18 February 2018 Six Metre Day

February 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

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

Conditions
Cool, sunny, dry. Wind generally south south-east, force 2-3.

Those racing from time to time included: Leslie, Hugh, Jim and John.

On the pond, the wind was changing direction and strength, at times quite light. The lead positions shifted often during the race, often depending on rounding a particular mark or a wind conditions during a particular leg.

Places were tightly contested throughout the 7 races that were held.

A couple of members of the public showed us a vintage pond yacht they had just bought, and will be coming back to share knowledge about restoring it into good sailing trim.

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

See you next One Metre Day Sunday 4 March, Hugh

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vintage model yacht group

February 13, 2018 at 11:46 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

The following dates for v.m.y.g. meetings at the long pond clapham.

sunday 11 march 2018

sunday 29 april 2018

sunday 24 june 2018

sunday 12 august 2018

sunday 14 october 2018

jim

 

4 February – One Metre Day

February 5, 2018 at 3:39 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

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

Conditions
Cold, cloudy, wind east north east force 2 to 3.

Those racing from time to time included: Leslie, Grant, Hugh and John. Wind on the pond was fairly light. It was fairly cold, and 8 races were felt to be enough.

Results
Race 1: Leslie, Grant, John
Race 2: Leslie, Grant, Hugh
Race 3: Grant, Leslie, John
Race 4: John (others tangled did not finish)
Race 5: Leslie, Hugh, John
Race 6: Leslie, John, Hugh
Race 7: Hugh, Leslie, John
Race 8: Leslie, John, Hugh

See you next Six Metre Day Sunday 18 February, Hugh

21 January 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

January 22, 2018 at 5:14 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

21 January 2018 – Third Sunday of the Month – Six Metre Day

Conditions
Cold and wet, rain becoming snow, wind east south east, force 1 to 2.

Because of the conditions, the park was practically empty, only a few sailors turned up. Nevertheless, it was decided to try some racing. Those racing from time to time were: Leslie, Hugh and Jim. John came but decided not to race, Paul also was there.

A short course was set, using two buoys near to the clubhouse, with two sausage courses sailed round these marks. Three races were held, with Hugh retiring after 2 races. Those racing should get marks for endurance.

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

See you all next One Metre race on 4 February, Hugh

1 metre day first sunday of 2018

January 10, 2018 at 2:03 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

7 January 2018 – First Sunday of the month – One Metre Day

Conditions
Cold, sunny, wind force 3 to 5 northeast veering east-north east.

The first race day of 2018 was not as cold as the forecast appeared. There was no ground frost, the wind chill put the temperature just below freezing. The day was very sunny, the glare on the pond made it difficult to see the boats approaching the wing mark on the far side of the pond.

Numbers attending were low, perhaps some people were put off by the forecast, and were expecting the pond to be iced over. Jim had given a prior apology as he had to give safety boat cover at his sailing club.

Those attending were: Leslie, Hugh, new member Mark and John. Paul also came, he is starting to learn to sail.

Leslie got out onto the pond. Hugh and Grant were expected to join him. Hugh had arranged to lend Mark his boat. Unfortunately Grant found the shrouds on his Mandarin had slackened beyond the limits of adjustment, for reasons that were unaccountable. He could not find a fix to this problem, and if he had sailed with the shrouds slack, they could have become unhooked.

Hugh joined Leslie on the water, and lent his boat to Mark, who had a practise race with Leslie. Hugh then sailed one race, Mark sailed the next race. Unfortunately the sail winch was stopping intermittently which prevented the boat from continuing. John decided the wind was too strong, and it must be admitted the conditions were so overpowering under top rig, with boats burying bows off the wind, that failures were likely.

Nevertheless the day was very pleasant and made a good start to the 2018 season.

Results
Practice race: Leslie, Mark
Formal race 1: Leslie, Hugh
Formal race 2: Leslie, Mark.

There was no Six Metre Racing on the third Sunday of December when the AGM was held, afterwards it was raining, members decided to call off racing.

Hope to see you all at the next Six Metre race, 21 January 2018, Hugh

Clapham Model Yacht Club

important received e mail from m y a stating that fees should be paid by 1st off january. so that year book can be compiled.

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mya affiliation fees

December 21, 2017 at 5:29 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment

important received e mail from m y a stating that fees should be paid by 1st off january. so that year book can be compiled.

Reminiscences Part 1.

December 19, 2017 at 1:23 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

As threatened, I am trying to publish my reminiscences but I am having trouble in doing so.  The problem is that I am trying to transfer pages from a WORD document to the Club blog and so far not succeeding. There must be a way of doing it , any ideas out there. Derek.

club agm

December 17, 2017 at 5:20 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

The agm was held today at the club house .as a reminder and for those members who were absent .the membership fee is £25. 00 to be payed within the next three weeks .anyone not intending to continue there membership should let me know as soon as possible .electronic payment details for those who pay online are the same as last year.

jim robinson secretary

one metre day

December 11, 2017 at 9:17 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

3 december 2017 first sunday of the month -one metre day .

conditions

cool,cloudy,wind north westerly force 1-3 .the wind was finding the way to the pond past obstacles .including the clubhouse .and was frequently shifting in direction .as well as strength .from near calm to a light breeze .concentration was needed to make the best of the conditions

those racing from time to time were grant,hugh,jim,john.grant could not stay for the whole session .because of the light winds,races took some time .seven races were completed alltogether

results

race 1 hugh,jim,john

2 jim,john,hugh

3 jim,hugh,john

4 jim,hugh,john

5 john,jim,hugh

6 jim,john,hugh

7 hugh,john jim

see you on the 17 december agm and six metre day hugh

agm

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

agm date is now 17 of december at 11.00 am .

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