15 April 2018 – Six Metre Day

April 16, 2018 at 9:36 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

15 April 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Mild, Cloudy, Wind Southerly force 2 to 3.

Those racing from time to time included: Grant, Hugh, Jim, John and Richard. Grant raced in the morning but could not stay after 12.15 when the others joined in. 8 races were held altogether.

Results
Race 1: Grant, Hugh
Race 2: Hugh, Grant
Race 3: Hugh, Grant
Race 4: Hugh, John. Jim
Race 5: Jim, John, Hugh
Race 6: Hugh, John, Jim
Race 7: Jim, John, Hugh
Race 8: Jim, John, Hugh

See you next One Metre Race Sunday 6 May, Hugh

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London fire brigade

April 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Hi clubmates  to let you know.the fire services will be conducting exercises at the pond  on wed 30th of may from three o clock on .they will be simulating an emergency on the common .

jim ,sec

1 April 2018 – One Metre Day

April 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

1 April 2018 – First April of the Month – One Metre Day

Conditions
Chilly, overcast, wind North to Northwest force 1 to 3.

Wind was light on the pond, the second race was shortened to a single leg to the westerly buoy and back to save time. However, after this second race the wind freshened up so we went back to the full course. We held 8 races altogether.

Those racing from time to time included: Odd, Leslie, Judith, Hugh, Grant and Jim. Odd brought his newly acquired Britpop, which was faster than the other boats, who fought each other for the remaining places.

Results
Race 1: Odd, Leslie, Grant
Race 2: Odd, Leslie, Hugh
Race 3: Odd, Hugh, Leslie
Race 4: Odd, Leslie, Hugh
Race 5: Odd, Leslie, Hugh
Race 6: Odd, Leslie, Jim
Race 7: Odd, Leslie, Hugh
Race 8: Odd, Leslie, Jim

See you next Six Metre Day, Sunday 15 April, Hugh

18 March 2018 – Six Metre Day

March 20, 2018 at 9:17 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

18 March 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Very cold, cloudy, wind North – North Easterly force 3-4.

The pond was not iced over, but the wind was very cold, below freezing with the windchill.

Three races were held, but this was an exercise in endurance, Hugh gave up after one race, with frostbitten hands.

Grant had come earlier, but could not stay after 12 Oclock. Fred and Paul came but did not race. Those racing from time to time were: Hugh, Jim and John.

Results
Race 1: Jim, Hugh, John
Race 2: Jim, John
Race 3: John, Jim

Next One Metre race Sunday 1 April, see you there, Hugh

March 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Sorry, last post should say next Six Metre Day,Sunday 18 March

Sunday 4 March ice cancelled racing

March 5, 2018 at 3:22 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Weather was cold, but not as cold as previous week. However, the ice on the pond had been there from the previous week, and was still half inch thick, so it was not possible to race One Metres, as planned on the first Sunday of the month.

Clapham members are encouraged to attend the Vintage Group Day next Sunday 11 March. Our next racing day is Six Metre Day, Sunday 17 March.

Hugh

18 February 2018 Six Metre Day

February 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

18 February 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Cool, sunny, dry. Wind generally south south-east, force 2-3.

Those racing from time to time included: Leslie, Hugh, Jim and John.

On the pond, the wind was changing direction and strength, at times quite light. The lead positions shifted often during the race, often depending on rounding a particular mark or a wind conditions during a particular leg.

Places were tightly contested throughout the 7 races that were held.

A couple of members of the public showed us a vintage pond yacht they had just bought, and will be coming back to share knowledge about restoring it into good sailing trim.

Results
Race 1: Leslie, Hugh, Jim
Race 2: Jim, Hugh, John
Race 3: Jim, John, Hugh
Race 4: Jim, Leslie, John
Race 5: Jim, John, Leslie
Race 6: Jim, Leslie, Hugh
Race 7: Leslie, Jim, John

See you next One Metre Day Sunday 4 March, Hugh

vintage model yacht group

February 13, 2018 at 11:46 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

The following dates for v.m.y.g. meetings at the long pond clapham.

sunday 11 march 2018

sunday 29 april 2018

sunday 24 june 2018

sunday 12 august 2018

sunday 14 october 2018

jim

 

4 February – One Metre Day

February 5, 2018 at 3:39 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

4 February 2018 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day

Conditions
Cold, cloudy, wind east north east force 2 to 3.

Those racing from time to time included: Leslie, Grant, Hugh and John. Wind on the pond was fairly light. It was fairly cold, and 8 races were felt to be enough.

Results
Race 1: Leslie, Grant, John
Race 2: Leslie, Grant, Hugh
Race 3: Grant, Leslie, John
Race 4: John (others tangled did not finish)
Race 5: Leslie, Hugh, John
Race 6: Leslie, John, Hugh
Race 7: Hugh, Leslie, John
Race 8: Leslie, John, Hugh

See you next Six Metre Day Sunday 18 February, Hugh

21 January 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

January 22, 2018 at 5:14 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

21 January 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Cold and wet, rain becoming snow, wind east south east, force 1 to 2.

Because of the conditions, the park was practically empty, only a few sailors turned up. Nevertheless, it was decided to try some racing. Those racing from time to time were: Leslie, Hugh and Jim. John came but decided not to race, Paul also was there.

A short course was set, using two buoys near to the clubhouse, with two sausage courses sailed round these marks. Three races were held, with Hugh retiring after 2 races. Those racing should get marks for endurance.

Results:
Race 1: Leslie, Hugh, Jim
Race 2: Leslie, Jim, Hugh
Race 3: Leslie, Jim

See you all next One Metre race on 4 February, Hugh

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