Sunday 25th Nov. 10 am at the clubhouse
The reservoir is over one mile long by approximately half a mile wide, where cruising can be enjoyed under the safe visibility of the on-duty safety boat crews
Tuesday evenings through the Spring and Summer months provide a safe environment for casual sailing as well as the opportunity to practice skills in a non-raciing environment.
Whatever your ability, the Lake is ideal for windsurfing in most wind directions, with a spacious grassy area for rigging, and an easy launching area.
You don’t have to worry about tides and you can enjoy the luxury of hot showers, hot drinks and the chance to have a chat with other members.
We have racing all year round at the club, as the resevior is warm enough to sail in without too much discomfort even in the winter months. During the warmer months we have racing three days a week as well as various class and club regattas
You will find club racing competitive and friendly at the same time in both the General Handicap Fleet as well as the well established Solo Class Fleet
Two Motions have been put forward to change our Club Handicap systems at this year's AGM
It shows that there is some concern over the recently adopted Club Portsmouth Number system and a meeting has been called to allow all interested parties to discuss and understand the systems so that they can vote at the AGM armed with the knowledge of each option.
It is possible that, after the discussion, the motions may be withdrawn
Please try to attend to get your views aired. This is the last chance you will get before the AGM
Ospreys launching at Dawn
A quote from sailinganarchy.com:
"Those ... Ospreys going round on Saturday… we raced the same course two-handed on the J/80 starting an hour later and beating back up the Solent in 20kt after 8 hours we were pretty grumpy to see them all still in front…Bloody unsporting fellows, if you ask me! And no doubt they deserved their beers. 60 miles in a trapeze dinghy finishing into big breeze, wow."
The Osprey was designed by Ian Proctor to take part in the 1952 Olympic trials. A year later the prototype Osprey No 1 was sailed by Ian, John Oakley and Cliff Norbury in a Round the Isle of Wight race for dinghies, organised to commemorate the Queen’s Coronation. Osprey won that race by a matter of seconds beating 300 of the best dinghy sailors in the process. Their winning time was around 11 hours.
Tata Sailors Oscar Chess and David and Ros Downs organised a repeat of the race to commemorate Ian's 100th birthday.
Fish and chips to follow at £6.00 pp.
Saturday 20th Sunday 21st October
Another great Regatta saw some champagne sailing in glorious weather conditions
The steady F2 breeze on Saturday gave way to the forecast F3-4 westerleys that gave all sailors a wind condition they favoured and gave those with the skills to sail in all winds the chance to shine
Ten Ospreys and a host of fast and slow handicap boats made for a challenging mix of boats speeds to organise by Race Officer Ayson Dacey and her team, who coped with it amicably
Results can be found at 2018 Regatta Results
Photos can be seen on the Gallery at 2018 Regatta Gallery