Challenging conditions at Portishead

Challenging conditions met sailors from Portishead Sailing Club for their latest race.

THE sailing programme at Portishead continues throughout the autumn in what is normally challenging conditions - and so it proved at the weekend.

Saturday saw Colin and Derek Jarvis in their Fireball swapping positions with Dave and Sam Herbert in a 420 in a two-race day in the symmetrical class. Both crews thrive in such weather so it wasn’t a surprise to see each at the front.

It was the same in the single-handed class between Brian Buggy’s Blaze and Roger Oldershaw in a Laser. Both enjoyed the conditions and showed what attracts people to sail at Portishead.

Sunday saw lower winds but persistent rain for the annual Lloyd Fryer Memorial Open race, when race entry fees collected on the day are donated in memory of a former member to a local cancer charity.

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This event normally sees a big entry from other clubs, many of whom knew Lloyd and had sailed with him, they like to return to get a taste of the Portishead chop at this time of year.

Results of Sunday’s race not yet available.

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