Work in Progress - Changes to Calendar

Nick W. and TS are currently experimenting with calendar synchronisation. This may cause some temporary double entries for events in June. Apologies for any confusion.

The plan is to synchronise our calendar to a public Google calendar, which can be linked into personal calendars. We will give more instructions on how to do this when we have tested the new feature.

RSC Midweek Series #3 on Wednesday

We are well into this year’s RSC Midweek Series but unfortunately a change in email distribution lists has left quite a few people out of the loop. Apologies for those who have missed the first two races as a result.

Anyway, the next race is scheduled for Wednesday night (21/5) starting at 18:45.

The forecast is for a busy sky with dark clouds and sun. Force 3 winds from the east may freshen up under the clouds.

Club race on May 17th is cancelled due to rowing activity

The river will be very busy during the Putney Town Regatta rowing race and the slipway even more crowded. No chance we can get our boats out. We have to cancel our race.

Club Race on Sunday the 18th is scheduled to go ahead as planned.

Nick in his old Merlin in the Spring Sun

Nice picture of the oldest Merlin currently at Ranelagh.

(Credits to Henri for the shot.)

A sparklingly clean boathouse....

Another burgee bites the dust......

Good turnout at today's Workday at 9:30. We cleaned out all the boatsheds, which had become quite muddy form the many high tides recently coming across the road.

Sail bags, boat covers and old sails were being sorted and organised. Greg, Chris I. and Nick L. fixed club boats, while Chris E. was in charge of cleaning out the trailer park. Una finished her plastering work in the men's changing room and a new hosepipe was also installed. Una and Nick also cut an old trolley into handy pieces that could go into the dump.

Champagne Reception for Ranelagh's 125th Birthday

Ranelagh celebrated its 125th Birthday in style!

The 60 odd guests were greeted by their first glass of Champagne before they had even taken off their coats. And the junior members were all over the place with little trays to serve finger-food, which Brian had been cooking all afternoon.

Downriver race moved forward to Sat 25th

The downriver race was originally scheduled for Sunday 26th January but the strong rain and flood delays implies that the tide would turn late, potentially after sunset. The race has therefore been moved forward to Saturday 25th at 13:15.

The actual start may get delayed by a few minutes depending on flood conditions.

Winter sun for the RNLI Trophy race

For the first trophy race of the year, 10 boats went out for three short laps in light winds and beautiful winter sunlight. As the sun set the wind disappeared and only Henri, Chris and Una made it to the last turning mark and finished the race before the outgoing tide became too strong.

AGM Invitation for January 28th

Notice is hereby given that the 125th Annual General Meeting of the Ranelagh Sailing Club Ltd. will be held at the Clubhouse, The Embankment, Putney, London, SW15 1LB on Tuesday 28th January 2014 at 19.30 hours. Relevant documents can be found in Membership/Documents section of this website. Nominations for 2014, including a proposed nomination of Nick Price as Honorary Captain are the main business. We also need to vote on proposed changes of the Articles of Association relating to directorship structure and family memberships.

First downriver race in 2014: Fully powered up on the beat back

It was a nice downriver race today with 12 boats on the water. Chris established a good lead on the way to Chelsea but the whole fleet compressed at the turning mark in front of Battersea Power Station. After multiple attempts to clear the mark against the tide, which was slow to turn with all the rainwater coming down the river. Eventually fleet found some speed on the way back and the same order quickly emerged as on the way to the mark. Chris established a commanding lead followed by Henri and Neil. The wind picked up notably as the next low pressure area approached London.