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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

Winter series updated for final day on Sunday 3 March: see here

 

After last week's spring like weather, today saw Storm Freya marking her arrival with a squally SSW'ly.  Four Lasers took to the water with Radial rigs and close racing ensued.  In the first race Colin took the gun from a closely pursing James.  After some helpful coaching tips from Mason, today's OOD, during the tea break - loads more cunningham and as much kicker as you cope with whilst still getting under the boom - the second race took place in a significantly growing breeze.  James practically knocked himself out with a too low boom and saw stars for much of the race (note to self - wear a bump cap), whilst Tim and Colin battled for first place and to see who would end up second overall in the Winter series.  Tim swam one too many times and (a dry) Colin sneaked his second win of the day by seconds.

So, after counting his best nine races from the 17 sailed in the Winter series and having had the luxury of being able to watch today's racing from the clubhouse, Steve won the Plough Pot with 10 points.  Following his dominance today, Colin jumped from fourth to second to win the Harrow Cup with 15.6 points and Tim came in a very close third with 16 points. 

Following a string of excellent results, Kevin Savage mopped up the Personal Handicap series with a dominant 10.2 points followed by Colin on 25.6 and then - tied on 26.6 points - Richard Holmes just beat Steve on count back.

This brings a very closely fought Winter series to an end.  Next week sees the start of Spring 1 and the weekend after is the working party.

As per usual, the RYA published its Portsmouth Yardstick numbers for 2019 over the weekend which the club will be reflecting in the PYS results scoring for Spring 1 and beyond.  These won't change the Personal Handicaps (though Kevin's looks like it needs revisiting given his recent performances!).  Key changes for the main club classes are:

  • Laser: 1 slower to 1099
  • Laser Radial: 3 slower to 1145
  • Enterprise: 3 slower to 1119
  • RS 300: 3 faster to 970
  • RS Vision: 9 slower to 1137
  • OK: no change at 1104
  • Aero 7: 3 faster to 1065
  • Blaze: no change at 1027

James LC

 

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Training

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.