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Winter Tuesdays Talks at Torpoint Mosquito

 A free series of talks & events open to all

 

Free talk on Tuesday 3rd March in the clubhouse at 7.30pm.

Many thanks to Steve Whitting of UK Border Force for really interesting talk in the clubhouse Tuesday Evening. Next talk 3rd Mar Anchors & the Internet
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All welcome

 

Dave "The Dolphin" & Jack the Dinghy Sec.

                                                                                 Photo by Lee Jezard

Out on the River 15th Feb 2015

Dave "The Dolphin" &  Jack the Dinghy Sec.

 

Race Report

Spring series - race 3 of 8

 

Brian Jones takes first place.

 

With the fleet increasing yet again this week, in very light to no winds the race team of Richmond & England set a simple sausage course of Ferry and St John’s Lake both to starboard for race 3 of the spring series.  Unfortunately four boats were on the wrong side of the line at the start. Once the X flag had gone up to indicate the error, two of the boats (the Laser 2000 crewed by Ronnie Carter & Vicky Carter and the Wanderer crewed by Jack Mann & Ron Goggin) turned back and re-crossed the line but the other two continued unaware that they were disqualified. Roger Holman & Stefano Franzolini (Jolly Boat) led the fleet around the first mark. With a tight reach down to St John’s Lake there was little chance to fly spinnakers or gain places as the tide pushed the fleet to the sides of the river to avoid the incoming tide. On the beat back Tom Crane & Eleanor Pond (Dart 18) led the fleet with Keith Watts (Laser) working his way through the fleet to second place after a poor start. These positions were held throughout the second lap.  However Rob Loader (Laser) was gaining places  as were both the Laser 2000 and the Wanderer after using their spinnakers and closing the gap on the leading pack. Matt Theobald (Stealth) and Brian Jones (Feva) dropped down the fleet as the wind disappeared completely before it picked up at the end of the race. The whole fleet finished within three minutes of each other with Crane & Pond (Dart 18) first on the water with Keith Watts (Laser) second and Loader (Laser) third. On corrected times Brian Jones (Feva) was promoted to first, with the Wanderer second and Watts third. Special mention to our young cadets Beth & Grace Cowd out in a club Feva who were buzzed by a large bottlenose dolphin who joined the fleet for the second week in a row.

1 Brian Jones (Feva) 2 Jack Mann & Ron Goggin (Wanderer) 3 Keith Watts (Laser) 4 Ronnie & Vicky Carter (Laser 2000) 5 Rob Loader (Laser)

 


Dinghy racing spring series just started, Sunday mornings 10.55am.
Club boats for hire to members; new members welcome.

 

 

About Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club – sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving
Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club is a friendly family water sports club with dinghy and yacht racing, cruising, windsurfing and scuba-diving sections. It welcomes new members.


The club was founded in 1891 and has a long history of sailing – from historic Mosquito class boats through to modern dinghies and yachts with regular racing, cruising and an active social section. In recent years it has expanded to include windsurfing and scuba diving sections. In 2013 it secured £40,000 funding from Sport England and the Lottery Fund as part of the ”Inspired Facilities” legacy after the London 2012 Olympics which allowed it to update its changing rooms, provide disabled access and new workshop and storage facilities serving all the water-sports run at the club.

 

The club is on the banks of the Tamar just below the Torpoint Ferry. Sailing can take place at all states of the tide. Run by volunteers, with low membership fees, training, a good choice of club dinghies for those that do not own their own boat, try-dives and regular windsurf sessions, water sports are accessible to all at Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club.

 



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Updated  18 Feb 2015

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