November 27, 2017 at 9:05 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

agm date is now 17 of december at 11.00 am .

future of clapham model yacht club

November 27, 2017 at 8:22 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

I have just received the following message from lambeth council.

from kevin cook

head of neigbourhoods

london borough of lambeth

iI am writing to let you know as a result of substantial cuts to the parks revenue budget and as part of efforts to provide additional activities on the common,we are currently looking to offer a pedelo ,concessionon the long pond .to commence spring 2018 .i had hoped it might be possible for this to run alongside your activities ,but having read through your website .i see this will be impossible as you utilise  most of the pond for your races .

(ed), if this goes ahead it will no longer be possible to use the pond for model boats by club members and the public tell that to your son or daughter who has just received a model boat as a present .

agm 2017

November 26, 2017 at 7:37 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

hi members i have had two requests to move date from the 10th december  to the 17 of december .please contact me if date should be changed as this is 6 metre day.

jim (sec)

2017 agm

November 22, 2017 at 8:51 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

we have a provisional date of the second sunday of december the 10th .please let me know if this suitable .i hope to have an update on the on the future of the club before then.

6 metr day

November 22, 2017 at 8:39 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

19 november 2017 -third sunday of the month -six metre day


sunny cool,wind west north-west force 2-3 when the conditions were light .the area in wind shadow in the lee of the club house and along the bank up to the first bouy .as well as the blanketing from boats close to each other .meant that there were frequent changes of lead .sometimes one or several boats were stuck in a delayed bouy rounding .and it was possible to avoid these obstacles and get ahead .the run or broad reach back to the finish line was tightly contested with boats sometimes succeeding in maintaining a lead by keeping upwind of competitors .when the wind freshened .the racing was more straightforward .but as always .a good start .and choosing the right moment was significant in the finishing order .

those racing from time to time included ,leslie,odd,jim and hugh.many thanks to leslie for keeping the racing results throughout .hugh was able to join racing halfway through


race 1 to 4 match raceing as they were the only two there

1 odd,leslie

2 odd leslie

3 odd, leslie

4 leslie,odd

5 jim,leslie.odd

6 jim,odd,leslie

7  jim.odd.leslie

8 odd leslie,hugh

9 jim,leslie,odd then jim retired to the clubhouse

10 leslie,odd,hugh

11 hugh,leslie,odd

12 leslie,odd,hugh

see you sunday 3 december on the one metre day



1 metre day

November 9, 2017 at 8:14 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

5 november 2017 first sunday of the month one metre day


Cold ,broken cloud .wind starting westerly .veering north- westerly  force 3 to 4 .the weight of the cold air added to the wind force so that force 5 was reached in some of the gusts .those racing from time to time were leslie,jim,and john .leslie experienced a rudder servo failure .so racing racing stopped  until  he had installed a replacement .we also had a visit  from a councillor  to discus possible long term plans for developing a cafe alongside the club .this was obviously important so that racing only resumed after the  discussion was over .by this time it was getting colder so it was agreed to stop after a total of 5 races had been sailed .


race 1 jim,leslie,john

2 leslie,jim,john

3 leslie jim,john

4 john,jim,leslie

5 jim,leslie john

see you next 6 metre day


club history

November 2, 2017 at 7:52 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment

hi everyone out there in digital land. we are trying to compile a history of the clapham model yacht club . i would be most interested to hear from any old members idealy from the 60s and 70s  who remember the clubhouse being built . or could put me in touch with members from that era. sadly the club is under threat from lambeth council who are intent on acquiring the land to build a would be criminal to close the club and lose the sight of graceful model yachts sailing on the long pond .

jim robinson club sec

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