Sailing at Clapham on the 20th May.

May 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment

Sailing the 6M,s. Conditions were cloudy, wind northeast force 1-3. The area round the start line and the wing mark were in the wind shadow of tall trees, winds were light and flukey in direction in this part of the course.
This was the first race for John,s newly built Force 6, which was sailing well. Mark was sailing Graham,s Siesmic and, like Jim, had homemade one piece sails made from laminated scrim material which seems to do very well, it maintains a fair curve and is very slippery.
Melvin and Leslie had to share the Renaissance. The Roccoco was out of action following a winch burn out. Melvin had the boat for the first two races. The first race had started while he was on the course side of the start line so he had to go back and was then last over the line. In his second race he was in the lead, but then had rudder problems and could not stop the boat turning in circles.
Seems like there was a fair mix of boats on the water being sailed by a fair mix of skippers but it was a good days racing and a promising debut for John,s Force 6. Results as follows-,
Race 1. Jim, John, Phil
Race 2. Jim, Mark, John
Race 3. Mark, Leslie, Jim
Race 4. Jim, Mark, John
Race 5. Mark, Jim, John

Next scheduled race for !M,s will be on the 3rd June, which is the Queens Jubilee weekend, so let,s try and make it a good turnout.
The following weekend, the 10th June, is a Vintage Group meeting for those who are interested. Derek.

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