It was a dismal, windless and rainy start to the day at Chipstead Lake when volunteers arrived at 8.30 to get the fleet ready but after an early cuppa we were able to get the work done and had a briefing by 10am. Some sailors were already at the club by 10am and literally as… Read More


Many of the usual suspects arrived to participate in the first two races of the 2022 season. The conditions were nearly perfect…the SW wind could have been 3 to 5 knots brisker but nevertheless we were able to get the Practice Race off promptly at 1055 with 7 entrants and they all completed one lap… Read More


It was great to welcome many of you back from a long winter layoff – made a month longer due to the need for extra training for WS’s volunteers which happened on-the-water and pontoons during April. The conditions were just right to get back into the swing of things and tune up ready for the… Read More


With the season ending on Thursday 28th October, the Trustees arranged an event on Tuesday 2nd November to thank the Volunteers for their contribution to the 2021 season and to present the WS Racing Awards. Peter Ashwell said that 2021 had been a very successful season for WS Racing despite the continuing restrictions on mixing… Read More


At 0830 there was hardly sufficient wind to disturb the surface of the lake. And the previous evening the forecast for 1100 was 14 knots and gusts to 30 knots which was why the Trustees withheld a decision on whether to sail until the morning. They said YES and the final race of the 2021… Read More


BRAVO to the WS Trustees who decided that the weather forecast: “Wind gusts of 35 knots at 0800 and 14 knots at 1100” would be accurate. The result was the fastest race of the season with the first two boats completing 6 laps in less than 6 minutes per lap. The early wind was strong… Read More