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Winter Series (Day 6)

Somehow the day still had a holiday feel to it. 9 skippers turned out (to include a welcome guest - Rob from Skelmersdale) and a course was set to cater for the fluctuating wind strengths. Either a 'triangle and a sausage', or just a 'triangle' were used almost alternately to cater for the vagaries of the conditions. Graham Waugh (GBR 76) sent out a declaration of intent by arriving late, throwing on an A rig (with no time to test it) and thrashing the rest of the fleet in the first race - all of whom had opted for the B. We all prayed for an increase in the wind but prayers were apparently unanswered and by the third race all skippers had also opted for the A rig. One of those days. Within

Winter Series (Day 5) It's Christmas!!!

It would be hard to choose what had been the best moments of the inaugural BRCL Christmas Handicap event. The writing was on the wall that we were in for an event with a difference. No fewer than 9 Burwain skippers turned out (the best turn out of the year). With the addition of Eric Austwick who, once again, made the journey across from Fleetwood, we were in double figures on the start line. The clubhouse took on a festive atmosphere with a large table that soon became laden with contributions for a post racing party. Mice pies, Christmas cake, presents, crackers, games all arrived seemingly from nowhere as skippers clearly had decided to bring more than just their boats. We even had Christ

Winter Series (Day 4)

Two of Burwains' regular fleet chose to race in the final heat of the Northern Area Championships held at Southport. Those that stayed to earn valuable points in the Winter Series were disappointed to have the races cancelled due to a total lack of wind. No luck there then! In contrast the two that left Burwains doldrums earned the club yet more honours with their results on the day securing both 1st (John Sharman) and 2nd (Hugo Chandor) place finishes for the entire series. Burwain strikes again!

Winter Series Day 3

What a tough start! The seven intrepid skippers who turned out to compete were perhaps fortunate that, by the time they were ready to enjoy their lunch, their jaws were not inextricably locked. There was much gritting and gnashing of teeth in the morning races largely down to the positioning of an uncommonly bright sun and a reluctance to sail on the far side of the lake. The result was a decision to sail round a course avoiding the sun but starting on the run. It is testament to the improved standard of the fleet that the problems were caused by the entire fleet arriving at the leeward mark at exactly the same time again and again. The problem was eventually solved by turning the downwind m

Winter Series (Day 2) Combined with Northern Area Championship.

Burwain, once again, hosted the Northern Area Championship Open Meeting and combined it with Day 2 of their own Winter Series. The weather did not disappoint. All skippers (9 turned out) expressed surprise at the light breeze on offer at the start of the day; the forecast had predicted winds of 20 - 30mph. A rigs were chosen for warm ups but by the time the first race was started all had changed to B rigs. After less than an hour the winds kicked in causing a scramble for C rigs with some opting for D to avoid the inevitable submarining brought about by having an overpowered boat. Our two visiting skippers, Eric Austwick and Tony Wilson (Fleetwood MYPBC) enjoyed good results on unfamiliar wa

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