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RYA 49er Development Squad use Windsport for Worlds Training…

The RYA 49er and 49er FX Development squads are basing their Training for their Worlds at Windsport. Ben Rhodes who has an enviable skiff championship pedigree is the squad coach commented that Windsport offers the perfect combination of location and facilities to coach the squad with an absolute minimum of fuss and distraction allowing them to concentrate on the sailing
The sailing conditions on offer around Falmouth, Cornwall give the squad some ideal training in tidal estuary sailing to help in their preparation for the World Championships in Santander in September.
Living locally, squad member Jack Hawkins fresh back from his podium place at the youth worlds,  aka. Team kernow,  has been helping out on shore with the rest of his training partners off the water keeping all parties entertained and a roof over their heads.

For more info on the  49er class: http://49er.org

More info on the RYA Sailing Team

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July 23, 2014 More

DART 18 South West Championships – Restronguet Sailing Club Report

One of the largest Catamaran Fleets ever to sail at Restronguet Sailing Club took to the water over the weekend to compete for the Dart 18 South West Championship.   RSC was the first sailing club to adopt a class of these boats and was the venue for their first National Championships in 1976, were delighted to be chosen as a location for the event.
A sociable get together in the Windsport boat park on Friday evening saw many competitors meet with sailors from all over the UK and set the scene for a great weekend on and off the water.  We even laid on Pre event Coaching for a limited number of sailors who were looking to improve their skill and knowledge before the weekend 

Saturday dawned with almost perfect racing conditions for the 26 crews saw an organised start to the first three of six challenging and tactical races programmed for the weekend. 

Dart 18 Launch at RSC South West Championships

With the first three races completed almost everyone enjoyed a brilliant themes Beach Party and Barbecue with some rocking live music from the Night Tickers well into the evening. 

Beach Party - Bar, BBQ and great music

It certainly put everyone in a good mood for the final 3 races on Sunday.

Under the watchful eyes of the Experienced RSC Race team on the water and ably assisted on the shore by the Windsport Support team and helpers, all the sailors enjoyed some of the best racing the Carrick Roads could have provided.   With well laid courses, bright sunshine and a perfect north westerly wind direction the racing challenged everyone across the fleet to make use of the perfect combination of fluctuating wind strengths and some tactical wind shifts as well.
With 9 boats representing the resurgent Dart 18 Restronguet Sailing club fleet and 5 boats from North Devon  there was a good turnout from the south west but some crews had travelled up to 450 miles to enjoy the location that has helped create some of the best UK dinghy sailors.
The best place local crew of Wyl Menmuir and Anthony James fought hard to attain 5th place overall with some consistent top 10 places – Only two places behind husband and wife Dan and Amy Teubert from Restronguet also sailed exceptionally well in their first large regatta to take 7th place.
In the end the experienced sailors who had travelled from as far as Bridlington in Yorkshire and Netley, near Southampton, showed they could both read the local conditions and Matt graciously accepted his first prize and thanked both the Restronguet Sailing Club team for all their efforts and the adjoining Windsport Centre for laying on their infrastructure & excellent boat parking that ensured this  successful event will become a regular fixture on the Sailing calendar. 

Plenty of space for all the boats

Matt Exon and Jakob the winning crew

 

 

 

Full Results.

Event Photos on our Facebook Page Please like us and if anyone wants Hi Res copies please email us.

 

 

July 9, 2014 More

Dart 18 South West Championships – Forecast looks amazing

Hi all , all systems go for the SW Dart 18 championships hosted by Windsport and RSC. Best bring your Sunglasses and sunblock!


IMPORTANT NOTE :- For those towing –  follow your GPS to Mylor Bridge Village by all means but after that make sure you DO NOT follow any GPS direction down CHURCH ROAD, which is a no through road, many GPS do not know that!!! It starts well and gets narrower and narrower with a path at the end!!

  • For those arriving Thursday night to do a sailing harbour pub crawl on the Friday we look forward to seeing you.
  • For those arriving Friday to take advantage of the afternoon coaching session welcome.
  • For those arriving Friday afternoon / evening the Windsport “beer and burger” welcome BBQ will be on hand from 18.00hrs – 22.00hr
  • For those arriving Saturday morning the sailors briefing is 10.00hrs and the first start 12.00hrs so time to get yourself sorted.

Fabulous Beach Party Live music on Saturday night !

The fleet size is looking good and if everyone who promised to come keeps their promise we will have 25 – 30 boats!
Windsport camping is set up FOC, just let us know you are coming down.
Full info is on the RSC website www.restronguetsc.org/ , heading events.
If you can / would pre-register it would help the caterers and the race team, if not we will make it work one way or another!

Any last minute questions call the Windsport team 01326 376191
All looks good
Brian Windsport

 

July 2, 2014 More

Sprint 15 Sport Nationals – 6th – 8th June 2014

Being a sponsor of all the Sprint 15 TT events It was fabulous to see over 30 competitors travelled to Instow, Devon for the 2014 Sprint 15 Sport National Championships.  With further sponsorship from  Gill and Doombar it is clear to see the strength that this Class has to offer.

Sprint15 Sport nationals at Instow 2014

Competitors came  from 15 clubs & all corners of the country and with easterly squalling gusts of force 6-7 there were thrills and spills in abundance

The good solid breeze all weekend kept Brian in the trusty Windsport Support Team trailer  busy helping out with all the necessary equipment failures that had resulted from the challenging conditions.

After 6 races The results were tallied and Paul Grattage (Shanklin) was declared 2014 Sprint Nation Champion 2014. Kevin Dutch was 2nd (Seasalter) and Fraser Manning 3rd (NDYC). The Pro Am was won by Anthony Grey and Liam Thom. Stuart Snell won the veterans class.

June 11, 2014 More

Dart 18 South West Championships – Restronguet Sailing Club – July 5th & 6th


Calling all Dart 18 sailors – The south west championships are taking place  at Restronguet Sailing Club over the weekend of July 5th and 6th.

For entry form and Notice of Race – Click Here

The original Dart Sailing Club is hosting a weekend of racing in the Carrick Roads and

  • Pre-Event Coaching on Friday 4th July (2 – 5pm) (Must be pre-booked with Windsport 01326 376191)


 

  • Meet & Greet BBQ Friday evening

(Welcome beer & sausage provided – Bring your own supper)

  • Saturday evening Beach Party – not to be missed!

(Tickets available for sailors at only £7.50)

  • Brilliant Racing * Fab venue * Friendly Welcome

  • Camping on-site (provided by Windsport) (Please call Windsport 01326 376191)

     

May 29, 2014 More

Windsport Wednesday – Restronguet Sailing Club Forecast

 

Forecast for 21st May - Wednesday Evening Racing

Supper Club looks tasty!

 

Keep up to date with club sailing conditions at http://www.restronguetsc.org

May 21, 2014 More

UK Sprint 15 Team travel to Carnac YC for the Eurocat 2014 event

Sacre bleu!!!   What a fabulous event. Check out a selection of photos here and get the full class report at the Yachts and Yachting website here.   With all the Class 3 positions on the podium being filled by UK Sprint 15 sailors it was a testament to the strength in sailors from Blighty.   Needless to say after the success of this expedition to foreign soil we expect to see a greater contingent next year.  Who is up for it?

Many thanks for the photos from – Pauline and George Love.


May 14, 2014 More

Batten Competition Winner – Ben Rogers

After a dramatically busy launch of the new Cat Batten high performance tuneable & tapered full length battens at the RYA Dinghy Show.  A winner was drawn at random from the prize draw. 

Cat Batten performance for fully battened dinghy and catamaran sails
Three optional stiffnesses on Cat ba
 

Cat Batten performance sailing for fully battened sails

The UKCRA Stand launching the Cat Batten for the first time

Ben Rogers from Netley Sailing Club gets a trial set of battens to be able to assist in fine tuning his International Sailing Canoe rig

Congratulations

Ben on winning our Catbatten Draw!

A set of Batten are on their way to you.

Kind regards
Brian Phipps

 

March 28, 2014 More

A hugely successful Ally Pally – RYA Dinghy Show 2014

-       Both the Dart 18 and Sprint 15 Stands were  busy over the the whole weekend with plenty of interest.  It was very positive to see interest in both new boats ( possibly in readiness for the Dart 18 European Championships in Mumbles this summer) and that the value and demand for second hand boats is still exceptionally strong.

If you are tempted to go to the Euros you can save money by getting an Early entrance fee if you enter before 31st March .

If you are looking for for a great warm up event then do not forget about the South West Dart 18 Championships with Windsport providing coaching the day before.  Contact the Windsport Team for more details or try the hosts Restronguet SC.

-       The Visit Cornwall stand proved to be incredibly popular providing a wide range of information on the extensive range of venues the county has  on offer – It was great to see so many families showing a keen interest as well as the huge response from the class associations looking at our great championship venue.

It also launched the promotion the of  the new  Falmouth Catamaran and Dinghy week. to be based from Restronguet  Sailing Club in August 2014 – the week after Falmouth Week.  If you are looking to arrange  a boat, trailer and car parking package as we have done for previous Falmouth Weeks please contact us to confirm your booking.  If you did not make the show you still have the chance to win a free boat/car park package in our #loveCornwall give away here

 

 

-       The Cat batten display on the UK Catamaran Racing Association succeeded in attracting considerable attention from all manner of Trade, sail makers and keen sailors using either fully battened sails or full head battens in their rigs.  With three varying stiffnesses of tapered batten that you can custom trim to length – it can provide you with the flexibility to trim your rig like never before.

The Goodall designs with the C2 Formula18 and Viper Formula16 presentation proved also to be popular with a select few catamaran sailors looking for the ultra high performance end of cat sailing.  With new boats on their way we have only one remaining Viper F16 demonstration boat left if you are looking for a great deal. Click here for more details.


 

 

March 18, 2014 More

Win a week’s holiday sailing from Windsport

Visit the RYA Dinghy Show stand B54, talk with the Windsport team about sailing venues in Falmouth , Cornwall and enter the competition to WIN a week’s free boat trailer and car parking at the Windsport Sailing & Watersports Centre.
Windsport provides the perfect home and services for all visiting dinghy and catamaran sailors. The large grass boat park is ideal for boat parking with super wide slipway and beach launch facility at all states of the tide.
A great location for social sailing, exploring harbours, rivers and creeks. We have a huge expanse of estuary sailing right on our front door and open sea sailing in Falmouth Bay just around the corner!
Talk with us about everything our venue, can offer you, your family, class or squad coaching, open event , championship or international event.
Windsport a place where sailing just happens!
Windsport Stand B54 (Visit Cornwall Regattas and Venues)

February 11, 2014 More