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Winter Series (Day 7) Back with a Bang

Day 7 in the Winter Series welcomed the return of some erstwhile absentee skippers. With six in the fleet racing proved competitive, though light winds hampered the progress of some. John Sharman (GBR 428), back after a lengthy absence stamped his mark on the day with admirable authority taking the first 7 guns and 9 out of a possible 11wins in total. Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) looked to have recovered from a disastrous start to the day by taking the first 2 wins after lunch but soon slipped back down the fleet and finished 2nd overall with Richard Whittle (GBR 801) securing the 3rd spot. It is encouraging to see the fleet standard rise every day, evidenced by noting that the last four positions

Winter Series (Day 5) Fresh talent

The day brought unusual yet unchallenging winds. Less than 24 hours after storms and floods had threatened the east coast, Burwain enjoyed B rig breezes that soon dropped to A rig zephyrs. Only 3 skippers (the diehards) turned out today. Just as well as they were able to devote more time to two new interested parties. Welcome to Andy Wilson who from next week will be our latest skipper owner and to Louise Thomas. Yes boys. A woman! Sailing an RC Laser!

Winter Series (Day 4) The Gloves Are Off

A remarkable days racing. With more wind than forecast, tho' still on A rigs, 5 skippers took to the water. All skippers elected to jettison the handicap system, used for the last two race days, and to start together. Whether it was Excess Alcohol, Christmas Turkey or New Years Resolutions we'll never know, but the skippers usually near the back of the fleet in 2016 have all magically found new speed for 2017. Glyn Howson, absent, for the last couple of months, was back with impact scoring 2nds and 3rds consistently. Fran Fairclough took two impressive 2nds and Peter Hilton has clearly benefited from the break, returning with considerably increased speed. The gloves are now most definitely o

Burwain RC Lasers

Reedymoor Lane, Foulridge, Colne,
Lancashire, BB8 7LJ