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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Streaker/Solo Open Sunday 26th of September



A cloudy, cool day with a northerly wind, gusting Force 4/5. A good turnout of boats, with 5 visitors and 8 home contestants who competed alongside the two Solo contestants.

Race 1.Nick Lovell, who had travelled all the way from Kings Lynn, got off to a wonderful start, and held that lead throughout the race. David Butler, from Welton, trailed him all the way to the finish line, but could not catch him. Yeadon’s John Goodyear established himself in third place for two laps, with Chris Wright from Ripon on his tail. But Peter Tyerman from Pennine was gaining ground (or water) rapidly, and took a well earned third place.

Race 2.The wind veered, and lessened somewhat. Peter Tyerman had a better start, and behind him a duel began between David and Nick, with Nick gradually achieving second place, and eventually forging his way into the lead, which he then held. David had to accept second place, with Pe
ter in third.

Race 3.The wind then backed, a Yeadon prerogative, and making our visitors think hard. Nick and David established themselves first and second from start to finish. S.J. Chilton from Yorks Ouse fought bravely into third position, only to be overtaken by Peter, who kept that place until the finish.


11541Lovell NickOuse Amateur

21618Butler DavidWelton

31586Tyerman PeterPennine

41374Wright ChrisRipon

51470Goodyear JohnYeadon

61481Southall John “
71527Beard Dennis “

81621Chilton S. J.Yorkshire Ouse

91482Hattersley TimYeadon

101367Smith Trevor “

111597Crossland Rob “

121471Metcalfe Paul

131563Hinks David “

Race Officer Howard Chadwick

Domestic Report

As is often the case, the heroic efforts of our local heroes often go unsung, eclipsed by the necessity of formulating our Race Reports for national exposure, mainly for the benefit of our most welcome visitors, who are often almost full time sailors.

So what happened at the back of the Fleet?

The star was without question John Goodyear, who, in a borrowed boat, achieved 5th place throughout the three races. What a pity we had visitors!

Denis Beard showed great promise, until he tried to jibe his boat like an Enterprise. He must enter again next year, and be more careful.

John Southall, in spite of his great age, showed great consistency, and came 6th. It’s time he sold that Laser.

Tim Hattersley started off very well, but lost ground as the wind abated.

Trevor Smith was also very consistent, a bit like Ben Ainsley.

Paul Metcalfe was also very persistent, but perhaps the initial gusty conditions did not suit him.

Rob Crossland started off nicely, had a bit of a rest in the second race, but attacked the third with renewed energy.

And David Hinks was just settling down to it in the second race, then perhaps fatigue prevented him from doing all three.

The most significant feature was that most of our local lads were not proper Streakers, but sailing in borrowed boats, and so must be congratulated on their performances, even if they were coerced into entering, at great cost!
Well done, Chaps!

The Solo Open was once again poorly supported. This year it clashed with the Northern Series meeting at Leigh. Our one visitor, this year from Hollingworth SC, gave Bill Wilson some good competition until he capsized in the first race. The flukey winds after that were not kind to him.

Bill retains the Solo cup for the third year running. Peter Appleby came third having sailed only two of the three races.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Blue-green algae warning

Traces of blue-green algae have been located in the tarn. Although there is no indication that the levels are dangerous, tests have been conducted to ascertain whether the tarn is safe to use. The results will be published once they have been received. Please consult the YSC website for further information.

Please follow standard procedures when using the tarn:

Avoid swimming in the water.
Avoid drinking the water.
Wash your hands before consuming food & drink, and wash them after you have finished on the water.

If you feel unwell following activities on or near the water please consult a health professional and notify a member of the committee. If you have any concerns or have a medical condition which may increase the risk then please do not use the tarn until the all clear has been given.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Neil McInnes is to be given RYA Volunteer Award for Lifetime Commitment to the Sport of Sailing

It has recently been announced by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) that Neil McInnes – Sailing Coach at Yeadon Sailing Club – is to be awarded an RYA Volunteer Award for Lifetime Commitment to the sport of sailing.
The RYA Volunteer awards are the MBE's of the sailing world and recognise outstanding contributions made by volunteers throughout the UK. The award will be presented by the RYA President, HRH The Princess Royal, at an awards ceremony to be held in London in November.

Neil’s award is in recognition of his long term contribution to the training and development of sailors at Yeadon Sailing Club. Through his commitment Neil has encouraged many people to take up sailing and the training that he provides enables new members to quickly reach a degree of competence that allows them to feel confident and enjoy sailing on the tarn and participating in club races.

Most especially through Neil’s encouragement and enthusiasm many of our juniors have quickly progressed from learning to sail, to racing, to competing in regional, national and international competitions. This year five of our juniors qualified for regional and national training squads and competed at National, European and World Championship level.

Neil has been YSC Sailing Coach since 1997 and over that time has taught many people to sail and race. He has made a significant contribution to the sport of sailing in this region and the award is well deserved.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Working Party / Junior Training / Get new members out on the water / Racing / Free Sailing Session / Barbeque / Social Evening

Dear All, just a quick reminder about this Saturday – It’s going to be a busy one !!

From 10 am please come down for a working party to help tidy up the club and the grounds or help Gerard with the bacon butties !

The juniors, from 12.00, can legally escape the work party as we are running a Junior Training session 12 till 2, so it would be good to see lots of you down for that showing the Adults how well you can sail.

In the afternoon we will be holding the afternoon races at 2.30 and 4.00 as normal, with the last Junior Race of the season incorporated into the 2.30 race. With the afternoon’s races what we want to do is get members who have previously just sailed on Tuesday Nights teamed up with other members and take part in the racing so come down and get out on the water !.

After racing we shall leave the safety boat out so if anybody wants to have a free sailing session they can do while we shall get the barbeques fired up. So bring down something to cook for tea and we shall a social evening too !

See you there !!!!!!!!!