2017 Summer Series final race results now online ******************* +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++

HOW TO CHECK IF SAILING IS CANCELLED

This year we have a new system for notifying cancellation of sailing. If for any reason you think its doubtful that sailing will take place please ring 01493 663837 which is an answer phone. There will be a message saying what is happening.

If the instructor is unsure how the weather will be later in the day he will ask you to ring the number again later in the day. In this way we can ensure we can give members the latest decision as quickly as possible.

Access/Hansa Dinghies:

Self righting ballasted shallow draft drop-keel dinghies. Roller-reefing, forward facing seats for comfort, a bucket seat is an additional option for those needing lateral support and joy stick for single handed control. The low freeboard allows for easy access for ambulant people and those requiring a hoist.

Controls have an electronic option so there is one joystick to control all. For people who find even this difficult, a suck - blow mouthpiece control can be fitted. More options are available to include everyone!

303 Access Dinghy
303 wide - Two-man 3.03 metres long. 

Two roller reefing sails, mainsail and jib.
Can be sailed as a single hander.
Sail control by 2 ropes.
Click for more details.

 

 

 

 

AccessHansaSport303 Sport - Single seat version of the 303 wide offering the extra challenge of solo performance sailing.  Twin rudders maintain full control at the most accute healing angle.  Click for more details.

 

 

303s Boat Name
No.
Donated by
Hooha
4
Lowestoft Rotary Club
Ernest Webster
9
Wymondham Rotary Club
Finney Harrod
7
Karpet Kingdom
Tom Breezer
3
Broads Authority
Freedom
8
Barclays Bank & Radio Broadland
Whirlygig
6
Broads Authority
Bishybarnybee
1
Broads Authority
Spirit of Denise
5
Marine Safety Limited
John Gillespie
2
Dereham Rotary Club
 303 sport Boat Name
 
 
Vera 100
737
Chris Addison
Flossie
866
Catchpole Family

 


 

How to Sail an Access/Hansa Dinghy Quickly
by Brian Riley

Introduction: As we all know sailing an Access dinghy on Oulton Broad is a lot of fun. However it is very pleasing to note that having mastered the basics of sailing safely, many Waveney Sailability sailors are looking for the next challenge. Over the last eighteen months we have organised an informal race series towards the end of our Tuesday session. Last season’s series was keenly contested and you may have noticed that somehow the same people finish at the front what ever the wind conditions or the course that has been set. Sailing quickly is not a mystery and as Arnold Palmer once said ‘it is funny that the more I practise, the luckier I get’. With this in mind I thought it would help if I wrote a few tips on sailing quickly and techniques to practice.

Click this link to get the full text.

 

 

 


 

Squibs

InspirationSquib677National Class keel boat which cannot tip over.
Just over 20ft. long and suitable for all ages -
sit in, not sit on.  Can be sailed with 1 to 4 peoples.
Has one seat with lateral support.


Inspiration - Donated by Andy & Aideen McQuisten

Dragonfly   - Donated by Alex Von-Mole



Safety Boats

Thelma Donated by Tony Mobbs

Alfred Corry 11 Donated by Southwold Rotary

Safety Equipment

Life jackets, and wet gear - donated by Marine Safety Ltd
Special rescue mat donated.
Hoists - donated

Racing Rules

Racing Rules can be downloaded from RYA website
Eleven Simple Racing Rules - take a look at these to refresh your memory and remind yourself of some of the rules.

Racing Flags

alpha All numbers and letters of the alphabet have a flag to represent them.

Our Class flag is 'A' (alpha) which is flown to indicate it is our race.
Other racing flags can be seen on the WOBYC website. www.wobyc.co.uk/


General Safety

1. Always wear a lifejacket on the jetties and on the water
2. Don't go on the jetty until your boat is ready for you
3. Leave room for wheelchairs so they don't have to go too close to the edge
4. If you need help ask.

Come along and join us....