Sailing on Sunday6th January 2008.

January 7, 2008 at 12:42 pm | Posted in Blogroll, News, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The first Club sailing day of 2008, and what a great day it was, sunny and a nice breeze. Our new member, John, was there sailing his new SOLING that had been built for him by one of the Club members. It sailed well and he seemed pleased with it. It was meant to be a 1M day but Derek had not brought one as his car had been full of SOLING,S so he set up the Club COMIK in order that he could compete. The COMIK is still a great design, although now some 20 years old, and held its own well against the other more modern designs being sailed. There were five of us sailing, although John sailing his SOLING was a little outclassed in the company of the 1M,s, and the sailing was quite close, the COMIK being up there with the leaders, and in the lead at times. The wind was a little fickle and the COMIK appeared to like a strong breeze. Hugh left early and Jim retired with a tired battery so we finished the day with a series of match races between Derek and Ted, Derek sailing the COMIK and Ted sailing the ex-Chris Dicks own boat, one of his last designs while COMIK was very much an earlier one, being designed especially for the Club in I think the 1980,s. Of the series of three races Ted won two, one of them by a small margin, and Derek the other one. It was great to see the two designs by Chris Dicks, each separated by a period of nearly 20 years, at some points of sailing being neck and neck, although the later narrower beamed boat being I think better overall.  Any Club member who needs a 1M to sail should take the opportunity to sail the Club COMIK, he will have a good and competitive sail. Derek was so impressed he is going to try and buy back his own COMIK from its current owner. A great days sailing , and if the rest of the year is as enjoyable we are in for a great time.

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