15th April – 6M

April 15, 2007 at 3:25 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment

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With the Soling fleet starting to take shape, we were able to sail two of the three completed boats together. Both Jim and Derek have done a fine job on their boats, and in the light winds of the day, they’ve proved that these one design kit boats can sail, even when there seems to be no breeze. With all the attending members in agreement that it appears Clapham have made the right decision with the new class.

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Jim Launching his Soling

So after a play with the Solings we then moved onto the 6M’s on what felt like a warm summers day, it was hard to believe it was still April. The winds were very light, so a race could be won or lost by the wrong choice of course. Although with only 4 members sailing it would have been nice to have seen more boats on the water. The first three wins of the day went to Graham, with Ted, Derek, and Jim sharing seconds and thirds among them. The next race went to Derek, while Jim and Graham battled together, Derek and Ted were able to hold their breeze through the centre of the course to take first and second respectively.

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Ted, Jim and Derek making adjustments to their yachts

After lunch the first win went to Jim, with Graham taking the next two races before Ted took the final race. So with the wind dying we left the banks of the long pond to the sun worshipers.

While not the best conditions for racing, luck did play a big roll in the outcome of the races, although some were always more lucky than others!

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  1. Nice blog!


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