Roundabout Race; a first for Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club, Sunday 20th July

Pete Lee and Steve Bingham got their timing just right to sail to a clear win in the Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club’s inaugural “Roundabout Race” on the Ouse at Naburn on Sunday. Unlike all other types of yacht racing, this is only against the clock but with a twist. Compared by some to Formula One Grand Prix qualifying, for the serious sailor it is designed not only to test boat speed but the helmsman’s skill in judging best course direction, (you can sail the course in either direction… try that in F1 qualifying!), the best wind and weather conditions and river traffic, anytime over a five hour “window”.

With only have one opportunity to do a race lap, judging the moment is critical. With virtually no wind in the first hour, most of the fleet set off then, most choosing to sail upstream first, but two going down river. This proved to be to be the wrong decision with Ian & Margaret Purkis being carried away from the course by the current for many minutes close to Naburn lock.

Neil Botham went upstream and posted the best time initially only to be pipped for second later by less than half a minute by Larry Gray and his crew Keith Cooper. Pete Lee held back, waiting for a rain storm to pass which killed the wind, bringing everyone on the water to a standstill. Once it had cleared a gentle breeze set in and Pete took his moment. Going upstream first and despite being the last to finish, race organiser and timekeeper Andrew Holmes confirmed what the spectators anticipated, Pete and Steve had set the fastest time and win in style.

Overall result: Time (corrected on PY handicap)

1st Peter Lee and Steve Bingham (Enterprise) 1hr 32mins 14secs

2nd Larry Gray & Keith Cooper (Enterprise) 1hr 57mins 9secs

3rd Neil Botham (Streaker) 1hr 57mins 33secs

4th Peter Rawson & Fran Hyett (Enterprise) 2hr 8mins 55secs

5th Ian & Margaret Purkis (National 12) 2hr 53mins 24secs

6th Vince & Fiona Phillips (National 12) Rtd.

Open Day – Sunday 15th June 12:00 to 17:00

For everyone interested in learning to sail, the Club is a recognised Royal Yachting Association Training Centre and offers great, low cost, local introduction to sailing and seamanship skills, leading to recognised qualifications. As well as sailing boats, the Club is open to members with all forms of boating interests from rowing and motorised dinghies, kayaks and canoes to larger sailing and motor cruisers, having its own riverside moorings.

June. Members will welcome visitors and show them round. Weather permitting there will be opportunities to go “on-the-water” under sail and begin go get to “know the ropes”. Just bring a change of clothes and towel; everything else is provided. RYA “Taster” certificates will be provided to everyone who gives it a try. Free introduction to the use of the safety “Kill-Cord” on outboard engines will be provided for everyone interested. There’s a special membership offer on the day - sign up for one of our training courses and get next year’s membership free!

Simply turn up at the Club from midday on Sunday and enjoy boating, or simply the riverside. Why not bring your picnic to enjoy on the Club lawn or pay a visit to the delightful Blacksmiths Arms village pub just up Ferry Lane, yards from the Club?

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Bright sunshine and gusty winds for 2014 “Naburn Paddle” at Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club

After the fun of Team Racing the previous evening, barbecue and live music, the N12 fleet gathered for the serious business of the Naburn Paddle 2014. Race 1 and it was Bernard and Eli Clark in N2149 Xanthus who set the pace following an early, albeit very brief, lead by Ian Purkis & Beatrice Overend in N1483 My Little Margie. Once clear, Bernard and Ellie stretched their lead to what looked like an easy win. Philip David and Alexander Phillips in N2545 Little Meg followed them home with Ed and Tom Storey in their wing-ruddered, double bottomed N 3514 Elise in third.

Race 2 and now, with the wind strengthening, it was Philip David’s turn to lead the fleet but following several spectacular capsizes, pitching first Brian Herring and Ros Stevenson into the Ouse and then Will Mitchell and Lois Spender in, the latter getting N3479 Not Another Aardvark ‘s mast caught fast under a moored cruiser, the safety boat crews had their work cut out. Ed Storey was now going better too, coming home second.

In the final race, a now depleted fleet saw Philip David lose control and be forced into retirement allowing Vince and Dan Phillips to come home winners, followed again by Ed and Tom. However, with one discard allowed, Philip David, with his second and first places, won overall. Bernard Clark from Ripon Sailing Club was second overall with Ed Storey third. With Vintage boats taking the top two places, a proposal was made at the prize-giving for a future special category award for the highest place double bottomed boat! Such is sailing on the Ouse at Naburn!

Full Result:

1st N2545 Little Meg Philip David and Alexander Phillips
2nd N2149 Xanthus Bernard and Ellie Clark
3rd N3514 Elise Ed and Tom Storey
4th N2531 Invasion Vince and Dan Phillips
5th N3216 Twice Shy Neil McInnes and Matt Foster
6th N3331 Gollum Simon and Tom Moss
7th N1483 My Little Margie Ian Purkis and Beatrice Overend
8th N1673 Lets Go Brian Herring and Ros Stevenson
9th N3479 Not Another Aardvark Will Mitchell and Lois Spender
10th N2589 Mary Deare Brian Miatt and Margaret Purkis

Team Racing returns to Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club

IMAG_0093_1 IMAG_0094_1Despite dreadful weather for most of the day and a postponed start, Saturday 6th the first YOSC Team Race this century get underway, albeit with a near windless, drifting start. Taking over 20 minutes to complete lap 1 the entire Gold Team of N2545 Philip David and Alexander Phillips, N2531 Vince and Dan Phillips and N3331 Simon and Tom Moss were all caught by the lack of wind at the Club mark with the river current drifting them downstream away from the course. Their predicament allowed the leading Streaker of Neil Botham (Red team) to round the mark, just as the wind filled in, grabbing the overall lead. It wasn’t long before Simon and Tom, first of the Gold Team to recover, gave chase and by lap 2 had taken the lead. They extended this but with the forecast wind and weather improvement, the rest of the Gold Team gradually hauled them in. Further down the fleet Larry Gray and Keith Cooper in the leading Enterprise for the Red Team had a tangle at the Club Mark with Neil McInnes and Beatrice Overend sailing N1483 for the Blue Team, resulting in Larry making several attempts, (following local sailing instructions), to re-round the mark and do his penalty turns. This proved to be the “Champagne moment” of the race with the assembled spectators bursting into popular, if not-so-rapturous, applause!

More drama followed with the closing stages and the leading pair of Philip and Alex, Vince and Dan incredibly close and coming up to the finish, it was just Philip who broke the line first to win individual line honours. However both he and Vince were recorded with identical times. As the overall team result was to be determined by Race Officer, Ian Purkis and AOD, Fiona Phillips, there followed a brief interlude with PY handicaps and calculator and, on corrected times, an amazing 3-way tie with Philip & Alex, Vince and Dan and Neil Botham all tied on identical corrected times! However with the support of Simon & Tom the Gold Team were declared winners and presented with the handsome YOSC Team Race Trophy.

An hour later and the competitors, YOSC members and guests enjoyed a beautiful early summer evening of blue skies and barbecue rounded off with a live music provided by the Joe and Emily duo in the Clubhouse. Special thanks to all who sailed, those who supported the event, including Nick Merriam & Andrew Holmes who came to assist preparations, despite the appalling weather earlier!

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National Twelve racing June 2014

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Team Racing June 2014

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Team Racing returns to Yorkshire Ouse SC

Despite dreadful weather for most of the day and a postponed start, Saturday 6th June 2014 saw the first YOSC Team Race this century get underway, albeit with a near windless, drifting start. Taking over 20 minutes to complete lap 1 the entire Gold Team of N2545 Philip David and Alexander Phillips, N2531 Vince and Dan Phillips and N3331 Simon and Tom Moss were all caught by the lack of wind at the Club mark with the river current drifting them downstream away from the course. Their predicament allowed the leading Streaker of Neil Botham (Red team) to round the mark, just as the wind filled in, grabbing the overall lead. It wasn’t long before Simon and Tom, first of the Gold Team to recover, gave chase and by lap 2 had taken the lead. They extended this but with the forecast wind and weather improvement, the rest of the Gold Team gradually hauled them in. Further down the fleet Larry Gray and Keith Cooper in the leading Enterprise for the Red Team had a tangle at the Club Mark with Neil McInnes and Beatrice Overend sailing N1483 for the Blue Team, resulting in Larry making several attempts, (following local sailing instructions), to re-round the mark and do his penalty turns. This proved to be the “Champagne moment” of the race with the assembled spectators bursting into popular, if not-so-rapturous, applause!

 

More drama followed with the closing stages and the leading pair of Philip and Alex, Vince and Dan incredibly close and coming up to the finish, it was just Philip who broke the line first to win individual line honours. However both he and Vince were recorded with identical times. As the overall team result was to be determined by Race Officer, Ian Purkis and AOD, Fiona Phillips, there followed a brief interlude with PY handicaps and calculator and, on corrected times, an amazing 3-way tie with Philip & Alex, Vince and Dan and Neil Botham all tied on identical corrected times! However with the support of Simon & Tom the Gold Team were declared winners and presented with the handsome YOSC Team Race Trophy.

 

An hour later and the competitors, YOSC members and guests enjoyed a beautiful early summer evening of blue skies and barbecue rounded off with a live music provided by the Joe and Emily duo in the Clubhouse. Special thanks to all who sailed, those who supported the event, including Nick Merriam & Andrew Holmes who came to assist preparations, despite the appalling weather earlier!

Bright sunshine and gusty winds for 2014 “Naburn Paddle” at Yorkshire Ouse SC

 After the fun of Team Racing the previous evening, barbecue and live music, the N12 fleet gathered for the serious business of the Naburn Paddle 2014.

Race 1 and it was Bernard and Eli Clark in N2149 Xanthus  who set the pace following an early, albeit very brief, lead by Ian Purkis & Beatrice Overend in N1483 My Little Margie. Once clear, Bernard and Ellie stretched their lead to what looked like an easy win. Philip David and Alexander Phillips in N2545 Little Meg followed them home with Ed and Tom Storey in their wing-ruddered, double bottomed N 3514 Elise in third.

Race 2 and now, with the wind strengthening, it was Philip David’s turn to lead the fleet but following several spectacular capsizes, pitching first Brian Herring and Ros Stevenson into the Ouse and then Will Mitchell and Lois Spender in, the latter getting N3479 Not Another Aardvark ‘s  mast caught fast under a moored cruiser, the safety boat crews had their work cut out. Ed Storey was now going better too, coming home second.

In the final race, a now depleted fleet saw Philip David lose control and be forced into retirement allowing Vince and Dan Phillips to come home winners, followed again by Ed and Tom.

However, with one discard allowed, Philip David, with his second and first places, won overall. Bernard Clark from Ripon Sailing Club was second overall with Ed Storey third. With Vintage boats taking the top two places, a proposal was made at the prize-giving for a future special category award for the highest place double bottomed boat! Such is sailing on the Ouse at Naburn!

 

 

Open Day – Sunday 15 June

The club Open Day will this year be held on Sunday 15 June, from 12 to 5pm

This is a great opportunity to showcase the club to a wider audience, raise our profile and attract new members!!

If you are able to help , please do let me know – we need all club members to volunteer to run a successful day.

Please also advertise the open day amongst your neighbours , friends and colleagues

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

Fiona Phillips

 

 

Summer BBQ with live music 7 June

On the evening of  Saturday 7 June Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club will hold its Summer BBQ on the club Lawn. This year we will be entertained with live music.

This event will take place straight after the Team Race, at 7.30pm

 

You don’t have to be a member to attend – Family and Friends will be very welcome.

Can we please ask anyone who wishes to come to let Ian Purkis know – we can then cater accordingly!

 

So – we will provide food, beverages, fun and games, great music and the best view from a sailing club – what’s not to love?