Racing Soling,s on the 23rd March.

March 24, 2014 at 12:03 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment


racing report for sunday 23 five of us decided to race solings john alan richard phil  +jim  gusty wind at times

that took its toll on all but johns boat {he admitted later he sailed it on vintage day and had time to fix any breakdowns} close racing with ten races run chap turned up with a gt6 6meter on maiden sail under his ownership and had problems .all enjoyed sailing the solings and agreed to sail them more often

I had this report from Jim Robinson so I thought I would publish it so that members know that there is still interest in sailing the Soling class.  I note that Alan was sailing which is great news after not having seen him for so long.

If any other member has news or any other point to bring to members attention please Email me and I will publish it on the web site (providing it is decent).  Derek.

Six Metre sailing at Clapham on the 16th March.

March 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

A very brief report:

Sunday 16 March – scheduled 6 Metre day.

A very pleasant warm and sunny day with moderate westerly wind force 2-3.

Unfortunately regular sailors of our small 6 Metre fleet were away, so no racing was possible.

Leslie and Hugh fitted and adapted a replacement rudder to their boat, and had a short sail to make sure all was working.

John came, one or two passers-by had a look at our boats, a relaxing day in the spring sunshine.

Next One Metre Day – Sunday April 6


One Metre sailing at Clapham on 2nd March.

March 3, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment


 2nd  March – One Metre Day


Chilly, wind southwest backing southerly force 2 to 4. Boats were struggling under top rig. Even Jim who sailed under middle rig sailed his bow under  at times. Grant had to retire as his Mandarin was taking in too much water. Richard sailed his One Metre, but was eventually flooded out. For those who kept going, stops to drain out water were usually needed. This delayed starts, so only 8 races were completed.

Because of the demanding conditions, there were uncontrollable  incidents of boats fouling each other, or getting stuck against the far side of the pond. Nevertheless, racing was enjoyable.


Race 1: Ted, John, Leslie

Race 2: Odd, Jim, Leslie

Race 3: Leslie, Ted, John

Race 4: Jim, Odd, Leslie

Race 5: Ted, John, Hugh

Race 6: Leslie, Jim, John

Race 7: Ted, Leslie, John

Race 8: John, Leslie, Ted

Sounds like it was a boisterous day at the pond.   Derek.

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