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.

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