- Last Updated: Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:12
Latest Happenings ....
Americas Cup - well worth a look on the i-player to see an hour of highlights. This shows hydro-foiled yachts averaging nearly 30mph from just 14mph wind (Sunday's race) and how quickly the yachts can turn. More highlights on BBC on Monday.
Webcam & Anemometer - the webcam is now set to be viewable 8am to 9pm and you can get wind speeds around the clock - link is at the bottom of this page. The wind speeds can now genuinely be regarded as accurate, so it's great information to have in planning your visit. As always though, if they're not working it'll be a battery issue and we're working to improve that.
Club Night 22nd June - about 10 sailors enjoyed a sunny evening's windsurfing. The wind was good enough, if a bit gusty at times. Club night is well suited to anyone looking to build confidence and skills on the water and 'old lags' stand to gain too!
Sunday 11th June - What a great session! The wind dipped early afternoon before and during some rain, but it came back stronger than before so there was plenty of SW 20 mph+ and even a bit of sun. The wind averaged 18mph (top of F4) for the day and a 38 mph gust (top of F7) was recorded. Of the 15 or so sailors it was especially good to see 4 new members on the water - Tomasz, Dave, John and Jim - welcome to WPWC! Some photos are here .
Racing 28th May - 6 competitors took part in this NWWA regional event. Wind was W to NW, variable and mostly light, though it did allow occasional planing. After 4 races 1st place was awarded to Ralph Sibley, 2nd to Mike Escreet and 3rd to our Dave Martin. Our thanks to Pete George and Andy Pepper for manning the boat throughout the event.
May Working Party - many thanks to the 8 members who turned out to clear weeds from the paved area around the clubhouse, cleared clubhouse gutters, did some boat maintenance, mowed the grass and scrapped the old mower. We'll not name here the one tasked with bringing barbecue provisions and forgot! We'll do better next time. We hope more of you will help then and/or any time you visit.
Galley - will be unlocked from now on. It has a new hot water supply - many thanks Dave Martin for that! The microwave, kettle, toaster and box with tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits are all now in the galley. There's a new 2 burner electric hob too.
Robin Hood Demo - light wind through the morning of 6th May didn't bode well for the event. Thankfully, the wind picked up enough for planing in the afternoon and we got to try some very nice new kit provided by the shop - read more here.
May Day weekend - great session on Sunday 30th April. Strong Easterly wind, some sunshine and solid planing through the afternoon. Read more and see the photos here .
Easter - here's the photos from Saturday 15th April.
One advantage of a wet bank holiday - click
9th April - 7 sailors out. April. 19C and sunny! Force 3 building to Force 4 by 3pm, so xcweather had it about right this time. And by tomorrow the house will be filled with that wonderful and oh-so-familiar smell of slowly drying neoprene - bliss!
Annual General Meeting 12th March - Numbers at the AGM were about the same as usual, though the number of members we have appears to be declining. This led to some useful discussion, including what we can do to boost activity at the Club and our membership generally. Events, equipment and facilities are important to this, as is support for people relatively new to the sport - after all, they represent our future as a Club. Paul Norman cooked up a lunch to follow the meeting. Suitably fuelled, many of us then stayed on for a couple of hours to repair the road, lop trees around the car park and trim vegetation. And there was some good nattering too!
Recreational Sailing 25th Sept 2016 - click here to see a gybe sequence and other photos.
Bathing Waters - Blackpool was awarded 'blue flag' status in the 2016 Seaside Awards. So Blackpool South has excellent water quality, along with West Kirby, Fleetwood and some other North West beaches. See the bathing water quality results for beaches in England you may visit.Friends & Family Day 17th July 2016 - went well once again. Enough wind for planing at least 50% of the time and not too much to put off first timers. There was some good sun as well - by early evening it was a very welcome 20C+. Burgers went on the barbecue for a late lunch, which some topped off with home-made Tiramisu as well. Windsurfing should always be this civilised!
NWWA Racing 29th May 2016 - sunny weather and light winds greeted the participants. See more.
May Day 2016 - was a good one! See the action here.