Have you ever wondered what I do in my spare time? The Shearwater sailing season of weekly races continued last Sunday with two firsts for Somerset sailors. Margaret and Geoff Pell came first in the morning pursuits race and Roger Devereux, also from Frome, and his crew Peter Barnes took the first place in the afternoon points race. The conditions for sailing were perfect and it was great to see some sunshine at last.

Our next club event is a day of racing open to all Topper and Comet Solo boat owners. Racing starts at 11am and continues until about 4pm when prizes will be presented and cakes will be eaten. This event is open to non-club members of all ages and the prime aim is to get people out enjoying sailing in a friendly environment. Please come and join in the fun, either sailing or cheering from the lakeside. There will be plenty of club members on hand to explain the sometimes confusing details of the course and sailing rules. Our best Olympic sailors started at events like this, so there is plenty of opportunity for spotting rising stars!
Peter Barnes - Shearwater Sailing Club Commodore for 2013.