17th June – 6M

June 17, 2007 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Blogroll, News, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Four of us turned up to race but there was a problem in that Rookery Road was closed off because of the London to Brighton bicycle ride. This meant that those that had come by car, Allan and Derek, had to search for a parking place. We both found a place but poor Allen was so far away he had not the energy to carry his boat to the Clubhouse. Derek was OK because his boat was stored in the Clubhouse. That left three of us to sail, Jim, Ted and Derek.  It was a fine day with a good breeze most of the time and we were able to sail our normal course.

To add a bit of variety to the day we changed boats in rotation so that each sailed an unfamiliar boat several times. We all had wins, although not always sailing our own boat. The most consistant boat on the day, with the most wins, was Jim,s RENAISSANCE which sailed very well, but having said that, if any of the boats happened to catch the wind right all put up a good performance. We sailed untill about 2pm and all expressed the view that we had had a good and enjoyable days sailing. Derek.  

3rd June – IOM

June 4, 2007 at 10:11 am | Posted in Blogroll, News, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Five intrepid souls turned up for the 1 Metre race. The weather was fine with light, almost non existant at times, winds for part of the time but relieved by frequent gusts which livened up the racing. We started racing our normal course but found the Clubhouse causing a wind shadow making progress very slow at times. Midway through the morning we changed the course to start at the far end of the pond and sailed virtually a square course with a dog leg on the final run to the finish. Seemed to work well. Almost everyone won a race, exept the Chaiman, and Allan had a good day sailing “Mandarin”. The slightly shorter course meant that we could get more races in and this seemed to please everyone. We attracted a possible new member, we shall see.  A good days sailing in spite of the light winds. 

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