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  • 02 Jun 2024 21:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With tricky gusting winds, more easterly than expected,  Gavin and Matt set a challenging course.

    Godfrey kept Steve on his toes and they both certainly earned their beer prizes with Phil staying comfortably ahead of Duncan.

  • 15 Apr 2024 22:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tony has agreed to continue the mid week supported sailing - but he needs help with two things...

    1) a second person in the safety boat, so he can coach,

    2) to not be sat there with no-one turning up to sail!

    Everyone is welcome on a wednesday evening racing or not, it's much less competetive and some of us are just happy to be on the water so are happy to be coaching instead.

    Keep an eye out on the Sailing Club WhatsApp Group for a message from Tony asking who wants Tuesdays to restart.

  • 08 Apr 2024 09:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The persuit race series starts Wednesday 10th April - a week early this year due to the early Easter.

    Persuit race format so no frantic start line shenanigans to worry about, slower PY boats set off first with any Phantoms trying to chase you down as they have a 7 minute delay.

    Whoever is in the lead at 45minutes is the winner, so everyone is racing for position on the water!

  • 31 Jul 2023 13:56 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you need a excuse to get out in the week, but don't want to race? Just want to cruise on the lake? Maybe you want a little practise in a safe environment?    Why no join us most Tuesday evenings throughout the summer months for a little slower paced sailing.  Fully supported with a rescue boat - no racing, purely fun with the benefit of some guidance from experienced members in the rescue boat.  Starts at approx 4:30pm - See the ASC WhatsApp group for up to date details.  

  • 19 Apr 2022 12:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is with great sadness that Ardleigh SC has to announce the passing of Fergus O’Sullivan after a long illness he had fought with bravery and courage. Anyone who was lucky enough to spend time with Fergus will also know what a terrible loss his demise is to all of us.

    Fergus was a great friend, mentor and mediator. Always there to help someone rig their new boat, others how to improve their sailing, or helping fellow sailors with racing rules and disputes.

    He helped out on the committee for many years before becoming Commodore. Fergus was instrumental in Ardleigh SC acquiring our 3 Argo sail training boats via a grant, and helping with sail training over many years. For many years he was also responsible for keeping safety boats and race marks up to standard.

    Fergus was an accomplished sailor who competed at Club, Regional and National level, becoming National and Inland champion in the Comet Versa class with his great friend Mick Balaam. Although mainly known for Solo class sailing, he had over the years competed in Larks with his daughter Laura, and Laser 2s, RS400s, LASER 2000s with other crew mates. In recent years he could often be seen sailing his Mirror and Gull dinghies teaching his 2 granddaughters… passing his enthusiasm and the baton on to a new generation.

    We will all sorely miss his smiling, cheerful personality, but be thankful that we were privileged to have known him and spent time with him while he was with us.

    Our thoughts go out to his family at this very sad time.


    My first meeting with Fergus was when I was trying to rig an old Wanderer when he was on his way home and stopped and helped me, I new nothing about mast rake then.

    From then on our friendship grew.

    We both shared a passion for classic racing cars and spent many enjoyable days together at Silverstone.

    I crewed for him in the Versa and the 2000 and realised what an outstanding sailor he was.

    Fergus was a man of many talents and interests outside of sailing, motorcycling, wildlife and not forgetting part of the ASC guitar trio that entertained us at Christmas parties.

    I looked forward to our Wednesday maintenance work and our chat over a coffee.

    Fergus became my advisor, my inspiration, my confidante but most of all my mate.

    I will miss him terribly.

    Mick Balaam


    Anyone who was lucky enough to spend time with Fergus will also know what a terrible loss his demise is for us all.

    Ever kind, ever gentle but also ever assured; he exuded a calm air of reassuring confidence in everything and everyone he had dealings with.

    An accomplished sailor who competed at both National and Regional level, he was always willing, indeed keen, to help anyone improve their knowledge or technique relating to sailing, and in fact if you allowed him to, quite a few other subjects as well!!

    Fergus served for years on the Sailing Club Committee in a variety of roles, including a period as Commodore; he was instrumental in numerous projects ranging from acquiring the Argo’s by way of a Grant to ensuring the Safety boats were maintained, buoys correctly laid… in fact it is hard to think of a facet of Club life that Fergus did not aid or enhance at some stage in one way or another.

    We will all sorely miss his smiling, cheerful personality, but as well perhaps just seek in our minds to recall the fact that we were privileged to have spent time with him while he was with us.

  • 09 Dec 2021 12:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Frost Bite Series: The Frost Bite will start on Sunday 9th January 2022.  So don't forget to register if you haven't already done so.

  • 10 Sep 2021 11:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have reintroduced the upper wind speed limit of Force 4 for sailing without a safety boat being on the water.  In addition, please buddy up & always sail within your limits.  If you're not sure, please stay safe and stay ashore.

  • 17 Jul 2021 11:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ASC is pleased to announce that it is hosting the ASC Solo Open Meeting on Saturday 17th July.  Racing starts at 11am, entry fee £15.00  Please get in touch if you are interested.  

  • 16 May 2021 20:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Not all news is exciting, some is just plain old important!

    Are you aware of your obligations for both risk and safety whilst at the club?  Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the ASC Sailing Disclaimers here.

  • 12 May 2021 11:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you looking to sell an old boat?  Have you got some old (or even new) kit collecting dust that you really dont need?  Why not list it on our club classifieds page?  You never know - your old stuff might just be someone's elses treasure.  See here for more...

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