Autumn Series (Day 10)

A tremendous days sailing, yet again with a record 9 club registered skippers turning out for this, the final day of a hotly contested series. It was agreed by all to start on B rigs as the wind appeared reasonably constant and the waves fairly choppy. We were blest with moderate wind throughout the day, making for fast sailing and some great races. Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) took control at the start of the day with 4 emphatic wins but then went on to lose 3 out of the remaining 8 races. It was enough, however, to guarantee him an overall win for the day. Behind, a tremendous tussle for second place developed between Graham Waugh (GBR 76) and Richard Whittle (GBR 801). Graham eventually secured

Autumn Series (Day 9)

The long awaited Area Championships returned to Burwain. Once again the number of visitors was disappointing, with only Eric Austwick (GBR 644, Fleetwood RC Lasers) making the journey down the M65 to our lake. The weather looked grim with fine cold drizzle and very light breezes promising to be the norm for the day ahead. At 1100hrs we paid our respects in silence to the fallen, and from then on the gloves were off! As if by magic the winds slowly picked up race by race and by race 4 A rigs were changed to B and the sun was shining. 12 races were sailed in all, with John Sharman (GBR 428) - the first time we had seen him all season - reminding us that he still knows what he's doing. 9 wins a

Autumn Series (Day 8) Waugh rules the day

With Christmas less than 8 weeks weeks away it was hard to imagine a more pleasant sailing day. Mild weather (A rigs all the way) and occasional bursts of sunshine made a superb setting for the contest. Graham Waugh, who returned to sweep the board with 10 wins from12 after a prolonged absence two weeks ago, today arrived with similar intent. Taking 5 wins, together with top 3 finishes in all races except one was good enough to claim yet another overall 1st place. Superb reading of difficult wind discrepancies set him apart from the rest of the fleet. Hugo Chandor and Richard Whittle and secured the 2nd and 3rd place spots. Lunchtime proved to be extremely productive, (besides having the opp

Burwain RC Lasers

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