Open Circuit Really Takes Off……….!!

We have Grafham coming up this weekend, and then our season gets really under way. May 4th/5th sees two big events …..

The Scottish Travellers gets under way with the Loch Tummel Open – the Loch Tummel traveller is at Loch Tummel, near Pitlochry in the heart of sunny Perthshire!
More information at http://www.lochtummelsc.org.
We are sharing the event with the RS400 fleet, so it would be great to have a good turnout and show them what they are missing!!!

The same weekend we have the 50th Anniversary Event at the Royal Windermere – sailed in a piece of heaven!  Great event at a fabulous Club !

Flood Levels….Windermere….

Just in case you are a Windermere racer, and missed this on Facebook from Tony Houlihan at RWYC

If you have a boat on the dory trot or on the dinghy park near the jetties, you may want to check it out ASAP. The rain today has already raised the lake level by several inches. At 6 p.m. the water level was an inch or two above the jetties and was lapping over the sides of the retaining wall. I expect it will continue to rise overnight. The lasers have been moved to a higher location.

The FF Census – The Importance of Cumbria….

We mentioned on the blog a few days ago that a third of our boats can be found at just 6 Clubs.  To think about FF Regions that way though would miss one very big fact….

How many of our Flying Fifteens would be found around one lake (well, one area)??  Of course, I’m talking about the Windermere Region…..

If you take Royal Windermere, South Windermere, Ullswater and Bassenthwaite you get the astonishing total of 70 boats….

Just over a tenth of the National Fleet is right there… Got its own sailmaker too…

May Bank Holiday Open Meetings …

In the blustery breezes last weekend, there were two FF Opens. In the North, they had 11 boats race (4 visitors)  at Windermere and a whopping 36 including 11 visitors raced for the Bulwark at Hayling. Russell Peters won it.

Bulwark Results

Windermere Results

Our very own John Hanson and Helen Selden from Datchet raced at Hayling and clocked an event best at 24th and finished a creditable 29th overall – well done! (Must have been one heck of a sail!!)