6 Metre sailing (?) at Clapham on the 21st December.

December 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

21 December 2014 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

 

Conditions

Cool, Cloudy, wind southwest  force 4 to 5.

 

Although Grant, Hugh, Leslie, John, Jim and Richard turned up, members felt the wind was too strong for racing without risking damage.

 

Hopefully conditions will be more moderate on Sunday 4 January 2015, One Metre Day.

 

Hugh

Thanks for the report Hugh, pity the weather was not kind for the last scheduled meeting of 2014.

It has been another successful year for the Club and there are events to look forward to in the coming year, when I hope to be able to join you. Untill that happy day, may I wish all my fellow Club members a very happy Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.  Derek.

Sailing at Clapham on the 7th December.

December 8, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Sunday 7 December 2014, – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day

 

Conditions

Mild, cloudy, damp with occasional light showers in the morning, cold front went through midday, with showers clearing after this with some sunshine. Wind generally southwest force 3 to 4,  with force 5 gusts.

 

Racing were Leslie, Ted, John, Grant, Jim, Richard. Hugh had control problems with the digital winch on his Widget, so was not able to race with it.

 

A visitor to the pond, Kit Glover, was lent Leslie’s boat for one race. A dinghy sailor and yachtsman who grew up with sailing, but never sailed a model, was handed the transmitter before the start, and through the start sequence, made his first start. Unsurprisingly, being used to full size boats he was early to the line in the last 10 seconds, so had to duck and find a space among the other boats crossing the line. Nevertheless, he scored a second place.

 

Kit, who lives locally, will be coming to the pond and racing as a potential member.

 

We had 9 races in an enjoyable session, afterwards, Leslie, our deaf sailor, started teaching his deaf friend Judith to sail for the first time.

 

Results

Race 1: Leslie, John, Ted

Race 2: Jim, Ted, Leslie

Race 3: Ted, Leslie, Jim

Race 4: Leslie, John Ted

Race 5: Leslie, Ted, Jim

Race 6: John, Kit, Ted

Race 7: Leslie, John, Ted

Race 8: Ted, John, Jim.

Race 9: Ted, John, Jim

 

 

Hugh

 

 

Sailing at Clapham on the 30th November. Sunday 30 November – Impromptu One Metre race after AGM Conditions Mild, cloudy, wind northerly force 1-3 A short racing session was organised, Hugh and Richard were present but did not race. A potential young member was lent a boat and given some basic sailing experience, he intends to get a Dragon Force. Results Race 1: Leslie, John Race 2: John, Ted, Jim Race 3: Ted, Leslie, Jim Race 4: Ted, Leslie, Jim Race 5: Leslie, John, Jim Race 6: Jim. Ted, John Race 7: John, Leslie, Ted Race 8: Jim, Ted, Leslie Don’t forget next Sunday 7 December – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day Hugh Sunday 30 November – Impromptu One Metre race after AGM Conditions Mild, cloudy, wind northerly force 1-3 A short racing session was organised, Hugh and Richard were present but did not race. A potential young member was lent a boat and given some basic sailing experience, he intends to get a Dragon Force. Results Race 1: Leslie, John Race 2: John, Ted, Jim Race 3: Ted, Leslie, Jim Race 4: Ted, Leslie, Jim Race 5: Leslie, John, Jim Race 6: Jim. Ted, John Race 7: John, Leslie, Ted Race 8: Jim, Ted, Leslie Don’t forget next Sunday 7 December – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day Hugh

December 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Sunday 30 November – Impromptu One Metre race after AGM

Conditions

Mild, cloudy, wind northerly force 1-3

A short racing session was organised, Hugh and Richard were present but did not race. A potential young member was lent a boat and given some basic sailing  experience, he intends to get a Dragon Force.

Results

Race 1: Leslie, John

Race 2: John, Ted, Jim

Race 3: Ted, Leslie, Jim

Race 4: Ted, Leslie, Jim

Race 5: Leslie, John, Jim

Race 6: Jim. Ted, John

Race 7: John, Leslie, Ted

Race 8: Jim, Ted, Leslie

Don’t forget next Sunday 7 December – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day

Hugh

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