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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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Racing Results

Update 2 Feb 2020

Due to the current water level there has been no racing since 19 January 2020 (see write-up below).

Winter day 3 - 19 January 2020

Eureka, with huge thanks to Roger McC, we are now able to post Sailwave results onto the website once again!

So, to catch up on previous results files, please see:

Today saw day three of the Winter series.  When we got to the Club there wasn't a breath of wind to be seen but, after a short postponement, the wind kicked in in a fits and starts sort of way.  Five Lasers launched into the ever lower water level aided, as is now needed, by willing shoreside helpers.

Once afloat, Tim Le C and Colin C battled it out at the front of the first race with Tim coming out on top and Andy C gaining fast for third place.  John C and Gavin S were becalmed at the penultimate buoy and had a pretty torrid final leg.

As in earlier in the series, the second race was held back-to-back to avoid the difficulties of returning to the shore and James Le C came out to play.  James got the best start and led Tim Le C and Colin C to the first mark but was shortly overtaken by Tim who gradually pulled away.  By the penultimate mark Andy C, who had been in third for a while, gained an inside overlap on James and hence second place.  But at the final mark, just yards from the finish, James returned the favour and in the dash for the line Colin C also managed to scrape past Andy who was relegated to fourth.  It became evident during the second race that John C had omitted to put his bung in which resulted in a somewhat submerged Laser and a necessary retirement which Gareth benefited from.

After the racing all the competitors and crew spent a while getting Amazon ashore in recognition that otherwise it would be beached inside the boatstore.   

So, three days in to what is intended to be a ten week series (though whether that will be achievable remains to be seen) and after applying three discards, Tim LeC is leading with three firsts followed by Colin C second on 4 points and James Le C third on 6 points.  On Personal Handicap, it is Colin then Tim and then James.  

The detailed results can be found here.

James Le C

 

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News

 

The Club is Re-Opening following the Easing of Lockdown Restrictions

 

 1. Guidance for Members visiting the Club is available here, Covid-19

We will comply with government advice, guidance and all legislation.

 

2. Note that all sailing was suspended on 25th January 2020, before government restrictions. The action by the reservoir owners in lowering the water level made sailing impractical. 

 

3. The owners Liberty Lake Leisure Limited have now told us that the water level will not be increasedWe have previously said that sailing cannot resume unless it does, so we are in talks with the owners about the future. 

  

 

 

This "beach" has appeared along the dam. Photos by club member David Schwartz

 

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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.