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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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Summer Championships and BBQ

We were blessed with some glorious weather which boosted numbers for the BBQ and sailing in the afternoon. Nick Cooke and Richard Holmes organised two fun races for the juniors which were well attended and produced a very colourful spectacle.

The wind was good for the Summer Championship competition although, unfortunately attendance was down with only three racers on Saturday and eight on Sunday. David Lambert sailed into top spot on Saturday and Richard Holmes led in both races on Sunday until overhauled by Colin Carver towards the end of the last race.

The Summer Championships are run based on personal handicaps to give less experienced sailors a chance to beat the 'hot shots' so congratulations to Michael Pennant-Jones and Lochan who came third in the Enterprise. David Lambert was second and Colin Carver came first overall and was presented with the John Lawrence Trophy.

 

Many thanks to Marcus and Rebecca for preparing some delicious BBQ food, Warwick Flint for helping with the BBQ  and all those who helped in the race box.

 Les Smith

 

Racing Results

Results updated 16th August

A lightish Southwesterly and a sunny evening saw a fleet of ten, not so bad for mid-August, with the slight drop in wind strength as the race progressed being enough to prevent Steve's Laser overhauling Les and Garry's Ent which had looked likely early on.  Three discards now with two races to come, and Colin can still be beaten, just.

Welcome to David Rogalski, a new face at the Club from Bushey and keen to get out on the water in a Laser, but as a newcomer to sailing he'll need a little help.

 On Sunday again there was high drama although a complete contrast with last week as the number of laps dropped from 6,6  to 2,1 completed laps. The first three Laser places were split by 9 seconds and second and third by only 1 second. Even in light conditions, maybe especially in those conditions, skill is required out on the water.

Jim

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