20 January 2019 – Six Metre Day

January 28, 2019 at 8:20 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

20 January 2019 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Cold, Sunny, wind northerly backing easterly force 2 to 3.

Those racing from time to time included: Leslie, Grant, Hugh and Jim. Wind on the pond was light dropping to near calm at times. It was fairly cold, and although the course was shortened, it often took a long while to finish races. In the circumstances 5 races were felt to be enough. There was the usual interest from spectators, many taking photographs.

Results
Race 1: Leslie, Jim, Grant
Race 2: Leslie, Hugh, Jim
Race 3: Leslie, Jim, Hugh
Race 4: Hugh, Leslie, Jim
Race 5: Jim, Hugh, Leslie

See you next One Metre Day Sunday 3 February, Hugh

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6 January 2019 – One Metre Day

January 8, 2019 at 10:52 am | Posted in News | 2 Comments

6 January 2019 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day

Conditions
Cold, wind west north westerly force 2 to 3.

Because the water depth had recovered over the winter, this was the first time the One Metres had been raced for a long time

Those racing from time to time were: Leslie, Grant, Hugh and Jim. John came but did not race. Wind on the pond was light and shifting. In the lulls the boats were very slow and although the course had been shortened the races took a fair time to complete. Because of the cold conditions five races were felt to be enough. The usual enthusiastic spectators gathered to watch, although the cold meant there were less people on the common than usual.

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

Next scheduled race is Sunday 20 January, See you then, Hugh

16 December 2018 – Six Metre Day

December 19, 2018 at 10:06 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

16 December 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Cold, Sunny, wind south westerly force 2 to 3.

Those racing from time to time included: Leslie, Odd, Grant, Hugh and Jim. Wind on the pond was light. It was fairly cold, and 5 races were felt to be enough.

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

See you next One Metre Day Sunday 6 January, Hugh

18 November 2018 – Six Metre Day

November 19, 2018 at 12:15 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

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

Conditions
Cool, sunny, wind north-easterly force 2 to 4, with occasional force 5 gusts.

Wind was very gusty, and was shifting in direction on the pond as it was deflected by the buildings across which it passed. The water level had increased by about 5 inches from the previous level on 4 November. Six Metres were therefore able to race.

Those racing from time to time were Leslie, Hugh and Jim. A visitor, Johnny, had dinghy experience in Cornwall before moving to Lambeth. As he was interested in model yacht racing, Jim lent him his boat, and after trying it out he took part in a race. John, Paul and Richard were also present. Leslie had brought a friend, Joel, who had a brief session at learning to sail, and also gave a hand bringing in the buoys after racing.

Conditions on the pond were quite tricky and boats were overpowered
at times during the gusts. There were rig failures at times, and first Leslie, then Hugh experienced these problems.

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

Next scheduled race is Sunday 2 December, after the AGM. See you then, Hugh

4 November 2018 – One Metre Day

November 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

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

Conditions
Mild, cloudy, wind southwest to southeast force 2 to 3, with occasional force 4 gusts.

There were local areas on the pond where in the lulls wind dropped to force 1, and boat speed dropped from steady speed to more or less drifting. Because of the prolonged dry spell the water level remained low, although gradually increasing by 2 or 3 inches from the peak shallow depth. We had to race Solings, One Metres can’t be sailed at present.

An unidentified underwater obstacle turned out to be a plastic bag, stationary because it was resting on the shallow bottom. Grant used his boat the sail the bag to the side of the pond and retrieved it. Bags like this are usual on the pond, but normally they drift over the depth, and often end up on the lee shore.

Those racing from time to time were Grant, Jim, Hugh and John. A visitor, Ken, from Whitton model club had brought a sailing model and cruised on the pond. He was lent Hugh’s Soling and joined in the race. Members of his club were welcomed to join us. Racing was tricky, the wind frequently reversing on the clubhouse side of the course. Continuous attention was necessary to keep up to best speed. As usual, interested spectators congregated some taking photos.

Results
Race 1: Jim, Grant, Hugh
Race 2: Hugh, Grant, Jim
Race 3: Jim, John, Grant
Race 4: Jim, John, Ken
Race 5: Jim, Hugh, John

Next scheduled race is Sunday 18 November, See you then, Hugh

A.G.M

November 4, 2018 at 5:12 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

hi club members .the date for the agm will be the 2nd of december 2018.1 metre race day .

vintage club days for 2019 are as follows

24 march

28 april

23 june

28 july

25 august

29 september

27 october

jim (sec)

7 October 2018 – One Metre Day

October 8, 2018 at 12:05 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

7 October 2018 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day

 

Conditions

Warm, sunny. Wind northerly force 1 to 2.

 

Water level was still low, only Solings could be raced. Wind direction on the pond was variable, and in calms boats were barely moving..

 

Those racing included: Odd, Leslie, Hugh and Jim and John, Only 3 boats were available, so Hugh shared boats with Leslie and Jim. A short course was set enabling 10 races to be completed.

 

Results

Race 1: Odd, Leslie

Race 2: Leslie, Odd

Race 3: Odd, Hugh

Race 4: Odd, Hugh

Race 5: Leslie, Odd

Race 6: Odd, Leslie

Race 7: Odd, Hugh

Race 8: Odd, Hugh

Race 9: Jim, Odd, Leslie

Race 10: Odd, Hugh, Leslie

 

There is a vintage day next Sunday 14 October. Next race day is scheduled for Sunday 21 October. See you then, Hugh.

16 September 2018 – Six Metre Day

September 18, 2018 at 12:44 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment

16 September 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Warm, sunny. Wind generally south westerly force 2 to 4.

Water level was still low, so Solings were raced, occasional groundings were experienced as well as boats getting snared on buoy lines. Those racing from time to time included: Grant, Jim, Leslie and John. Wind was shifting in direction and gusty at times. 10 races were completed altogether.

Results
Race 1: Leslie, Grant
Race 2: Grant, Leslie
Race 3: Leslie, Grant
Race 4: Grant, Leslie
Race 5: Jim, Leslie, Grant
Race 6: Leslie, John
Race 7: Jim, Leslie
Race 8: Leslie, Jim
Race 9: Leslie, John, Jim
Race 10: John, Jim, Leslie

Next race day is scheduled for Sunday 7 October. See you then, Hugh.

Sunday 2 Sept 2018 – One Metre Day

September 4, 2018 at 3:25 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Sunday 2 Sept 2018 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day

Conditions

Sunny and warm. Wind generally easterly force 1 to 2..

Water level

In spite of some recent rain the level remains very low. Although some mains water is being fed to the pond this does not increase the level. The bouts of rain experienced over the late summer has restored the surface moisture held in the turf which is now green, but the true ground water level remains very low.

Although One Metre Class was scheduled, we could only race Solings. This is likely to continue; hopefully more Solings can be brought back into commission to increase the numbers racing. We shared turns between the boats that were available.

Those racing from time to time included: Grant, Leslie and Ted. Hugh set his boat up for the conditions, and would have raced if circumstances had suited. Leslie began by using the boat, then we had a guest, Mark, who had come from Wales for the day. He was very interested in the radio controlled boats, had been a Kestrel dinghy sailor in his youth, but had given up in later years because of discomfort. He was lent the boat for a race, finishing second 3 lengths behind the first place boat. He was recommended to check the MYA website to find a nearby club.We had 5 races altogether, Ted’s boat then had a serious rig failure, which prevented further racing. The wind varied from almost becalmed to a light breeze, strength and direction varying in different parts of the pond, There were occasional groundings, and fouling of buoy ropes which were shallower than usual. However these accidents were shared out equally. The racing was enjoyed by all, including Hugh, who relaxed and kept the scores.

Results

Race 1: Leslie, Grant

Race 2: Leslie, Grant

Race 3: Leslie, Ted

Race 4: Ted, Mark (guest)

Race 5: Leslie, Ted

Next scheduled race is Sunday 16 September, normally 6 Metre day, but likely also to be Solings, see you there, Hugh

Sunday 19 August 2018 – Six Metre Day

August 20, 2018 at 9:47 am | Posted in News | 1 Comment

Sunday 19 August 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Cloudy, warm, wind south westerly force 3 to 5.

Because water level was still very low, we raced Solings, nevertheless there were occasional groundings.

Those racing from time to time included: Leslie, Hugh, Grant, John, Ted and Fred.

Wind was generally breezy, at times the boats were overpowered in the gusts, causing boats to be driven off course, sometimes lead changing as a result There were also gear failures from the stress of high winds. Altogether 11 races were completed.

Results
Race 1: Leslie, Grant
Race 2: Leslie, Grant
Race 3: Ted, Hugh, Grant
Race 4: Ted, Grant, Hugh
Race 5: Hugh, Leslie, Ted
Race 6: Ted, Leslie
Race 7: Leslie, John, Hugh
Race 8: Leslie, Hugh, John
Race 9: Ted, John, Leslie
Race 10: Hugh, Ted, John
Race 11: John, Fred

Next race is One Metre Day on 2 September, see you there, Hugh

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