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SAILING 18 JUL 2018

Posted by Terry Smith on July 19, 2018 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (993)

Well it was not quite a cyclone, but it was a close relative. Actually it wasn't quite as bad as last Saturday.

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All the usual suspects (a great film just in case you haven't seen it) turned up with their Foci but it wasn't worth taking the chance on ruining them.

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Undaunted, The Green Machine ventured forth for its' second day of sail...

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RACING 14 JUL 2018

Posted by Terry Smith on July 17, 2018 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Marbleheads and 10 Raters off of Division one, everyone else off of Division two.

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And what a day for it. The breeze was just on the edge of quitting because it was getting too heavy. Even while this was going on, there were big holes with boats dead in the water.

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We had a few hard luck sailors. Grant Murray turned up to sail with the...

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SAILING 11 JUL 2018

Posted by Terry Smith on July 17, 2018 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

If you weren't there ...................................... you missed out.

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Bob Dare was there first, thought no-one else was coming and unfortunately left.

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Peter White, Bob Tuohy and myself had a great relaxing day. I didn't bring a boat and so we only had Peter's and Bob's boats with transmitters getting passed around on whim.

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CHRISTMAS AT STEVE'S PLACE

Posted by Terry Smith on July 10, 2018 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Re ; The Christmas Party, Graham Alcock has a query.

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"Is the date of this event a secret  ??"

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No it's not. For those who have been taking jelly beans instead of their psychic pills .......it will be on Saturday 28 July 2018 which would have been our next Utility Day.

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RACING 14 JUL 2018

Posted by Terry Smith on July 8, 2018 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

14 July is a Marblehead/10 Rater Championship points race day.

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Even if you have no special interest in Marbleheads, come along and have a look at Tony White's machine. It is quite a beast. Assuming of course that Tony will be there. I certainly hope so.

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RACING 07 JUL 2018

Posted by Terry Smith on July 8, 2018 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I didn't make it to the Utility Day on the 30 June due to a head full of goobies and a sandpaper throat. According to Graham Alcock the day was alright until lunch time when the breeze dropped right out. Thanks for that in depth report Graham.

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On Wednesday I got a call saying that it wasn't worth coming up. Everyone was standing around looking at the water. No-one was brave (silly) enough to put a boat i...

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CHRISTMAS AT STEVE'S PLACE

Posted by Terry Smith on July 8, 2018 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (52)

We have a winner!! Christmas in July will be at Steve Rosenberg's place, 159 Blake Road, Paris Creek from noon.

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Catering is as per usual, the Club will supply the meat and attendees are requested to bring a salad or a sweet. Chairs may be at a premium and so you may consider bringing your own to supplement the ones from the Club and the hosts.

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SAILING (?) 27 JUN 2018

Posted by Terry Smith on June 28, 2018 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

You should have been there Wednesday. There was not a cloud in the sky, the sun was bright and the breeze was .................... well there were no clouds and it was sunny anyway.

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Three boats tried to use half-a-boat's worth of breeze with limited success. We had at least twice as many spectators as we did boats and we finished up passing the transmitters around so that we didn't have to hold them all ...

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OBSERVATIONS ON MARBLEHEADS

Posted by Terry Smith on June 26, 2018 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I haven't sailed a Marblehead for quite some time. Bob Watson let me have a sail of his on one of our unstructured sailing days. He is probably still regretting it. As a result of this sail I have a few observations.

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Observation 1 Marbleheads are hampered by the length of their keels. They really do need shortening. My A Class would have sailed through there with no problems. Even if the A Cl...

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RACING 23 JUN 2018

Posted by Terry Smith on June 26, 2018 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Avast me hearties!! A Stern Chaser!! We knew that it was a stern chaser day because David Martin was only there long enough to do some admin and then shot through before racing started.

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At the end of race nine it was anybody's day. Remember, there are no discards on stern chaser day so that the positions cannot easily be manipulated.

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