sailing at Clapham on the 7th June.

June 7, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

I initially thought sailing would be unlikely when I was wakened at 5am by loud thunder and torrential rain, however, by 8am it was clear and the sun showed signs of breaking through. When I set out for Clapham at 10am (I was late) it was dry but cloudy. There was quite a crowd at the pond (8) and we made a start on racing about 11.30, only to be rained on, but only for about ten minutes or so. In the rush, while we had set up the starter box, we had neglected to provide a score sheet and so have had to rely on enquiries made after racing finished. The results showed quite a spread of winners and runners up as follows-,
Richard. 2 wins, using Ted,s boat.
Ted. 4 wins.
Hugh. 2 wins, 3 second places.
Jim. 2 second places, 2 thirds.
John S. 1 third place.
If I have missed anyone out I apologise.
After the slightly damp start the weather cleared and the sun came out and remained out for the rest of the morning and early afternoon. The wind was a little flukey but we all had some good racing.

Sunday 14th June,
The Vintage Club will be at the pond and should be worth a look.

Sunday 21st June.
This is scheduled to be a 6M race day and I believe we might also see Jack Sanday,s family there sailing some of Jack,s boats (it is Fathers Day), BUT, I have seen a sign which says the London to Brighton bicycle race is on that day and it usually starts from Clapham Common. In the past parking in Rookery Road has been banned and parking generally is restricted and will be difficult. You have been warned. Derek.

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