Apr 24

Goodwin 13 – Sara’s report

Sunday 23rd April - St George's Day, the London Marathon and the French first round of their General Election process.  But all eyes at the club were focused on WindGuru and the very light southerly  wind which was on the menu for yes    terday's race.  Ana, Hugh and Maya hadn't seen... read more →
Apr 21

Goodwin 12 – Janes report

Easter Sunday 16th April:Goodwin 12 Downriver race with club open at 10AM The race team: in safety boat 1 Race Officer Paul Elliott with 'mini me' son Joshua and Jane S-H. In safety boat 2 (and in charge of safety) Armand ably assisted by new member Elli Sallie (joined after... read more →
Apr 10

Goodwin 11 – Andy’s report

12 boats lined up for Goodwin 11 today, being one Enterprise, one Albacore, two Solos and the remainder being lasers (all with full rigs).        Goodwin 11 was sailed today in 11 knots, gusting to 15 at times. With a Southerly, the typical three-buoy course was set, meaning... read more →
Mar 20

Goodwin 10 – Richard’s Report

Race Report: Not The Goodwin Downriver 19 March 2017 Unpredictable, gusty, erratic, fractious: These are just some of the words used to describe to language directed towards the Race Committee during the course of the race that was supposed to be The Goodwin Downriver. It had promised to be a... read more →
Mar 15

Goodwin 9 – Jane’s race report

I was surprised so many sailors turned up given the forecast was a measly 5-6 knots. But Southbank faith kicked in, and after an hour or so the tide had come up enough, and the wind had come up fractionally enough, to venture onto the Thames. We set a three-buoy... read more →
Mar 06

Goodwin 8 – Sara’s report

Well I did ask that people arrive on time for Sunday's race because of the late start time, but I was really taken aback that Renato, renowned for arriving half an hour before race start, was the first sailor to get to the club!  He wasn't taking any chances! The... read more →
Mar 06

Goodwin 7 – Henry’s report

Storm Doris had been and gone, but unsettled weather continued for race 7 of the Goodwin cup and the six boats taking part faced difficult conditions for the six lap upriver course. Of the Laser sailors Renato, Johnny and Joao confidently (or boldly) opted for full sails, with Amy choosing... read more →
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 →