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June 14, 2019 at 9:37 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Sunday 2 June 2019 – One Metre Day

Conditions

Warm, cloudy, wind generally south westerly force 3 to 4.

Those racing were: Leslie, Grant, Jim. Water was shallow with boats grounding at times. 5 races were held altogether.

Results

Race 1: Leslie, Grant

Race 2: Leslie, Grant, Jim

Race 3: Leslie, Jim, Grant

Race 4: Leslie, Jim

Race 5: Grant, Leslie

Next event is the Six Metre Race on Sunday 16 June, see you then, Hugh

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May 29, 2019 at 8:02 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

2019 – Six Metre Day

Conditions

Warm, cloudy, wind generally north-easterly force 2 to 3.

Those racing from time to time were Leslie, Grant and Hugh. Jim was on holiday. Wind on the pond was light and fluky, chance played a part in the results. Seven races were held altogether, Grant had to leave about 12 pm.

Results

Race 1: Grant, Hugh, Leslie

Race 2: Grant, Leslie, Hugh

Race 3: Grant, Hugh, Leslie

Race 4: Leslie, Hugh

Race 5: Hugh, Leslie

Race 6: Hugh, Leslie

Race 7: Leslie, Hugh

See you next One Metre Day 2 June, Hugh

21 April 2019 – 3 Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day Conditions Warm, sunny, wind generally north-westerly force 2-3. Those racing from time to time were Leslie, Hugh and Jim. Wind on the pond was light and fluky, the area in the wind shadow of the college and trees rounding the wing mark was tricky, choosing the right tack and position to approach the mark was critical to overal result. Hugh had control problems and only sailed the first race. Because the wind was light, it took a time to finish each race, six races made a good session. Results Race 1: Hugh, Jim, Leslie Race 2: Leslie, Jim Race 3: Jim, Leslie Race 4: Leslie, Jim Race 5: Leslie, Jim Race 6: Jim, Leslie See you next One Metre Day 5 May, Hugh Previous Next

May 6, 2019 at 11:12 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

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April 12, 2019 at 7:15 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

7th april 1 metre day

conditions

overcast,cool,wind northerly force 1to 3

Those sailing from time to time were;grant hugh leslie and jim.wind on the pond was very light,it took some time to get around the course.six races were completed .

results

race 1;grant ,leslie,hugh

race 2;grant,hugh,leslie

race 3;leslie,hugh,grant

race 4;hugh.leslie,jim

race 5:leslie,jim,grant

race 6:jim,leslie

next race,21 april 2019

jim

February 19, 2019 at 8:06 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

17 February 2019 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Cool, Sunny, wind south westerly force 3 to 4.

Those racing from time to time included: Leslie, Grant, Hugh and Jim. Wind on the pond was fresh. Hugh retired after rig failure.

Results
Race 1: Hugh, Leslie, Grant
Race 2: Leslie, Hugh
Race 3: Hugh Leslie, Jim
Race 4: Leslie, Hugh, Jim
Race 5: Jim, Leslie
Race 6: Jim, Leslie

See you next One Metre Day Sunday 3 March, Hugh

20 January 2019 – Six Metre Day

January 28, 2019 at 8:20 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

20 January 2019 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Cold, Sunny, wind northerly backing easterly force 2 to 3.

Those racing from time to time included: Leslie, Grant, Hugh and Jim. Wind on the pond was light dropping to near calm at times. It was fairly cold, and although the course was shortened, it often took a long while to finish races. In the circumstances 5 races were felt to be enough. There was the usual interest from spectators, many taking photographs.

Results
Race 1: Leslie, Jim, Grant
Race 2: Leslie, Hugh, Jim
Race 3: Leslie, Jim, Hugh
Race 4: Hugh, Leslie, Jim
Race 5: Jim, Hugh, Leslie

See you next One Metre Day Sunday 3 February, Hugh

6 January 2019 – One Metre Day

January 8, 2019 at 10:52 am | Posted in News | 2 Comments

6 January 2019 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day

Conditions
Cold, wind west north westerly force 2 to 3.

Because the water depth had recovered over the winter, this was the first time the One Metres had been raced for a long time

Those racing from time to time were: Leslie, Grant, Hugh and Jim. John came but did not race. Wind on the pond was light and shifting. In the lulls the boats were very slow and although the course had been shortened the races took a fair time to complete. Because of the cold conditions five races were felt to be enough. The usual enthusiastic spectators gathered to watch, although the cold meant there were less people on the common than usual.

Results
Race 1: Leslie, Hugh, Jim
Race 2: Hugh, Leslie, Jim
Race 3: Leslie, Hugh, Jim
Race 4: Jim, Leslie, Hugh
Race 5: Jim, Leslie, Hugh

Next scheduled race is Sunday 20 January, See you then, Hugh

16 December 2018 – Six Metre Day

December 19, 2018 at 10:06 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

16 December 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Cold, Sunny, wind south westerly force 2 to 3.

Those racing from time to time included: Leslie, Odd, Grant, Hugh and Jim. Wind on the pond was light. It was fairly cold, and 5 races were felt to be enough.

Results
Race 1: Leslie, Hugh, Grant
Race 2: Leslie, Hugh, Odd
Race 3: Odd, Jim, Leslie
Race 4: Hugh, Leslie, Jim
Race 5: Leslie, Jim, Grant

See you next One Metre Day Sunday 6 January, Hugh

18 November 2018 – Six Metre Day

November 19, 2018 at 12:15 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

18 November 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Cool, sunny, wind north-easterly force 2 to 4, with occasional force 5 gusts.

Wind was very gusty, and was shifting in direction on the pond as it was deflected by the buildings across which it passed. The water level had increased by about 5 inches from the previous level on 4 November. Six Metres were therefore able to race.

Those racing from time to time were Leslie, Hugh and Jim. A visitor, Johnny, had dinghy experience in Cornwall before moving to Lambeth. As he was interested in model yacht racing, Jim lent him his boat, and after trying it out he took part in a race. John, Paul and Richard were also present. Leslie had brought a friend, Joel, who had a brief session at learning to sail, and also gave a hand bringing in the buoys after racing.

Conditions on the pond were quite tricky and boats were overpowered
at times during the gusts. There were rig failures at times, and first Leslie, then Hugh experienced these problems.

Results
Race 1: Hugh, Leslie
Race 2: Hugh, Leslie
Race 3: Hugh, Leslie, Jim
Race 4: Leslie, Hugh, Jim
Race 5: Leslie, Jim
Race 6: Leslie, Jim
Race 7: Jim, Leslie
Race 8: Leslie, Johnny

Next scheduled race is Sunday 2 December, after the AGM. See you then, Hugh

4 November 2018 – One Metre Day

November 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

4 November 2018 – First Sunday of the Month – One Metre Day

Conditions
Mild, cloudy, wind southwest to southeast force 2 to 3, with occasional force 4 gusts.

There were local areas on the pond where in the lulls wind dropped to force 1, and boat speed dropped from steady speed to more or less drifting. Because of the prolonged dry spell the water level remained low, although gradually increasing by 2 or 3 inches from the peak shallow depth. We had to race Solings, One Metres can’t be sailed at present.

An unidentified underwater obstacle turned out to be a plastic bag, stationary because it was resting on the shallow bottom. Grant used his boat the sail the bag to the side of the pond and retrieved it. Bags like this are usual on the pond, but normally they drift over the depth, and often end up on the lee shore.

Those racing from time to time were Grant, Jim, Hugh and John. A visitor, Ken, from Whitton model club had brought a sailing model and cruised on the pond. He was lent Hugh’s Soling and joined in the race. Members of his club were welcomed to join us. Racing was tricky, the wind frequently reversing on the clubhouse side of the course. Continuous attention was necessary to keep up to best speed. As usual, interested spectators congregated some taking photos.

Results
Race 1: Jim, Grant, Hugh
Race 2: Hugh, Grant, Jim
Race 3: Jim, John, Grant
Race 4: Jim, John, Ken
Race 5: Jim, Hugh, John

Next scheduled race is Sunday 18 November, See you then, Hugh

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