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October 11, 2019 at 6:17 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

unday 6 October 2019 – One Metre Day

Conditions Mild, cloudy, wind force 3 to 4 generally north north-westerly.Those racing from time to time were: Leslie, Hugh and Jim.

The wind on the pond was coming across the clubhouse bank. Mostly the boats were overpowered on the limit of top rig and nearly uncontrollable at times. Unfortunately the two buoys on the clubhouse bank were blanketed locally: first by the clubhouse, for the starting buoy; and next, for the number one buoy, by a small tree to windward. When a boats became stalled at either of these marks they were left standing, and others slipped past to get a clear lead.

Note for next time with similar winds, shift the number one buoy clear of the windward obstruction of this small tree. Six races were held altogether, ended by a brief shower.

Results

Race 1: Jim, Leslie, Hugh

Race 2: Jim, Leslie, Hugh

Race 3: Jim, Hugh

Race 4: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Race 5: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Race 6: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Next event is the Six Metre Race on Sunday 20 October , see you then, Hugh

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September 20, 2019 at 6:01 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

15 September – Six Metre Day

Conditions

Warm, sunny, wind generally westerly force 2-3.

Those racing from time to time were Grant, Hugh, Leslie and Jim.

Wind was mainly westerly but changeable in direction on the pond with some variation in wind strength from near calm at times. Eight races were completed.

Results

Race 1: Leslie, Grant, Hugh

Race 2: Jim, Leslie, Hugh

Race 3: Leslie, Hugh, Grant

Race 4: Grant, Leslie, Hugh

Race 5: Jim, Hugh, Leslie

Race 6: Leslie, Hugh, Jim

Race 7: Grant, Jim, Leslie

Race 8: Grant, Leslie, Jim

See you next One Metre Day 6 October, Hugh

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September 4, 2019 at 2:26 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Sunday 1 September 2019 – One Metre Day

Conditions

Warm, sunny, wind generally westerly force 3 to 4.

The water level was high enough to race One Metres. Those racing from time to time were: Jim, Hugh and Leslie. A friend of Jim’s brian also joined us racing the club boat.  Wind on the pond was often strong enough for planing off the wind. We held nine races altogether.

Results

Race 1: Jim, Leslie, Hugh

Race 2: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Race 3: Jim, Hugh, Leslie

Race 4: Jim, Leslie, Hugh

Race 5: Hugh, Leslie, Jim

Race 6: Leslie, Hugh, Jim

Race 7: Leslie, Hugh, Jim

Race 8: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Race 9: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Next event is the Six Metre Race on Sunday 15 September, see you then, Hugh

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August 20, 2019 at 6:47 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

18 August 2019 – 3 Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions

Warm, cloudy, wind generally south-westerly force 2-4.

Although this day should be 6 metre, we chose to race solings, because more solings were available for racing.

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

Wind on the pond was mainly south-westerly with some shifting and changes in wind strength. Seven races were completed..

Results

Race 1: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Race 2: Leslie, Hugh

Race 3: Leslie, John, Hugh

Race 4: Leslie, Jim, John

Race 5: Leslie, John, Hugh

Race 6: Jim, Leslie, John

Race 7: Jim, Leslie, John

See you next One Metre Day 1 September, (probably Soling because of low water level), Hugh

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August 6, 2019 at 5:04 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Sunday 4 August 2019 – One Metre Day

Conditions

Warm, cloudy, wind south easterly to southerly force 2 to 3.

Those racing were: Jim, Grant and Hugh. We decided to race Solings. Wind on the pond was light and unpredictable with near calms in places. We decided to hold a few races.

Results

Race 1: Hugh, Grant, Jim

Race 2: Jim, Grant, Hugh

Race 3: Hugh, Jim

Race 4: Jim, Hugh

Next event is the Six Metre Race on Sunday 18 August, see you then, Hugh

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July 22, 2019 at 2:35 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

21 July 2019 – 3 Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions

Warm, cloudy, wind generally south-westerly force 2-4.

Those racing from time to time were Odd, Grant, Hugh and Leslie.

Wind on the pond was mainly south-westerly with some wind shifts of 10% or so lasting for a short time. Races were tightly contested, with changes in lead which often happened at mark roundings. Hugh retired after electrics failed through internal flooding. Grant could not stay for the the last two races.

Results

Race 1: Grant, Odd, Hugh

Race 2: Odd, Hugh, Grant

Race 3: Grant, Hugh, Odd

Race 4: Odd, Leslie, Grant

Race 5: Grant, Odd, Hugh

Race 6: Hugh, Grant, Odd

Race 7: Odd, Grant, Leslie

Race 8: Leslie, Odd, Grant

Race 9: Leslie, Odd

Race 10: Leslie, Odd

See you next One Metre Day 4 August (probably Soling because of low water level), Hugh

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July 14, 2019 at 7:14 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Sunday 7 July 2019 – One Metre Day

Conditions

Warm, cloudy, wind generally easterly to north-easterly force 1 to 3.

Water level

Pond level was too low for One Metres, so we raced Solings.

3 Solings were got into commission, these were shared between the 4 people racing.

Those racing from time to time were: Jim, Hugh, Grant and Leslie.

Wind on the pond was very variable along the side of the pond from the clubhouse from the start line to the number one buoy, between a run and a close reach.

We had a shortened course because the full course would have been too slow to complete in the light winds. Instead we sailed a triangle from the number 1 buoy to the number 2 buoy on the far side of the pond then back to round the number 3 buoy by the clubhouse, where we finished on an extension of the startline.

This worked out well and places were tightly contested. The approach and rounding of the number 2 buoy on far side of the pond was very tricky, lead changed throughout the race, boats frequently formed the common light wind pattern of 2 boats close together, with the 3rd boat some way behind. 8 enjoyable races were completed. Racing sailors are encouraged to come, we need to get more

Solings in commission while low water level conditions continue.

We attracted the usual interest and photographs from passing observers in the park, some sailors of full size boats.

Results

Race 1: Jim, Grant, Leslie

Race 2: Leslie, Jim, Grant

Race 3: Jim, Grant, Hugh

Race 4: Leslie, Hugh, Grant

Race 5: Leslie, Grant, Hugh

Race 6: Jim, Leslie, Hugh

Race 7: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Race 8: Leslie, Hugh

Next 6 Metre day, Sunday 16 July, see you there, Hugh

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June 28, 2019 at 6:39 pm | Posted in News | 2 Comments

welcome to the second wednesday race.using a figure of eight course .

conditions fluky 2-3 not helped by the trees around the pond in full foliage .race took on an international flavour with norway and england represented .those racing were jim and odd .

race 1 jim,odd

2 jim,odd

3 jim,odd

4 odd,jim

5 odd. jim

swapped boats for race four .as can be seen one boat was faster .this has now been rectified .the boat had some rigging faults .anyone wanting to race wednesdays let me know as not always at club on summer wednesdays .i can cobble together at least three boats to race.

jim.

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June 19, 2019 at 6:45 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Wednesday 19/06/2019 figure of eight course race

Those sailing between the showers and light wind were .alan,jim and richard.

race 1 jim alan

2 jim alan

3 jim  alan

4  richard  alan

5 alan richard

6 richaed alan

7 alan richard

8 richard alan

boats supplied by jim

6 metre

June 18, 2019 at 11:17 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

16 June 2019 – Six Metre Day

Conditions

Mild, cloudy, occasional light showers, wind generally south-westerly force 3 to 5.

Those racing from time to time were, Grant, Hugh. Leslie and Jim. Wind was blustery and overpowering in the strong gusts. Eight races were held altogether.

Results

Race 1: Leslie, Hugh, Grant

Race 2: Grant, Hugh, Leslie

Race 3: Hugh, Leslie, Jim

Race 4: Hugh, Grant, Leslie

Race 5: Leslie, Jim, Grant

Race 6: Grant, Jim, Leslie

Race 7: Jim, Leslie, Grant

Race 8: Leslie, Jim

See you next One Metre Day 7 July, Hugh

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