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Aldenham Sailing Club is a small friendly dinghy racing sailing club near Watford. Within easy reach of Hertfordshire and North London our main interest is to provide facilities and lively competition for our members. We also welcome and provide training for those new to sailing. 
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Enterprise Open 2016

The Enterprise Open took place on Sunday 25th September as part of the Enterprise Association Eastern Area Nimbus Series. The wind was favourable, varying between Southerly and Westerly at times, Force 2 to 4 with some unpredictable gusts a little further up the scale. Three visitors attended, and Martin Davies, a regular visitor from Rugby and Daventry, won the event with his crew Rebecca Bradley. Aldenham took second (Les Smith and Natalie Hawes), followed by Lloyd Walker (Leigh SC), crew Katie Keam-George. Results here.

Many thanks to the race crew of Colin Carver, Colin Wright, Martin Bayfield, Mark Patten and Andras Szabo, with Rebecca Lonsdale and Martin King-Davies providing the excellent lunch and post-match teas and cakes.

We also picked up another two membership applications today, following a steady flow since Push The Boat Out in May.

Jim

 

 

 

Racing Results

Series racing

The Summer 2 series is now concluded, also the Summer 2 Superhandicap. 

The Enterprise Cup was competed for today over three races. The wind was forecast to be around 3-4 mph and just before the first race didn't look promising. The start line featured an IDM but no ODM in an attempt to compensate for the changing wind direction, and the course was designed to make the best of the marks we thought might remain in the wind. It built up though and by race 3 was a decent breeze although from the box we could see it veering at times from the South to most of the other cardinal points of the compass. Skill was required to anticipate and react to the shifts, and to make the most of the breeze when at times it dropped to almost zero, and/or swirled around in apparent circles. After race 2 Richard Jenkins (s/h) was leading from Les Smith and Neil Marcus by 3 points to 4, with Hilgard and Anthony Muller on 5 but still in with a mathematical chance (I think). Les and Richard pulled away soon after the start of race 3 and battled it out for the first half hour. After that Richard made the most of the conditions, pointing better on the beats to create a lead which he maintained to the finish. Final positions: 1 - Richard, 2 - Les, 3 - Hilgard, 4 - Tony Gold and Mark Wilkinson.

Laser series - the biggest compliment I can give Andras Szabo is not that he won the series, but that I assumed this wasn't his first series win. He assures me it was. Well done to our ex-Hungarian national rowing squad member turned Aldenham sailor. Colin Carver was second, Martin Bayfield third.

Ent - Richard Jenkins, followed by Hilgard Muller and Les Smith.

RS300 - insufficient valid races, no series. Handicap likewise.

Superhandicap - Colin Carver, Richard Jenkins, Andras Szabo

Jim

 

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Aldenham Sailing Club provides training for Club members and over the years has helped many people, young and not so young, to develop their sailing skills.