Low water hazards + September Sailing News

We start with news that the water level has been dropping in recent weeks and we expect this to continue. Please take care when launching and recovering your boats, working as teams to get up and down the bank.

Low water Hazards

There are sailing hazards below the surface especially as the spit extending out into the reservoir is exposed. An island will soon appear on the far side of the lake which is the dumping ground for BRETT aggregate; it is a build up of their waste material over the years.  We will endeavor to find and mark the island as the water goes down and please look at the daily information board for update information.


Well done to everyone travelling to events this Summer and thank you for representing Queen Mary. Hot off the press – Howard and Lou just back from the RS400 Irish Nationals scoring a win in race four, The QM Lasers had a fantastic week at their Nationals in Largs Scotland and we had an exciting report from our youth windsurfers in Israel which featured in club news (read more). Please let us know your stories if you’ve been sailing away!

But… hold the front page… huge congratulations to Bjorn Handley who started the summer winning the Topper 4.2 National Series and went on to claim second place at the Topper 4.2 World Championships in Medemblik, Netherlands. (He also won a race at the Topper 5.3 Nationals in the Silver fleet, that was in Weymouth) Kapow!

Club news:

  • Congratulations to Howard Fairbrother and Louise Hosken who won the 2019 Wednesday Evening Series – 106 Boats entered the 23 week series with the final race held on Wednesday 4th September, followed by dinner and prize giving.
  • The Club Championships (CC) will be held on Sunday 15th September with the first race counting towards Bart’s Bash – The World’s Largest Sailing Race. This is an open event so please invite sailing friends and competitors from other sailing clubs to join us, although the overall CC winner has to be a Queen Mary Member, obviously.
  • AGM – Save the Date Sunday Sunday 13th October

We end with news that the Sailing School had another record year this time with 733 kids on summer courses, the club is in great shape, … please can we all just do a little rain dance as we end the season.

See you on the water soon..

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