NLSA NEWSLETTERS - Previous Editions

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Purchase of new sails


We have acquired three Laser Radial Sails for use at West Reservoir.  This  means that we now have a wider offering of sails that  allows for a more accurate match to wind strength and body size.  These sails are mid-sized sails and are 5.76 m2 and made from Dacron with a recommended weight of 55 – 70kg.  

End of summer 2023 BBQ

It was quite a turnout for the second BBQ this year, with 40+ members hanging out for a few hours by the water.  The sun put on a good show and so did Julian with his tongs and the feast he prepared for everyone. 

Events like this make a difference to the club culture, so if you have an idea for another social event, we would love to hear your thoughts and help you make it happen - chat with one of the committee members who will be happy to help.

Pyefleet Week 2023

Pyefleet seems like quite a while ago, but certain things are indelibly burned into the memory, - wind, waves, and fun! We entered three two-man wayfarers for the racing regatta at Brightlingsea. Saturday, in conditions where you might consider staying on shore!  Fully reefed, our boat managed a capsize, suffice it to say we achieved a textbook recovery, the scoop, the taking control, and hauling the crew from the water!  

Sunday, conditions were not much different, but we did race, and after losing a rudder had to practice a bit of rudderless sailing.  A great deal of fun in the wind and waves. Can't wait for the next one!