Six Metre sailing at Clapham on the 15th June.

June 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Sunday 15  June  – Six Metre Day



Cloudy and mild, wind from northeast generally but east northeast at times, force 1-3.


On the pond, the light winds over the clubhouse, and the trees lining Rookery Road meant these areas were sheltered and subject to stray currents of wind in unpredictable directions. Once out in the open, winds were stronger, but still shifting about. Concentration was needed to be able to react quickly to these shifts. Starting and finishing was tricky because different parts of the line had wind at times.


Those racing were John, Hugh, Jim, Ted and Richard.  Leslie sent apologies, he had to attend a wedding. Hugh had a couple of races, then lent Richard a Renaissance, which he raced for most of the time. Ted lent him his Flipper (Dolphin design) which he had for a few races. He scored two second places, pretty good going for a relatively new sailor, in tricky conditions with tough competition.



Race 1: Ted, John, Jim

Race 2: Hugh, Jim, John

Race 3: Ted, Richard, Jim

Race 4: Jim, Ted, John

Race 5: Jim, Ted, John

Race 6: Jim, Ted, John

Race 7: Jim, Richard, John

Race 8: Jim, John, Hugh

Race 9: Jim, Ted, Hugh

Race 10: Hugh, Ted, John

Race 11: Hugh, Ted, John

Race 12: Jim, Hugh, John


Regards, Hugh

Sounds like a good day.

Remember that next Sunday is scheduled for the Vintage Group to be at the pond.  Derek.

One Metre sailing on the 1st June

June 10, 2014 at 10:41 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Sunday 1 June – One Metre Day


Conditions – warm, cloudy wind South veering Southeast force 1-3. On the water the winds were very light and shifting constantly, sometimes circulating round the pond.


Sailors racing initially were Leslie, Odd and Hugh: taking it in turns to match race Leslie’s Isis, and Odd’s Nimbus 2. On occasion, Odd sailed the Isis, and Leslie the Nimbus 2.  This has reinforced Odd’s appetite for a less slow boat, he is checking out the marketplace, so watch this space for future developments.


Richard came to work on his One Metre, John came later and raced his Nimbus 3. We had 15 races, a good day’s racing , on the first official day of summer.


Race 1: Leslie, Odd

Race 2: Odd, Leslie

Race 3: Hugh, Odd

Race 4: Leslie, Odd

Race 5: Odd, Leslie

Race 6: Odd, Leslie

Race 7: Leslie, Odd

Race 8: Odd, Leslie, John

Race 9: Hugh, Odd, John

Race 10: Leslie, John, Odd

Race 11: Odd, Leslie, John

Race 12: Hugh, Odd

Race 13: Leslie, John, Odd

Race 14: Leslie, John, Odd

Race 15: Leslie, John, Odd


Apologies for these late results, been a very hectic working week. Regards, Hugh

I apologise for the delay in publishing Hugh,s report but I have got problems at home which have been taking up much of my time. I will try and do better next time.

I had a phone call on Monday from a chap named Nigel , a member of the Vintage Group, who was asking why the Long Pond was so fortunate in not having a weed problem, many other locations he sails at do have a bad weed problem. I said we thought it was because of the fish in the pond as this fact seems to have been confirmed by past experience. He was asking whether the Council had treated the water in some way, I said I thought not. I have given him Ian Boulton and Victor,s phone numbers so he can check for himself.

Make a note in your diary that the Vintage Group is scheduled to be at the pond on the 22nd June, it would be great if some of our Club members could be there to welcome them.  Derek.

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