Club Open Day -April 23rd

Rollesby Broad Sailing Club

50th Anniversary.

RYA Recognised Training Establishment

Both adult and junior sailing courses available to members throughout the year.

Sat 23rd April
10:00 am  – 2:00 pm 

Ever fancied trying dinghy sailing?

Thinking about restarting sailing or possibly joining a club?

Come along to Rollesby Broad’s Open Day

It’s a great opportunity to meet the friendly club members and see our facilities

Club members will be available to take visitors out in a variety of boats

or just to give advice about the sport

 Ange has very kindly said that she will provide savory and sweet snacks throughout the day (Not to be missed)

RBSC Sepia

Or simply enjoy a few hours at our lovely broad! 

 For directions and more club information please visit:

www.rbsc.org.uk

Rollesby Broad – the only 52 weeks a year sailing club in the Norfolk Broads!

Please feel free to display this poster RBSC Open Day 2022

New Year’s Day Open 2022 Report

A perfect wind direction and mild temperature saw a great turnout, including 5 visitors, set out on the first 1 km beat along the entire length of Rollesby Broad for this year’s New Years Day Open. With a good breeze blowing there were capsizes and anyone who could break clear of the main fleet traffic and find some clear air was likely to prosper, the usual ‘stay away from the banks’ strategy on the return run only seemed to pay for spinnaker boats rather than the single-handers who were significantly split in downwind tactics.

Race Start

Rather unsurprisingly it was Daren Pike in his Phantom who led round race 1; perhaps inspired by the challenge of lapping daughter Emily in her Topper; he managed it comfortably in race 1 only by a few seconds in race 2. His closest challenger on the water was Daniel Bull in his Laser, revelling in the strong conditions Bull took both the first two races on handicap and hence the meeting! Behind these front two the racing was extremely close with only one point overall separating third from seventh.

Dave Houghton & Jon Symonds struggled to get their Wayfarer to the front of the fleet upwind, but once they raised their spinnaker they were able to make up their handicap with Richard Bailey & Ian Curtis also enjoying the kite flying on the long run. Roger Wilson and Ian Ayres led the nine strong Solo fleet, swapping wins in the morning, but unable to escape far enough from Ellie Edwards in her Splash who enjoyed her morning with two fourth place on handicap.

After a capsize and a DNF in race 1 slightly more space (13 starters) and a change of course for the afternoon clearly suited Howard Astley-Jones in his Vareo as he record a win to snatch third place overall on a tie break with Pike and Edwards, coming ashore the sailors had no idea of the overall minor places; Bailey and Wilson were also tied just one point from third.

Prize Winners.

Overall Results

1. Daniel Bull (Laser) – 2 pts
2. Dave Houghton & Jon Symonds (Wayfarer) – 5
3.Howard Astley-Jones (Vareo) – 8
4. Daren Pike (Phantom) – 8
5. Ellie Edwards (Splash) – 8
6. Richard Bailey & Ian Curtis (Wayfarer) – 9
7. Roger Wilson (Solo) – 9

Full Results can be found here…..

Boxing Day Race Report

A damp overcast day may have been off putting but members did turn up. 14 boats challenged for the Annual Pursuit Race Trophy. The light east wind gave a reasonable beat from marks 5 to 6. The variable wind over the rest of the course lead to much place changing and the successful sailors were those in the
“right place.”
Ellie Edwards in her splash was the first boat to start and maintained a good lead for four laps. Dave Houghton and John Symonds in their Wayfarer together with Roger Wilson in his Solo closed the gap on the last lap and after a telling beat came round the top mark just behind the Splash. As the race timed out
on the reach Ellie became sandwiched with the Wayfarer just in front and the Solo behind. Dave and John were the defending trophy holders and able to reclaim the “Bent Vase”

Pursuit Race


Angie and Keith provided the mince pies and mulled wine to warm everyone up.

With the weather turning wetter only five single handers sailed the next race. This was won by Ellie with Howard Astley Jones second in his Vareo. A consolation prize for Howard who was very late at the start line in the pursuit.

RESULTS PURSUIT RACE

  1. Wayfarer Dave Houghton and John Symonds
  2. Splash Ellie Edwards
  3. Solo Roger Wilson
  4. Laser Chris Foster
  5. Laser Daniel Bull
  6. Laser Keith Sykes
  7. Solo Kevin Edwards
  8. Streaker Phil Highfield
  9. Solo Matt Boreham
  10. Solo Kevin Postlethwaite
  11. Laser Stuart Highfield
    12 Wayfarer Ian Curtis
    13 Solo Phil Alison
  12. Vareo Howard Astley Jones

    RESULTS SINGLE HANDER RACE
  13. Splash Ellie Edwards
  14. Vareo Howard Astley Jones
  15. Solo Roger Wilson
  16. Streaker Phil Highfield
  17. Laser Keith Sykes.

Xmas and New Year Sailing

Christmas & New Year Sailing 21/22

Sunday 26th Boxing Day –
Pursuit, Watson Cup & Bottle Race
(See details below.)

Saturday 1st January
Our renowned – FREE – New Year’s Day Open Meeting, tell your friends! 

Sunday 2nd January
No Racing or Sailing

 

Sailing Programme For 26th December 2021

10.15 Course Set For Pursuit Race

10.20 Ten Minute Warning

10.30 Race Start For Base Boat -Mirror
Other Boats Follow Based On Py No
(Eg  Solo 10.43 – Wayfarer 10.45 )
Please Note – Any Oppies start at 10:17!!!!

Please see here for full list of Class start times.

11.42 Race Finish

11.45 Refreshments – MINCE PIES & MULLED WINE – Club Treat !

Presentation Of “Bent Vase” To Pursuit Race Winner

12.10 Ten Minute Warning

12.20 Watson Cup Race

This Is For Double Handed Boats Sailed By The Helm Only

12.25 Allcomers Single Handed Race For Bottle Of Wine

13.15. Refreshments – SNACKS & DRINKS

13.30 Presentation Of Cup And Race Prizes

No Afternoon Races

SAILING RESTART

Sailing Restart

According to Government / RYA guidelines sailing clubs can reopen from the 29th March. In practice that means we can sail any day of the week from 1st April and the first day racing will be 4th April. The risk assessment taking into account the latest guidelines has been updated by Ken Johnston and is attached to this email. In short; The Rule of 6 and 2m social distancing still apply. The Club house and changing rooms will be closed, toilets open.

Please read the RA here for full details before you arrive at the Club, thanks.

Catering

According to Government guidelines we will be able to serve food outside from the 12th April. Therefore the plan is to bring Angie back and her excellent food on the 18th April. There will be full details on how we plan to go about this, closer to the date.

Duty Rota

In order to run races we all need to take our turn doing a duty either in the race box or in the safety boat. So please get in touch with Clive Girling (dutylist@rbsc.org.uk), with a date.

To see what dates are available refer to the Duty Rota list on our web page: https://www.rbsc.org.uk/club-info/duty-rota/

Learn to Sail with us 2020.




The general committee, myself and the club safety officer have discussed the matter and considering the serious situation with the coronavirus

Try Sailing events are postponed.



Free lessons provided for new club members

Courses will run on Saturdays

April 18th
April 25th
May 9th
May 16th
From 10:00 to 16:00

Click On image for details

Please pass on to any interested parties.  

The course will be run by club members in both members’ boats and our own club boats.

The course will be open to both youngsters and adults.

Sailing is perceived as being an expensive sport. Nothing could be further from the truth. You don’t even need to own a boat since we have a fleet of club boats available.  

For more information all Rachel or Pete on 01953 606334.

Christmas and New Year Sailing

Christmas & New Year Sailing 2019/20

For a Change there is no interruption to our usual program over the festive season, so

NO Sailing on Boxing Day this year.

however there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water (properly equipped of course!)

Sunday 22nd Normal Club Racing 

Sunday 29th Pursuit Race  (10:30 start for Mirrors) 

followed by the Watson Cup – double handed boats sailed single handed,

and a bottle race for normal single handed fleet if demand.

Wednesday 1st January – Our renowned – FREE – New Year’s Day Open Meeting, tell your friends! 

3 races, 2 to count.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Nicks Clipper RTW Challenge

Hi All
I am about to embarque on a major new challenge for the next year,starting today 1st September from Tower Bridge London I will be circumnavigating the world as part of the crew on a 70ft ocean racing yacht in the ‘Clipper Round the World Challenge’. The race & my progress can be followed by going to www.clipperroundtheworld.com and selecting the races viewer.
A part of that challenge is to raise funds for Unicef, one of the boat sponsors. So to help achieve my goal of raising £500 towards a boat total of £33000. I will put in the sea miles if you can spare a little of your hard earned cash for a good cause. You can make a contribution via the JustGiving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Nick-Whittle
I am funding the trip myself and any contribution you might make will all go to UNICEF https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/charity-partner-unicef

Some facts

  • No of boats in race fleet: 11
  • Our boat: CV20 ‘Imagine Your Korea’
  • Distance traveled: 41165nm
  • Oceans: 6
  • Days of racing: 228
  • Legs: 8
  • Races: 15
  • Ports visited: 16

best regards & wish me luck!!

Nick Whittle

Eels Foot race Sunday 12th May (not 5th).

Hi Folks
Please take note, the Club Series Eels Foot race is incorrect on the printed / published programme.It should be on Sunday 12th May (not 5th). It is correct on the duty list.
For those of you with double-handers, don’t forget our double-hander open on May 19th which also includes and Eels foot in the afternoon!
Can I also take this opportunity to ask race officer that if they work out the times for races on a separate scrap paper (this is fine by me) that they copy at least the finish times (ideally calculated times as well) onto the official sheet so that if anyone questions a result I have something to refer back to and not just the positions.
Thanks

Ian

Try Sailing 27th April Postponed

The weather looks absolutely awful on Saturday. Too wet and too windy and not for beginners!.

So the Saturday event is postponed until 11th May, where we will ask everyone, volunteers and newbies alike, when to fit the missing day back in to the schedule.
I have spoken or left voicemails with everyone who has offered to help on Saturday but if any of you were intending to turn up on spec this is just advise you of the cancellation.

Try Sailing has been a great success for the club and it’s disappointing to have our first cancellation in however many years.
But hopefully we’re all OK for the 11th May.

Kind Regards

Pete and Rachel