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Monday, 23 October 2017
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FAST WIND DIRECTIONS: WNW-SW and NE-ESE
PERFECT WIND DIRECTION: WNW or ESE

TIDE: IT'S A LAKE!

FASTEST PEAK:  32.89Knots MIKE PACEY
FASTEST 10SEC: 31.93Knots MIKE PACEY
FASTEST 500M:   29.25Knots MIKE PACEY


MIKE PACEY:

Beaver Sailing Club is located on Southfield Reservoir, alongside the Aire and Calder Canal, near the East Yorkshire town of Snaith, with road access from the A614.

From M18 J6: Head north on A614.Cross the double bridge over the River Don and the Canal. Turn left into Between Rivers Lane. After about 0.7 mile look for sign on right to Beaver Sailing Club

From M62 J36: Take A614 towards Selby. Keep on A614 towards Thorne, following road as it crosses south over M62. Turn right, just before the double bridge, into Between Rivers Lane. After about 0.7 mile look for sign on right to Beaver Sailing Club

This place was used in the late 80’s by the British Speed Sailing Association (BSA) and was regularly used by Daren Mathers and Mike Pacey for training before GPS

The recorded GPS times are
max. speed: 33.123 knots and an av 30.174 knots but that was on a low wind day

There will be a trophy for the fastest GPS rider in 2010

The water depth is only chest deep with a silty bottom so you need boots

Only one hazard in the small lake which is marked out by buoys

The sailing water consists of two reservoirs of approximately 80 and 40 acres, with launching via ramps and jetties but they are slippery .

The larger of the reservoirs is used for boat racing, the season starting in March and finishing at the end of December.

Racing takes place on Sundays, Wednesday nights in summer and Bank Holidays Mondays, and is open to all members.

For members not wishing to race, the smaller reservoir to open at all times for cruising.

Facilities include a clubhouse with changing rooms and showers, a galley for hot drinks and snacks, and a lounge area for relaxing.

There are ample car parking spaces .

Wind. Southwest / Northeast

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