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.
I was on duty today, along with Charles Miller and Andy Laing. The lake was half in wind shadow and the other half was fairly gusty conditions. Quite a few unintentional dips in the mere were taken by the sailors and a few had equipment failures. Of the dozen or so competitors who started the first race only four actually finished. Mike Brain, after suffering a halyard cleat failure on his Solo, helped us out manning the 2nd safety boat.
Only three brave souls started the second race. The Cushing family, represented by Martin in his Aero and Ryan in his Laser Radial. They were joined by Ian Taylor in his Solo. Unfortunately Ian’s tiller extension came adrift shortly after the start forcing him to head back to the dinghy park. That left father and son to battle it out. After numerous, but skilfully executed, dry capsizes, Ryan decided he had had enough and (I think, reluctantly) retired from the race. That left Martin as victor!
Here are some pictures taken by myself of the day, they don’t really tell the story.
Some great pictures of the day, mostly taken by Mike Barrett. Thanks to everyone who helped make the day such a success. Nice to see so many members and past members present. The fly past over Colemere at by the Red Arrows was a bonus.
Some pictures, from last Thursday 25 April, taken by myself whilst on duty. Also some pictures taken by Martin Brown during Sunday’s racing (28th April). Martin was on duty with Ellen Dimelow and Pete Williams.
It was great to see 9 boats on the water on Boxing Day for the Christmas Cracker race. Their wasn’t a lot of wind but there was enough and it kept up throughout the race. Easy work for myself and Tim in the safety boat! Nick Blore, our new Captain, won the race comfortably taking home the trophy (again) with Brian Johnson coming second and taking on extra weight with a box of biscuits as his prize.
2019 sees our club celebrate it’s 60 year anniversary and Mike Brain and Helen Smith are already planning a celebration in the summer
I wish everyone a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you at the Working Parties in February.
Some pictures from this year’s Christmas Cracker event courtesy of Tim Rouse
Twenty four of us gathered at the Boathouse Restaurant in Ellesmere, on the last evening of November 2018, for the Christmas Party/Meal . Club Social Secretary, Mike, had organised the event with some assistance from Hugh and I know everyone had a most enjoyable evening.
Good to see some of the new members could join us for the event.
To complement the excellent food and drink provided by the restaurant, Mike also ran a raffle and a quiz. Unfortunately I didn’t win a raffle prize, but lots of people did.
The quiz was very entertaining with a mixture of Colemere Sailing Club related questions and Christmas trivia. I must admit I should have known the answers to all the Sailing Club questions but I think I only got one correct. Some related to the date on the waterside gable end of the Clubhouse and the initials inscribed. (see picture below)