Exe SC success for Andrew and Caroline McAusland in their Trio

11:08 01 May 2014

The younger sailors got out on the estuary for the start of the junior race training sessions run by the Exe Sailing Club on Frida evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2344-18-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

The younger sailors got out on the estuary for the start of the junior race training sessions run by the Exe Sailing Club on Frida evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 2344-18-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Archant

The holiday weekend saw some lovely sailing conditions for Exe S C, writes Rex Frost.

Saturday afternoon saw a mixed group of Trios and others brave the waves of the swash-way to race in calmer conditions at sea, watched over by Nick Coombes and Brian Collo.

With the wind shifting and lightening, the course had to be moved about and was shortened several times to keep the races to time.

The light conditions suited the RS400 of Rhodes and Arscott who were continually making huge gains while the 200 of Anne and Mike Way, seemed to suffer all the wind shifts.

The small Lasers of Charlie King and George Melbourne suffered from the swell and light breeze and were finished after twolaps. They then decided not to do a second race.

The Trios had their usual tussle, with Keith and Hazel Lawson staying near the front most of the time, but were beaten by Josh Geare and Bob Horlock in one race and by Guy and Marilyn in the second.

Josh Geare sailing his first Trio race looked to be well ahead in the second race but sailed into a huge wind shift and then trailed the fleet home.

On the Monday, race officer Frankie Upton had a good Holiday fleet of 12 boats and set a pleasant river course for King Cup.

In the brightening conditions, the duo of Rhodes and Arscott kept ahead, but on Handicap Paul Beer came in a good second, followed by Bob and Colette Horlock, with the little Laser 4.7 of Louis Reece in a very creditable seventh place.

Meanwhile out at sea the first group of prospective Day and coastal skippers was being trained and assessed by Karen Melling.

They visited Dartmouth, night sailed to Brixham (in the rain) and then polished up their (very) close quarters, boat handling. Arriving back in Exmouth on Tuesday, all were very pleased with their instruction and their new skills; Iain Horlock and Pete Fox were awarded their certificates. This is an important milestone for Exe, as very few other sailing clubs offer yacht qualification courses.

The Wednesday evening race saw race officer Jan Morrison sent the fleet on a shortish river course getting the two fleets way in clean starts. In the Trios there were the usual tussles between Guy Farrant, Bob Horlock and Martin Luce, but it was Andrew and Caroline McAusland who finally won, with Nick Webber being delighted to get out of the tail end slot.

In a good sized Handicap fleet, Victoria Upton was second after a stunning race in her little Feva, while Iain Horlock was lucky not to be disqualified for sailing without a sail number. For full results see; www.exe-sailing-club.org

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 19:55
Exmouth-based N1 Tri Club member Helen Jones in action at the Outlaw Triathlon, Nottingham where she was third female.

It was a weekend to remember for N1 tri club’s husband and wife team, Aled and Helen Jones, as they took on the full iron distance at the Outlaw Triathlon, writes Ellie Dominey.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:11
Sid Valley CC rider Doug Parker on his way t a new PB at Buckfastleigh

After several weeks of setbacks and cancelled races Honiton-based Sid Valley CC rider Doug Parker finally got first personal best (PB) of the season last weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:41
The Exeter City Ladies new management team Pictured left to right- Chris Heayns, Maxine Coupe and Tommy Wheeldon

The familiar face of Tommy Wheeldon is heading up the new team in charge of Exeter City Ladies Football Club in what will be an exciting new era for the women’s game in the south-west.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:12
Harry Webb with Paddy Fitzpatrick

East Devon boxer Harry Webb will turn professional at the end of August.

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Exmouth Town were left disappointed and without a Saturday game when their scheduled Saturday opponents pulled out of the fixture, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Budleigh ladies gained 10 points in their Over-50s Exeter and District League match last week, writes Joan Shaw.

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Golf generic picture

The East Devon seniors played for the Bailey Salver, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Friday, July 22, 2016

Budleigh Salterton Football Club are set to hold a meeting this weekend that may lead to the club withdrawing from the local Macron Devon and Exeter Football League.

Read more
Friday, July 22, 2016
The three Exmouth Harriers who were in action in North Wales; (left to right) Richard Bishop, Cathy Newman and Brian Sansom.

Four Exmouth Harriers were involved in the Chudleigh Carnival Road Race, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Read more
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Jessica Pugh and Ben Lane in action at the Spanish tournament.

Exmouth badminton ace Jonty Wright was in action again over the weekend, writes Steve Birley.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 17°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications