Well, we did it! 28 boats entered with 37 members, all supported by another 25 plus spectators. Conditions were near perfect and made for some exciting sailing. Durleigh results were;
1st place – Tom Abbott,
2nd place – Andrew Billington,
3rd place – Dan Langdon.
We will have to wait and see if they have beaten Sir Ben or Iain Percy?
Due to it being a world record attempt it became a difficult and complicated event to organise but thanks to a dedicated group of organisers it all ran very smoothly. A special thanks should go to Steve Briggs and Sue Weston as Event Managers who put in a phenomenal amount of work over the last few weeks. Other thanks should go to the Race Control, Safety Boat and Galley staff. Also the independent witnesses, Paul King and Ed Lane, and the steward Joy York who all gave up their Sunday to support us.
Hopefully we can do it again, next year.
1st Geoff Bowyer
2nd Richard Maltby
3rd Steve Briggs & Sue Weston
Nice to see some new faces, well done guy’s
11 boats and 13 competitors entered the Durleigh leg of the Somerset Triangle on Sunday. Sadly no other clubs competed. I think I can say that all had a good days racing, helped along with some yummy bacon rolls. thank’s to Steve and John. (Durleigh bake off team) Final results are:-
1st Scott Bonner & Steve Chidgey
2nd Bob Langford & Barry Darlington
3rd Lynn Harland
There is still time to sign up for Bart’s Bash next Sunday 21st. The race will start at 11 a.m. Free Barbi for all who enter. Set to be another great day. See you on the start line.
DSC, had a good turn out of 22 entries for the Summer Series
The Final Results are:-
1st Tom Abbott
2nd Lynn Harland
3rd Martin Harland
The Ostrobogulous series continues to be well supported, and is still breaking records with 16 entries for the afternoon series. Final Results are:-
1st Tom Abbott, 34 points.
Joint 2nd Dan Langdon & Eddie Oliver . 27 points each.
Richard Maltby only one point behind on 26 (got to be worth a mention).
Well done all who entered, glad to see that people are enjoying the series.
Autumn Series starts Sunday 7th September, hope to see you on the Water.
1st Scott Bonner
2nd Martin and Lynn Harland
3rd Malcolm Bale and various crews (mostly Liz)
DSC now have a new face on the Committee. Joe Wigley has become our Junior representative. So all youngsters that have anything that they would like to see happen at the club, Joe is the chap to see.
Welcome on board Joe.
We had 18 entries for this years Spring Cup. The final results are :-
1st Tom Abbott
2nd Martin Harland
3rd Lynn Harland
I am glad to be able to say the Ostrobogulous afternoon Series has proved to be popular. We had 17 competitors, which has been unheard of at Durleigh. Well done all who entered. The final results are:-
1st Dan Langdon
2nd Tom Abbott
3rd Eddie Oliver
This Sunday 8th June is the start of the Summer Series. Hope to see you on the water.
Today at Durleigh, the Berkley sisters, Ruth and Izzie were out in a Comet Trio, being pre assessed by an RYA Instructor in practical sailing skills, in preparation for Dinghy instructor Course. PASSED!!!.
Izzie has been in the Transitional Squad, and crewing in 29ers, which had to come to a temporary stop due to a shoulder injury.
Ruth has been match racing in the Manchester Uni sailing team, she has been crewing in a Firefly for the 1st Team, and won the ” Christy Cup “. Brilliant!!
Ruth is now off to try for a job with Sunsail over the Summer.
Well done girls, with all your success.
We wish you all the best for the future.
Yesterday 28th April ,Sutton Bingham sc held their leg of the Somerset Triangle.
Sadly not the best of turnouts, six from Sutton Bingham, and one from Durleigh.
The good news is, that Durleigh sailor Tom Abbott was the Event Winner.
Well done Tom .
Scott Bonner and Lynn Harland took first place at the Hartley and Comet Open Meeting, held at Sutton Bingham sailing club, near Yeovil on Sunday.
This was a hotly contested event, with a total of 35 boats from 22 different clubs, coming from as far away as Birmingham and the Solent.
This was the first time that Lynn and Scott had ever sailed together. So they did extremely well to take first place in the double handers, even beating a couple of National Champions.
Scott and Lynn were sailing in a Comet Trio.
Boats in class were Comet Trios, Comet Duos, Kestrals and Wanderers.
They were presented with glass tankards, and a bottle of wine.