6M sailing at Clapham on the 21st March.

March 23, 2010 at 11:33 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

A good days sailing on a day that started out dull but by midday had become bright sunny and warm, with a breeze that varied in strength and direction.
In spite of the previous “blog” we again started late, but with a good turnout of nine members and eight boats on the water, although not all at the same time unfortunately. We did not see much of Hugh, who I was told had radio trouble and only raced once or twice before giving up and leaving early. We managed to get five races in before lunch and a few after, although by that time some members had packed up and so no scores were kept for these races which is a shame as they developed almost into “match” races, something that I think we should see more of. Results are as follows.
Race 1. Jim, Derek, Alan
Race 2. Jim, Ted, Grant
Race 3. Derek, John S, John T
Race 4. Ted, Jim, John T
Rce 5. Jim, JohnT, Grant
Members sailed their own boats, except Grant who sailed Derek,s second boat, and I believe there was a certain amount of exchanging boats in some of the races, which does tend to show how the more experienced skipper can make a seeming slow boat in the hands of one skipper become a race winner.
We broke for lunch at 1.30pm but a few of us went back on the water afterwards, but no results were recorded. A good day with good weather, and a good fleet on the water. Derek.

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