Race Updates

Clacton Sailing Club's sailing events.

Clacton Sailing Club was out in force last weekend with a impromptu race training session on the Sunday. Father and sons, husbands and wives and brothers and sisters teamed-up for a coaching session in the calm seas produced by the offshore winds and sailors were on the water from 10am until 6pm enjoying the very best of summer breezes.

The Coronation Cup was raced on the Bank Holiday Monday in very different conditions as the winds had swung over night to fresh South Westerlies that brought in a swell.

Pete Boxer and Eilish Dempsey claimed line honours completing the 3 laps of the course in just 37 minutes in their Dart 18 catamaran. Cats revel in these conditions and 'fly a hull' making them some of the fastest sailing craft around.

James Foxon (14)  and Jack Dempsey (12) claimed a very well deserved second place after righting their Topaz from 3 capsizes without any assistance from the rescue boat. Racing dinghies in conditions like this takes real strength of character and this was a real achievement for this young team. Jack was sure their small boat was airborne at times as it left the wave tops.

Robert Foxon and Mike Rolph pushed their luck a bit too far and broached their RS Vision with the spinnaker flying on the downwind leg with the inevitable capsize. Mike was unable to stay in contact with the boat and was plucked to safety by the rescue boat. Robert went on to right the boat single handed and sail ashore confusing spectators on the beach who wondered were he had left his crew! Having received outside help Robert was forced to retire. The pair vowed they will be back by next weekend as the Holland Haven sailors join up with the other sailing club in Clacton for The Gunfleet Regatta.

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