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

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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

5 August 2018 – One Metre Day

August 6, 2018 at 8:30 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

5 August 2018 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day

Conditions

Hot, sunny. Wind south easterly to north westerly force 1 to 3.

Water level was very low, dogs walked on the bottom rather than swmming. One Metres could not be raced. Water level was also too low for Six Metres. Solings were raced, although groundings were frequent, but everyone was affected from time to time. Wind direction on the pond was variable, and there were frequent calms.

Those racing included: Leslie, Hugh, Jim and John, Only 3 boats were available, so Hugh shared boats with Leslie and Jim. A short course was set enabling 11 races to be completed.

Results

Race 1: Leslie, John, Jim

Race 2: Jim, John, Leslie

Race 3: John, Jim, Hugh

Race 4: Jim, Leslie, John

Race 5: Leslie, Jim, John

Race 6: Hugh, Leslie

Race 7: Leslie, Hugh

Race 8: Hugh, Leslie

Race 9: Leslie, Hugh

Race 10: Hugh, Leslie

Race 11: Leslie, Jim

There is a vintage day due next Sunday. Next race day is scheduled for Sunday 19 August. See you then, Hugh.

15 July 2018 – Six Metre Day

July 17, 2018 at 10:50 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

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

 

Conditions

Hot, sunny. Wind generally West South West force 2 to 3.

 

Various people were away, Leslie was sailing at a regatta in Nottingham.

Jim and Hugh had a few races.

 

Results

Race 1: Jim, Hugh

Race 2: Jim, Hugh

Race 3: Jim, Hugh

Race 4: Jim, Hugh

 

Next race due Sunday 5 September, See you there, Hugh

 

1 July 2018 – One Metre Day

July 2, 2018 at 11:27 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

1 July 2018 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day

Conditions

Hot, sunny. Wind generally easterly force 2 to 3.

Unfortunately, the water level was too low for One Metres to be sailed.

Members agreed to race Six Metres for this day. Those racing from time to time included, Leslie, Hugh, Jim and John. The wind was a little fluky on the pond, mostly it was along the pond, but occasionally it reversed. The racing was closely contested, 8 races were held altogether.

Results

Race 1: Hugh, Leslie

Race 2: Hugh, Jim, Leslie

Race 3: Jim, John, Leslie

Race 4: Hugh, John, Leslie

Race 5: Jim, Leslie, Hugh

Race 6: Hugh, John, Leslie

Race 7: Jim, Leslie, John

Race 8: Leslie, John, Hugh

 

The next race is due on Sunday 15 July, see you there, Hugh

 

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