More information will come shortly. Please email email@example.com if you want take part in it. Picnic time: Wednesday 12th August, starting around 1850 to clear Kew Bridge well before high water. Thank you.
We are sorry to inform you but committee decided to cancel tomorrow Race on Sunday the 28th of June.
It looks like the wind is picking up. Nothing can scare us but unfortunately it is not safe for a Long Distance Race.
Please download and read the safety controls that the committee has prepared and that each participating club member has to follow.
The controls will be updated as conditions change.
Sailing this Sunday.
We are planning to sail this Sunday, May 17th. This is going to be a D course which will allow us plenty of space on the shore to keep 2m apart. The sail starts at 18:10.
As commodore, my first priority is a safety of the club members.
I would like to emphasise that our current state is not 100% “back to normal”.
Our sail, this Sunday, will not be a normal race but rather a pleasure sail to promote physical and mental health for our members.
This means, each individual member has to take into consideration their own personal underlying health condition and age before coming to the club.
I miss you all and I wish you health and safety.
The Strand on the Green Club Annual General Meeting will take place at The City Barge on 25th of February 2020 at 20:30.
Everyone is invited to come along.
The annual long distance race is sailed on an ebb tide to Battersea Railway Bridge, turning there at low tide, and returning on the flood. This means that competitors, who may set off whenever they like, have to estimate when low tide will be and how long they will take to get there. The forecast was for a light easterly wind, though the early morning rain was a surprise to all, and so with a slow windward passage in prospect, it paid to go reasonably early. After the tide turned, there would be no hope of reaching Battersea at all. In the event, the wind was good where there was wind, but some reaches are sheltered by trees, and at Battersea tall buildings meant that there was hardly wind at all. The actual wind direction was very variable, but tended to veer towards southerly during the race.
Lev (Enterprise) played safe and set off first; John (Otter), sailing the slowest boat on handicap, went next; Ian (Vibe) started after another interval, and Nick (Lightning) followed. Lev arrived at Battersea much too early: he was swept past the bridge by the still ebbing tide and took some time to return and work his way along the shore towards home. Ian and John were also early but only by ten minutes or so. Nick took the biggest risk and was only just in time for the turn of the tide. Then what had looked to be an easy run home on the flood tide was anything but, with many changes of wind strength and direction and sporadic doldrums.
On the final reaches, the other three boats started to catch up with Lev. Nick finally overtook him and finished half a second ahead; Ian, who had been practising his spinnaker drill with mixed success, was close behind, and John followed after 15 minutes. So Nick, starting last and finishing first, took the prize. The real hero, however, was Dave in the safety boat, who on his own and for five hours kept a close eye on us all.
very blustery conditions. I ended up in the trees on the ait within
the first minutes (was recovered by Rob C/Dave and then retired on the
Surrey bank until safety boat was back in sight, then proceeded back
to Kew Bridge with bare mast, and clearly confused Michael in passing
the finish along the way). Jane progressed up to near John’s Boatyard
end of the ait and then met the trees as well, eventually working
herself free under own power but also retiring on the Surrey Bank. Tim
capsized somewhere by Brentford Dock and was recovered by the safety