Tipsy Week 2 – Entries approach 100!

Week two Tipsy results. Click here to see Colin Hagues’s web cam animation. Photographs courtesy of Mike Dean. On the 15th January 2012 the UK’s biggest winter series, Leigh & Lowton’s Tipsy Icicle continued with its run of 11 weeks. Fleets consist of Asymmetric, Handicap, Solos and Lasers.  So far after 2 weeks of the series we have already…

New Years Day Pursuit Results & Report

Results  A bumper sized fleet of 81 boats gathered at Pennington Flash to kick off the the 2012 sailing season with the New Years Day Pursuit Race. The anticipated 12-20 knots of breeze never materialised and competitors had to make do with damp air and inconsistent southerly breeze. The Toppers and Lasers boasted significant numbers and…

Revett Week 4 – Shifty and squally

Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club’s Open Revett Winter Series week 4 continued with interesting conditions on Sunday 4th December 2011.  In total 50 boats ventured out in a shifty and squally west south westerly force 2-4.  PROs Kate Tickle and Sally Haslewood set reaching courses for the Lasers, Solos & Handicap Fleet and full windward leeward…

Revett Week 3 – Gusty force 5-7!

2011 Revett Results Asymmetric Laser Handicap Solo Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club’s Open Revett Winter Series week 3 continued with not so perfect conditions on Sunday 27th November 2011. In total 24 boats ventured out a very strong and gusty force 5-7 west north westerly. PRO Neil Skellam set a reaching course for the Lasers, Solos & Handicap Fleet and…

Revett Week 2 – 57 Boats enjoy tactical racing

2011 Revett Results Asymmetric Laser Handicap Solo Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club’s open Revett Winter Series week 2 continued with perfect conditions on Sunday 20th November. In total 57 boats, including visitors from Sheffield Viking, Bassenthwaite, Elton, Crosby, Blackpool & Fleetwood and West Riding, enjoyed a perfect force 1-2 south easterly breeze. PRO Terry Oliver set a short course…

Revett Week 1 – 53 Boats enjoy perfect conditions

2011 Revett Results Leigh and Lowton Sailing Clubs open Revett series started with perfect conditions on Sunday 13th November. 53 boats including visitors from Sheffield Viking, Bassenthwaite, Elton, Crosby, Blackpool and Fleetwood and West Riding enjoyed a perfect force 3 easterly breeze. PRO Paul Allen set a long course including a windward leg the length…

Guy Fawkes Pursuit Race 2011

Following on from the N12 Inlands, in excess of sixty boats turned up for the start of the Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club winter series – the Guy Fawkes pursuit race – to be greeted with flat calm but bright sunshine . Five optimists ventured onto the water as the rest of us enjoyed tea,…