VR Club Partnership Scheme Update: The newest members of this unique onsite chandlery service are:
We also service:
Plus more to come...does your club need a chandlery service without having to drive for miles?
VR Gul Race Team Update.....Megan needs a great crew so joining Meg's today is Amy Crick - Mr VR knows too well what is was like as a Cadet crew (many many years ago) so Meg's better be seriously looking after Ames to get the best out of the boat.
Welcome Amy to the VR Gul Race Team!!
VR popped into Broxbourne Sailing Club this Wednesday evening and watched some of the racing including the start.
Twenty two boats were out and the usual suspects were out fighting for position on the line - unfortunately Bob Tate/Nick Musgrove in the Flying Fifteen seemed to think the race had started a minute early and prematurely took an early lead but was called back - see photo below....
Two seconds to go and the startline huddle takes place with the Phantoms dominating proceedings....
After the gun and all boats were cleared Bob Faulkner, the seasoned Phantom sailor, lead from the start to the finish with Bob and Nick chasing after him in the Flying Fifteen to claim second place.
A beer and BBQ was enjoyed by all and talk was of the impending Commodore's Day (19th June) and the charity 24 hour sail (18/19 June) with the imfamous BSC BBQ on Saturday night. Not one to be missed - VR will certainly be turning up to sample a beer...
Off to King George SC and arrived slightly after the race start - Keith Humphrey (Race Officer) had his arm bent to make an easy course for the asymmetrics so the fast fleet of RS700's/RS300 went off blasting around with Steve and Lucy Corby closing following behind in their RS200. The Solo fleet had eight boats out with Vince finishing in the lead after some interesting luffing battles on the broad reach...
Also think I got nabbed by some of the committee to support the London Youth Games sailing event which is being held on Saturday 18th June - over 100 boats with sailors up to the age of 21 racing at King George - actually we at VR are delighted to support this event - brilliant to see so many youth sailors out on the water having fun!! So if you are interested in coming along click here for the London Youth Games Race Instructions
If you live in North London - pop up to KGSC on a Thursday night - great banter on and off the water with some very serious racing.
VR was out on the road on Wednesday evening and popped into Broxbourne Sailing Club first. Very popular night with various classes of boats on the water as well as 6 Phantoms - yes I know I should buy one and get back racing....!! I also bumped into the daughter of one of the Phantom sailors - Beth Lygoe who was putting the final touches to her new Laser mainsail which she is using at next week's Sail 4 Gold regatta at Weymouth. Beth is representing St Lucia and we all wish her best of luck with her Olympic campaign - local girl doing well!!
Then off to Fishers Green SC - by that time the wind had dropped and the lake was a beautiful mirror! John Donoghue - Wednesday night fleet captain crossed the finishing line first with big cheers across the water from many of the sailors. Gentle Jim and Jackie in their Wayfarer bought up the rear and remained on the finishing line for what seemed like ten minutes until they crossed just in front of a passing dragonfly!! All eventually ended up in the bar to quench their thirst after a painfully slow race.