Charity Day 4th September 2022

Here are a selection of pictures from the Charity Day we held in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance.

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A “brisk” wind at Colemere last Sunday (26 June 2022)

There was a brisk wind blowing accross Colemere when we arrived at the Club on Sunday. Matt and Carol were on duty and myself, Mike and Tom pondered, whether to risk venturing out on the water. In the end we decided we would have a cup of coffee, and have a chat, whilst we gave it more thought. Then Martin (Cushing) appeared and he was keen to give it a go.

Martin rigged his Aero and proceded to give us a short masterclass on sailing in brisk (and slightly eratic) winds.

Below is a video taken by Carol on her phone (with a bit of editing by myself)
Matt drove the safety boat
Myself, Tom and Mike watched in admiration.




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Sunday 22 May 2022 sailing pictures

It’s been some time since we had some sailing pictures. These were taken by Martin Brown while AOD on Sunday 22 May.

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Effects of Storm Arwen – November 2021

Some pictures taken by Brian Johnson of the dinghy park after the recent extreme winds. Quite a few boats left their trolleys as can be seen. 
We have righted the overturned boats and put them back on their trolleys, to prevent any further damage. However, members should check their boats for any damage and ensure they are securely tied down. There also appeared to be quite a few boats with damaged or ripped covers which may have been like that prior to the event or made worse by the wind lifting them.

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Late September Sailing Pictures

Pictures taken on Sunday 26th September by Martin Brown. Some dramatic skies over Colemere

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Sunday Sailing Pictures August 2021

Some pictures taken by Brian Johnson when he was running the races along with Kevin and Graham on Sunday 22 August.

The wind was pretty good and we had 8 boats taking part in the first race. Almost feels like some sort of normality is returning. 

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Sorting out the men from the buoys!

For some strange reason (probably due to high winds over winter) many of our racing marks had migrated to one side of the lake. In preparation for some sort of racing that might be able to take place, these needed to be moved to their correct positions.

To sort the old buoys out, two of our “old boys”, Mike Brain and Mike Barrett (using all current Covid related safety precautions) have been dealing with them. In case any of you have forgotten how beautiful Colemere looks, here are a few pictures from Mike Barrett, during operations.


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Thursday sailing 23 July 2020

Some pictures from last Thursdays sailing taken by safety and race officer Brian Johnson. Hopefully, Thursday and Sunday sailing/racing will continue, whilst certain restrictions are still in place.

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Restarting Sailing – but not as we know it !

Hope everyone is well.
Government guidelines and advice are now allowing sailing (I think), with a number of constraints, for people in England.  Different rules apply for those in Wales.
We’ve put together a few guidelines (not necessarily comprehensive) for members who are wanting to take to the water. Please be aware, this is entirely at your own risk and cover from the safety boat is unlikely or possibly run by a single volunteer or volunteers belonging to a single household. Please remember to stay within the limits of your sailing ability
Suggest members arrive in sailing gear or change in the carpark as we are keeping the Clubhouse closed.
Might all seem like a lot or rules but most of it is just common sense and being aware of others. Most important message is “ Be kind and considerate”
Paul Bullock
Colemere Sailing Club
On behalf of the Committee.
Restarting Sailing 
We are all personally accountable for following government guidelines.
Social distancing must be enforced at all times – don’t do anything that breaks this guidance.
Be conservative – stay within the limits of your sailing ability.
General Rules – Most of this is common sense and applicable to most activities now, sailing or not
  • Anyone who is unwell with the symptoms of Covid-19 must not attend the club; 
  • Anyone who has contact with a family or household member who is unwell with the symptoms of Covid-19 must not attend the club for a minimum of 14 days;
  • Everyone to: wash their hands using sanitizing gel after touching common surfaces (padlock, gates etc.) – and always after coughing, sneezing and before and after arriving and leaving the club;
  • Everyone  to cover their mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and avoid touching their face, nose and eyes;
  • Everyone to keep their distance and avoid being face to face with people outside their household;
  • No sharing of water bottles or food;
  • Allow people to challenge us if anyone feels uncomfortable; but
  • Always be kind and considerate.
Everyone must bring their own hand sanitisers.
Sailing is permitted anytime during the week but no club activities or racing will be held until further notice. Please note there will be no organised safety boat cover and any sailing will be at your own risk. 
  • The club carpark can be used but everyone should ensure strict social distancing;
  • Cars should only be allowed in the car park and nowhere else on site;
  • Keep the entrance barrier at the top of the lane closed;
Club House
  • The club house is closed as social distancing or cleanliness cannot be controlled. If absolutely necessary to use the toilet, make sure to clean door handles, surfaces, stair rails, taps, toilet etc. with your own sanitising wipes/disinfectant.
Launching & Landing Boats
  • Sailors must launch & land their boats on their own (or with help from another member of their own household) and must not receive any help from others;
  • Trolleys must be taken out of the water, when launching a boat, and be placed where they do not get in the way of others;
  • Sailors must wait to launch or land their boats until they can ensure a safe distance between them and another boat of 2m (taking into account that some less experienced sailors might lose control of their boat due to wind conditions).
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Drone Footage of Colemere 1st September 2019

Ryan Cushing took this video recently. Shame that there weren’t a few more boats on the water at the time, but it shows some great views of Colemere. Sailing at the time were Martin Cushing in his Aero, Mike Harris and myself (Paul Bullock), both in our Lasers. 

Not absolutely sure who was in the safety boat starting the race, Ian Ramage, Rowan Davies and Jim Shipp were on duty that day, so it could have been all of them.


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