Matthews Commemoration Race / Downriver Series 2018

With the elite Merlin sailors off enjoying the Alpine snow or raising another glass in their French and German chateaux and the Solo sailors preferring the company of their families and a home fire it was left to the impoverished, some say intrepid, Laser sailors ably supported by Una to sail the last race of the year. By sailing we really mean drifting but nonetheless a tightly fought race was duly completed and congratulations go to Richard (Jarvis) who is the 2018 winner of the Matthews Commemoration Race.

Autumn / Summer Series update

Contrary to the published race schedule we have decided to stick with the meteorological calendar so the last race of the Summer series was 30th September (congratulations to Una who swept all before her) and the Autumn Series kicked off on 6th October with Victor setting an early pace. All the results have now been updated to reflect this.

The Indian Goddess Ranelagh

Over the years the Club has been hired out for many different events but I suspect never to celebrate the Hindi Indian Goddess Durga! Renowned photographer, Julia Fullerton-Batten, went to extraordinary lengths to recreate a Bengali ritual celebrating Durga as part of her latest project 'Old Father Thames' which will be coming out later this year. Check out

Photos: 1st September race

Gorgeous evening for a race, well done Una, mastered the light winds.

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Xmas party - 8th December

That's it summer's over, hope you all had a good one. Look forward to welcoming all the French and Germans back on the water having taken the best part of 2 months off. As the nights turn darker and winter approaches a date for the diary........Xmas dinner! Yep, it's the one we're all waiting for - fine food (Guillaume puds), fine wine and hopefully some singing, so block your diary out for 8th December.

"It's looking good over there!" - a discussion lead by Christopher Edwards (Wednesday 27th June 2018) 19.30hrs

Wednesday 27th June, 1930 - Ranelagh Sailing Club

Christopher invites you to share his 64 years of experiences and bad habits of racing at Ranelagh and sailing worldwide.

He first sailed in National 12 number 509 in the RSC Winter Series aged 13, and has since had thousands of races under his keel at Putney. He has also raced in many types of boats at most of the main venues in the UK and in Europe, Hong Kong, Sydney Harbour, Maine and Vancouver Island.

Midweek results 22nd May

Results published under Sailing/Results - please check handicaps and boats - a few changes for this race - any problems please email

PY handicaps per attached.

Results (Spring, Midweek, Downriver, Winter series)

Results for all series are now on Sailwave and can be found under Sailing/Results section.