Club success 2021

Many of our members travel to open meetings, championships and sailing weeks during the year. We like to celebrate any stories or successes so please contact us with them at and if you have any photos we can use (yours) that would be great. We can’t use event photographers images without permission in writing. Newest at top.

scorpion nationals

8 Notts boats took the road trip to Penzance for a windy scorpion nationals.
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the class, and after a 12 month wait due to covid, this event was always going to be a special one.
Sunday saw rolling waves and wind speeds reaching 30 knots, which stayed with us for pretty much 3/4 of the week.
Boats that are lake sailed never seem to see the action of those sea regulars, and this was telling with three of our group writing off the first day of racing due to significant failures: The Masons having their boat demasted being the most serious of all, making Jake and Brads loss of all rig tension and Team Willars snapped rudder stock pale into insignificance.
With Team Paintcraft working through the night replacing the rigging on Peaches, and Team Willars in the boat park til dark fettling 1866 and bartering a Tactick for a rudder 🤣
Normal services resumed for the rest of the week, and the strongest teams tended to be on the heavier and or fitter side – although that said, certain lightweights couldn’t be touched off wind on those first three days of big breeze.
The event really was fantastic, from the sailing to the socials and the general party atmosphere that emanated from the fleet and the club.
The association put on pasties and beer most days – great after a solid four hours on the water, as well as entertainment most evenings including Sea Shanty night and fancy dress with a pirate theme and a pirate band!!
Such a broad mix of boats from this super friendly fleet – the oldest being 244 who has been owned by the same sailor since 1963 and was a self build right through to the modern Liquid Spirit straight from the Paintcraft stable and winner of the Tom Castle Memorial Award.
Highest Notts boat was Tom and Tim who finished 4th in Nadinas boat (also a victim of boat failure 🙁) Sammy was first Junior Crew, Brad and Jake won youth helm and youth combo, with John being awarded a special prize for being so helpful to his fellow sailors all week, and the rest of the results are below.

National youth championships august 21

Congratulations Duncan Monaghan – 2nd in National youth championships in iqfoil, he was down yesterday showing us just how much he had improved, 360 turns pretty well all on foil, in a very light wind (well we were impressed). Heather Quinn 17th in 420, Sam Grayton and Raif Piggott 26th in 420. Charlie Hopkinson and Ben Pailing 22nd in 29er . Hope I have spotted everyone if not please correct me – well done all – everyone was I think at the first youth championships in their respective craft, and racing against older sailors, so plenty to celebrate.

Topper ‘Not The Nationals’ final results.

Two days of breezy racing after a day lost to no wind, culminating in the final race being abandoned due to 30+ knots. Well done to all who sailed.

5.3’s – Hayden 12th, Gwyneth 26th, Martha 38th, Eddie Q 39th, Ed P 54th

4.2’s – Arthur 10th

Ifoil world youths – lake garda Italy

Duncan Monaghan attended the Junior Worlds in the new olympic class the IQFoil. Having had some mixed results, he really came good in the last couple of days including a win in the Under 19s (he is still 16). This brought him up to 4th Overall a fantastic achievement.

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