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Club walk 2019

The annual club walk attracted about 30 people, many staying on (or just coming) for Pauline roast. Great to se son many down ready for the new season in two weeks time.



County Cooler

The first day of the County Cooler was a little windy, well till about 2pm. Gusts of 39 knots (force 8) were recorded, and at a second briefing the competitors and race officer decided to abandon and try and get 4 races in on Sunday, which is forecast to be much quieter.

That didn’t stop windsurfers young and old(er) going out and enjoying the wind, so here are a few photos from today.

Forty craft entered, 36 dinghies and 4 windsurfers, with the windsurfers fielding the largest junior fleet. 

Sunday was a little wet to start with, but soon dried out, part from the squall in the forth race. Ross Ryan the race officer got off to an early start and managed to fit five handicap races in, three before lunch two after.

Next event in two weeks the Ogston Woolley jumper (23/24th Feb)

Yachts and Yachting report 

A short video from the day


Laser Masters

The club is holding the prestigious Laser Masters on 23/24th March. Richard Mason is heading the team, and up to 100 boats are expected. Contact Richard on 

Location of club. We have a large clubhouse with a great stretch of water. Our racing teams have a great reputation, and in 2018 we were RYA / Yachts and Yachting Club of the Year.

Camping is available (but no power or chemical toilet disposal) and the club has an excellent caterer and bar. 

There is  meal and talk in the evening (see poster) please pre book the meal rather than wait till the day and find there is no space, payment on the day, and please let us know by the 20th March if you can or can’t make it. Email to book.

Thanks to the sponsors for prizes and support, entry is on the laser site, the nor is also on this site

Laser masters poster

First of Year Race 2019

Notts County Sailing Clubs traditional First of the Year took place on 1stJanuary 2019, with all proceeds going to the RNLI, competitors were asked to donate what they wished, and £550 was raised on the day.

Nearly sixty boats entered, including windsurfers and 14 juniors. Competitors were mainly from midlands clubs, with travellers from Stuanton Harold, Carsington, Rudyard, Burton, Attenborough.

The wind was predicted to shift from South West to North East during the day, and of course it was halfway through at the start time, so William Jeffcote had to realign the course twice, luckily it wasn’t too cold, though temperature dropped during the day especially when the sun went in.

The fast fleet saw Kevin Hope & Andy Stewart in a Fireball win with Jamie Mawson in an RS600 second and Pete Gray in a Scorpion third. However consistency paid off and a win by Peter Gray and Rich Pepperdine in the final race saw them win the event and the Goeff Parker Trophy. The slow handicap saw Joe Scurrah stamp his authority on the fleet in both races, winning the Phil Davies Memorial Trophy with Tim Cripps and Amy Clay coming in second with a second and third, in third place was Phil Kilburn.

The Junior start saw Sam Grayton win with Hayden Moore second. The ten strong windsurfers saw Guy Sprekley take an easy victory with two firsts followed by junior Duncan Monaghan coming in second from Ian Pilkington.

After much deliberation as the results were put together prizegiving was held. Results and photos below.

Short Video from Day

Results DinghyWindsurfer

Fuddle 2018

The final races of 2018 have taken place, results are up.

It was calm today but the frostbite has thrown up a good variety of conditions. Some photos from the Fuddle below, next event is New Years day – Happy Christmas everyone.

Children’s party 2018

The annual children’s Christmas party took place on 15th December, in appalling weather, with he threat of ice, snow not far away a few chose not to travel, it was wet but otherwise fine as it happened.

Joanne & Glyn Ritchie organised a variety of different and fun games starting with a balloon fight, but probably picking a sweet out of flour causing the most merriment and mess! Then Father Christmas arrived and afterwards it was food and a further game before it was time for home.

Below are a few photos of the festivities.

Summer Wine Christmas meal 2018

Every year the Summer Winers, a large and active group of pensioners at the club have a meal, when those that do or can’t sail meet up. Pauline lays on a 3 course meal, and there is plenty of chatter and good humour, and its great to see some of the older members down still enjoying the club.

Thanks to the ringleader Will Stanton for organising everything, a few photos.

Sunday 9th Dec 18

A sunny but cool day, getting colder a the day wore on saw a light to moderate wind and quite a few out for the Penultimate Frostbite and Oakleaf. Results will probably be up in next day or so, but its close at the top.

some photos – Back to Back races next week and then a fuddle, so bring some food. Pauline will be doing breakfast.

Ross Ryan receives RYA Award

HRH The Princess Royal, President of the Royal Yachting Association, presented Ross ryan our former Commodore, and the present Treasurer with one of the RYA’s most prestigious awards next week in recognition of his exceptional generosity and commitment to the sport at grassroots level. He received an an RYA Outstanding Contribution Award, for individuals who have made a significant volunteer contribution either over a period of time or a ‘one-off’ effort, at the RYA’s annual awards ceremony on Friday 16 November. Congratulations to Ross – well deserved.

This was a great occasion, Ross, Kathryn and Anne (Ross’s mother – who was a Finn sailor and had a good natter with the Princess about it) went to London and had a highly memorable day.

Ross receiving his award Photo courtesy RYA

Ross said: “It was a real pleasure to mix with other volunteers from across the country sharing our stories of personal and club achievements. The RYA organising team put on a polished ceremony covering the formal part of the Associations AGM officiated by HRH Princess Anne who combined humour and focus over the proceedings as our Patron .  During the Awards ceremony Princess Anne spoke for sometime with each recipient and in my case she asked how I got into sailing. I was able to explain that I was born into a sailing family and that both my mother & father sailed the Finn – a challenging “Olympic boat” and that my mother was watching in the audience.  About half an hour later and after the formal ceremony we retired to an anti-room of the magnificent Civil Engineering Institute building and Princess Anne circulate amongst the guests and when she can to my group with my mother by my side she immediately enquired about her Finn sailing years back in the 70’s & 80’s ..  such attention to detail and warm impressed us all.  After pre-dinner drinks we sat down at round tables of 10 which enabled us to converse with fellow sailors from across the country. Our table was hosted by John Scott the past RYA chairman and father of 3 Olympians including  Giles Scott – the Finn  Sailor …  needless to say my mother held his attention for most of the meal !

I had a photo opportunity with Ian Walker with whom I’d competed earlier this year at the Rs400 Nationals in Weymouth. 
It was a fabulous occasion in a great setting – full of mutual respect for great contributors to our sport , with the opportunity to talk about our favourite topics .. our sailing exploits !  and HRH shared a couple of snippets from her yachting endeavours.  A memory to treasure forever .”

The winners from around the Country – Spot Ross! – Photo RYA


November weekend

It was sunny and busy at the club this weekend (17/18th Nov. First aid on Saturday with Techno windsurfing Zone squad, following on fro last weekends Optimist Zone squad. We have 4 club members in the Techno Zone Squad this year – a great achievement as they only started windsurfing two years ago.

The Frostbite and Autumn series had a great turnout in the cool but sunny conditions, and the clubhouse was busy afterwards.

A few photo from the day.