The Chipstead Enterprise Open Meeting, took place on Sunday 22nd September. 11 boats entered including 5 visitors. The event was shared with open meetings for the Comet and Firefly fleets leading 3 separate starts for each of the 4 races. OOD John Masters did a fantastic job setting good start lines and courses in the face of mixed weather conditions and changeable wind directions.
On arrival competitors were faced with very still conditions with what little wind there was coming from the south. This led to some frequent changes in positions, particularly in the middle of the fleet in the first two morning races.
The Chipstead Comet Open Meeting, took place on Sunday 22nd September. 24 boats entered including 8 visitors with 4 ladies sailing which is our best ever.
by Jane Marshall 07 Sep 2019
40 Toppers from 13 clubs around the South East gathered for the 11th event in the SE Topper Traveller Series, that was run in parallel with the annual Chipstead Topper Open. They were greeted with moderate North Westerly, which challenged race officer Bob Murrell to set a fair course, given the long and thin East/West layout of the lake.
The weather was at its hottest during the whole weekend with Temperatures in excess of 30C. Little shade at the lake side.
The number of Yachts racing was 50 , 17 boats in each fleet.
Difficult sailing as the start due the wind direction was going directly away from our standing position, with the sun directly in the sailor’s eyes.
On the 12th of May 2019, we had our Chipstead Sailing Club annual Graduate Open Meeting. It was a lovely day, the sun was shining and the wind was coming straight down the lake from the East.
This year’s Chipstead Laser Open, part of the South East Laser Grand Prix Circuit was blessed with some wind, but regrettably generally from a northerly direction which created some large holes and shifts making conditions difficult for not only the Race Officer in setting courses, but for the record turnout of 15 visiting boats supplemented by 10 Club boats.