Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden
Product Feature
Zhik New Superwarm Steamer
Zhik New Superwarm Steamer

Unfortunate series of events mar Sailing Chandlery and Allen Enterprise Inlands first day

by Alice Driscoll 27 Apr 2019 21:03 BST 27-28 April 2019
High winds on the first day of the Sailing Chandlery and Allen Enterprise Inlands © Alice Driscoll

It wasn't the alarm call they were expecting, as the team tent that the Looe Sailing Club members were sleeping in, decided to take off in the 55mph gust at 8am on the first day of the Allen and Sailing Chandlery Enterprise Inland Championships.

Many competitors were blown to Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club by Storm Hannah on Friday night, in time to avail themselves of the amply stocked bar, with many hoping the following day might not involve any on the water racing. Meanwhile the traditional BCYC skittle alley and ping pong table saw fiercely fought inter club competitions.

With average winds of 27 mph, with the occasional gusts up to 55 mph, Race Officer Charles Richardson widely decided to cancel the day's sailing, releasing the fleet to return to the bar, or for some, to avail themselves of the local tourist attractions, before enjoying the meal and entertainment at the club this evening.

Sunday's racing will start at 10am prompt in order to complete the championships.

Related Articles

Entries now open for Virtual 24 Hour eRace
West Lancashire Yacht Club's eSailing alternative to be held on 19-20 September Today West Lancashire Yacht Club opened entries to their unique eSailing endurance event, WLYC 24 Hour eRace. This virtual event temporarily takes the place of the on-the-water WLYC 24hr Hour Race which has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Posted on 10 Jul
The best of the last 10 years at Looe SC part 3
More great capsizes, close calls and leaps over the side The team at Looe Sailing Club in the UK have been back editing their footage with more great capsizes, close calls and leaps over the side, all accompanied by lots of giggles and laughter! Posted on 8 Jun
West Lancs 24 Hour Race goes online for 2020
The 54th edition was scheduled to take place on 19th & 20th September Hosts of the UK's No. 1 Endurance Dinghy event, West Lancashire Yacht Club, set to launch an eSailing alternative for the 24 Hour Race. Posted on 22 May
The best of the last 10 years at Looe SC part 2
Mark-rounding chaoes, missed toe-straps and capsizes galore! Following on from part 1 which we published last week, here's more great action from on the water at Looe SC in the UK, including Redwing mast-rounding chaos, Enterprise & Redwing crews missing the toe-straps and an 18ft Skiff righting going wrong. Posted on 29 Mar
The best of the last 10 years at Looe Sailing Club
Must-watch video with start line chaos, massive waves, crazy capsizes and mast failures! Most-watch video from Looe Sailing Club in the UK, including an Enterprise pin end start that went horribly wrong, a Redwing dinghy on a screaming reach with a wet conclusion and a Laser tack around the mark causing much laughter! Posted on 23 Mar
NeilPryde Sailing Team Riders announced for 2020
Representing a broad cross section across dinghy classes NeilPryde Sailing, the choice for high performance watersports clothing and accessories, is pleased to announce its Team Rider sponsorship line-up for 2020. Posted on 3 Mar
Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit
Almost 70 Enterprises made entries at the eight events Almost 70 Enterprises made entries to the Sailing Chandlery National Circuit at the eight events around the UK. Posted on 7 Nov 2019
Enterprise Winter Championship at Northampton
Sailing Chandlery National Circuit Final The event started with a gathering for breakfast and the Rugby World Cup final. After the disappointment of losing there was more disappointment as the wind had risen while we were all distracted and was unsailable. Posted on 6 Nov 2019
Thames Valley Area Enterprise Series 2019
Open meetings at nine clubs and 48 different boats compete This year's Thames Valley Enterprise series involved open meetings at nine clubs and 48 different boats competed (slightly down on 2018), again most sailors only competed in their home event. Posted on 4 Nov 2019
Enterprises at Nottingham
Midland Area Double Chine Series 2019 finale This event, the eighth and final in the 2019 Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine Series ,was held at Nottingham Sailing Club on Sunday 20th October 2019. The three boat fleet included two visiting boats from Attenborough and Midland Sailing Clubs. Posted on 29 Oct 2019