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A beautiful day at Injebreck!

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 24 March 2019

Report by Jerry Colman A slightly depleted fleet turned out on Sunday morning (no youngsters as otherwise engaged in hopefully wholesome activities) for the Watling Streetworks Winter Dinghy Series to find  that the fabulous sunshine up at Injebreck was complemented with some gentle westerly lulls interspersed with howling gusts generally going in some other direction.…

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Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 17 March 2019

After last week’s cancellation due to bad weather it was nice to be able to continue the Watling Streetworks March dinghy sailing on Sunday at West Baldwin reservoir. Although the wind, a westerly blowing across the lake, was the same direction as the previous week the gusts lacked the ferocity but still gave some exciting…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 3 March 2019

Dinghy racing for the final series of the Watling Streetworks Winter Series took place on West Baldwin reservoir on Sunday morning.  The weather forecast was for a window between Saturday’s rain and strong winds and similar conditions on Sunday afternoon and was spot on allowing those competing to have an excellent mornings racing, even if…

Preparing for the off!

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 24 February 2019

The final dinghy races of the Watling Streetworks February Series took place on Sunday morning on Baldwin Reservoir.  The fine forecast brought an excellent fleet which included no fewer than five junior crews. The light wind, and the odd bank of mist, blew steadily up the valley and allowed the race officer to set a…

Winner Teddy Dunn

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 17 February 2019

Race report by Andrew Dean The final dinghy races of the Watling Streetworks February Series took place on Sunday morning on Baldwin Reservoir.  The fine forecast brought an excellent fleet which included no fewer than five junior crews. The light wind, and the odd bank of mist, blew steadily up the valley and allowed the…

Almost a Spring Day!

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 10 February 2019

Report by Jerry Colman After the gales of Friday and Saturday, enough to stop the Steam Packet, one might have worried that the weather gods were against us but no – they came up with sunshine and moderate to occasionally fresh breezes on Sunday morning to get races 3 and 4 of the February series…

A gloomy day on Injebreck

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 3 February 2019

The first round of the February dinghy racing for the Watling Streetworks series nearly got off to a very slow start this Sunday morning on West Baldwin reservoir.  With the wind in a westerly direction the Baldwin valley was completely sheltered, not a breath rippled the water and it was just above freezing. Having lost…

Now there's too much!

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – January Series

  Peter Cope clinches the Scott Trophy for the January Series without having to get his boat wet, for 2 weeks running the racing was cancelled.  Last Sunday 20th the reservoir was mirror flat with no sign of wind, one week later 30 odd knots plus, as is usual the photo does not do the…

A moody morning at Injebreck

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 13 January 2019

Report by Andrew Dean All we asked for was a change of wind conditions from last week, when very light winds gave very awkward sailing conditions.  And, goodness me, were the wishes answered, with a gale warning in force for the North Irish Sea and a gust at Ronaldsway of 37 knots recorded at 1pm,…

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Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 6 January 2019

The first dinghy racing of 2019 took place on West Baldwin reservoir on Sunday morning, Round 1 of the Watling Streetworks Winter Series. The forecast was of westerly and variable breeze and was spot on, it was very variable.  Early birds reported that there was no wind but whilst the masses rigged their dinghies it…