Sunday 20 May – 6 Metre Day

May 21, 2018 at 12:12 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

20 May 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – 6 Metre Day

Conditions
Warm and sunny. Wind easterly up to force 2.

On the pond the wind was fluky and frequently divided into contrary streams across the pond.

Those racing were Grant and Hugh. Other people were on holiday.
The environment was very pleasant, we had taken out chairs and much of the time was spent relaxing.

We held four races, they were closely contested. The save to time, the last race was supposed to be a quick sausage, up to the western mark and back to the start. Unfortunately Hugh, who had been ahead, set out by habit to sail a triangle, so that Grant won the last race.

Results
Race 1: Grant, Hugh
Race 2: Hugh, Grant
Race 3: Grant, Hugh
Race 4: Grant, Hugh

Next race is One Metre Day on 3 June, see you then, Hugh

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8 May 2018 – One Metre Day

May 7, 2018 at 10:59 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

8 May 2018 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day

Conditions
Very warm, sunny, wind east to east south-east force 2 to 3.

Wind on the pond was light and variable, needing constant monitoring to keep ahead. In the calm patches it was difficult to make any progress, and chance played a part in who got the wind at any time.

Those who took part in the racing from time to time included: Lesley, Grant, Hugh, Jim and Ted. Hugh lent Ted his boat for the last five races.

Results
Race 1: Grant, Hugh, Leslie
Race 2: Jim, Hugh, Leslie
Race 3: Hugh, Leslie, Grant
Race 4: Jim, Leslie, Grant
Race 5: Leslie, Jim, Hugh
Race 6: Jim, Leslie, Hugh
Race 7: Hugh, Grant, Leslie
Race 8: Jim, Leslie, Ted
Race 9: Ted, Jim, Leslie
Race 10: Jim, Ted
Race 11; Ted, Leslie
Race 12: Ted, Leslie

Next Six Metre race Sunday 20 May, see you then, Hugh

15 April 2018 – Six Metre Day

April 16, 2018 at 9:36 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

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

Conditions
Mild, Cloudy, Wind Southerly force 2 to 3.

Those racing from time to time included: Grant, Hugh, Jim, John and Richard. Grant raced in the morning but could not stay after 12.15 when the others joined in. 8 races were held altogether.

Results
Race 1: Grant, Hugh
Race 2: Hugh, Grant
Race 3: Hugh, Grant
Race 4: Hugh, John. Jim
Race 5: Jim, John, Hugh
Race 6: Hugh, John, Jim
Race 7: Jim, John, Hugh
Race 8: Jim, John, Hugh

See you next One Metre Race Sunday 6 May, Hugh

London fire brigade

April 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Hi clubmates  to let you know.the fire services will be conducting exercises at the pond  on wed 30th of may from three o clock on .they will be simulating an emergency on the common .

jim ,sec

1 April 2018 – One Metre Day

April 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

1 April 2018 – First April of the Month – One Metre Day

Conditions
Chilly, overcast, wind North to Northwest force 1 to 3.

Wind was light on the pond, the second race was shortened to a single leg to the westerly buoy and back to save time. However, after this second race the wind freshened up so we went back to the full course. We held 8 races altogether.

Those racing from time to time included: Odd, Leslie, Judith, Hugh, Grant and Jim. Odd brought his newly acquired Britpop, which was faster than the other boats, who fought each other for the remaining places.

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

See you next Six Metre Day, Sunday 15 April, Hugh

18 March 2018 – Six Metre Day

March 20, 2018 at 9:17 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

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

Conditions
Very cold, cloudy, wind North – North Easterly force 3-4.

The pond was not iced over, but the wind was very cold, below freezing with the windchill.

Three races were held, but this was an exercise in endurance, Hugh gave up after one race, with frostbitten hands.

Grant had come earlier, but could not stay after 12 Oclock. Fred and Paul came but did not race. Those racing from time to time were: Hugh, Jim and John.

Results
Race 1: Jim, Hugh, John
Race 2: Jim, John
Race 3: John, Jim

Next One Metre race Sunday 1 April, see you there, Hugh

March 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Sorry, last post should say next Six Metre Day,Sunday 18 March

Sunday 4 March ice cancelled racing

March 5, 2018 at 3:22 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Weather was cold, but not as cold as previous week. However, the ice on the pond had been there from the previous week, and was still half inch thick, so it was not possible to race One Metres, as planned on the first Sunday of the month.

Clapham members are encouraged to attend the Vintage Group Day next Sunday 11 March. Our next racing day is Six Metre Day, Sunday 17 March.

Hugh

18 February 2018 Six Metre Day

February 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

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

Conditions
Cool, sunny, dry. Wind generally south south-east, force 2-3.

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

On the pond, the wind was changing direction and strength, at times quite light. The lead positions shifted often during the race, often depending on rounding a particular mark or a wind conditions during a particular leg.

Places were tightly contested throughout the 7 races that were held.

A couple of members of the public showed us a vintage pond yacht they had just bought, and will be coming back to share knowledge about restoring it into good sailing trim.

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

See you next One Metre Day Sunday 4 March, Hugh

vintage model yacht group

February 13, 2018 at 11:46 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

The following dates for v.m.y.g. meetings at the long pond clapham.

sunday 11 march 2018

sunday 29 april 2018

sunday 24 june 2018

sunday 12 august 2018

sunday 14 october 2018

jim

 

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