Starcross Yacht Club was host to home and visiting Merlin Rocket sailors on the weekend of the 21/22 April, 2018 with a total of 26 boats entering. Mixed weather with light winds on Saturday and Sunday meant there was close racing throughout.

Thanks to all the members who worked behind the scenes to make this happen, and especially to the galley team for their excellent catering.

Results can be found here.

Our thanks to Garnett Showell for an excellent album of on-the-water photographs of this event.

Read more: Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller, 2018

The twenty-eighth Exe Sails and Covers Starcross Steamer was held on Sunday February 25th . This was the second race of the three race South West Series and the seventh in the longer new 10 race Sailing Southwest series. The Steamer is getting more and more popular and the limit of 100 boats was reached within a week of the entries being open, over a month before the event.

The winning boat was a Merlin sailed by Jon Gorringe and Matt Currall with Chris Gould and Caroline Croft in another Merlin 2nd and Chris Hampe sailing an International Canoe in 3rd place. 

Click here for the full results (updated 1 March) and here for some fine photographs taken by Garnett Showell.

Read more: Starcross Steamer 2018

Intrepid sailors were defeated by the conditions at our annual RNLI Pursuit Race on Sunday November 12th! Despite a forecast of strong winds a good number of sailors turned up to sail the annual fundraiser. At first it seemed as if the wind had moderated, but even so the Cat sailors showed their innate caution and none rigged. Foolhardy monohull racers did and the race officer started the race. As squally and gusty conditions continued (see video clip) some decided that discretion was the better part of valour and stayed on terra firma.

Read more: Annual RNLI Pursuit Race

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