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Monday, 31 December 2012

Yeadon get Brass Monkeys

Well done to Harriet, first Yeadon boat at the recent Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey. 
Conditions were fairly wild and very cold. The event was a major one in the national sailing calender with 120 + entries, though in the conditions only about 80 boats ventured out on to the water.
In a great turn out by Yeadon's Juniors, Will and Matthew braved the conditions in a borrowed  Feva but retired from the first race after a period capized in the cold water. Luke, and Andrew, decided not to sail their RS200 and Luke jumped into a friend's Radial and tried the conditions out but went for the early bath option to warm up. Harriet sat out the first race but completed the second race when conditions were a little better.
The adult Yeadon sailors were missing from the water but there were a good number of spectators from Yeadon with Jo, John and Cathy and Rachel and I, amongst others and it was good to see the likes of Pete S, Neil A, Helen and John and Adam in the Club House.  

It didn't look inviting !
Harriet in the second race (sorry it's blurred - cold hands !)

Spectating in the shelter of the Club House

Well done to YDSC in hosting the event, it all seemed to go very well !
See the video on the Y & Y website for a taster of the conditions, and a demonstration of some super heavy weather sailing by the Fireball world champion Tom Gillard from Sheffield (it's the boat with the black mainsail !) 

Let's hope for better conditions tomorrow for the New Years Day Race and Fuddle !

Friday, 21 December 2012

Winter Update

With the final race of the current sailing season almost upon us I thought that this would be a good opportunity to remind you that just because it is the winter, activities at Yeadon haven't finished. Our winter social programme is now ready to be published and we look forward to you joining us for some of the following events.

Yeadon Sailing Club Winter Social Programme 2013

Tuesday 1st January
Join us for a New Year Fuddle and “Commodores Bottle Race” @ Yeadon Sailing Club.
Racing on Yeadon Tarn starts at 12pm
Fuddle in the clubhouse from 1pm
All welcome – sailors and none sailors; the more the merrier.
Please bring something to eat and drink to share for the fuddle.

Saturday 2nd February
Laying-Up Supper and Annual Prize Giving
7pm Yarnbury Rugby Club
Tickets £14 adults, £8 children, £35 family
We intend to have a raffle on the night - any donations of prizes would be very welcome.
Get your tickets from Jo Lee email commodore@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk Friday 26th January.

Wednesday 27th February 7pm
Racing Rules Talk – Get ready for the 2013 sailing season.
Learn, update or refresh your knowledge of the racing rules ready for the new sailing season with highlights to the 2013 – 2016 changes.
Followed by a Pie and Pea Supper
The new rules book will be available to buy if you aren’t lucky enough to get one in your Christmas stocking.
Please let Jo Lee know if you intend to come so that we can organise the correct number of pies.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and good wishes for the New Year.

Jo Lee