Good luck to everyone racing 🏁 today!
Brass Monkey Pursuit Race @ 2pm
Island Sailing Club Reading
Nearby gyms & sports facilities
Bennett's Hill, Burghfield
Hellerman House Harris Way, Sunbury-on-Thames
Liked the backside slap. Why do I invariabley get told off when I do it. Great sail Sunday Graeme by the way. You are the man.
I marvel at it everytime I see it.
I would like to buy that man a drink.
Oh alright, a woman if is a ( stop that. M.P.)
I am selling all three of my boats on eBay.
If anyone is interested in these, all three auctions are due to end this Sunday (25th of March) after 7pm.
RS Q'BA dinghy: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123026452201
Supernova dinghy: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123028227625
Sit On Top Kayak: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112876322868
If you have any questions, please either ask them on the eBay listing, comment on this post or send me a message on Facebook.
Saturday 31st March 2018
The course will run from approx. 9am until 4:30pm (Exact time to be confirmed closer to the date.)
Course is £45 to cover cost of trainer, First Aid Book and Certification. Space on the course in limited so please let me know ASAP if you would like to reserve your place.
As we prepare to cheer on sailors from across the world in this year’s Olympic Games in Rio, we can’t help but think that by the time the Games finish it will be only a month, if not less until the weekend will be upon us.
NOW is the time to help us continue Bart’s legacy. Sign up to Bart’s Bash at www.bartsbash.com and make this the event where you help inspire more people into this amazing sport and help support an amazing cause. Don’t forget Bart’s Bash is being held on the last weekend of the Paralympic Games and is raising funds for disabled sailing globally.
Every Club that signs up before the end of the month will receive a FREE fundraising pack including: charity boxes, SailonBart magazines, flags and more.
Affordable dinghy sailing from complete beginners to competent sailors
Operating as usual
Good luck to everyone racing 🏁 today!
Merry Christmas to all our Island Club members and Friends 🎄
A beautiful remembrance day with the mirror reminding me of a poppy.
Pursuit race ⛵ ⛵ ⛵
Slow day on the course today - believe it or not we actually are moving.
Thanks James for the footage.
Learning to hold the start during the 'Start racing' course today.
Huge thank you to Goring Thames Sailing Club for having us. ⛵
Commodores day 2022
Little but no wind this morning 🍃 but plenty of fun out on the kayak 🛶 and paddle boards 💦
The best thing about our club is all the wonderful, kind experienced members who always offer help and guidance ♥ ⛵
Summer Party 2022
🥳 🍰 🍔 🥂
Happy fathers day! A couple of fathers doing what they love during our endurance race where teams take part to see who can sail the furthest.
🍰 ⛵ 🇬🇧 Jubilee 🎂 🇬🇧 ⛵
Jubilee pursuit race today at 12pm! 🇬🇧 good luck to all 💪🤞
2nd day of training for those doing their level 1! Talented group 🙌
Today's course and some fabulous photos of the race ⛵ from a talented club member 📷
Stunning day for a ⛵ The wildlife certainly think so 🦢 🐣
Looking forward to seeing both new and old members for our open day on 24 April!
Well done to Roland, Dave and James for winning the longest day race today! Amazing effort 😁
An odd visitor overseeing today's racing...
2 races completed despite the forecast which did not hold any promise of wind. It is always worth coming down to check the conditions for yourself as you will often be pleasantly surprised!
Sailing Resumes at the Island Sailing Club Reading
The annual ‘Brass Monkey’ trophy eventually took place on the warm afternoon of Sunday the 4th April. This race is usually run on New Years Day when intrepid sailors’ brave icy conditions for their sport, but like so much had to be delayed due to covid19 restrictions.
Getting off to a flying start, Peter C in his Laser rounded the first mark ahead of the chasing fleet. By the mid point of the race it was all still to sail for, with Maggie P in her Graduate, Ian W in his Solo and last years winner John B in his Graduate all making strong challenges for the lead. However, taking full advantage of a couple of wind shifts, Peter C managed to open up a big enough gap to claim the race and the much coveted trophy.
Although one of the smallest trophies raced for at the Island Sailing Club Reading, the ‘Brass Monkey’ is always hotly contested and never more so than this year in the warm April sunshine, when we were all just happy to be allowed to sail again!
This weekend we had a visit from Dave W, who put together some great aerial footage and a couple of photos for us 🙂 thanks Dave
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It was good to see so many lining up for the start of the inaugural Geoff Planner Pursuit Race during Commodores day yesterday.
Geoff was one of our founding members and will be fondly remembered for all he did for everyone in the club over the many years he was involved. This race is a great way to celebrate his memory.
Thank you to Ann and Claire for sharing such an amazing man with us. It was great to have you with us yesterday ❤️
While we love to see all the boats on our water, we understand that safety comes first and sometimes we, sadly, need to retire our beloved boats. On one of these occasions we were pleased to see 2 of our boats given new lease on life by the guys at Daymark Rum who up-cycled two of our boats that had made it to the 'graveyard'.
We are sure that they will help keep the souls of the sailors who cross their course warm for years to come...
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Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19, we have suspended all sailing (as has been the case for the last couple of weeks) and events for the foreseeable future. This includes our open day and scheduled training courses.
As soon as it is safe to do so, we will be back on the water! We look forward to seeing you then ☺️
Stay safe everyone!
We are looking forward to hosting our open day next month!
Come see what we are about 😁
Nice feature in the Wokingham newspaper about the carol evening and prize giving hosted last month!
Well done to all the winners!
First race of the year sailed in light winds with 10 boats taking part (after a little bit of squeezing into wetsuits after the Christmas feasts)
Well done to the following sailors taking the top spots for what is arguably the cutest trophy we have:
3rd: Mel W
2nd: James S
1st: John B
Thanks Goring Thames Sailing Club for hosting us!
Well done to everyone competing the Level 1, 2 or Stage 2 courses this weekend! You were all amazing students 🏆
Looking forward to seeing you on the water continuing to learn the art of adjusting your sails (perhaps you can teach some of us along the way) ⛵
... and we have take off...
A couple of pictures from Commodores Day 2019. Great fun was had by all as we showed the breadth of ours skills and interests, having our faces done like Ziggy Stardust, sailed a persuit race, took part in rowing race in a variety of boats, ate great food and not only built rockets but also saw how high these could be shot into the air using household products.
Thanks Dave for all your hard work over the last 6 months and we look forward to what the next 6 months will bring us!!!
Who's coming to the 2020 RYA Dinghy Show ? The new theme and dates have now been announced, with tickets on sale later this year. Find out more - http://rya.org/nxJX50vbEc6
Gathering for an EGM to discuss future developments! I can think of worse places to be sitting in this weather.
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Sunday saw some boats racing and some just sailing around. It was a bit windy at times, with the strongest gust on the weather station measuring 16.5 mph. Congratulations to Ian F and Graham for winning a race each.
Thank you to the maintenance team, who had a good day servicing the GP14 s.
Thanks to Eleanor for the teas and coffees and for whoever made the banana and lemon drizzle cakes.
A good day was had by all.
Yesterday saw members taking part in the Longest Day Race. This is race is all about teamwork and perseverance.
Well done to the winners of the Longest Day Race held yesterday! The Digital Trophy was presented by the commodore, Dave to the winning team consisting of John, Bill and Roland (Left to right).
This team completed 17 laps on a GP14 in the allotted time and was the only boat not to capsize on the day.
Well done to everyone who took part!
Don't forget the Berrys Lane, outside the club, will be closed between 09:30 and 12:30 on Sunday.
Don't let it keep you from joining the races in the Goring Invitational at 2!
Some pics from our first Wednesday evening sail! Great evening all around 🙂
This week sees in the first week of Wednesday night sailing for the year and what a week it is! There is expected to be a reasonable wind (approximately 7 knots) so should be good for brushing off any cobwebs that some of the boats have been collecting over the winter. The evening is due to start at 6pm and ends in time for us to be off the water and de-rig before darkness sets in.
For all our newer members, this is an opportunity to practice those skills or perhaps have a fun race with some of the other members. Some even come down just to tinker with their boats before the weekends racing. Whatever your intention is, it is great to get away from the stresses of the week.
Hopefully we will see you all on the water tomorrow! ⛵
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