One Metre racing at Clapham on the 7th September.

September 10, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

7 September – first Sunday of the month – One Metre Day



Cloudy, warm, wind north-westerly veering north-easterly force 1 to 3.


The water level was a bit low, there were occasional groundings.


More competitive boats

Matt came with 2 boats, his previous Bantock Red Wine, as well as a newer variant of the same design. The newer variant had a more pronounced  version of the short chine at the stern. He raced each boat in turn. In the day’s conditions there was no perceptible difference in performance. Jim borrowed a Gadget from Hugh. Hugh had fixed the rigging problem with his Widget, which he lent to Odd for one race in which Odd came second. Odd did not get any places with his own boat, which was not competitive with the others. The results show the combination of competitive boats and competitive sailors showing through overall.


Matt’s daughter sailed one of his boats for a while, Richard was doing some work on a boat but did not sail.


Although we only sailed 8 races, the light and fluky wind meant they took longer and were more interesting, all in all a good days racing was had by all.



Race  1: Matt, John, Jim

Race 2: Matt, Hugh, Ted

Race 3: Hugh, Leslie, Jim

Race 4: Jim, Ted, John

Race 5: Matt, Hugh, Leslie

Race 6: John, Hugh. Jim

Race 7: Leslie, Jim, John

Race 8: Jim, Odd (sailing competitive Widget), Leslie




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