6 Metre sailing at Clapham on the 16th June.

June 17, 2013 at 9:57 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

A poor turnout at the pond. Whether it was because it was Father,s Day or because Rookery Road was closed for the London/Brighton cycle ride I do not know, but by 11.30 there were only four of us there and the weather was looking a bit suspect. Eventually we did get on the water with three boats but after a very few races the rain started and we retired to the Clubhouse. I decided to go home and I do not know whether there was any further racing. When I left there were still four members there, Ted having turned up as I left.
The results, such as there were, were wins for Leslie and Hugh, the last race between Hugh and myself and was more of a match race and was very close with the lead changing throughout but Hugh beating me on the final downwind leg to take the win.
We had the pleasure of seeing Alan at the pond for a short visit. I thought he looked better than of late and was back to his usual jovial self. Great to see him.
The next scheduled meeting is for 1 Metres on the 7th July. The Friends of Clapham Common are holding a Fete on that date, based on the Bandstand, and we have been invited to put on a show on the water, so the more members and boats the better. Hope to see you there Derek.

1 Metre sailing at Clapham on the 2nd June.

June 3, 2013 at 9:42 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

A fine day at the pond. A good breeze, although it did come and go at times. There was a good turnout with nine skippers, and eight boats on the water with nearly everyone having a win. We broke for lunch early at 1pm after getting ten races in, one race following another without pause. Some skippers did race again after lunch but results were not recorded. Results as follows-;
Race 1. Leslie, Ted, Grant
Race 2. Jim, Hugh, John
Race 3. Leslie, Jim, Ted
Race 4. John, Ted, Odd
Race 5. Leslie, Odd, Ted
Race 6. Jim, Hugh, Leslie
Race 7. Ted, Jim, Leslie
Race 8. Leslie, Odd, Ted
Race 9. Grant, Ted, Jim
Race 10. Hugh, Jim, Leslie
I have been taken to task for miss-heading the blog for 19th May, my apologies, it should have been “6 Metre sailing on the 19th May” (sorry Fred, good job I did not take your bet)
We have not seen Alan at the pond for some time so I phoned him on the 2nd to ask how he was. He sounded fine, he has had one cataract operation and is expecting another in the near future. If the weather is fine on the 16th he will get Brenda to bring him to the pond for a chat with his friends.

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