Sailing into May with Exe SC

09:34 15 May 2014

The younger sailors got out on the estuary for the start of the junior race training sessions run by the Exe Sailing Club on Frida evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2346-18-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

The younger sailors got out on the estuary for the start of the junior race training sessions run by the Exe Sailing Club on Frida evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2346-18-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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The season is now well under way and our Sailability Hawk dayboat has been out with those who are less able, several times, WRITES Rex Frost.

The new yacht training scheme is also well under way, with the first group of competent crew candidates, finishing their training with a voyage to Dartmouth last weekend, writes Rex Frost.

On the international scene, Artemis Academy rookie Sam Matson sailed well in the Concarneau race last week, coming in 11th. He was well up the list and close on the heels of the more seasoned French yachtsmen who make up the bulk of the highly competitive Figaro circuit. I’m sure there will be lots more about Sam in the next months. Ben Cornish, from Budleigh, who is sailing his first season in the Finn class was competing in the Finn Europeans in La Rochelle. After three days he was lying 24th out of 101 which was very creditable sailing and after five days finished 30th, having suffered some gear failure.

The bank holiday weekend saw two sets of dinghy races with a small fleet on the Saturday. Bob and Colette Horlock won both trio races with Guy Farrant and Marilyn Booker coning second each time also. For the handicap fleet, Les Arscott won both and Rob Jones in his Blaze took both seconds while Nick Pearce trailed, still getting the hang of his RS100. For the Monday race, a King Cup, saw Iain Horlock take the honours with Chris Rhodes close behind, in a fleet of 15. The Wednesday night King Cup saw blustery conditions as the fleet set off down river, bunching up at No10 buoy. What with shallow water and tide on the mark, there was a lot of barging and bumping around the mark and a number of 720s were required. In the brisk conditions there were a number of capsizes and those who stayed clear and made least mistakes did well. In the competition so far, Chris Rhodes/Les Arscott are at the top.

The cruisers only raced on Tuesday due to the tide and it was a gusty evening. The Fast fleet course started with a long beat towards Langstone cliff and Martin Minter (Maybee) reached the windward mark first, followed by Malcolm Lynn (Nemesis). On the tight reach to No2 buoy spinnakers only just stayed set in the gusts and those who could hold them made up places. The reach back to Safe Water was lively with some waves and crews were kept busy coping. By the next windward mark Chris Rhodes had caught most of the fleet and so had Stuart Hills, despite ripping a spinnaker. With the wind shifting, carrying kites to No2 was scary and most were dropped and did not reappear before the end. A great nights sailing and excellent crew training. For full results go to; www.exe-sailing-club. org

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