1st Oct – IOM

October 1, 2006 at 6:12 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Visit from the VMYG
This morning Clapham MYC were joined by the members of the Vintage Model Yacht Group, who came with their fine collection of model yachts from past times. As well as the free sailing vintage yachts Clapham MYC were racing their IOM fleet.
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The conditions were moderate to gusty, with the water level still a bit low in places for full-length keels, but with all but one boat using the stubby keels, and Jack and Derek choosing to sail with a Number 2 rig racing was pretty fair. While the no.2 rig boats could point higher and remain in total control around the course, the 4 other boats with full rigs were over canvassed most of the way round, but this made for exhilarating downwind legs. The first win of the day went to Graham, the second race went to Jim, Hugh won the third race with his newly acquired Gadget with full rig and long keel, and the final race was taken by Graham. With rain starting to close in we broke for tea, during which the heavens opened with thunder, lightning and torrential rain causing the rest of the days racing to be cancelled.
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Rain stops play

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