6 Metre sailing at Clapham on the 19th August.

August 20, 2012 at 10:52 am | Posted in News | 1 Comment

Not a great day at the pond I regret to say. The wind was almost non existant apart from a few puffs now and again, and it was very hot and humid.
Only four of us braved the heat and it took a little while for us to decide whether it was worth putting the boats on the water, in the end we decided to have a go but the races were largely drifting matches with the occasional puff, and whoever got the puff first sailed away and was difficult to catch.
In the heat we broke early for a drink at 12.30, only to have a thunder storm erupt and heavy rain for nearly an hour. We sat under the Clubhouse porch and watched the rain. We did try another race after the rain ceased only to find the wind had ceased as well, so we gave up.
A pleasant social event, but little sailing which was the reason for being there.
The few races we did get in resulted as follows-,
Race 1. Jim, John, Hugh
Race 2. Jim, Hugh, John
Race 3. Jim, John, Hugh
Race 4. Jim, John, Derek
The only reason I appear in the result of the last race is because Hugh had given up and gone home!
The next scheduled 1 Metre race is on the 2nd September and I hope to see you all there. Derek.


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  1. john came first in the third race photo finish jim 2nd hugh 3rd

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