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2008 Regatta Cruise Results
Saturday                    
Boat     Handicap Time   Elapsed Time   Corrected Time Position Points
Name Sail No. Class   Minutes Seconds Seconds   Seconds    
                     
Misty M   Medway 26 1003 42 45 2565   2557 1 1
Rice Pudding   Dragonfly 920 820 39 24 2364   2883 2 2
Misty A   Anderson 22 1122 61 30 3690   3289 3 3
Sea Otter   Sadler 26 1143 62 50 3770   3298 4 4
Vega II   Hurley 18 1379 76 33 4593   3331 5 5
SkylArk   Leisure 17 1325 78 00 4680   3532 6 6
Jackdaw   Invader 22 1243 75 00 4500   3620 7 7
Chablis   Hunter 30 1032 62 17 3737   3621 8 8
Avanti   Leisure 23 1184 RTD       RTD RTD 14
Drumlin   Westerly Konsort 1118 RTD       RTD RTD 14
Little Hog   Swift 18 1102 RTD       RTD RTD 14
Ninty       RTD       RTD RTD 14
Sunday                    
Boat     Handicap Time   Elapsed Time   Corrected Time Position Points
Name Sail No. Class   Minutes Seconds Seconds   Seconds    
                     
Vega II   Hurley 18 1379 92 45 5565   4036 1 1
Misty M   Medway 26 1003 68 25 4105   4093 2 2
Rice Pudding   Dragonfly 920 820 60 40 3640   4439 3 3
The Other Wo     1092 83 05 4985   4565 4 4
Sea Otter   Sadler 26 1143 87 23 5243   4587 5 5
Chablis   Hunter 30 1032 84 54 5094   4936 6 6
Misty A   Anderson 22 1122 100 00 6000   5348 7 7
Drumlin   Westerly Konsort 1118 104 55 6295   5631 8 8
Jackdaw   Invader 22 1243 RTD       RTD RTD 14
Avanti   Leisure 23 1184 RTD       RTD RTD 14
Ninty       RTD       RTD RTD 14
Northern Star       RTD       RTD RTD 14
SkylArk   Leisure 17 1325 RTD       RTD RTD 14
Little Hog   Swift 18 1102 DNS Rescue B         %
Overall                  
Boat     Handicap     Race   Total Position
Name Sail No. Class       Race 1 Race 2     
                   
Misty M   Medway 26 1003     1 2 3 1
Rice Pudding   Dragonfly 920 820     2 3 5 2
Vega II   Hurley 18 1379     5 1 6 3
Sea Otter   Sadler 26 1143     4 5 9 4
Misty A   Anderson 22 1122     3 7 10 5
Chablis   Hunter 30 1032     8 6 14 6
The Other Wo     1092     15 4 19 7
SkylArk   Leisure 17 1325     6 14 20 8
Jackdaw   Invader 22 1243     7 14 21 9
Drumlin   Westerly Konsort 1118     14 8 22 10
Avanti   Leisure 23 1184     14 14 28 11
Ninty           14 14 28 11
Little Hog   Swift 18 1102     14 14 28 11
Northern Star   Leisure 23       14 14 28 11
Working Party March 2006 (click the link to display the web page)


March 2006 Working Party
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Glasson Week 2005 (click the link to display the web page)


Glasson Week 2005
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A History of the Club - dating from 1961

A Brief History

The Formation and History of the Glasson Sailing Club.

April 1961 - Six individuals began the ground work towards the formation of a sailing club.

The First Site

12th April 1961 - The first move was to secure a section of the Lancaster Port Commissioners land at the rear of the Victoria Hotel at Glasson Dock, the first letters were sent to the Port Commissioners.

On the 15th May 1961 a sketch plan of the site was sent to the Commissioners.

19th June 1961 -the Port Commissioners gave consideration to the proposals and offered the land on a tenancy of twelve months and thereafter from year to year, subject to three months notice on either side. The area of land offered was in the region of 600 square yards.

The First Clubhouse

April 1961 - Negotiations were started with Mitchells of Lancaster (Brewers) Limited to rent a portion of the outbuildings of the Victoria Hotel at Glasson Dock, adjoining the land offered by the Lancaster Port Commissioners.

May 1961 -Provisional consent was given by the brewery (Mitchells of Lancaster).

July 1961 - The terms of the tenancy were agreed. Since then the terms have been altered and the Glasson Sailing Club, as it is now called, will be able to rent the premises as long as it requires them or until such time as the Club is disbanded.

September 1961 - A site meeting was held with the brewery to discuss alterations to the premises. A letter was then received from the brewery offering to pay for the alteration and reinstatement of the property, this was accepted.

November 1961 - A set of provisional plans were submitted by the brewery and accepted.

February 1961 - The plans were submitted to the Magistrates Court at the brewster sessions for approval and were duly passed as satisfactory.

The Big Day

March 1962 - The Club was finally formed and membership was open to the general public.

April 1962 - The first Annual General Meeting of the newly formed Club was held at which it was agreed that the Club should be called the Glasson Sailing Club, the Club rules and constitution were then submitted to the meeting and approved.

October 1st 1962 - The Club took possession of the Port Commissioners land.

October 8th 1962 - The Club took possession of the Clubhouse and changing rooms.

October 20th 1962 - The Clubhouse was officially opened. (The clubhouse referred to is part of the Victoria Hotel and the slipway was at the eastern end of East Quay, all that remains are a small flight of steps and a few stumps.)

October 22nd 1962 - The Club began negotiating with British Railways for the use of their old slipway which would give the Club access onto the river Lune. November 1962 - Agreement was reached with British Railways over the use of the old slipway and a licence was granted to the Club giving its members the right to cross the railway property between the Club premises and the slipway.

December 1962 - The Club applied to British Railways for a tenancy of the land adjoining the Club's premises and the slipway, this was refused. The Club tried every month in 1963 for a tenancy of this land but were not successful until December 1963, when the railways agreed to look into the matter further.

April 28th 1964 - British Railways agreed to rent to the Club an area of land, at the top of the Club's slipway and adjoining the Club premises, consisting of 433 square yards or thereabouts for the sum of £40 per annum, this was accepted by the Club. Application was then made to the Lancaster Rural District Council to use this land as a dinghy park, permission was duly granted.

May 1963 - Work was started on the rebuilding of the old slipway. The original remains were removed and a completely new structure built some 60 feet long.

June 1964 - The Club obtained planning consent from the Port Commissioners to erect a balcony over their land affixed to the front of the Club house. The balcony was erected in July 1964.

August 1964 - The slipway was extended a further 20 feet, making a total length of 80 feet. The Club also purchased three ex-army pontoons which are now moored alongside the slipway and are used for mooring dinghies after they have been launched. Also in August the Club held its first open regatta on the river Lune, this was a well attended meeting with entries from all over Lancashire and the surrounding districts. During this period the Club arranged a winter series of races for the dinghy members, this series was open to members of the Morecambe Bay Sailing Association, to which all the sailing Clubs around Morecambe Bay are members.

Spring 1965 - Further extensions to the slipway were planned and completed. The slipway is now 110 feet in length.

During the summer of 1965 the Club arranged a full series of races for both the dinghy and offshore sections. These races were held on the river Lune, when the tide was suitable, and on the Lancaster Canal basin on the days when the tide was not available. The following special events were also held:

·  An open meeting for the National Osprey class.

·  Glasson Sailing Club Open Regatta.

·  The National Hornet Northern Championships.

The Glasson Sailing Club was formed with the object of promoting interest in all forms of aquatic sport, the membership of the Club is open to all members of the general public no matter what colour or creed.

The types of craft sailed by the Club members are as follows:-

·  National Graduate

·  National Enterprise

·  GP14

·  National Hornet

·  National Osprey

·  National Shearwater Catamarans

·  Sea Bat

·  Piccalo

·  Sunday Times Signet

·  Y W Wayfarer

The Club members also own a large variety of coastal and ocean cruisers from 18 feet to 54 feet in length.

Dinghies:

1962 - 4
1963 - 10
1964 - 22
1965 - 40

Offshore Boats

1962 - 3
1963 - 9
1964 - 14
1965 - 19

It has been suggested that the above figures for offshore boats are a little optimistic.

In 1965 each winter the Club arranged a programme of film shows and lectures which were held every Wednesday evening from the first of November to the first of April. These programmes covered a very large range of subjects mainly on sailing but a small proportion are on subjects of general interest. These meetings were advertised in the local papers and were open to the general public.

Club facilities were as follows:-

  • Clubhouse with two rooms, the main room 31 feet by 27 feet fitted with heating equipment and a bar. The second room 24 feet by 10 feet is the committee room, but is also used as the Club kitchen and is fitted with an electric cooker and sink.
  • Ladies and gentlemens changing rooms each containing two toilets, shower and hot and cold water supply.
  • One slipway 110 feet long
  • Three ex-army pontoons.
  • Parking for 28 Dinghies.

Early Membership Details

Class

1962

1963

1964

1965

Sailing

-

8

21

23

Family

-

17

25

32

Junior

-

5

4

5

Social

-

30

38

25

Crew

-

1

7

9


  • The above figures are at the 28th February each year. These figures do not include any of the schools or university as they pay differently.
  • The Club was financed by the following means:-
    1. By subscription
    2. Profits from the bar takings
    3. Profit on dances and social events
    4. Profit of 6d fruit machine
    5. Profit on bar billiard table
    6. By the rents from parking dinghies, 30/- per dinghy, per annum.

 

 

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