1 metre

January 7, 2020 at 7:40 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment


Sunday 5 January 2020 – One Metre Day


Cold, cloudy, wind force 4 to 5 generally south-westerly.

Those racing from time to time were: Grant, Hugh, Leslie and Jim.

We raced under full rig, but boats were overpowered, hove down onto beams ends at times, and if there was any lack of waterproofing at deck level, taking on water. Hugh had to drain his boat after every race. Grant had to give up sailing his leaky Mallard class, and instead sail his home built Triple Crown which was very dry. Overpowering led to lack of control at times, stalling when trying to tack, or failing to gybe when bows got buried.

However, it all made for stimulating racing, and eight races were completed.


Race 1: Hugh, Grant

Race 2: Leslie, Hugh

Race 3: Leslie, Hugh, Grant

Race 4: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Race 5: Jim, Leslie, Hugh

Race 6: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Race 7: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Race 8: Leslie, Jim, Hugh

Next event is the Six Metre Race on Sunday 19 January, see you then, Hugh

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