Feb 19

Goodwin 6 – Downriver, 19th Feb

   Having delayed the race start time, panic swept the club as we rushed to avoid the tide turning before we reached the downriver buoy. With drone circling overhead, the fleet set off. Joe D scrambled to launch in time, while Graham and Peter were leisurely getting changed and agreed... read more →
Feb 15

Goodwin 5 – Joseph’s report

To misquote T.S.Eliot (horribly) : ‘A cold coming they had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a sail, and such a hard sail: The water cold and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’ Actually, the sailing wasn’t that hard, but the weather was sharp. ... read more →
Feb 15

Goodwin 4 – Renato’s report

There is a Spanish saying that goes like this ‘Nadar para morir en la orilla’ which translates into ‘Swimming to finally die at the shore’, I suppose you could also say ‘only to fall at the final hurdle’. Well that is how I see this race. It was a typical... read more →
Feb 01

Goodwin 3 – 29th Jan 17

It was a rainy, windy, cold January Sunday – what’s better than coming down to the club to sail off the End of Year Supper hangover? We had five standard lasers and an enterprise on the water for the Goodwin race #3, with four boats starting and Meg and Josh... read more →
Jan 15

Goodwin 1 – 15th January 2017

A grey and damp afternoon, with very little wind, greeted the few souls who turned out for the first race of the Goodwin Cup series. After much humming and a no little hawing, it was decided that a race could be held. Inevitably, our arrival at the slipway coincided with... read more →
Dec 11

Campbell Race – Sunday 11th December

The morning sun shone warmly as a good turnout of southbankers enthusiastically launched their boats onto a windless Thames. Apart from some inventive manoeuvring from Joseph to get above the line, the 13-strong fleet set off around a sausage course along the North bank. Potential new member Peter was kindly assisting... read more →
Nov 28

Campbell Race 9 – Sun 27th November

Something obviously stirred in our sailors this grey winter's morning, because a fleet a dozen-strong turned out for the upriver race. The North Easterly wind got Allan and I thinking - let's try something different. So a 3 buoy course was laid on the South Bank, with the bottom buoy... read more →
Nov 22

Campbell Race 8 – November 20th

With Storm “Angus” pummelling the UK’s coastlines, gusts of 106mph were recorded off the Kent coast and up to 59mm of rainfall resulted in widespread flooding and major incidents across the UK. The forecast for the Thames was somewhat less biblical but nonetheless formidable with gusts of 32kts and six... read more →
Nov 09

Campbell Race 7- 6th November 2016

Following the bonfire extravaganza we had a great turnout for today's downriver on a sunny and windy but cold day. The wind scared most into taking cut down sails but dropped down just in time for the start.  I had the dream team of Armand, Ben, Sam and potential new... read more →
Nov 07

Campbell Race 6 – Jens Report

Campbell Race 6 Campbell Race #6 commenced with Jen trying her hand at Race Officer for the day, ably assisted by the stylish Bob Jackson in the SBSC safety boat. Luckily for everyone, Jane Deith caught the glimmer of fear in Jen’s eyes at running the race alone and gracefully... read more →