||RYA First Aid Course to be
held on Saturday 30th August. Free to club
members. Contact Simon (email@example.com)
to book a place or obtain more details.
||Sorry to say the On Board youth Club for
Saturday 26th July has been
Social Saturday and the Start Windsurfing course
will run as planned
||Adult training course to
commence with a theory session on Tuesday 22 July
followed by practical sessions on Sat/Sun 26/27th
July and 2nd/3rd August. To book a place or
request more details please contact - Adult.Training@blithfield.org.uk
||Phantom & Solution Open meeting this week
Open Meeting page for NOR). Club races at
||Founders Cup -
congratulations to Matt Biggs & John Hackett
in their Merlin - full results here.
||Founders Cup & Regatta - Change to Notice
of Race - all races will be Handicap races.
||Summer Regatta on 21-22nd June - also
Founders Cup - see Notice
of Race for details of race times etc. - 5th
Race (16:00 on Sunday) will be a Pursuit Race.
||Next event CVDRA rally - see poster then our
Summer Regatta on 21-22nd June, we promise a
weekend of fun on and off the water!
||RYA Push The Boat Out on Saturday 17th May
Get your boat back on the water!
Come and have a go at Sailing or Windsurfing
Taster Sessions Available
||Laser Open - congratulations
to Craig Williamson from Staunton Harold who won
the Meeting. Also Paul Keeling who won the
Blithfield Laser Cup. - Results here
||K1 Midland Area Championship - congratulations
to Charley Chandler from Olton Mere who won the
first K1 Open Meeting to be held at Blithfield. Results here
||Osprey Inland Championships - congratulations
to Chris Gould & Nic Broomhall who took 5
straight wins to walk away as the 2014 Inland
Champions. Also to Gareth Caldwell & Jon
Gibbons who came in second. Results here - Y&Y
report here. - Ian's
unexpedited report here
||Open Day - Monday 5th May. - Download a poster
from here to display at your work place or
other suitable location.
||The Boat Whisperer - Steve
Cockerill will be at the club on Wednesday 26th
March - get some top tips to improve you
technique. More details to follow. (Steve's
||Blithfield Barrel - Congratulations
to Andy Davis and Tom Pygall - winners of the
2013-14 series. Full
results here. Going into the final race the
top 3 (Matt - Merlin, Taxi - Merlin, Gouldy -
Osprey) were on equal points! - Y&Y
here. - Photos online
||Blithfield Barrel - Last races of 2013-14
series this Sunday at 12:00 and 14:00hrs
sponsored by English
Braids - Notice
of Race here It even looks like there may be
a weather window between storms, and an orange
orb in the sky, fingers crossed anyway!
||Annual Dinner & Prize Giving - Saturday
8th March - details
here - 3 course meal and live music, promises to
be a great evening! You might may even be
taking home some prizeware!?
||Some 2014 dates for your diary:
Annual Dinner Saturday 8th March,
Summer Regatta 21-22nd June.
||Blithfield Barrel - results
for series - races 1 to 6 here. - Photos online here. -Y
& Y report here. Final two races on
Sunday 16th February.
||Boxing Day -
Pursuit race at 13:00 - Weather forecast looks
reasonable - Start times displayed on the
'Signing -on' board. Also available on Sailing page. After race
social - Mulled wine at the bar - bring some
mince pies etc.
||Winter Series - commencing Sunday 5th January
- At 12:00 it will be a Handicap race. At 14:00
it will be a 60 min Pursuit race (GP14 the
scratch boat). Start times displayed on the
'Signing -on' board. Also available on Sailing page.
||Blithfield Barrel -
results for races 1 to 4 here. (race 3
corrected) -- Y
& Y report here. - Photos
||Storm damage pictures now on Multimedia page
||Blithfield Barrel -
results so far here. - Y
& Y report now here. - Photos
online here. - Next race this Sunday
||Blithfield Barrel - 2013/14 event starts on
Sunday 10th November. Notice
of Race on Open Meeting page. Have a look at
preview. A sponsor for each week - be there
to be lucky.
||Sunday 27th October -
Clocks go back therefore Class races at 12:00
||Details of Laying-up
Supper - menu and other details available here
||Pictures from the Merlin Open have been added
to the Multimedia page.
||Congratulations to Richard Whitworth &
Alex Warren- winners of the Merlin Silver Tiller
- GKN Trophy. Full results here.
||Merlin Open this Sunday - 8th Sept. No club racing. - See Calendar for details of
||Congratutulations to Ian & Jon who won
the Wednesday night series.
||Triathlon this Sunday - those arriving for
the 12:00 race will find a lot more activity than
usual (Race times are as usual). You may wish to
allow a little extra time.
||Congratulations to Matt & John - winners
of the Founders Cup this year. Races 3-4-5
postponed from 23rd June due to high winds only
to be beset with almost the same conditions this
for the 5 race series here.
||Congratulations to Alan Skitt who won the KI
northern Championships last weekend. Y&Y
||The correct procedure for shortening
a race at the mark of a course is now
explained on the Sailing page.
||PSUK National Championships - Notice of Race
now available on Open Meeting
||Gallery fixed, we think, (not a bad effort on
crummy wifi in Central Asia).To
celebrate we've added photos from the Annual
Dinner - take a look here! Good luck to the
14 Blithfield Merlins who are competing at
Salcome Merlin week, we've got the biggest fleet
there - racing starts tomorrow! Follow
the results here
||Phantom Open - Congratulations to Ed Thomas
who beat ex-Blithfiled member Jim Hopton in a
classic 2:1 - 1:2 duel. Full
results here. Y&Y
||Phantom & Solution Open meeting this
Sunday - in conjunction with Club racing - race
start times as normal. Notice of Race on Open Meetings page
||CVRDA & Laser EPS weekend - report and
some lovely pictures from day
1 and day
2 on Y & Y. For full results see
Open Meetings page
to Gareth Caldwell who won the Bala Long distance
race at the weekend.
Y & Y report here.
||This weekend we are hosting a joint CVRDA
& Laser EPS Open meetings. Both are 2 day
events. Any club member with a boat built before
1985 is invited to take part in the CVRDA event.
is no restriction to club
sailing over the weekend. Sunday races are at
||Regatta this weekend.
Details of the kit available for the raft
building are now available
||Enterprise Inland Championships -
Congratulations to Russel Short & Jess Law
from Ogston. Y&Y
report here. There are some pictures on the
||Details of the Regatta are now available. The
timetable for the day can be found here.
Founders Cup race series will be over 2 days but
you will be able to qualify if you can only sail
on Sunday. Notice
of Race here.
||Congratulations to Cliff Milner from Cotswold
SC who scored 3 bullets to win the Supernova
Open. Best Blithfiled boat was Tom Chadfield in
his new boat. Full results here.
||Saundersfoot Coppet Week - Congratulations to
Gareth Caldwell (in his Int Canoe) who started
the week very badly but won the event and Chris
Martin with Matt Smith (in the Merlin) who came
second. Full results here.
Marin Bower & Bob Cartwright also represented
||Andy 'Taxi' Davis has added the Scottish Solo Championship
trophy to his 2012 National Solo Championship.
||Interested in how the Personal
Handicap Series is run? Find out more on
the Sailing page or go
direct to the file here.
||Mixed weather for the Laser
Open - from sunshine to a 50mph squall
at the end of race 3. Congratulations to Jonathan
Swain - results
here + Y&Y
||Adult training course to
start Tuesday 25th June. See the Training page for more
||Club Open Day on Monday 6th May.
Visitors welcome from 12:00 to 16:00hrs. If you
wish to try sailing (dinghy or windsurfing) you
will need you bring a change of clothes and some
soft footware. If the weather is sunny - bring
your lunch and picnic on the lawn. Refreshments
available. Find us here.
Please follow these directions - it is easier
than trying to negotiate the lanes.
||Osprey Welsh & Midland Champs -
congratulations to Richard & Mark - Results
and report on Y&Y here
||Osprey Welsh & Midland Champs - Day 1 -
Ian said that he & Martin had a relaxing sail
- can they keep it so relaxed tomorrow? Day
||There are changes to the Sunday 12:00 series
for 2013. Details here
||Further details about the Osprey Open
meeting hog roast can be found here.
for Sunday 24th March - due
to snow conditions at the club
||Blithfield Barrel - The RYA racing rules
committee have found in favour of the Race
Committee with regard to the protest that was
lodged in December 2012. The results have been
amended and can be seen here
- final results (provisional) here, well done
to the first ever Fireball victory by Tom Gillard
& Simon Potts. Another excellent report
||Final 2 races of 2012-13 Barrel series this
Sunday. Forecast looks good.
for Sunday 20th January
||Annual Dinner and Prize Giving - Organise
your fleet to fill a table or two - Black tie
optional - Saturday 23rd Feb at 18:30hrs for
19:00hrs - tickets ?0 - full details here
||Latest Barrel Results here, thankfully
the wind filled in (a bit anyway)! Creation Covers ?0 voucher
won by Steve Watson. Photos
in the gallery. Report on Y&Y
||Latest Barrel Results here, that was a
bit windy wasn't it? Creation Covers 'man-bag'
won by Paul Keeling! Report on Y&Y Photos
in the gallery.
||Christmas Party next Saturday
8th Dec 14:30 till 17:00
||Rules Night next Thursday 29th
Nov at 19:00hrs
||Full Barrel Results here from
rounds 1&2 here Photos
here. Report here.
||Its SUPER SUNDAY! Barrel entry
form now online. Well done to 2012 Osprey Inland Champions
- Chris Gould and Nick Broomhall who won at
Rutland at the weekend.
||The Laying Up Supper is on 10th November -
details in the Clubhouse and then the 2012/13 Barrel begins on 11th
November, 9th December, 13th January, 17th
February. Starts are at 12:00 and 14:00hrs. It
could be massive this winter!
||Good luck to our 2 teams at the Endeavour
Trophy this weekend!!!
||Merlin Inlands results here.
|Great Mega party!! 56 boats, Mr
Whitworth won, but a shame the wind was playing
around all weekend! Report here. Photos
||Winners of Merlin Rocket National
Championship - Triangle Team Trophy (Taxi 2nd,
Matt 10th, Pottsy 16th). Can they complete the
set at the Inlands on 15/16th
||Andy 'Taxi' Davis has added the Solo National Championship
trophy to his 2012 collection! Also a pat on the
back for Pete Matthews, who started at Blithfield
and has crewed to 1st in the RS200 Eurocup.
(also - Weather station fixed
and crashed again)
||Well done to Gareth Caldwell and Jon Gibbons
who won the 2012 Osprey National
Championship at Parkstone Yacht Club they won
two races but only secured the championship in
the last race after a teriffic comeback!
open results online. Well done to the Blithfield
Merlins - 14 of us went to Salcome week with our
top 3 sailors picking up the Dracycote Salver
(Normally the reserve of Hollingworth or
Cookham). (Taxi 3rd, Matt 9th and Pottsy 10th)
. Also Tim returned with the Buckden Bowl
(highest placed boat 20 -30 years old). To
celebrate, the weather station
page has also started working again. Hoorah!!
||Notice to Visitors - it is
required that all visiting boats & trolleys
are washed on arrival.
Please allow extra time when bringing a boat to
use the hose and brushes on the entrance drive.