Durleigh Sailing Club & SYCSA Promotional Video – Updated

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As Part of our 2015 Race schedule, we are hoping to hold a Comet race day.

Also a Ladies race (not too serious).  Entries can be single handed. Or double handed with a crew of either sex.

In order to get some idea of numbers, could you please let me know if you are interested in either, or both of the above.  Then I can put you on the list.

Once the level of interest has been gauged, detail and dates will follow.

I can be contacted on   E.Mail:  lynnharland@talktalk.net

Lynn Harland, Sailing Secretary

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This Sunday 4th January is the start of the Icicle Series

All welcome to race or sail, just sign up to a duty on the board in the clubhouse.

Racing will start at 11.00 a.m.

There will be one or two races depending on conditions.

If you require more information, I can be contacted on

Email:- lynnharland@talktalk.net

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Heave – Ho!

Many hands make light work           (Photo by Jen Bayford)

Unfortunately the Christmas Pudding Race was abandoned due to weather conditions, some of the squalls that came through would have flattened the fleet.

However the dry-suited sailors put themselves and their muscles to good use, by entering the very cold waters to retrieve the pontoon and re-position it.    Well done guy’s.

They soon warmed up again with pies and punch in the club house. we had about 25 members in attendance. All sat around and reminisced their sailing year.

As for the puddings, we put every ones name in a hat to draw.  The lucky recipients were     :-  Joe Wigley,  Malcolm Molineaux and  Sue Weston.

This brings us to the end of another sailing season and Durleigh Committee would like to wish you all a

 Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Don’t forget to put your names down on the board in the clubhouse if you are sailing the Icicle Series.

Lynn Harland,  Sailing secretary.


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Bart’s Bash Video

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Thanks to Bridgwater College for producing this video.

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Bart’s Bash

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?

Bart's Bash

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.

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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.

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DSC now have a, SAILING COMMITTEE, this consists of :-

Richard Bonner, Commodore
Lynn Harland,    Sailing Secretary
Tom Abbott
Scott Bonner
Martin Harland
Andrew Billington

In a quest to encourage more people to participate in the racing, we have made a few alterations to the racing format.

(1)   The races have been shortened to 40 – 45 minutes

(2)   Three races. First race 11.00 am, Second race 12.30 and the third race at 2.00 pm.

(3)   We will be using new handicaps, in line with Sutton Bingham. ( Which should allow for closer racing ).  These can be viewed on the race board in the Club House.

(4)   The Ostrobogulous Series is being trialed for the 12.30 race This is a League.
3 points for competing in a race
1 point for each boat beaten, providing they are above you, or within
6 points below.

This means that the more you win the less points you pick up, giving the advantage to people lower in the League.

(5)  Buoy “B” and the bank will no longer be in use. Start and Finish will be between  buoys A and B

Any one who would like help to get into racing, please come and have a chat           with us.

Spring Series starts on March 30th

Hope to see you on the water

Lynn Harland, Sailing Secretary DSC

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New Committee Meeting Minutes

Members, once logged in, can access the minutes for the committee meeting held on 6th February 2013 here.

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