Winter 2017-18 series – thinking outside the box:
The aim is to have a relaxed series, more about using boats and the club than points and prizes.
The First race will be on Sunday 12th Nov at 12.00 and approximately every two weeks following but in general using the fine weather days rather than fixed dates.
Any club boat can take part in any race without the need to enter the series.
We will be trying pursuit races around the bay and harbour with possibly performance handicaps and see how it goes.
There are plenty of crewing opportunities for old and new members, just come down on the day and we will get you on a boat, as long as you can move from side to side in under five minutes!
Hopefully we intend t…
Full Article: Royal Northumberland Yacht Club – Winter 2017-18 series – thinking outside the box, Ray McGinty
Winter Series 2017-18 Race 1:
Sunday 12th November
Race officer: Sailing Committee
The first of the winter races happened today in high winds, high waves and high anxiety. Gusts of 40 knots and probably 4-6 metre swell testing the resolve of some 20 mad sailors. It was truly exhilarating and blew many a cobweb away. The winners were Caveman all neanderthals to a T. Well done guys and all who took part. The next ‘outing’ will hopefully be in a fortnight’s time.
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Full Article: Royal Northumberland Yacht Club – Winter Series 2017-18 Race 1, Ray McGinty
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