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Another date for BRCL

Burwain RC Lasers has been invited to host yet another day of racing for the Northern District RC Laser Championship. June 4th is the latest date for your diaries. A chance to pit your racing skills against the many of the best RC Laser skippers in the North West. Don't miss it.

Spring series (Day 3) Things are hotting up

A wonderful days sailing was enjoyed by the 4 skippers who arrived expecting to employ their A rigs. Within the first 10 minutes of testing it was apparent that B rigs would be the order of the day and later a change down to the smaller C rig became essential. A new course was set to encompass two reaches on the return leg toward the downwind mark. This was testing for all. Tremendous close racing was again the order of the day with spectacular results from all skippers over a record 15 races sailed despite the BSC Pursuit Race being held for the dinghys that needed access to our windward mark. Congratulations to the newest fleet member Graham Waugh (GBR 476) who, as predicted in last weeks

Spring Series (Day 2) Spring surprises ...

Five skippers braved the elements today. The approach from the car park to the clubhouse gave a clear indication of the day ahead. Water from the reservoir overspill smashed loudly into the gulley with a roar one might have associated with a sizeable waterfall. Wind and rain combined to make conditions extremely challenging for all. Peter Hilton gamely launched the rescue boat and set a course designed to enable skippers to sail from within the clubhouse and yet still enjoy perfect viewing. Despite some running repairs, par for the course in such ferocious conditions, 8 races were completed with skippers usually opting to gybe instead of tack toward any windward marks. Doubtless the reward f

Spring Series (Day 1) Oh for a Camera

An extraordinary day with the fleet variously using B or the smaller C rigs. An improved turn out saw 5 boats on the start line and the use of a staggered start. The rewards of guaging the start times correctly brought tremendous finishes, In one race after another we had either two or sometimes three boats cross the line together making it virtually impossible to determine the winners without a camera and computer replays.

Burwain to host 2017 Championships

RC Laser National Championships (Poole 2016) Photo: Mike Millard / Yachts and Yachting Big dates for all Burwain RCL skippers: July 2nd: Burwain are to host racing for both the National TT (Travellers Trophy) and the Northern District Championship. This should be a great event and will hopefully draw several skippers from around the country. It's your last chance to get valuable practice before the nationals (see below). July 8th / 9th: National Championships to be hosted by W. Lancs Yacht Club at Southport, Lancs. August 13th: Northern District Championship

Winter Series (Day 12) ... and finally

The winter series has finally come to a close. With suitably cold winds to greet the intrepid faithful 10 races settled the series. B rigs were the order of the day with, as the wind dropped, A rigs chosen for the last 3 races. A staggered start was introduced by the 3rd race with tremendous ensuing results. Both Peter Hilton (GBR 034) and Fran Fairclough (GBR 701) starting ahead habitually led the fleet for most, if not all of the race. Struggling to catch up, with occasional successes, were Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) and Richard Whittle (GBR 801). By the end of the day it was generally agreed by all that our boats had been sabotaged with magnets that responded to the waves emanating from the w

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