6 metre race

May 29, 2017 at 9:17 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

21 may 2017-third sunday of the month-6 metre day

conditions

warm.sunny.with some clouds.wind south.south.west force 2 to 3

the wind was generally across the pond towards the clubhouse .but the shifts in direction and strengh meant at times the wind would change from a run to a beat on the leg from the start line bouy to the first mark.the wing mark was also affected by the changing conditions all this meant that continuous concentration was needed.wich made for interesting racing.

those racing from time to time were leslie,grant,hugh,jim,johna and   fred.we were joined by potential new member jose.who had visited before to watch our racing hugh lent him his boat for several races.fred also borrowed this boat .and at times johns boat

results

race 1 hugh,leslie,john

2 hugh.jim,john

3 grant.jim, fred

4 leslie,grant.jim

5 leslie,jim,grant

6 leslie,jim,fred

7 john,jim,jose

8 jim.fred,john

hugh

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1 metre race

May 10, 2017 at 9:40 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

7 may 2017 -first sunday of the month -one metre day

conditions

cool,wind north-westerly 2-3

the prolonged drought had led to the pond drying up.the low water level was insufficient to race one metres it was decided to race solings .however the solings had not been used for a long time .jims boat turned out to be half full of water because of a roof leak .the electrics were ruined winch ,rudder servo and switch .hughs soling appeared ok until it was launched but had developed a leak around the keel .so it soon flooded .other sailors hadn’t brought compatible radio equipment .so weren’t able to use this with the solings .after juggling existing equipment with the available fleet of solings .four working boats were got into racing trim .this had taken some hours so we were late in starting the racing .five races were held in the rather light and fluky conditions .those racing were jim.john.richard,and fred

race 1 jim.john,richard

2 jim,john.fred,

3 jim.fred,richard

4 jim,fred,john

5 jim.john.fred

hugh

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