Once again the sun shone and with the high tide coinciding with the race starts, the full extent of the Kinsbridge Estuary was available to OODs Graham and Tessa Pike for racing and the course was nicely set with a hard beat to Blackstone into a very fresh but gusty sea breeze, followed by a run to Yalton and trips to Frogmore and Gerston before heading back to the finishing line where the sea breeze had met the pressure wind causing some frustration and confusion.
Published 12:10 on 31 Jul 2019
A great evening was had last night in the Yacht Club with Zoe Ballantyne and an expert panel of experienced Salcombe sailors - encouraging an attentive young audience to read the topography of this beautiful estuary and anticipate some of the fascinating wind bends and swirling currents that occur. Zoe's overall top tip when sailing in Salcombe is never to give up because all who sail here know that the fleet can be turned inside
Published 11:28 on 6 May 2019
After a delayed start due to cancellation of racing due to Storm Gareth the previous weekend, the Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series finally got underway on Saturday 23 rd March. Race Officer Simon Ballantine set a beat and running course between Crossways and Blackstone on what was one of the lowest tides for several years. Despite pessimistic forecasts, there was sufficient North in the wind direction to allow powered up sitting out on
Published 12:08 on 27 Mar 2019
Another clear blue sky and an encouragingly healthy northeaster greeted the many sore heads after a big night in the club with Nick the Fish belting out the tunes. Red v Blue flights. Course 3,M.3 With reasonable pressure all the way up to Crossways, the fleet lined up early hoping to hold position. However, the start of the weather going flood caught out five boats including Nick Charles
Published 18:31 on 9 Jul 2018