One Metre Playday 3rd June

At Fleetwood on Sunday 3 June we have scheduled a one metre club race day.

We would like to open this day up to anyone who wished to come & make it a “one Metre Playday”.

That is to say that we invite any one metre sailor who wishes to come & have a days measuring weighing & generally playing with their one metre on the lake where the National Championship will be held.

In the morning we will weigh & measure the boats to ensure that they will pass scrutiny at the forthcoming ranking event at WLYC Southport, and in the afternoon we’ll bank as many races as we can.

Tea & coffee will be provided, please bring your own lunch.

Also If you want to bring your families to the seaside, I’ve ordered the sun and the kids can go crabbing – a great seaside pastime!!

Let us know here if you’re coming, 

Cheers, Derek Preistley


  • Derek (obviously)
  • Chris Chatfield
  • Tim Lanigan
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2018 IOM Nationals – Design Doughnut

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Here’s the raw data:

AB3 1
Akziom 1
Alternative 2
Arrival 1
Arrival 2 1
asbo2 1
BritPOP! 39
Chaste 1
Corbie 1
Corbie 5 2
Couplet 1
Fraktal 2
Intransition 1
Kantun 2 2
MX14 1
MX16 3
Pikanto 1
Quiz 1
Sedici 3
Unknown 5
V10 3
V9 4
Vision 4
Wedge 1
Widget 1

IOM Sunday Club 1

For the first time in quite a while Fleetwood are holding a series of IOM club races to encourage the renewed interest in the IOM class.

5 boats turned out and had interesting insight into what constitutes a legal IOM hosted by uncle Derek with one eye on the upcoming IOM nationals at Fleetwood in August.

Sailing conditions looked grim at first with rain and no wind but gradually improved to sun and No 2 rig and wind straight down the lake.

With much boat swapping and a few breakdowns 13 races were sailed with Derek coming out on top 19 points, Gary 2nd 23 points, Tim 3rd 31 points, David 4th 33 points and Chris 5th 49 points.

A very enjoyable days racing.

Chris Chatfield