4M has managed to make any impression on the fifteens in the top places. The challenge was reversed in the afternoon pursuit race with the clear air now the gift of the slow handicap boats . There were some crowded and controversial mark roundings providing material for good post race analysis. The fifteens had the challenge of chasing and passing the rest of the fleet. They did not get it all their own way this time, with Adam's 2.4 and Peter's laser radial unreachable . Breaking with tradition, the mirror did not win the pursuit race ! but decided to go for a chilly dip instead. At the final gun Adam was the undisputed winner. Simon and Dom in the flying fifteen were this week's supersunday champions with Adam Billany as runner up. Thanks to Rod and Chris for a great days racing. Next Sunday come and join us for FF fleet and Handicap racing . 11am prompt start or some bullet races and a pursuit race on bank holiday monday.
What a fantastic day to start sailing, a light breeze and sunshine (we’ll ignore the occasional hail shower!)
While football and other sports were cancelled due to water logged pitches and hills were topped in white, 10 brave young sailors set out to learn to sail in 2016
The Sailing Committee and Flying Fifteen Fleet are delighted to anounce they will be hosting this year's Northern Championship meeting which will count as a qualifying event for the 2017 World Championships in New Zealand.
These are not flying fifteen mooring buoys! They mark the westerly side of the sunken jetty. Ensure you sail offshore of the green and white buoys marking the end of the submerged hazard.