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Topic : Ranelagh Open

It's the first silver tiller of the Season at Ranelagh this coming weekend (Sunday 28th Feb).

Firstly, i'd like to encourage folks to come down for what should be a lovely sail on the river!

Secondly, (based on the first assertion) is there any kind soul based in/around London who'd be willing to lend a boat? Ellie and I are keen to get on the water.

Regards,

Chris


Posted: 22/02/2010 17:23:57
By: Chris Whitehouse
What is the parking like at ranelagh these days? Last time I came I had to park quite a distance form the club. I am tossing up between Ranelagh and Chichester at the moment. Allot depends on the forcast too of course as I like sailing at both places.


Posted: 22/02/2010 17:52:12
By: Jez3645
There are no restrictions on Sunday and Fulham are in Sunderland. Tide will be quite high however. Leave your boat and trailer by the Club and park up one of the side streets or on higher bits of the embankment. Club will be open at least 2 hours before the start with free tea and coffee, food & bar after. Bit early to know what the weather will be like. Hope to see lots of you here.
Nick


Posted: 22/02/2010 20:56:26
By: Nick Price (214)
can't lend you a boat but can borrow your crew!!!!!

smokin!


Posted: 23/02/2010 17:46:14
By: ppp
Who said I was crewing! if its less than a force 2 I might have a go at helming (Disclaimer: but also might not). 
Go on Phil, lend us Splat...please?


Posted: 23/02/2010 18:01:30
By: Ellie
current forecast northerly 21mph.....hmmm got smokers written all over it!


Posted: 23/02/2010 21:50:36
By: phil
All take and no give here, Mr P...


Posted: 25/02/2010 17:43:09
By: ITK
Is a fixed rudder feasible? Ta


Posted: 25/02/2010 23:31:04
By: Chris M
my forecast now says 29mph !!
gulp or should i say glug


Posted: 26/02/2010 08:22:32
By: tosh
My forecast said it was turning light ...


Posted: 26/02/2010 09:29:59
By: Andy Dalby
Chris, you should be fine with a fixed rudder.  Only a couple of spots that get a bit shallower.  You might have to reach down to dislodge the odd carrier bag or branch so keep your mouth closed while doing that but otherwise I think you should be ok....
See you Sunday.
Fran


Posted: 26/02/2010 10:20:22
By: Frances Gifford
And the winners were?


Posted: 01/03/2010 09:45:58
By: Curious
Duncan Salmon did well.


Posted: 01/03/2010 11:54:04
By: rule 42
Was that in the Merlin or The Yawl. Is this a sign of old age creeping on.


Posted: 01/03/2010 12:03:47
By: Old codger
From memory:
1st Matt Biggs
2nd Duncan Salmon
3rd Andy Dalby
4th Alex Jackson
5th Andy Harris

No need to worry about rule 42 with quite a nice wind with spinnakers downstream. Tide was good as it didn't come in as the Thames barrier was closed.

An impressive 20 finishers out of 21 starters.

Thank you Ranelagh for an excellent afternoon's sailing.

Brian (3599 14th)


Posted: 01/03/2010 13:13:40
By: Brian
1st Matt Biggs
2nd Duncan Salmon
3rd Alex Jackson
4th Andy Dalby
5th Andy Harris


Posted: 01/03/2010 13:22:13
By: ITK
Link to Y&Y Report sadly no pictures.

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/?article=150618

Posted: 02/03/2010 09:43:38
By: Curious
Got a photo now.


Posted: 02/03/2010 11:50:06
By: Mags
More pictures now on Ranelagh's web pages. Sorry for the poor quality of some. I will upload a few more when I get a minute.

http://www.ranelagh-sc.co.uk/merlinrocket.htm

Posted: 03/03/2010 16:43:18
By: Nick Price (214)
5 more uploaded this morning. Has anyone else, apart from Phil, had trouble with the link?


Posted: 04/03/2010 09:41:50
By: Nick Price (214)
I wouldn't say there's a problem with the link Nick, but this one takes you straight to the photos....

http://www.ranelagh-sc.co.uk/merlinphotos2.htm

Posted: 04/03/2010 10:25:36
By: Frances Gifford
Hi I was sat in a safety boat  ( not one of the Ranelagh safety boats) watching the Ranelagh Race on sunday.... I took quite a few photos of people rounding the windward mark.... so if anyone want a photo tell me the boat number and I will see what I have and am happy to send out..... [email protected] hope to be in the race myself next time in 2636 .... must go and continue repairs....


Posted: 04/03/2010 19:52:16
By: Jeremy Kahn

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