With the shortest day of the year on us, it is great to see members sailing at every opportunity.
The Friday morning group held a Santa Special on the lake where their sleigh-boats were blown by a stiff F4, turbo charged with occasional gusts. Most chose to launch from the slipway so were reminded of the problems posed by an onshore wind – much bouncing down the lake edge resulted!. Normal service resumed later with tea and cake, and a round of 'secret santa' presents for all.
Solstice Sunday saw a fleet of nine dinghies take to the water for handicap racing. There was a good turnout for the '£500 Laser' class, a couple of skiffs tested their drysuits, and two brave cadets took their Mirror for a turn round the buoys – a great end to the years racing.
See you all there on Jan 4th for the first of the Icicle series.