Axbridge Open Meeting – 10th April

The first open of the season is this coming weekend at Bristol Corinthian YC. The event is set to be a 3 race series run on the Saturday 10th April starting at 11.30.

Now, I had planned on running a spectator friendly slalom event on the Sunday fitting around the club racing so as not to get in the way but it hasn’t panned out particularly well. If anyone would like to stick around and sail on the Sunday in the club racing and do some tuning they will be most welcome and I will find us somewhere to go for grub on the Saturday night. This is a bit frustrating for me as we did something very similar two years ago with great feedback from those at the club about how good it was to watch.

The postcode for finding the club is BS26 2DL. It is pretty well signposted once you get near.

For accommodation, Axebridge is the closest village and Cheddar another good option.

Cheers, hope to see you all there.

Mike Cooke
GBR3618 Ninja Tuna

Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club is based on Cheddar Reservoir in Somerset. It is recognised as one of the foremost Sailing Clubs in South West England. It’s a great place to sail or windsurf with sparkling clear mineral water and a friendly, informal club. There are no tides to restrict when you sail on Cheddar Reservoir, and the surroundings are lovely, with the Mendip hills providing a beautiful backdrop. The picturesque views make the reservoir a popular destination for walkers, bird watchers and anglers as well as sailors and windsurfers.

The reservoir provides a large area of open water nearly 1 mile in diameter and works best in the prevailing south westerly wind although it’s very sailable in all wind directions. The reservoir is elevated above the surrounding Somerset levels and consequently the wind is not obstructed. Launching is easy from a wide flat area.

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