Photo-a-Day (Monday, 31st December, 2012)
Very keen sailor
Photo: Harry Cunliffe (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38)
Looks like a lot of fun, provided he doesn't fall overboard.
Happy New Year to all on P-A-D.
p.s. I found a tin of Uncle Joe's Mint Balls in my Christmas stocking, a long, long way from Wigan, but they still taste of Wigan.
Well done Harry, lovely photo..... :-)
Courage is a word that comes to mind as well as brave!!! Cheers!!
Harry, surely you have younger member`s! How long have you been a member?
There`s a 4.31 video of sailing on SCOTSMANS Flash on :-
Mick has an 11.54 video on :-
Here I am, correcting you again, Ernest!! Harry is correct, it's SCOTMANS Flash. Check Google maps, and look at the tourist sign on streetview. It's a commonly held mistake to call it Scotsmans.
Harry, good capture!!
Harry,a very interesting photograph .How many members are there , and if its not a pertinent question how much are the fees.
All the very best to all Wiganworlders for 2013.
And Google Maps are ALWAYS correct?
But it is spelt 'Scotmans' on most hard copy maps, but is colloquially known as 'Scotsmans' among Wiganers.
Well, it's correct this time, as you seem to agree, Loz, but as a Wiganer I've always known it as Scotmans, so it's not all Wiganers!! Ernest uses Google maps, so I just pointed him there as a reference he knows. Sometimes he's a bit quick to criticise without checking first!!
Tom, I'm not sure exactly how many members we have, fees vary, boat owner, non boat owner etc. visit our website (About Wigan Sailing club) and click on membership, why not pay us a visit on a Sunday any time from 11-30 onwards, bring your camera all are welcome drinks etc. available in the clubhouse.
Ernest we do have younger members but Conner in the photo was one of only two sailors out on the water that day, too windy for me! but you can see a photo of me sailing my boat ''Lydia'' on 19th July 2008 taken by Ron Dawber who is a former member of W.S.C.
Thanks all for your comments.
P.S. Anyone interested in trying sailing can come on August bank holiday and have go, you will be taken out in a suitable boat by a competant sailor and provided with a bouancy aid, and it's free so get down. you don't know what you're missing. H.
Nice photograph Harry. Good to see youngsters taking up an interest such as this. I like to stroll round the flashes - usually near Lowton and Leigh Sailing club. But I do not know which flash is which I am afraid.
Sorry Ernest I forgot to mention I have been a member since mid 1970's H.
Geographer, I put `scotmans flash` in search box above this photo and most items are listed as Scotsmans Flash.
An extract from Communicate, General :-
The name is actually Scotmans flash, but plenty of folk call it Scotsmans flash and it were named after a Scotish bloke
Replied: 25th Aug 2010 at 11:12
Posted by: dustaf (23041)
Wasn't Scotmans named after a Scotmans farm. Scotman being a surname, rather than a Jock?
Could be well-wrong. But I think I've seen it debated on here.
Replied: 25th Aug 2010 at 14:19 "
Even the RSPB on Wigan Flashes:-
refers to Scotsmans Flash.
Harry, you didn`t say how long you`ve been a member.
A Happy New Year to everyone.
Janice. Scotmans flash is off Poolstock Lane Wigan opposite the Tipping Arms Pub and is the only one with sailing boats on, with the old railway embankment on one side, and the Canal on another side. H.
dustaf (25th Aug 2010) is almost certainly correct. "Scotman" is a Family name, just as "Pearson" is.[Note "Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Company was formed in 1874 in Ince" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancashire_Coalfield ]
Great action shot Harry. Happy New Year to all and thank you to everyone who submitted photos and comments - this web site is the best!!!!!!!
Bet He's nicked it! Little scrote!
Already New Years Day here nearly 6 am ....
Happy New Year to all my cobbers on P-A-D
Love and laughter to you all....:-)
Love Lizzie xx
What a great shot, I love it
That`s not my comment at 17:33.
Good action shot - looks like a Laser dinghy.
Didn't think it sounded like you, Ernest!
Ernest it will be one of them computer boys from that messageboard section of Wiganworld who is impersonating you.
Harry and Geographer, the caption on Ron Dawber`s 19th July 2008 P-a-D says Scotsman`s Flash !!
Ernest,Google gives both spellings, the sign on Poolstock Lane directing you to the flash reads SCOTMANS, so call it what you want and end this discussion!
Skeets, I'd like to bet that you sail a Laser!