2006 AGM

November 26, 2006 at 4:53 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Unexpected visitors join the AGM
Eleven members made it to this years AGM, and there was much discussion about the past years sailing and the future of the club. One of the more lively discussions was whether the club should adopt another class because of the low water levels the pond has experienced year due to the drought and hosepipe ban London has suffered. How ironic it was that the pond should be at it’s highest level all year!

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The discussion revolved around finding a class of yacht which can sailed in shallower waters during the summer months. Although no decision was reached there were plenty ideas forthcoming from members. A great suggestion came from Rob who brought two Bottle Boats to the meeting. These simple, but well designed yachts provided much enjoyment on the pond and they coped with the gusty conditions extremely well. The bottle boats seem to be the perfect solution, an inexpensive one-design that is easy and quick to build, unfortunately the draft of 13 inches is the only downside to these quirky yachts. Graham’s suggestion of the Soling met with some enthusium, but the bottle boat’s price met with more appeal. So it seems the search for a shallow water yacht continues…

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