19 march-third sunday of the month-six metre day
conditions,cloudy mild wind west southwesterly force 4-5
those present jim,john ,hugh,grant,leslie
conditions on the water were fairly boisterous .so those present were waiting for a sailor to venture on to the water to judge the effect of the conditions on six metre under full rig.since everyone was waiting for someone else to take the risk .a certain amount of delay ensued.meanwhile grant set out the bouys for the course hugh launched his boat and sailed around the course once .then put his boat on the grass waiting for the others to join him unfortunately by this time grant could not stay any longer.and leslie joined hugh for six races which were deemed to be sufficient
it was fairly straightforward to sail into the wind but of the wind courses were trickier .and any unlucky episodes straying from the proper course meant the competitor got clear ahead the racing was tightly contested nevertheless
neither boat was troubled by damage caused by the conditions.which had been the case with the one metre boats raced two weeks previously in similar conditions this is a tribute to the generally robust character of the six meter class.
race 1 hugh ,leslie
race 2 hugh,leslie
race 3 hugh ,leslie
race 4 leslie.hugh
race 5 leslie,hugh
race 6 hugh.leslie
sunday 11 april
about six members turned up .but with lack of wind plus rain they called it a day .
hope they have better conditions next time
5 march 2017-first sunday of the month -one metre day
cloudy .cold.wind force 4 to 5 mainly south westerly
those sailing from time to time included .leslie.hugh.jim.john.also present were grant who set up the bouys .richard who kept the scores and ted
the full rig boats managed to work their way upwind behind the middle rig boats .but lack of control made for difficulties with accurate bouy rounding and downwind runs when they buried bows and ended up stalled it took ages while they might have been going faster downwind before they got out of control.once stalled it took ages to get back on course .so the middle rigs increased their lead.
those that did sail the 2 races held deserve credit for putting on some sort of competition in very testing conditions .hopefully the next events will encounter better weather.
race 1:leslie jim john
race 2:leslie john
hi members i had a call from tony warren with this years vintage day dates.all but one are on the usual non sailing days .i agreed as the date in august clashed with another event to give the ok .the dates are as follows.
sunday 12 march
sunday 30 april
sunday 6 august (our 1 meter day change to second sunday)
sunday 8 october
19 feb 2017-third sunday of the month
cloudy.cold wind southwest force 2-3
those racing from time to time included.odd,leslie,grant,hugh,richard,,jim,john and fred
hugh lent richard his boat for some races .also jim has reconditioned phils boat a siesmic.and sailed it to a first and second .so it is competitive
11 races were felt to be enough in the rather chilly conditions.
race 6 leslie,jim,odd
hugh. with input from jim
Hello everybody, just to let you know that I am back home and recovering from my spell in hospital.
Jim has advised earlier that I had suffered a bleed on the brain but in fact it was worse than that as it happened twice and so I now have two holes in my head. Happily there seems to have been no side effects and everything still works, the only problem now is recovering from the effects of the long enforced bed rest and getting all the muscles back in full working order. I am now walking about outside with the aid of a stick, which I expect I shall have to use from now on. Seems as though I have been very lucky with the outcome.
Great to see that the Club is still running well. I missed the AGM and did not pay my sub so I am not now a member of the Club, but I intended to retire when I reached age 90, which will be in July but I hope to get to the 2017 AGM as a guest if I am able. See you all then. Derek.
5th febuary 2017 -first sunday of the month-1 meter day
cloudy.damp.cold.wind north east force 2-3
those racing from time to time included odd.leslie.grant.hugh.richard.jim.and john.
ted came but did not race 10 races were thought o be enough in the rather cold conditions
2 odd. hugh.grant
i am happy to announce that derek is home .he has had two operations and after weeks of lying in bed is recovering the use of his limbs .i will phone him soon so as to give any updates
1st january .first sunday of 2017
cold cloudy.rain later wind south west force 2-3
those racing from time to time included;odd,grant,hugh,jim heavy rain was forcast from 1pm but 7 races were completed until 1.30 pm when rain finished racing for the day
race 1 odd,jim,grant
race 2 odd,jim,hugh
race 3 odd,jim,hugh
race 4 odd,hugh,jim
race 5 odd,jim,hugh
18 december 2016 third sunday of the month .six meter race
cloudy.cold.wind south westerly 1-2
those racing from time to time included:odd,hugh,leslie,jim and richard,a member of the public “mike:was a dinghy sailor and interested in our racing ,hugh lent him his boat and he sailed a number of races .john came but did not race ,and bearing in mind the cold conditions this was understandable ,the wind was mainly along the pond ,with a beat up to the first mark but later veered westerly ,more across the pond with a reach to the first mark .and back to the finish the light and variable breeze meant some had wind while others did not .sail setting for the shifts was tricky and close fought finishes were spread out among those racing .six races were enough and all retired to the warm of the club house.
race 1 leslie odd jim
race 2 odd jim hugh
race 3 jim lelie mike
race 4 grant jim leslie
race 5 leslie jim odd
race 6 jim leslie odd