1 Metre Sailing at Clapham on the 5th June.

June 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Once more I am indebted to Hugh for the report.
Cloudy with NE wind about 10 mph with occasional stronger gusts. Course was set in the normal manner. The beating legs were tricky as wind was tending to swing round unpredictably with some knife edge finishes changed at the last moment when a boat caught a gust while another was stuck in a local lull.
Water was getting shallow with quite a few groundings. The results as follows-.
Race 1. Leslie, Grant, John
Race 2. Leslie, Grant, John
Race 3. Grant, John, David
Race 4. Grant, Leslie, John
Race 5. Grant, John, Leslie

Hugh only sailed in the fifth race but went agroung near the start. Leslie gallantly sacrificed his position to drag the boat off with a pole, but then the electrics went dead so Hugh did not finish and was content to watch the others racing for the rest of the day.
David was a visitor interested in sailing with us, he had come along with a Micro Magic but was lent a 1M.
Grant did well with Alan,s boat Mandarin (which had been my own boat some years ago)it was one of the early narrow hull boats and went quite well. There was also aMallard floating around. Both these latter boats were designed by Tony Abel, although I had not heard that either of them made much of an impact on the racing scene.
We were expecting great things from Ted, sailing his new Mark Dicks boat but I gather he had problems installing the winch.
Last , but by no means least, we had a visit from Alan, who was taking the air after his stroKe. Take it easy Alan, it is good to see you up and about again. Hope to see you all on the 19th June, BUT MEANTIME MAKE A NOTE THAT THERE IS A VINTAGE CLUB MEETING NEXT SUNDAY, THE 12TH JUNE. GO ALONG AND SUPPORT THEM. Derek.

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