6 metre race

April 18, 2017 at 7:57 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

16 april 2017-third sunday of the month-six metre day


cloudy cool wind westerly force 3 to4

those racing from time to time included grant,leslie,odd,hugh.jim,,john and richard

we managed to get 12 races in  during the fresh conditions


race 1 grant,odd leslie

2 hugh,leslie odd

3 hugh,jim,leslie

4 leslie,john,jim

5 grant,richard,odd

6 leslie,grant,john

7 grant,jim,richard

8 odd,jim,richard

9 odd,jim,leslie

10 leslie ,odd,hugh

11 jim,leslie,odd

12 john,odd,leslie



1 metre race

April 7, 2017 at 8:10 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment

2nd april 2017 -first sunday of the month


sunny.warm.wind north westerly force 2-3

those racing from time to time included leslie,grant,hugh,ted,john,jim,richard

wind on the pond was light and shifting frequently .9 races were completed in the changeable conditions


race 1 leslie,ted.john

2 hugh,leslie,grant

3 grant,leslie,ted

4 leslie,richard,ted

5 leslie,richard,grant

6 john,leslie,richard

7 john,leslie jim

8 jim,john,leslie

9 leslie,richard,jim


6 metre race

March 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

19 march-third sunday of the month-six metre day

conditions,cloudy mild wind west southwesterly force 4-5

those present jim,john ,hugh,grant,leslie

conditions on the water were fairly boisterous .so those present were waiting for a sailor to venture on to the water to judge the effect of the conditions on six metre under full rig.since everyone was waiting for someone else to take the risk .a certain amount of delay ensued.meanwhile grant set out the bouys for the course hugh launched his boat and sailed around the course once .then put his boat on the grass waiting for the others to join him unfortunately by this time grant could not stay any longer.and leslie joined hugh for six races which were deemed to be sufficient

it was fairly straightforward to sail into the wind but of the wind courses were trickier .and any unlucky episodes straying from the proper course meant the competitor got clear ahead the racing was tightly contested nevertheless

neither boat was troubled by damage caused by the conditions.which had been the case with the one metre boats raced two weeks previously in similar conditions this is a tribute to the generally robust character of the six meter class.


race 1 hugh ,leslie

race 2 hugh,leslie

race 3 hugh ,leslie

race 4 leslie.hugh

race 5 leslie,hugh

race 6 hugh.leslie


vintage group

March 13, 2017 at 8:26 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

sunday 11 april

about six members turned up .but with lack of wind plus rain they called it a day .

hope they have better conditions next time


one metre day

March 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

5 march 2017-first sunday of the month -one metre day


cloudy .cold.wind force 4 to 5 mainly south westerly

those sailing from time to time included .leslie.hugh.jim.john.also present were grant who set up the bouys .richard who kept the scores and ted

the full rig boats managed to work their way upwind behind the middle rig boats .but lack of control made for difficulties with accurate bouy  rounding and  downwind runs when they buried bows and ended up stalled it took ages while they might have been going faster downwind before they got out of control.once stalled it took ages to get back on course .so the middle rigs increased their lead.

those that did sail the 2 races held deserve credit for putting on some sort of competition in very testing conditions .hopefully the next events will encounter better weather.


race 1:leslie jim john

race 2:leslie john


vintage group days at clapham

March 3, 2017 at 7:48 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

hi members  i had a call from tony warren with this years vintage day dates.all but one are on the usual non sailing days .i agreed as the date in august clashed with another event to give the ok .the dates are as follows.

sunday 12 march

sunday 30 april

sunday 6 august (our 1 meter day change to second sunday)

sunday 8 october


6 meter race

February 21, 2017 at 8:28 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

19 feb 2017-third sunday of the month


cloudy.cold wind southwest force 2-3

those racing from time to time included.odd,leslie,grant,hugh,richard,,jim,john and fred

hugh lent richard his boat for some races .also jim has reconditioned phils boat a siesmic.and sailed it to a first and second .so it is competitive

11 races were felt to be enough in the rather chilly conditions.

race 1:grant,hugh,odd

race 2:hugh,grant,odd

race 3:odd,grant,hugh

race 4:leslie,hugh,jim

race 5:jim,leslie,john

race 6 leslie,jim,odd

race 7:jim,leslie,odd

race 8:leslie:john,odd

race 9:odd,grant,leslie

race 10:leslie,jim,john

race 11:jim,grant,leslie

hugh. with input from jim

Derek Cross

February 10, 2017 at 11:31 am | Posted in News | 3 Comments

Hello everybody, just to let you know that I am back home and recovering from my spell in hospital.

Jim has advised earlier that I had suffered a bleed on the brain but in fact it was worse than that as it happened twice and so I now have two holes in my head. Happily there seems to have been no side effects and everything still works, the only problem now is recovering from the effects of the long enforced bed rest and getting all the muscles back in full working order. I am now walking about outside with the aid of a stick, which I expect I shall have to use from now on. Seems as though I have been very lucky with the outcome.

Great to see that the Club is still running well. I missed the AGM and did not pay my sub so I am not now a member of the Club, but I intended to retire when I reached age 90, which will be in July but I hope to get to the 2017 AGM as a guest if I am able. See you all then. Derek.

1 meter race

February 9, 2017 at 4:25 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

5th  febuary 2017 -first sunday of the month-1 meter day


cloudy.damp.cold.wind north east force 2-3

those racing from time to time included odd.leslie.grant.hugh.richard.jim.and john.

ted came but did not race 10 races were thought o be enough in the rather cold conditions


1 odd.grant.hugh

2 odd. hugh.grant

3 odd.grant.leslie

4 odd.john.grant

5 odd.john.leslie

6 leslie.odd.hugh


8 odd.jim.hugh

9 odd.john.jim

10 leslie.odd.jim


derek cross

January 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

i am happy to  announce that derek is home .he has had two operations and after weeks of lying in bed is recovering the use of his limbs .i will phone him soon  so as to give any updates


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