The Jack Sanday Memorial Race. 17th October.

October 18, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Posted in News, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The second running of the memorial race took place on Sunday on a fine day, although the wind was a little light. I had decided to run the event myself and so to release my boats for other skippers to sail, sadly the boats let me down, both having radio problems. Because once the racing schedule has been started and additional boats cannot be slotted in, the start was delayed untill all the likely entrants had turned up and this meant that racing did not commence untill 12 o,clock, but once started I feel that the programme progressed pretty well. Ted had been due to sail one of my boats but was left without a boat untill Hugh kindly offered to share his boat with him. Everyone else was was able to sail their own boat. In all we had seven boats on the water which meant that for every skipper to sail every other skipper ther were 21 races to be run. Because of the late start it was decided not to stop for for a lunch break, but even so racing was not completed untill about 2.30. The prizegiving took place in the Clubhouse and the placings were as follows.
!st. Leslie, with 5 points
2nd. Jim R, with 4 points
3rd. Hugh, with 4 points
4th. John T with 4 points
5th, Ted with 3 points
6th, Grant with 1 point
7th, Alan with 0 points
Three skippers having each scored 4 points I had to count back and check which of those skippers had won his race against the other two. On this system, Jim had beaten both Hugh and John, and Hugh had beaten John. Once started the meeting went well but because of the need to get the races over quickly and so finish at a reasonable time, the skippers decided that the countdown time should be reduced to 10 seconds instead of the usual minute, this, in hindsight, proved a poor decision as it gave very little time for tactics to come into play at the start. We shall learn by our mistakes and I can only hope that the decision did not affect the results.
Prizes were awarded for the first three places and I had been able to coble up a small trophy for the winner. I hope we shall be able to run the event again next year in Jack,s memory, and it was perhaps fitting that Phil was able to get Jack,s “Winston Churchill” on the water where it made a fine sight and was a fitting tribute to Jack.
NOTE. Next Sunday, 24th October, we shall be hosting a meeting of the Vintage Group. Please try and be there to support them.
The next meeting of the CMYC is a 1M race on the 7th November.
Also note that I shall set the 2010 AGM meeting for the 21st November. Make sure you are there. Derek.

Proposed racing at Clapham on the 17th October.

October 10, 2010 at 10:55 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

The third Sunday in the month is when we sail the 6M,s and I intend that this coming Sunday,17th October, we sail the second Jack Sanday Memorial Race. This will take the form, as it did last year, of a series of Match races. To this end we should get as many boats on the water as possible.
I intend to run the event myself and if there are only 5/6 boats racing I shall try to sail as well as doing the organisation. If more skippers turn up, possibly Mark, Joshua, Jim or Rob, then I will not sail, so releasing my two boats for others to sail. This latter option is to be preferred as more boats will be on the water and ,hopefully, the racing can be better controlled. Members are urged to pass the word to others. I aim to start racing no later than 11.30. I hope to see you all there. Derek.

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