A Soling day,26th August.

August 26, 2007 at 7:51 pm | Posted in Blogroll, News, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A fine day at Clapham. It started a little overcast but soon brightened up into a fine sunny day. Five of us turned up to sail the Solings. There was little wind unfortunately and at times it was more of a drifting match than racing, but having said that there was the occassional puff of wind and, as we have found with the Solings, if you happened to be last but caught the puff first it was likely you would catch the fleet up.

Jim was the most successful skipper in the early races, winning the first four, thereafter the wins were shared between him and Ted. Allen was a usual third and Derek lanquished in last place for most of the time untill Jim and Ted took pity on him and retrimed his boat, thereafter he did a little better. Hugh sailed Derek,s boat on a few occassions. The Common was very busy with some sort of “pop” festival and there seemed to be thousands there, but fortunately they did not interfere with our sailing. The Common was covered in litter of one sort or another and if the Council do not clear it swiftly I fear much of it may end up in the pond. 


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