North West Senior Travellers Series – 2018

The climax of a hard fought series of seven events held over summer,  at various sailing clubs throughout the North West takes place at Elton SC in Bury on Tuesday 2nd October.

Briefing on the lawn at 10.30am, start time for first race 11.00 am.   3 races, 2 to count on the day.
For the Series: 21 races, 12 to count for the series.

Entry fee £5 per event, payable on the day.

Handicap racing, any class may compete. No catering, competitors to bring packed lunches, drinks available. Prizes for achievement and under achievement All sailors must be 50 or over. (Crews in a double hander may be allowed below age)

Overall series trophies for 1st Overall, 1st Double hander, 1st over 70 and top club. Series coordinator – Dave Woodhead email Information and results available on the RYA North West Web Site


Laser Open Meeting and LwL and Juniors Trophy Day

THE LASER OPEN – SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER – 11.00 AM. FIRST RACE – Briefing on the lawn 10.30am.
The strong Laser fleet at Elton SC welcomes all Laser sailors from throughout the North-West to a great days racing at Elton SC.

The climax of a very successful season for the Ladies Who Launch and our well travelled and successful Elton Junior team takes place on Saturday 6th October 2018 in the form of a full on Trophy day. First race of three will start at 12.30.

Boat Shed Clear out

Dear Member,
Winter boat storage will soon be upon us so it would be timely to start sorting out some of the junk and mess that seems to accumulate in the boatshed during the season.
Of particular concern are the numbers of abandoned masts and booms which bear no identification whatsoever and which seem to have been resident for some time.
A condition of most insurance policies is that such parts are clearly identified with boat number/name etc and doing this would also be a big help in managing the sheds. Therefore, could owners please ensure that their equipment is clearly marked before winter storage takes place in November.
Equipment which remains unidentified after this time may have to be disposed of or moved to the back of the boatshed so as to free up space for others.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Peter Finney & Stan Beswick

Adult RYA Level 2/3 sailing course – 22nd/23rd Sept. 2018

We are running an adult RYA level 2/3 course for 2 days on 22nd and 23rd September. This is for members who have completed the level 1 course or can sail to at least that standard. Depending on numbers and ability, it may be possible to run level 2 and 3 in parallel.
Cost is £20. Please enrol on webcollect and notify Steve Restall or contact him if you have any queries:

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Southport 24 hour Race – Sat/Sun 8th/9th Sept

This weekend Elton SC have two dinghies, a GP 14 and an Enterprise, entered  in the annual 24 hour Race held at West Lance Yacht Club on the Marine Lake at Southport.

All club members are invited to this excellent weekend of sailing, fun and good fellowship. The weekend begins on Friday with setting up the Gazebo and BBQ and the boats. The race commences at 12 Noon on Saturday and crews and helms are changed every couple of hours or so until the race finishes at 12 Noon on Sunday.

Even if you have not put your name down to sail, just pop along find the Elton Tent and have some fun anytime throughout the weekend.  Parking is plentiful but has to be paid for on the front adjacent to the Marine Lake.

We wish Good Sailing to all Elton members.

Final Race in the Summer Pursuit Series – Wed 5th Sept. 2018

All members are invited to the climax of the Wednesday Evening Summer Pursuit Series this coming Wednesday. Last week saw some 34 boats on the water. Lets try and beat this number for the final.  Prizes for the series winners and throughout the fleet will be presented on the night.

Optimist start 6.40pm. Be there early for a car park space.

As always Karen will provide excellent grub on the night and Dave excellent beverage to enable full analysis and discussion to take place post racing.


Club Championships – Sunday 26th August – First Race 12.30pm

The 2018 Club Championships will be held this Sunday 26th August.
Three handicap races will be held with the first one starting at 12.30. Two races to count.

This is an event for all levels of experience from keen racers to those new to sailing. There will be prizes throughout the fleet and we encourage all new members to take part in this fun day.  The winds look good so please come down and join in.

Dave Read

Trophy Day and Berthing – Update

Hello All,

Firstly, the signing up sheet for the double hander trophy day on Saturday, August 11th is now displayed on the notice board. If you plan on attending can you please sign up as soon as possible in order for the pairings to be organised. Many Thanks.

Secondly, the labels with your berth number and name, along with cable ties to attach to your trolley are now in a box on the coffee table in the foyer. Please pick them up as soon as you can. In addition, the new plan for the dinghy park, kindly draughted by Nigel Greaves is displayed on the notice board if you’d like to take a look. This new plan includes a number of berths that can now be used again, thanks to the hard work of the Tuesday Gang.

Finally, the last race of the Friday Night Junior and Beginners series will go ahead as planned this Friday, July 27th at 7pm. However, the current forecast is for thunder and lightening for most of the day and well into the evening, so please be aware that we may have to abandon the racing.

Many Thanks

Stephanie Fuller

Streaker Open Day – Saturday 4th August

Elton SC  is holding its annual Streaker Open day on Saturday  4th August. Lets get all the 13 or so Home Streakers out on the water and as always we offer a warm welcome to fellow streaker sailors from around the area.

First of three races starts at 11.00. Briefing on the lawn at 10.30.

Our galley will be open all day and our well stocked bar for any post sail celebrations.


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