hello members its that time again agm planed for sunday 27 november .reminder letters to be sent to all members to avoid last years fiasco .membership fee will be posted on club site after agm .all fees to be received by club treasurer john dacey by 11th december in time to pay mya .any payments after this date will not be accepted and member deemed to be an ex member.
yours jim club sec
16 October 2016 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day
Cloudy, mild, wind South South West force 2 to 4.
Those racing from time to time included: Odd, Jim, Leslie, Grant, John and new potential member Chris, who was lent a boat by Hugh.
The wind was changeable in strength with large gusts, moving over the sailing area, accelerating the boats they reached. There was a frequent change in lead from start to finish.
Race 1: Leslie, Chris, Grant
Race 2: Grant, Jim, Leslie
Race 3: Grant, Leslie, Odd
Race 4: Jim, Leslie, Odd
Race 5: Odd, Leslie, Chris
Race 6: Leslie, Grant, Jim
Race 7: Leslie, Jim, Odd
Race 8: Leslie, Jim, Chris
Race 9: Leslie, Odd, John
Race 10: Leslie, Odd, John
Race 11: John, Odd, Leslie
2 October 2016 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day
Sunny, warm as the land heated up, wind generally North North West force
1 – 2.
Those racing from time to time included: Leslie, Grant, Jim, John, Hugh, and new potential member Chris who had previously raced in last month’s Six Metre Day. Jim lent him his current boat, and later a previous design.
The wind was coming over the continuous line of trees on the NNW side of the pond, then the club house. There was a good deal of variation in strength and direction of the wind on the pond, with shifting nearly becalmed areas where the gusts had not yet developed, as well as gusts elsewhere which altered rapidly, so that on the beat people had to frequently change tack.
Nobody can fail to notice that Leslie did very well in the results. His boat is professionally built and two factors seem to favour this design.
The construction saves weight in the ends of the boat, the skiff stern saves weight by bringing down the deck moulding to bond onto the hull.
This results in a low angular moment so that the boat can turn quickly in the shifting wind to get power from the light shifts when it is available.
The second factor is the lowered part deck for the mast which the rules allow to enable the mainsail boom to be close to the main deck on the reach or the beat, preventing wind leaking from the high pressure to the low pressure side of the sail to limit efficiency.
This last factor was missing from all the boats competing with Leslie.
Ted was not there, his boat has a lower deck for the mast, also Hugh’s Gadget was out of commission.
Odd was also missing, his boat is one of the new very competitive narrow midship beam designs also with a well deck for the mast. His boat would have been expected to win many races, he has to get a replacement winch.
This is not to take away from Leslie’s successes, nobody gets given a free ride to first place. John very kindly lent Hugh his boat for 2 races. This was well set up with the sail joystick exactly matching the sheeting range. John did well with a first, 4 seconds, and 2 thirds when he had this boat to sail. Jim did well considering he was giving support to Chris for some of the time.
Race 1: Leslie, John, Jim
Race 2: Leslie, John, Chris
Race 3: Leslie, John, Grant
Race 4: Leslie, Grant, John
Race 5: John, Leslie, Grant
Race 6: Leslie, Grant, Jim
Race 7: Leslie, Chris, Hugh
Race 8: Leslie, Jim, Grant
Race 9: Leslie, Jim, John
Race 10: Leslie, John, Jim
Remember the next Six Metre Race is on Sunday 16 October.
Thanks Hugh, some very interesting technical comments. It would be helpful to others perhaps to know the name of the design and designer of Leslies boat. Would it be possible to publish a photo of the boat?
18 September 2016 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day
Cloudy, cool, North to North West force 1 to 2.
Wind on the pond was very light and variable in direction, making for some tricky sailing.
Mike was a visitor interested in becoming a member and was lent a boat for the day. Others racing from time to time included: Leslie, Hugh, Grant, Jim, Ted and Fred. Also at the club were Richard and John.
Race 1: Grant, Hugh, Leslie
Race 2: Mike, Grant, Hugh
Race 3: Leslie, Jim, Hugh
Race 4: Jim, Hugh, Grant
Race 5: Mile, Jim, Hugh
Race 6: Hugh, Jim, Mike
Race 7: Jim, Hugh, Mike
Race 8: Chris, Jim, Ted
4 September 2016 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day
Mild, cloudy, wind Westerly force 4.
Those racing from time to time included: Odd, Grant, Leslie, Jim and John.
Odd had a seized servo on his boat so Hugh lent him his boat for most of the races.
Race 1: Leslie, Grant, Odd
Race 2: Leslie, Jim, Grant
Race 3: Odd, Grant, Jim
Race 4: Leslie, Jim, Odd
Race 5: Leslie, John, Jim
Race 6: Leslie, John, Jim
Race 7: John, Jim, Judith
Race 8: Leslie, Jim, John
Race 9: John, Odd, Jim
Race 10: Jim, John, Odd
21 August 2016 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day
Cloudy, warm, wind South West force 4 to 5.
Those racing from time to time included: Grant, Hugh, Jim, Ted and John
The water was low, but enough for sailing the Sixes. The wind was deflected on the pond by the extensive hoardings that had been put up beyond the clubhouse.
Race 1: Grant, Hugh
Race 2: Hugh, Ted, Jim
Race 3: Grant, Jim, Hugh
Race 4: Grant, Hugh, John
Race 5: Hugh, John, Grand
Race 6: Grant, Jim, John
Race 7: Grant, Hugh, John
Race 8: Grant, Jim, Hugh
Race 9: Grant, Ted, Jim
sunday 7th august
we had two visitors from the round pond .charles legg and chris leal .charles called me on saturday to say that the round pond has weed problems and asked if they could sail at clapham .all other clubs are welcome to sail at clapham .indeed when we had problems we were welcomed to sail at hampton court.so if any other clubs are suffering problems call me jim robinson sec. both visitors asked about membership so they must have enjoyed sailing at clapham indeed we are welcome to sail at kensington as they have started to sail 1 metres as well as 10 raters. six of us raced being the holiday season some members were away race 1 jim,charles,john
race 2 charles,jim.john
race 3 jim,richard,grant
we are fortunately one of the few clubs who do not suffer weed problems indeed many club have no racing for most of the summer
17 July 2016 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day
Cloudy, warm, wind West to South West force 2 to 3.
Those racing from time to time included: Odd, Leslie, Hugh, Jim and John.
The conditions started consistently with the wind along the pond, but became more variable as it shifted across the pond later. making it more difficult to judge the shifts to advantage.
Race 1: Hugh, Leslie, Odd
Race 2: Hugh, Leslie, Odd
Race 3: Hugh, Odd, Leslie
Race 4: Hugh, Leslie, Odd
Race 5: Hugh, Odd, Leslie
Race 6: Jim, Leslie, Odd
Race 7: Hugh, Leslie, Odd
Race 8: Leslie, Hugh, Jim
Race 9: John, Odd. Hugh
Race 10: Hugh, John, Odd
Race 11: Hugh, Leslie, Jim
Race 12: John, Odd, Hugh
Race 13: Hugh, Leslie, Odd
Race 14: Odd, John, Hugh
3 July 2016 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day
Sunny intervals, wind West South West to South West force 2 to 4.
Those racing from time to time included: Grant, Hugh, Leslie, Ted, Jim and John. Peter Kirby, a visitor from Woking Model Yacht Club, borrowed Hugh’s boat for races 3 to 5.
Wind was variable in strength and direction, with some changes in lead and tight finishes.
Race 1: Leslie, Hugh, Ted
Race 2: Leslie, Hugh, Ted
Race 3: Ted, Peter, Leslie
Race 4: Leslie, Grant, Ted
Race 5: Peter, Leslie, Ted
Race 6: Leslie, Ted, Hugh
Race 7: Leslie, Ted, Hugh
Race 8: Jim, Hugh, Ted
Race 9: Leslie, Hugh, Ted
Race 10: Leslie, Jim, Hugh
with the water level higher than the winter .it was decided to have a 1 metre race in leu of junes cancelled race. conditions sunny warm and force 2 to 4 racing were john ted richard jim
race 1 ted jim john
race 2 jim ted john
race 3 jim ted richard
race 4 ted jim john
race 5 jim richard ted
race 6 jim richard john
race 7 jim richard ted
race 8 jim john richard