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2021 Morecambe Sailing Club Regatta

The 2021 Morecambe Sailing Club Castlegate Open Regatta is on!

More details can be found here.

Sunday 25th April – Commodores Day/Series 1

A beautiful morning of blue sky and sunshine with a good easterly breeze. 9 dinghies eventually took to the water with 7 fully competitive over 3 races. It was Commodore’s Day so racing was organised by the Commodore, John Gibbison from the safety boat and Charlie Benson was at the helm. The courses involved 4 buoys but 3 different configurations to keep everyone on their toes. Over the first 2 races the sailing was close and competitive with gusts of slightly stronger wind interspersed with calmer moments. By the 3rd race the tide was turning and the wind unpredictable and there was some fun and games to be had with the leading positions chopping and changing.

A grand morning’s sailing was had in this stand-alone event.. Results were quickly worked out and a short prize giving took place in the compound. Prizes went to the first 4 crews.

 

Sailing resumes – Sunday 11th April 2021

The club has resumed sailing on the bay following very strict COVID rules.   

Blue sky, warm sun, great views across the bay and right round to snowy Bowland hills……..but hardly any wind! Fortunately there was a change of wind direction from northerly to north westerly and a very nice breeze allowed some good sailing and a bit of informal racing.

Many thanks to Sue Byers and John Gibbison for acting as SB and OD respectively.

A very pleasant start to the new season!

We hope to be able to offer taster sessions later on in the year.

Photograph – T. Wood