6Metre sailing at Clapham on the 18th April.

April 18, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

A beautiful sunny day but with not much wind, and what wind there was was very fitfull. We had some good, and quite close, racing. The wind was light and variable, but it meant that on several occasions a leader could be well out in front when his wind failed and the fleet was able to close up on him. Grant was sailing Derek,s second boat which had hoisted a lightweight suit of sails (but it did not seem to do him much good!). Hugh was sailing his new second boat, a lightweight carbon Renaissance he has bought. When it sailed it sailed well, but Hugh was having a few problems with the radio and the trim of the boat. Once sorted out it should do well. John T was sailing his HELENE, an old design, which went well as can be seen from the results, and this with a 1M jib instead of the correct 6M size which had been lost overboard at sometime. It will be interesting to see how it goes when it gets its full sail area set again. Jim was sailing his SEISMIC and was again the boat to beat. Alan retired early with problems halfway through the morning. The results were as follows, although the last two races were without Jim who packed up early. We managed seven races.
Race 1. John T, Derek, Jim
Race 2. Jim, Derek, Grant
Race 3. Jim, Hugh, Derek
Race 4.Jim Hugh, Derek
Race 5.Jim, Hugh, John T
Race 6. Derek, Hugh, Grant
Race 7. Derek, John T, No other finishers.
Weatherwise,a gorgeous day, with some good sailing. The next scheduled race is for 1M on the 2nd May. Derek.

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