Sailing at Clapham on the 3rd May.

May 4, 2015 at 2:28 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

3 May 2015 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day



Cloudy clearing later in the afternoon, mild, wind southwest force 2 – 4.


A good turnout of sailors, Odd, Jim, Leslie, John, Grant, Hugh and Ted.  Richard briefly sailed but had to leave because of family needs.


Richard had started sailing Graham Snook’s home built lightweight balsa Triple Crown with high quality Sails etc. mast and boom set and fittings. The lever winch system was demanding on power capacity in strong winds, but this had always been a competitive boat.


John had  rudder problems with his usual boat, so took over Graham’s Triple Crown. Grant started sailing his Mallard, which unfortunately has been liable to water ingress over the decks in strong winds. He then tried sailing his home built Triple Crown, which is not lightweight balsa construction, but had rig problems with this boat. Hugh borrowed Leslie’s boat for the few races he sailed.


A good day’s racing in which a home built Triple Crown was able to hold its own against newer designs.



Race 1: Leslie, Jim, Odd

Race 2: Odd, Leslie, Ted

Race 3: Leslie, Odd, Jim

Race 4: Odd, Ted, Leslie

Race 5: Odd, Leslie, Jim

Race 6: Odd, Leslie, John

Race 7: Odd, John, Hugh

Race 8: Odd, John, Hugh

Race 9: Odd, Leslie, John

Race 10: Leslie, John, Odd

Race 11: Odd, John, Leslie

Race 12: John, Hugh, Odd

Race 13: Leslie, Odd, Ted

Race 14: Odd, Leslie, Ted

Race 15: Odd, Hugh, Ted

Race 16: Hugh, Ted, Odd

Race 17: Ted, Leslie, John






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