Not long now until the social event of the year-well for Paxton Lakes anyway!
 
The club is holding a quiz night on Saturday 30th November 2013 at Little Paxton village hall. This event is not just open to sailing club members and we encourage you to invite friends and family too. We are asking for teams of between 6 and 8 people. For any not already in a team, we can organise on the night. Please arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
 
Included in the cost of the ticket is a cold buffet such as meat and fish platters, pastries, salads etc, followed by a selection of cold sweets too.
 
We will also use the evening to award prizes for this year’s sailing successes. Or you might be lucky enough to win a raffle prize!
 
And this is all for the bargain price of £10 a ticket for adults and £5 for children 12 and under. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You can pay in advance of the 30th and when you email I can let you know how, or confirm you’ll be paying on the night. Either way, if you are interested please email me by lunch time on Friday 22nd November 2013 as final numbers need to be confirmed by then.

Add yourself to the Facebook event here
 
Many thanks and I look forward to seeing you there
 
 
Regards
Tina Harrison

Cambs Youth League at Paxton Lakes Sailing Club 2013

 
We arrived quite early as Gareth, my dad, was race officer for the day. We got out some boats for Grafham Onboard to use and then I rigged my own boat. The Sharps had camped the night at the club so their boats were already rigged. Some competitors from other clubs had just arrived and were unloading their boats. Bobby and Andy turned up and their dad came as rescue with their powerboat. Tara came not long after them and sailed a club Laser with a 4.7 sail. The club was packed with boats. There were 35 competitors. The wind was very poor. Over the working week, it was very windy sometimes hitting 30 knots. That all died over night. At 8 in the morning, there was none left. We were lucky to get some races in.

The first race was supposed to start at 11 but with there being hardly any wind; the race was postponed for a while. The race committee finally started the first race so everyone launched. I helped out some new racers at our club and others get their boats in the water and launched. The fast handicap boats started first then 3 minutes later, Toppers and Laser Picos started and finally 3 minutes after them was the Teras and Optimists. On the Topper start, I was right on the line. They pulled up the X flag meaning someone was over. Harry Moffatt had to go back through the line while we all beated up to the first mark. This didn’t cost anything to Harry as he raced right back to the front of the fleet. I had to tack onto port and head towards the mark. I had to go round everyone but I got stuck in dirty wind. Andy managed to keep his wind as we went on the same sort of route before we tacked. I started drifting and then some boats crashed into me because I was windward boat also pushing me into the mark. As soon as I got round the mark, I did 3 turns by mistake though I only had to do 2. I was very far back now near the last start. I was sailing in clear air so I managed to catch up everyone during the race and overtake them. I managed to get quite near to the front of the Topper fleet. In that race, I came 11th overall. Bobby came 14th, Andy came 18th, Helen came 23rd, Charlotte came 34th, Beth came 33rd, Peter came 26th, Jack came 28th and Aimee came 30th.

We went in for lunch and the postpone flag came up again. When it finally came down, we all started launching. I helped a few get started and then launched myself. I sailed up towards buoy 9 when Harry told me there was wind round at the back of the islands near buoy 7. We went round the island waiting for the start sequence. Once the fast Handicap boats started, we all came to the line and got ready. Nobody in our fleet was over this time. I got a good start up to the first mark and stayed with the front of the fleet. In that race, I came 14th overall. Bobby came 3rd, Andy came 16th, Helen came 23rd, Charlotte came 28th, Beth came 34th, Peter came 24th, Jack came 33rd and Aimee came 26th.

Everyone waited for a while for the third race but  the abandon flag was pulled up because it was getting too late for another race and there wasn’t a ripple on the lake.
We all packed up and went to prize giving. First they gave out the trophies for the day. Beth got the youngest competitor trophy. Then they gave out the overall trophies. I got the 1st under 15 trophy. Everybody had a good day even though there was no wind.


Full Results here

By William Russell
Paxton Lakes Sailing Club invites you, along with friends and family, to an evening for all the family on Saturday 30th November at Little Paxton Village Hall. 

This year we are hosting a general quiz night at the village hall. The food included will be buffet style such as; meat and fish platters, pastries, salads, crispy bread, snacks and crisps, followed by a selection of cold sweets.

We will also use the evening to award prizes for this year's sailing successes. Or you might be lucky enough to win a raffle prize!

And this is all for the bargain price of £10 a ticket for adults and £5 for children 12 and under. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Add yourself to the Facebook event here

Many thanks and I look forward to seeing you there
 
 
Regards
Tina Harrison
Saturday 12th October sees the final round of the Cambs Youth League 2013 come to Paxton Lakes Sailing Club.  The Cambs Youth League is open to junior members of, Hunts, Ely, Cam, Paxton, Grafham and Grafham On Board sailing clubs.  Entry is only £1 per boat.  First race is at 11:00 with a briefing at 10:30 am.  Then two races in the afternoon.

More details of the Cambs Youth League and the rules can be found here

Any questions contact Gareth Russell  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Don't forget its the Youth Trophy this weekend. Race training on Saturday morning followed by 4 short races in the afternoon. Then 6 short races on Sunday. Be ready for 10:00 am Saturday. All under 19's welcome who can sail. There is also a BBQ on Saturday after sailing.
Dear club member,
Paxton Lakes sailing club is pleased to invite you to a weekend away to sail on the river Blackwater.  Repeating the success of the last two years, the event will once again be hosted by Bradwell Outdoors, a purpose built residential outdoor activity centre. Dates 24th to 26th August 2013. Nonsailing members also welcome and there will be plenty for you to do and see.
 
Further information is in the attached invitation.  If you would like to know more please contact Pat Overs
 
If you would like to take part please let Pat know and send back the attached booking form.
 
Many Thanks
 
Paxton Lakes Sailing Club
Hello Sailing Club Member,
 
The sailing season is in full swing and as such, there are some events coming up that you may wish to get involved with, both at Paxton Lakes Sailing Club and elsewhere helping to promote the club.
 
The first of those events is Little Paxton Scarecrow Festival on Saturday 11th May 2013 and the sailing club will be providing the BBQ  and will also be handing out flyers.  We are looking for volunteers on the day to assist with the BBQ.  We are not asking for you to give up the whole day, you should be able to enjoy the event as well.  Instead if you could provide an hour, or if you would like to help for more, that would be welcomed too.
 
We also need a few gazebos just in case the weather is wet or sunny.  Please let me know if we could borrow yours for the day.
 
If you have any questions or you would like to contribute please contact Tina on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07956 107615.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Your Sailing Club.
 
 
Regards
Tina Harrison
Social Secretary
Paxton Lakes SC
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