Sail away the post-Christmas blues

Though the planned Frostbite race was postponed after Christmas, George Rogers nevertheless managed a post-Christmas sail and using a stand-up paddleboard app tracked the sail across to Mersea. The track images are shown below. George commented: “Armed with a an App being developed for building up a database of route and useful information for SUPs we hoisted the kite…

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Flag of the week – Week 5

First substitute If the Race Officer can’t identity all of the boats On the Course Side of the starting line before the gun, they can issue a general recall. The signal is the First substitute. Return to starting area and prepare for a new start. It is called the first substitute as it is one of a series of…

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A great Tollesbury traveller

Congratulations to Richard Ham on winning the GP14 SE Traveller’s Trophy. In the first four traveller events, he was placed first overall, meaning that he went to the final event at Frensham with an unassailable lead. He sailed with Steve Browne.

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Laser Open 2015

September 27th saw the club hosting its second Laser Open. The weather gods smiled on us and a building breeze through the morning saw some excellent racing. The first race saw a close battle at the front with Rick Paxman finishing just ahead of Scott Edwards and Rob Laurie. With the tide still flooding strongly and a big shift…

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Flag of the week – Week 1

Over the next few weeks in Signals and on the website, we will be doing a ‘Flag of the week’. The first one is a cheat really, as there’s more than one. The Warning flag, which is the first flag to go up for a race start sequence, at 5 minutes. For handicap racing, we use Pennant No 1…

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