Marblehead Racing – Sunday 15 July

Four of us met up at the Lakeside gate, on a sunny, still Sunday morning, wondering if there would be enough sailing wind, and were we really the only ones who wanted to sail today?  And why?  We did drive down to the Lake in the end, and in fact had a gentle, pleasant morning’s racing.  We had the whole lake to ourselves until midday, so had a long unhindered course.These photos reflect the calm of the morning.

The water level has fallen appreciably, so most of the Marbleheads could not be launched from the pier. It was easy to run aground and waders were essential.

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JB was ‘Duty Wader’ in the shallow water
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It did fly away eventually

One Metre Racing – Sunday 8 July

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First leg to Number 1 Mark
There were only 6 One Metres on the water, for racing this Sunday, in the very hot dry conditions that we are becoming increasingly used to.  The breeze was fairly light, right up until we started packing up, when a mini hurricane (well not quite!) blew across the water for about 30 seconds, cocking a snook at us, to send us on our way.  All the same it was a good morning of racing.
However, it is still leaving us puzzled at the low attendance level for One Metres, for this time of year.  We can’t even blame the difficult Lakeside breezes, really, as we have had good conditions of late.  Any suggestions, other than blaming trees, gratefully received!
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John Tufnall scaring the wildlife