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2015 Cruiser Race Report
2015 Cruiser Race Report
Luckily most of the Cruiser Race fleet got away to Cherbourg before the strong winds came in. Sadly Watermark and Bambella did not make it in time to get the benign wind. The rest of us assembled in Cherbourg by Saturday morning.  
The forecast for Sunday our departure day for Carteret was for force 5 to 6 South west winds gusting to force 7 so the decision during our supper at the Cherbourg Yacht Club was for a delayed start and in fact the forecast was for even stronger wind on Monday.
Published / Updated: 18 August 2015
In: Cruising

Newtown Creek Rally
Newtown Creek Rally
Tuesday's forecast was for a blustery day but, undaunted, 5 boats set off for Newtown Creek. There was the typical wind over tide situation leading to a short chop. The sail was made more interesting by the Classic Yachts racing in their regatta, some beautiful 8 and 6 metres, ...
Published / Updated: 04 August 2015
In: Cruising

Horse and Jockey Rally
Horse and Jockey Rally
Or "Living Dangerously on the River Cur" Our fleet of two motor boats, three RIBs, the Bewes' Barouche, a kayak and a paddleboard were an impressive sight on the Upper Hamble. However on the River Cur, that beautifully narrow final leg, a combination of lowish tides ...
Published / Updated: 16 July 2015
In: Cruising

June Mid Week Rally 2015
June Mid Week Rally 2015
The venue for our 3rd mid week of the season was Bucklers Hard. Sadly the forecast of force 5 to 6 winds put a lot of members off making the trip down the Solent in particular the motor boats. But 3 sailing yachts made it. The strong wind was in the north east so the sail do...
Published / Updated: 30 June 2015
In: Cruising

Sailability Day Report & Images
Sailability Day Report & Images
On the 6 June the Southern hosted a Sailability day for Deaf Sailing UK.
The 17 guests arrived for coffee at the club, where they were welcomed by the Commodore. They were then allocated to the various members' boats including Dino Volante, Samiotissa, Wetwheels, Up to Speed and a RIB. They then set off for a day sailing in the Solent. The scene in Cowes was enhanced by the presence of some beautiful classic yachts and royal yachts that had assembled for the Royal Yacht Squadron bicentenary review.
Published / Updated: 29 June 2015
In: Cruising

Club Pursuit Race Report
Club Pursuit Race Report
Whilst the summer sun did kindly appear for the Club Pursuit Race the wind was forecast to be absent which certainly set a challenge for the Race Office Stuart Childerley.
With competitors from all sections of the Club sailing fraternity the boats ranged from a lovely Ed Burnett gaff cutter, through many of the cruising fraternity, and across to various racers in the Club.
It is a tribute to the handicapping that the first three boats of varying sizes crossed with about twenty five seconds between them but the Commodore just squeezed in Hot Rats between Xtract and Din Volante by seven seconds on Dino Volante with Xtract some twenty seconds behind in third.
Published / Updated: 18 June 2015
In: Racing, Cruising

May Ladies Afloat
May Ladies Afloat
Yet some more lovely weather for our May Ladies Afloat and this time we had 5 ladies to take sailing on 2 boats, Resolute and Dino Volante. The wind was blowing gently from the West as we sailed across to Cowes in the sunshine. There were quite a few yachts out as it was half-term holida...
Published / Updated: 09 June 2015
In: Cruising

May Rally to Lymington
May Rally to Lymington
The forecast for the appointed day - Tuesday 19th May- was not good, winds from the west with gusts up to 35 knots, with or without rain. Long experience of Lymington rallies shows that only the most determined yachtsmen, possibly wearing hair shirts, will set off from Hamble in such conditions, and this was no exception...
Published / Updated: 03 June 2015
In: Cruising

Deauville 2015
Deauville 2015
After two years of high winds and postponements, this year's event was blessed with moderate breezes and fine weather in Deauville.
The fleet included fifteen French boats, including 5 Figaros, which sailed over from France the previous day in time for the start at 12.10 last Friday, along with fourteen GBR boats, including IRC and Sail & Power classes and seven motor boats which had left earlier.
Published / Updated: 13 June 2015
In: Racing, Cruising, Motor Boat

Solent Cruiser Race Report
Solent Cruiser Race Report
The forecast was enough to put any intrepid sailor off going out over the bank holiday weekend. But in fact it wasn't so bad as we expected.
The first leg to Beaulieu started off Coronation buoy on Saturday with a beat to Royal Southern, then the course took us towards the Eastern Solent. It was a great relief to reach the furthest windward mark as the wind against tide affect caused a bit of a chop.
Published / Updated: 28 May 2015
In: Cruising

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