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Frostbite Series at Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club - Days 3 & 4

by Alan Jackson 4 Mar 2010 06:46 GMT

Day 3:

A shed load of misery befell the Mayland fleet, as a dank grey day dawned with low cloud and a day of light airs sailing got under way, for until now the fleet has had the joy of goodly breezes and sunshine all be that it has been some what a tad nippy.

Nigel Whiting had the misfortune to be in charge of the race box when the fleet came to a standstill against the incoming tide on a disappearing northerly breeze off of the north salting point and after an hour had passed the race abandon flag was flown.

Day 4:

Day 4 was a shocker with a 1 degree wind chill, horizontal rain and 16 knots gusting 25 knots from the north, The BBC weather report saw off the fleet leaving only the desperate looking out at the seagulls flying backwards.

After the pub with no beer the next saddest place on the planet is the sailing club with no sailing.

There is a rumour that the Maylandsea Bay sailing club is to open a new series to dinghy sailors that are not to sure what sailboat racing is all about.

We can see that this will be a good fun as it is again rumoured that some of the leading Mayland sailboat racers are involved.

Questions like “is Lorna to be giving instructions to helms” and will Jacko be explaining how to run over race marks? All will be revealed we are sure.

But we do know that the galley will be active, that the membership in the club is a warm friendly bunch,

Next race day is March 14th at 10:05 for races 5 and 6. More information at www.maylandseabay-sc.org.uk

Results after Day 4:

1st Alan Jackson and Lorna Laval, Merlin, 3pts
2nd Peter Playle, Laser, 8pts
3rd Jenny Ball, Laser Radial, 11pts
4th Dave Russell and Gary Jackson, Lark, 15pts

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