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  • Lake Lothing Closure

    From 8th March, for 3 weeks, Lake Lothing will be closed to marine traffic. The commencement date for the 3 week temporary suspension to navigation in Lake Lothing is now provisionally set to start on 4th March 2024. 4th March - Navigation suspended in Lake Lothing with arrival of Barge with Gull Wing section. 4th-10th March - Lake Lothing closed to all transitory traffic. 11th March - Lake Lothing transit

    Published 13:09 on 17 Feb 2024

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    Sailing a Wherry on the Broad

    Friday 31st May, Saturday 1st June. Book your trip here:  All Day Trips | Wherry Yacht Charter

    Published 14:44 on 13 Feb 2024

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    Junior Training Days - February Half Term

    We are planning to run 2 days of informal training during the February half term. Wednesday 21st Feb - Single handers/own boats Thursday 22nd Feb - double handers (Club Wanderers/2000's) If you are interested, please speak to Kyle or Jason

    Published 10:53 on 4 Feb 2024

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    Topper Success

    Nathan (and Anna!) spent the weekend at Carsington Water Sailing Club where the top 24 ranked Topper sailors in Great Britain were invited for a weekend of top level coaching by ITCA. The coaches consisted of Steve Irish (Olympic level coach) Tom Goodbourn (Top level Topper coach) and Joe Rowe (2022 Topper World Champion and now coach) and focused on race strategy and tactics within a quality fleet. (Nathan is currently ranked 24th.).

    Published 12:11 on 29 Jan 2024

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    Jack Chippendale boats

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned master boatbuilder Jack Chippendale,  Fareham Sailing & Motor Boat Club  is hosting a one day, three race handicap event and celebration on Saturday 11th May 2024, to honour Jacks life and work. Renowned for building the finest racing dinghies, Jack and his company Chippendale Boats in Fareham were at the forefront of wooden boatbuilding in the 1950s and 1960s, building National 12s, Merlin Rockets, Cadets, Flying

    Published 15:40 on 23 Jan 2024

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    Broads

    A message from Edward Draper: I own the lovely Broads One Design yacht "Garganey", sail no 24. Built of varnish mahogany she is in excellent condition, unlike her owner who is no longer up to sailing her! Garganey is sitting in dry storage on an excellent galvanised road trailer at my home in Suffolk. I want to find a new home for her with someone who will appreciate her quality and enjoy sailing her.

    Published 12:49 on 18 Jan 2024

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    Quasar Games!

    Jason Thomas says: "Ive booked in Quasar at the Mint Arcade at 3pm on Sunday 28th January. Its £8 for two games, kids and adults are welcome to play, please let me know if you want to join us.

    Published 15:04 on 14 Jan 2024

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    Wanderer for sale

    A Hartley built cruising Wanderer has become available through the club, £4,500. Please contact Kyle Beamish if you are interested. Cruising spec Hartley Wanderer Sail no. 1749 Including main sail and jib Launch trolley Not seen much use Very clean boat Few marks on gel coat Extras include - asymmetric pole system (no spinnaker) Pivoting mast base for easy lowering Cover is usable but needs replacing in the near future

    Published 19:06 on 11 Jan 2024

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    Winter Series - half way

    The calculations say there are 19 Sundays in our winter racing programme and, as Sunday was the 9th, we're now just past the half-way stage. The current leaders are George Madin in the first Fast Handicap series and Nathan Clark in the second; Bryan and Jenny Riley in both Squib series; Isaac Thomas in the first Slow Handicap series and Harry Calver in the second. Big thank you to the race and safety teams for getting

    Published 15:00 on 9 Jan 2024

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    Safety Boat updates

    With many thanks to the Bosun,   John Ward : Both rescue boats have had a major engine overhaul at the end of 2023, so they now have a power increase due to the RIBs engine having a high pressure fuel filter unblocked and all of the fuel tanks on the Pioneer having the collapsed fuel lift tubes replaced. So power boat drivers: Beware the boats now have full get up and go! Early in 2024, the

    Published 09:57 on 1 Jan 2024

  • Safety Boat practise

    SAFETY BOATS    If anyone would like to help out, or if you feel you need more practise at driving a Safety Boat (you do!), please contact Veronica Falat and volunteer for a Sunday morning duty during the Winter Series - with a free tea or coffee! In   February , we will be running our next RYA PowerBoat Level 2 course. Please contact Veronica at   vfalat@hotmail.co.uk   for further

    Published 09:53 on 1 Jan 2024

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    Photographs!

    We have a new photographer in the Club!  Bob Girling , as well as doing sterling work in the safety boats, has been busy with his camera during the winter series. Some of his photos can be seen here: Sailing:   https://gnilrig.smugmug.com/Projects/Sailing/    Rescue Boat:  https://gnilrig.smugmug.com/Projects/Rescue-Boat/     

    Published 11:06 on 29 Dec 2023

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