Kris Burnett

Kris Burnett

Sunday, 04 October 2015 20:42

Commodore's Cup

Please find results for the Commodores Cup (thanks Peter for pulling these together for me).

Race officer duties were kindly taken up by Jondalar who declined to race in the fickle light airs, 6 boats took to the water to join in the festivities in light SE winds. A modest course was set between Birling Mark and Warkworth Mark to cater for the light airs drift.

With a minute to go C Beagle eyed up an eager position on the leeward end of the start line, unfortunately Off Quay did too and was pushed round over line having to rerun the start. Dehlerium and January first were jockeying for position at the right end of the line on starboard tack, Dehlerium coming up the rear and pushing January first up. C Beagle gets caught on port tack and gets pushed over the line and asked politely to ‘go round the end’s’.

Off Quay and January first head out into the East to find wind while Dehlirium makes good pointing down the bay towards warkworth. C Beagle and Sandasund follow behind.

All boats round warkworth to port before a slow run dead downwind back to the finish, C Beagle and Off Quay flying spinnikers make up the ground in the light airs where the bigger boats couldn’t stretch their lead.

Well done Off Quay, a good win

Kris Burnett
CYC Sailing Secretary
 

Monday, 21 September 2015 09:50

Newton Pursuit - Race Report

Hi All

Happy rainy Monday – what a mile away from the glorious weather of Saturday!

Was great to see such a good turnout (some 13 boats I think) for this classic race, mostly by members who don’t frequent the race course. Many hadn’t been to Newton before and followed others in, good beer was swilled at the ship and sun soaked up in the anchorage.

I’ve had a few grumblings over the weekend about the results of the race and rules of pursuit races which I won’t go into here, but feel free to respond to prevoke some healthy debate. Positions on the water at the 1330 time limit were Dehlerium 1st, Charisma 2nd, Sanda Sund 3rd.

Racing aside it was a challenging sail for all, light easterly winds ghosted us north at between 0-3kts most of the time, we managed to beat quite well on C Beagle with the spinnaker up with some assistance with the tide – others followed suit with a few cruising shoots getting an airing from their snuffers.

Hopefully we’ll get a repeat turnout next year – definitely rounders on the beach or volleyball and BBQ and coolbox of beers so that we don’t have to worry about the crab running out at the ship. With this in mind I’m keen to get feedback as to why you attended the event, what can we do more to get this turnout for future events? Do you want similar trips to the likes of Holy Island, Newcastle Quayside, Eyemouth even?

Lastly thanks to JP for towing a breakdown back to Amble, this is what cruising in company is all about, helping everyone get there safely as well as enjoying the company.

Roll up for the Commodores cup next weekend!

Kris Burnett
CYC Sailing Secretary
 

Weather stopped play today, nasty sea and heavy winds. Race postponed.

Hopefully that's the one dud of the year, Newton pursuit next week.

I'm going to run this traditionally as a pursuit so the idea is all boats get a start time based on your handicap then the first boat that gets to the finish wins. So the slower boats set away first and the bigger boats have to catch up. The purists don't like this cos it's a bit of a guess but it's much more fun and offers more of a lottery on the winner.

With this in mind could interested boats let me know so start times can be calculated

If your not a racer why not come up for a cruise. If you haven't been before you should do, Newton is a haven in the true sense boasting tranquillity crossed with the most amazing country pub serving ace crab saris, home brew ale all in front of the spectacular backdrop of Dunstonburgh castle. It's a special place.

Season is unfortunately running out so this is a must do to grab the last of the summer

Also anyone looking to crew, there's always boats looking so let me know and I'll fix you up

Kris Burnett
CYC Sailing Secretary
 

Friday, 11 September 2015 09:08

Sailing This Weekend - 12th September

Hi All

Had a good run out at Blyth last week skippering Stu Crass’s boat Fagins Express. We were joined by Jondalar offering a good representation of coquet members at the RNYC Regatta. The sea was rough and we got pooped by breaking waves off the harbour mouth just leaving the entrance. We soon got used to the conditions though and had some great racing.

Anyway back to CYC

Services return to normal on the water this weekend with a series race, briefing at 1pm in the clubhouse on Saturday.

Forecast looks lively – could we have offers for race officer please?

Who’s attending? C Beagle, Jondalar and Chaos will be there

Kris Burnett
CYC Sailing Secretary
 

Monday, 31 August 2015 15:50

Ladies Race - 29th August - Results

All

A great days sail, couldnt have bettered the conditions, flat sea and gentle sw wind, was bursting to get the kite up on C Beagle but skipper Nina wouldnt allow

Well done the ladies for a good turnout and congratulations to Sally Hodgson on Chaos

Thanks to the race team for running the event and thanks to Peter Coulthard for the quick results

Kris Burnett

CYC Sailing Secretary
 

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Thursday, 27 August 2015 20:42

Ladies Race - 29th August

This weekend sees us enjoying the ladies race on saturday

1330 briefing at the club

Bring your best lady crew but more importantly for the helm which is a must

Nina will be champaigning C Beagle for the day does she have any challengers?

Sunshine and southwesterley winds ordered of course

Anyone available to be race officer?

Best

Kris Burnett
CYC Sailing Secretary
 

Hi all

This weekend brings us the Medmerry Trophy

Race brief at 10am Saturday with a start for 1130hrs

Will be a long day over the tide so prepare for the day please

Who's on the water?

Kris Burnett
CYC Sailing Secretary
 

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 10:41

CYC Regatta 2015 - Updated

Thanks to all those that made this weekends regatta such a success. I know a lot of work went on behind the scenes making sure the committee boat was working and available, preparing food, beers, race marks and on and on. Its no small feat so I’m delighted that everyone seemed to have such a good time.

On the water we had an exciting Saturday with the blustery conditions that have plagued us this summer. Never the less we had two good windward leeward races back to back that put us through our paces. It was good to see Jondalar getting amongst the numbers after a new headsail and attention to his rig. The old call of handicap is ringing in my ears.....

Sunday brought near perfect wind conditions with a flat sea which brought some really close action at the start line – too close for some with a minor collision amongst the starting fury. The course made good use of all points of sail as the boats traversed the bay, the new race marks doing their job really well.

Results were as follows (amended):

Race 1

Medmerry II – 1st
Jondalar – 2nd
Sanda Sund – 3rd

Race 2

Jondalar – 1st
Sanda Sund – 2nd
Expressly Forbidden - 3rd

Race 3

Medmerry II – 1st
Sanda Sund – 2nd
Expressley Forbidden – 3rd

Overall

Jondalar – 1st
Sanda Sund – 2nd
Medmerry II – 3rd

I’ve asked someone to compute the detail for me for the analysts amongst us and will forward in the next day or so. Thanks for the feedback from those that have already been in touch.

Have a great week

Kris Burnett
CYC Sailing Secretary

Results in detail:

Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Overall Results