Winning Post

posted 11 Nov 2017, 16:06 by John Ferguson

The annual dinner and prizegiving was held at Willowgate Cafe on Saturday 11th November. Here Hunter Williamson is presented with the Newburgh Cup which is one of our oldest and most keenly contested of trophies. Held over a seven mile course down the Tay, it is also our longest distance regular event.

Last gasp

posted 29 Oct 2017, 15:59 by John Ferguson

The last sailing day at Perth SC this season dawned sunny but with very little wind. Despite this, ten boats took to the water for a Sunday morning "Heathen's" race. With the wind also going round in circles at times, they showed great resolve to complete the race at all.

October sunshine

posted 23 Oct 2017, 11:22 by John Ferguson

With the end of the sailing fast approaching, members were making the most of the autumn sunshine and moderate breezes on Sunday with eight boats enjoying the sail.

When the wind blows....

posted 17 Oct 2017, 16:20 by John Ferguson

While the west coast was battered, Perth SC escaped the worst of this weeks gales with most boats staying put. Those that didn't, mainly, but not exclusively, Solos which had been propped up at the front so the water would drain, had swung round and dropped off their tyres or trestles but stayed upright. Even those tied down, which they should be, can topple over in a strong wind if you raise the bow far enough.
If your boat blows over in the park, not only might it be out of commission for weeks getting fixed, your neighbour's boat that it lands on could be too!


Work and play

posted 15 Oct 2017, 16:27 by John Ferguson

With the season winding down, we had a work party this weekend as well as a race. Quite tricky conditions were sampled by the seven boats who started the race which had been postponed about an hour while the tide rose enough. We seem to have miscalculated the start time. Sorry folks!

Thanks to those members who did their bit at the work party some of whom were too tired to sail as a result.

Light breezes on the Tay

posted 26 Sep 2017, 16:18 by John Ferguson

The last weekday evening race of the 2017 season took place on Tuesday. With the fading light, only one race took place with Hunter Williamson's Solo leading the pack most of the way.

GPS track of the recent Millhurst race

posted 24 Sep 2017, 06:23 by Perth Sailing Club

Thanks to Anna Woodhead for capturing this GPS track of the recent Millhurst race.

The sailing "Phantom" Menace

posted 20 Sep 2017, 15:07 by Perth Sailing Club   [ updated 20 Sep 2017, 15:33 ]

Thanks to Peter Bevan for the video.

Milhurst Race

posted 17 Sep 2017, 15:04 by John Ferguson

The annual race to Milhurst and back took place on Sunday in a generally easterly wind of variable strength. Quite challenging conditions meant the fleet of nine boats got well separated. Initially Andrew Porteous and Peter Bevan got off to a good start but by Sleepless Inch, John Ferguson had got ahead and pulled away to the turning mark off the ruined bothy that was home to Perth SC in its early years.
Not to be written off, Andrew regained the lead about half way home and kept close enough to take the trophy on handicap.

9-10 September

posted 10 Sep 2017, 16:38 by John Ferguson

Light winds for Saturday's general sailing but eight boats went out with most sailing up towards the harbour. The wind finally faded completely leaving the safety boats to rescue those stuck up the creek with or without a paddle.
Sunday's race was postponed while a squall blew through, causing two streakers to blow off their trollies. When the race did start, conditions had moderated a lot and a pleasant sail was had by the four remaining boats. Race two introduced an additional tactical question when sailors were told to sail a triangle and two sausages which could be performed in any order. I happened that triangle first was the wrong decision today.

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