Stop Press: The 2021 Race Calendar is here!
Sunday 04 April saw our first race in 2021!
Seven boats crossed the start line in superb conditions. Mandala was late arriving and gave us all a head start, and Katie’s Fault has now joined the racing fraternity. Pandora joined the flotilla and Island Mist called to check the radio adding to the regatta feeling!
|Sub 20′ |
Winner: Katie’s Fault, corrected time 94.9 mins
|Over 20′ |
Winner: Lasten, corrected time 78.8min
|Mirage 79.2 min|
|Cutty Wren 87.2 min|
|Sehlola 91.5 min|
|Drishane 102.6 min|
|Mandala 114.5 min|
Many thanks to all competitors. It was a classic!!
Next race Sunday 11th April 0730. This is a 2 tide race, so bring some sarnies!
Weston Bay Yacht Club was founded in 1933, the club aims to serve all of Weston Bay’s and the surrounding areas wind and water users, be that as a sailor, windsurfer, canoeist, land yacht sailor, jet skier, kite flyer or whatever it is you want to do.
For those who prefer the more social aspects of the sports we also have a vibrant social calendar. Events vary from our regatta to acoustic music nights through Christmas parties, quiz nights and many other functions and celebrations.
We have changing rooms with hot showers for members and visiting sailors, as well as our bar and lounge areas. We also have a fully equipped galley (or kitchen if you prefer).
We offer very cost-effective mooring spaces along the River Axe with spaces for up to approximately 100 yachts. We don’t think there are many places to operate a boat from in the UK that are as cheap as ours with all our facilities.
We also have a training room for holding our RYA approved and many other courses and meetings.
We are a relatively informal, forward looking club. The sight of a blazer and cravat on a member are incredibly rare, I can only recall this vision once in the past 5 years, although I have seen many overalls, muddy boots and large smiles. This informality is our strength.
All members maintain and, in some cases, renovate, their own craft. During the sanding, varnishing, painting and repair we enjoy sharing a coffee, a yarn and a sound tip or two, although with two members there are always 2 right ways to do a task. We like solving problems. This is how most of us can keep boats; not because we have deep pockets.
We are united by our fascination for boats and love of the sea. Some members like nothing more than gently sailing around the bay; others have sailed single handed to the Azores; one or two have been shanghaied in Cardiff Bay, Ilfracombe or Watchet!
I would really welcome your involvement and I very much look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our clubhouse any Friday night and hopefully into our club.
Fair winds to you all.