Easter Egg, 10th-12th April 2009

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Unlike last year's snowy conditions this year there was very little wind for all three days of racing.

There was no wind and therefore no sailing on the Saturday. On Sunday there was a force 1 north westerly and 16 boats came to the start line. The lightish conditions were exploited by the two sharpies of Paul Goakes and Alex Smith but they were pegged back to 6th and 9th respectively on handicap. Ashley Deakin (laser), Debs Turner (Europe) and Andy Turner (OK) had a good tussle further back with Andy winning, Debs second and Ashley third. Sam Smith finished this race in his Topper a creditable 16th to be first junior.

Race 2 followed race 1, and after some carnage, although luckily with little damage thanks to the smart seamanship of Sam Mason in his Albacore, Alex Smith and Paul Beachell pulled out a lead in their (borrowed) sharpie, with Paul Goakes pulling through after his 720 degree turns. Ashley sailed well to win on handicap, with Andy Turner second and Alex Smith third.

Race 3 on the Monday was sailed in even less wind and progress against the tide was difficult, with several Lasers deciding they had had enough and retiring. Andy Turner pulled out a big lead to finish first. Pete Turner in his OK was second and Debs Turner in her Europe third. Sam Mason and Sally Smith sailed a consistent series with three fourth places and fourth overall.

Many thanks to Jerry Clark as race officer and to Dave Cooper, Gemma Goakes and Alex Scoles as safety boat crews.

Results:

BoatHelmRace 1Race 2Race 3PointsFinal Position
OK 2123Andy Turner1(2)121
Laser 174547Ashley Deakin31(dnf)42
Europe 240Debs Turner2(5)353
Albacore 1749Sam Mason & Sally Smith44(4)84
Laser 189186Ben Goakes56(dnf)115
Sharpie 12Alex Smith & Paul Beachell(9)39126
Lightning 291Jane Heath(7)75127
Sharpie 71Paul Goakes & William Scoles6(8)8148
OK 2031Dave Cooper(ave 7)ave 77149
Enterprise 3241Charles Dunstone1011(dnc)2110
Laser Rad 166591Adam Mills1112(dnf)2311
Mirror 27533Kevin & Ben Gathercole159(dnf)2412
Twinkle 12Peter Smith13(14)122513
Laser 17652Andrew Storer(dnc)dnc62714
Twinkle 12Robin Anderson1415(dnf)2915
OK 2005Rob Archer(dnc)dnc103116
Laser Rad 174629Sophie Warner(dnc)13dnf3217
Family 14Jamie Mulholland12(dnc)dnc3318
Topper 42758Sam Smith16(dnc)dnf3519

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Sharpie Open Meeting 9 & 10th May 2009

Report: Andy turner

Seven sharpies arrived for the first open meeting of the season at Overy Staithe, three from Overy, three from Wells and one from Brancaster.

The first two races were sailed on the Saturday evening in a force 2-3 south westerly. In race 1 Richard Mulderij and Alistair Ogle in NED 226 showed good boat speed, chased all the way by Ben Cracknell and Sally Wynne in GBR 2 and James Case and Jimmy Goodley in GBR 12, to finish in that order. In race 2 James Case crossed the fleet on port at the start and was never headed. Ben Cracknell finished second and Richard Mulderij third, so that all three boats were on the same number of points at the end of day 1.

Races three and four were sailed early on Sunday morning in a fitful breeze, with the sea breeze trying to override the land breeze, making conditions difficult for the race officer and safety boat crew. James Case again showed a clean pair of heels to the fleet, this time chased by Jerry Clark and Bill Offord in GBR 133, and Paul Goakes and William Scoles in GBR 71, using their local knowledge to good effect.

Race 4 developed into a drag race round a triangular course on a falling tide in a developing sea breeze with Richard Mulderij and James Case never more than a few boat lengths apart, chased by Jerry Clark in GBR 133 and Alex Smith and Paul Beachell in GBR 128.
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Results:

BoatCrewClubRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4PointsFinal Position
GBR12James Case & Ben JohnsonWells SC (3) 1 1 24 1
NED226Richard Mulderij & OggyWells SC 1 3 (5) 15 2
GBR133Jerry Clark & Bill OffordOSSC (6) 4 2 393
K2Ben Cracknell & Sally WynnWells SC 2 2 (DNF) 6 104
GBR128Alex Smith & Paul BeachellOSSC 4 (7) 4 412 5
GBR71Paul Goakes & William ScolesOSSC 5 5 3 (DSQ)136
GBR103Charlie Borthwick & Tim AshbyBrancaster Staithe SC(7) 6 6 5 177

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Shipwrecked Mariners Pennant 23rd May 2009

It was a sunny evening with a force 1 southerly breeze for the start of the Shipwrecked Mariner's Pennant race. The Race Officer, Jerry Clark, set a start to an inflatable buoy in the creek to make a beat, and the rest of the course was largely reaches, runs and fetches.

Andy Turner in his OK came out of the line first closely followed Paul Goakes in his Sharpie, Sam Mason in his Albacore and Alex Scoles in his OK. Sam Mason took the lead on the first run with Alex Smith also pulling through to second until running on to a shingle bank and having the jib fall down.

Sam Mason, crewed by Sally Smith continued to extend their lead, chased by Paul Goakes in his Sharpie with Andy Turner and Alex Scoles third and fourth over the water.

Once the handicaps had been worked out however the two OKs were first and second, with the Albacore third and Sharpie fourth.

Many thanks to Jerry Clark and Mecky Turner (Race Officers) and to Ben and Gemma Goakes (Safety Boat).

Results:

BoatHelmCorrected timeFinal Position
OK 2123Andy Turner31391
OK 2117Alex Scoles31572
Albacore 1479Sam Mason & Sally Smith31633
Sharpie 71Paul Goakes & William Scoles33034
Laser 171682Andrew Storer33735
Sharpie 128Alex Smith & family34416
Solo 2117Peter Holt34897
Mirror 38258Camilla Warner35708
Laser 2000Claire & Chris Wathes36149
Twinkle Twelve Peter Smith379910
Cockle KittiwakeRichard Warner409311
Topper 42758Sam Smith539012
Family 14Sarah & Richard Bethel Jonesdnf13

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King George Pennant: Race 1, 24th May 2009

An evening sail in brilliant sunshine and the force 2 remnants of the day's sea breeze. Andy Turner in his OK emerged from the beating start in the lead as Ben Goakes (Laser) and Alex Scoles (OK) were called over the line by eagle eyed Race Officer Jerry Clark. Andrew Storer planed through into the lead on the reach to houseboats buoy and for the rest of the race was never headed, finding the conditions much to his liking. Sam Mason and Sally Smith pulled through the fleet after a poor start, as did Paul Goakes and William Scoles in their Sharpie, only to run aground whilst taking the lead. Further back Sam Smith completed another race in his Topper, gaining valuable experience, and Camilla Warner sailed well to complete the course in her Mirror. Claire and Chris Wathes brushed away the cobwebs to finish a commendable 6th overall on handicap.

Many thanks to Race Officer Jerry Clark and to Alex Smith and Paul Beachell in the safety boat.

Results:

BoatHelmRace 1Race 2PointsFinal Position
OK2123Andy Turner1c 1
Laser 171682Andrew Storer2a 2
OK2117Alex Scoles3n 3
Albacore 1479Sam Mason & Sally Smith4c 4
Laser 189186Ben Goakes5e5
Laser 2000 21492Claire & Chris Wathes6l 6
Sharpie 71Paul Goakes & William Scoles7l7
MirrorCamilla Warner8e 8
Laser 2000 22157? Storer 9d 9
Twinkle 12Peter Smith10(no 10
Topper 42758Sam Smith11wind!)11

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Scoles Trophy, 30th & 31st May 2009

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Ellis & Cici Whitcomb Day one:

A brilliant day for sailing with a force 3 easterly and sunshine but hardly any sailors - where is everyone? Jamie Mulholland led off the start line in the fresh breeze, followed by Richard Warner in his Cockle and Peter Holt in his Solo. Crewless Camilla Warner needed three hands to manage the Mirror but battled on none the less.

At the finish Jamie Mulholland won convincingly and Peter managed to get ahead of the Cockle.

Many thanks to Richard and Sarah Bethel Jones who made an excellent job as Race Officers and Andy Turner and Ben Gathercole in the safety boat.

Day two

Three boats took part with blue skies, sparkling water and a force 3 sea breeze. Jamie Mulholland in his Laser again pulled away from the "fleet" at the start with Ellis Whitcomb and daughter Cici giving a good account of themselves in their Laser Pico and Peter Holt bringing up the rear after a poor start in his Solo. Overall results for the two days and the trophy were:

BoatHelmRace 1Race 2PointsFinal Position
Laser 135405Jamie Mulholland1 12 1
Solo 1490Peter Holt 2 35 2
PicoEllis & Cici Whitcombdnc 283
Cockle Richard Warner3 dnc 94
MirrorCamilla Warnerdnfdnc 105

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Deep Sea Fishermen's Pennant, 6th June 2009

A gusty force 4 greeted the six boats preparing for this evening race. The Sharpies decided the weather was not to their liking and kept their powder dry for their Nationals at Brancaster the following weekend. The Turner clan was well represented on and off the water with Debs in her Europe and Pete and Andy in their OKs. Peter Holt in his Solo also braved the weather.

At the start Pete shot into the lead with Andy and Debs close behind. There were some scorching reaches from Worple to Houseboat, with a yacht conveniently moored up to both marks, and a dodgy run down to Norton. Pete established a good lead until disaster struck on round 2 when the mainsheet jammed whilst tacking at Worple. The water was reported as "quite warm for the time of year". This let Andy into the lead and Debs to close up behind.

At the finish Debs saved her time over Pete on handicap to come second, with Pete third and Andy first. Where are all the Lasers this year?

Many thanks to Race Officers Claire Wathes & Mecky Turner freezing on the sea wall and to Chris Wathes, supported by Paul Goakes and William Scoles in the safety boat. No pics as the weather was not camera friendly.

Results:

HelmBoatCorr. timeFinal Position
Andy TurnerOK 20592181 1
Debs TurnerEurope 2402233 2
Pete TurnerOK 2123 2241 3
Peter HoltSolo 1490dnf 4

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Jubilee Plate, race 1, 13th June 2009

Only 4 entries for the second week running - the Sharpies are at their Nationals at Brancaster. The weather was bright/sunny with a gentle force 2 south westerly. Andy Turner led off the start line in his OK closely followed by Adam Mills in his Laser Radial. On the first run Nina Maufe steamed through the fleet to take up first but then rounded the wrong mark to let Andy Turner through again. A loud noise on the run after the turning mark announced Nina's swim (lack of practice) which allowed Andy to get away and Adam and Jane to close up. At the finish on handicap Andy was first, Jane second and Adam third.

Results:

BoatHelmCorrected timeFinal Position
OK 2123Andy Turner34611
Lightning 291Jane Heath36082
Laser Radial 166591Adam Mills 3673 3
Laser 162837Nina Maufe37054

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Jubilee Plate, race 2, 14th June 2009

Near perfect conditions greeted the 6 competitors for the second day of racing for the Jubilee Plate. with bright warm sunshine and a force 2 northerlyish breeze that dropped slightly as the race progressed. Nina Plumbe led off the start line and continued to increase her lead over the radial of Adam Mills, Sue Gathercoles OK and Jane Heaths Lightning. Nina had a comfortable lead over the rest of the fleet when she decided that she should continue her capsize practice by gybing in at b on the way back the first time. Such was her lead that she maintained first place on the water. Adam Mills sailed a solid race to finish 2nd on the water and on corrected time. Jane Heath sailed an excellent workmanlike race to take the win on corrected time which when added to her 2nd on saturday gave the overall victory she so richly deserves. Adam Mills took second over all with Andy Turner third despite being abscent on Sunday. Sam Mason and Sally smith officiated, Robert and Teresa Archer crewed the rescue boat and a fine time was had by all.

Overall Results for the Jubilee Plate:

BoatHelmRace 1Race 2PointsFinal Position
Lightning 291Jane Heath2 13 1
Laser RadialAdam Mills3 25 3
Laser 162837Nina Maufe4373
OK 2123Andy Turner1DNC84
OK 2005Susie GathercoleDNC495
Solo 1490Peter HoltDNC5106
Wayfarer 5737DNC6117

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Jubilee Trust Pennant
20th June

Sailing up to the start was the easy bit but then the heavens opened, the race officer's sheets all went soggy and the wind disappeared totally, so that the slower boats struggled even to cross the start line. Andy Turner managed to get away, closely followed by Clare & Chris Wathes in their Laser 2000 and Jerry Clark in an OK for the first time in 20 years! Jane Heath also managed to get down to houseboat buoy but still the wind refused to fill in even though the rain had stopped. Many boats turned round and went home (slowly). Only Andy Turner and Jerry Clark in their OKs finished.

It was great to see two juniors out - Max Deakin in his Topper and Tom Oram crewing in the Mirror. Let's hope they weren't put off by the weather.

Results:

BoatHelmCorrected timeFinal Position
OK 2059Jerry Clark40412
OK 2123Andy Turner35891
Laser 2000Clare & Chris Wathes DNF
OK 2117Alex Scoles DNF
Laser Radial 165991Adam Mills DNF
Lightning 291Jane HeathDNF
Laser 8522Peter HoltDNF
MirrorCamilla Warner & Tom OramDNF
Topper 32295Max DeakinDNF
Laser 174629 Sophia WarnerDNF
Laser 147547Ashley DeakinDNF


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Tankard
21st June

This race was virtually won off the start line with Alex Scoles in his OK first round "B" mark, closely followed by Ashley Deakin in his Laser and then Andy Turner in his OK. Ashley planed into the lead on the reach to houseboat buoy. Meantime further back Camilla Warner found conditions much more to her liking in her Mirror in the steady force 2 East North Easterly, with her new crew, junior Tom Oram who likes sailing much better when the sun is shining! The Mirror did two whole laps since the Race Officer had disappeared from the start line at the end of lap 1! Jane Heath in her Lightning and Sophia Warner in her Laser Radial both threatened the leaders on the first lap but gradually fell back

Ashley finished first but was relegated to third once the handicaps were worked out, promoting the two OKs of Alex Scoles and Andy Turner to first and second respectively. Camilla Warner came a very respectable fourth, only five corrected seconds behind Ashley.

Many thanks for the excellent Race Officering of Simon and Caroline Dawes and Jerry Clark in the safety boat.

Results:

BoatHelmCorrected TimeFinal Position
OK 2117 Alex Scoles 26551
OK 2123 Andy Turner 26722
Laser 174547 Ashley Deakin 26853
Mirror 38248 Camilla Warner & Tom Oram 27904
Lightning 291 Jane Heath 28705
Laser Radial 174629 Sophia Warner 29096
Solo 1490 Peter Holt 29597
Laser Radial 166591 Adam Mills 30858
Topaz 4672 32849


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OK Open Meeting
27 & 28th June
Results:
PositionSail NoHelmClub R1 R2 R3 R4Points
12125Neil GoodheadSouth Staffs(4)1113
22119Robert DeavesWaldringfield2(3)226
32135Alex ScolesOvery Staithe SC3(8)4512
42059Andy TurnerOvery Staithe8(dns)3314
52130Deryck LovegroveKingsmead(10)46616
62117Dave CooperOvery Staithe(7)67417
72045Will TurnerOvery Staithe15(dns)dnc19
82123Pete TurnerOvery Staithe62(dns)dnc21
92104Paul PikeCovenham9(10)5822
102118Terry CurtisUpper Thames57(dns)dnc25
111740Steve WhitbyOvery Staithe SC(11)98926
121718Steve LeighGt Yarmouth & Gorleston(12)119727

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Race one in lingering fog OK Sailors visiting Overy woke up to sea fog and no wind on Saturday morning which made getting to the start area against a 3 knot incoming spring tide quite tricky. At the start gun for race 1 Will Turner showed excellent roll tacking skills to build a lead, chased by Alex Scoles in his new Icebreaker, Robert Deaves and Pete Turner. Will pulled away on the reaches whilst the rest of the fleet bunched up as Neil Goodhead and Terry Curtis pulled up from poor starts.

Only one lap was sailed, won by Will Turner with Robert Deaves second and Alex Scoles third.

Race 2 - Robert Deaves was over the line at the start, but Alex Scoles and Will Turner made the best starts. Will Turner, Alex Scoles and Terry Curtis all went left up the beat which definitely didn't pay, whilst the boats on the right side, led by Neil Goodhead first round the windward mark, with Robert Deaves second and Peter Turner third made handsome gains. These positions were held until the final run when Pete Turner pulled through to second, relegating Robert Deaves to third and with Neil Goodhead first. So all to play for on day 2.

Paul Pike leads down the first downwind leg Sunday again dawned with sea mist and no wind. After a long delay the boats launched in a force 0.5. Paul Pike rounded the windward mark first with Neil Goodhead second and Robert Deaves third. Andy Turner pulled through to second on the run whilst Alex Scoles was beached on the marsh with his fixed rudder jammed in the mud. Neil Goodhead did well tactically on the last short beat to regain first, with Robert finishing second and Andy third.

Race 4 - Robert Deaves rounded the windward mark first to establish a good lead. Steve Leigh and Steve Whitby, two newcomers to OKs, got their act together and rounded well up the fleet. Neil Goodhead closed on Robert on the downwind legs and Andy Turner pulled through to establish third. On the finishing line Neil just pipped Robert to record his third race win.

Thus Neil Goodhead re-claimed the coveted trophy from last year's winner Robert Deaves. Alex Scoles was third overall and Andy Turner fourth.

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Goakes Trophy
11th & 12th July 2009
Results:
Race 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Best 3overall
Laser Radial162837 Nina Plumbe129 68 239
Laser Radial 174629 Sophia Warner 13 12 dns dns 41 15
Laser Radial 166591 Adam mills 14 dnf 11 dnf 38 13
Laser 171682 Andrew Storer 10 8 3 7 18 6
Laser 189186 Ben Goakes dns 10 7 6 23 8
OK 2059 Will Turner 3 2 dnf 2 7 3
Ok 2123 Pete Turner 2 1 1 3 4 2
OK 2135 Alex Scoles 1 3 2 1 4 1
OK 2031 Dave Cooper 7 5 4 4 13 4
OK 1331 Steve Whitby 8 dns dns Dns 16 40 14
Lightning Jane Heath 5 7 8 10 20 7
Solo 1490 Peter Holt 11 11 9 11 31 12
Europe 240 Debs Turner 4 5 5 5 14 5
Albacore 1479 Sam Mason 6 4 dns dns 26 11
Sharpie 71 Paul Goakes 9 6 10 9 24 10

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Report:

A beautiful sunny day with a force 1 to 2 saw 15 sailors come to the committee boat start line near houseboats buoy. Alex Scoles (OK) got away well from the right end, with Will Turner (OK), Pete Turner (OK) and Debs Turner (Europe) all chasing hard. It was good to see new member Steve Whitby in his OK chasing Dave Cooper (OK). Sam Mason had made the trip all the way from north Lincolnshire just to sail at Overy. By the finish Alex Scoles was still in the lead with Pete Turner second and the Sharpie of Paul Goakes up to third, but not when the handicaps were worked out. The second race saw Ben Goakes arrive in his Laser. There was a long beat against the tide to buoy F in Norton creek, with Will Turner first round, followed by Pete Turner and Alex Scoles. As the tide began to drop a number of people found themselves sailing up blind alleys and into the sand. So Will Turner lost his lead and had to be content with second on handicap. Paul Goakes pulled through in his Sharpie to take the winning gun, having sorted out his first race navigational problems, and Pete Turner finished just behind the Sharpie but took overall honours on handicap. Going into day 2 it is very tight with Pete leading with a first and a second, then Alex with a first and a third, then Will Turner with a second and a third.

Scoles Trophy day 2.

A perfect day for sailing - sunshine and a force 3 south westerly. Another committee boat start and two race day to extend limbs still aching from yesterday.

Alex Scoles (OK) and Will Turner (OK) were called over the line at the start, so Andrew Storer (Laser) and Pete Turner (OK) rounded the windward mark together in first position and burned off down the reach to Norton. Alex Scoles and Will Turner quickly caught up, with Dave Cooper also threatening. Nina Plumbe in her Laser Radial was well up just ahead of the Europe of Debs Turner. After a couple of laps Pete Turner took the finishing gun, with Alex Scoles second and Andrew Storer third.

In the next race Alex Scoles had to win to win overall on count back from Pete Turner . Pete Turner was first round the windward mark but was rapidly overhauled by Alex Scoles and Will Turner on the reaches. The Sharpie of Paul Goakes was also charging through the fleet, and Ben Goakes in his Laser was chasing hard, accompanied by Dave Cooper in his OK.

At the finish Alex Scoles was first, Will Turner second, Pete Turner third and Dave Cooper fourth.

Andy and Mecky Turner were the race officers and Peter Beck in Maggie May oversaw the safety arrangements.

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It's a little worrying how many people are knackered after two 40min races!


Speak for yourself! I was ready to go again. Dave


If I'd have know you were only three seconds ahead of me in the last race I'd have tried a bit harder Dave! :p


A cracking sail.


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Tony Deakin Memorial Laser Open Meeting
25th & 26th July
Results:
BoatHelmRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4PointsFinal Position
176864Martin Jones113131
174547Ashley Deakin521252
164473Brian Lambert235383
135405Jamie Mulholland462dnf124
161854Lucy Deakin7944155
162837Nina Plumbe6465156
No numberMark Beck3dnc77177
174899Colin Hargeaves8786218
174629Sophie Warnerdnc898259
91391Alex Smith95dncdnc2710
167946George Deakin10101092911
189309Angus Brigg111111103212
177609Henry Labram12dnfdncdnc3813

Report:

Perfect conditions for the Laser Open with a force 2, a 9.3m tide and sunshine. Martin Jones had the best start at the right end in race 1, chased hard by Brian Lambert from Brancaster S.C and Mark Beck. Jamie Mulholland pulled through to fourth on lap 1 and Ashley Deakin struggled home in 5th recovering from a poor start (and maybe a lack of practice?).

The wind dropped somewhat for race 2, with a long beat up to mark F against an ebbing tide. Brian Lambert led at the end of the first lap but lost out to both Martin Jones and Ashley Deakin on lap 2. Nina Plumbe sailed well to finish fourth with Alex Smith forsaking his Sharpie finishing 5th.

Martin Jones holds a commanding lead going into the second day

More wind for day 2, a force 3 southerly and another big tide. In race 3 Ashley Deakin made an excellent start at the pin end and gradually built his lead whilst Jamie Mulholland and Martin Jones were scrapping over second place, with Martin ramming the marsh quite hard at one point and Jamie doing a 720 penalty turn for putting him there! Lucy Deakin had the boys up front looking over their shoulders with some excellent speed in her Laser radial, particularly on the reaches, closely followed by Nina Plumbe.

Race 4 - Ashley had to win to win overall. In the event Martin Jones reached the windward mark first and was chased all the way round by Ashley who couldn't quite break the cover, particularly when his tiller extension fell off. Brian Lambert sailed consistently to finish third and Jamie Mulholland retired following a death roll on the run. Special mention should go to Angus Briggs, the only junior in the race, who sailed very well to finish.

Many thanks to Jerry Clark as PRO and to Paul Goakes and William Scoles in the safety boat. Next races at Overy are the weekend of August 8th/9th.

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Cracking conditions the whole weekend!! - full use of the lagoon on 9 metre tides was great fun. Thanks to Jerry, Andy et all and Paul and William.


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Round the Island Cruise
Thursday August 6th

Thirteen boats assembled for the inaugural round the island cruise (two lasers, three GP14s, two Sharpies, an OK, a cockle, a National 12, a Lightning and two I've forgotten). The fleet was shepherded by Peter, Melba and Paul in Maggie May, Kevin, Tom and Ben in Memory and Alex and Cat in the club safety boat. We set off in an ideal force 1 southerly at 6am sharp(ish). The boats first away sailed to the Nod relatively easily but then the wind died and slow progress was made into Brancaster harbour. Jerry Clark in his Sharpie got the furthest (to the Sea mark) but at that point it was decided to return to Overy via Norton creek instead of a complete circumnavigation of the Island.

Much towing later we all arrived back safely looking forward to our bacon and eggs.
Maybe next time.....

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We're having another try on Thursday 20th Aug. 6am start.


Make sure you have a sponge next time Andy. Tom


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Oram Trophy
7-9th August
Results:
BoatHelmR1 (Branc)R2 (Passage)R3 (Overy)PointsFinal Position
LR 189309Angus Briggs 2 41 3 1
LR 180626Will Johnson12532
Topper 46662Ollie Adams121453
Topper 41385Sam Stocks93254
Vibe 5636Charles Tyler36 36 5
LR 174502Harry Tyler57 6116
Topper 45359Will Adams6511117
Topper 16517dnf87158
Vago 1167T & A Arrowsmith41414189
Topper 37639George Chilvers101181810
Topper 32295dnf991811
Topper 41091Molly813122012
Topper 42178Ed Johnson1112102113
Topper 46170Freddy Hill1510132314
Topper 465157dnsdns2515
Topper 42796 13dnsdns3116
Laser 4.7 14dnsdns3217

Report:

Very light weather for race 1 at Brancaster, with the Overy boats having a few navigational problems. The Laser radials dominated the racing with a first for Will Johnson (Brancaster) and a second for Angus Briggs (Overy). The passage race from Brancaster to Overy was sailed in a pleasant force 2 with the Topper of Ollie Adams (Brancaster) taking first place on handicap ahead of the Laser Radial of Will Johnson. Race 3 at Overy was sailed in a force 2 north westerly. Again the three Laser radials were well out in front - this time with a lead boat to follow. Angus Briggs was first but the Topper of Charles Tyler (Brancaster) came through on handicap to take 2nd place. And the Vibe of Charles Tyler (Brancaster) sailed consistently to gain another third place.

Thanks to all volunteers at Brancaster and Overy for enabling this unique event to take place and for parents for being encouraging, especially to the several young and inexperienced sailors out there who are learning that it is much harder to lose than to win!

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Jenny Lee Trophy
6th August
Results:
Final PositionSail NoSailed byClub
1st3513Tom Stewart & Pippa JeffriesNorthampton SC
2nd3492Graham Camm & Zoe BallantineBurghfield SC
3rd3523John & Katy MeadowcroftUpper Thames
4th3494John Ibbotson & Charlotte StewartOx & Cam SS
5th3512Kevin Iles & Jane WadeThorpe Bay
6th3483John & Julie Brown
7th3514A.Gifford
8th3432S.Le Grys & Tanya
9th3447B.Clark & S. Miatt
10th3438B.Harris & L.Isles
11th 3524D.Peacock & Seb Gatty
12th3493A.Douglas
13th3287Gerry Ledger & L.Ross
14th3429S.Townsend

Report:

John & Katy Meadowcroft After a day with no wind a perfect force 2 came in from the north west about 15 mins before the start of the Jenny Lee memorial trophy (Jenny used to crew for Howard Stevenson in National 12s and died early of cancer in 1989).

17 Nationals taking part in the 60th anniversary North West Norfolk week attended. Starting near Worple the Nationals were away first time from a committee boat start heading for Houseboats buoy. Tom Stewart and Pippa Jeffries took an early lead which they gradually extended throughout the race. John & Katy Meadowcroft were second round the windward mark but were overhauled by Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantine who took second place.

Thanks for Melba and Mecky for a very pleasant social at The Sheiling after the racing.

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Meads looks really nearly as cool in a Nat12 as he used to in his OK. ;-)


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Elizabeth Mowbray Trophy
8th Aug
Results:
PositionBoatHelmCorr. time
1 OK 2123 Andy Turner 3293
2 Firefly 109Mark Winter3530
3 Europe 240Debs Turner3539
4 Sharpie 71Paul Goakes3549
5 OK 2135Alex Scoles3590
6 Lightning 291Jane Heath3730
7 Laser 169197Andrew Green3786
8 Laser 174547Ashley Deakin3793
9 OK 2031Dave Cooper 3813
10 Laser 16293Tim Roy3845
11 Laser 171682Andrew Storer3910
12 Laser 174899Colin Hargreaves 3972
13Laser 167946George Deakin4345
14 Twinkle 12Anne & George4849
15 Topper 32295Max Deakin4942
16 GP14 5917Owen Bentley 5579
17 Twinkle 12Alex Smith 5582
18 Topper 42758Sam Smith 7609

Report:

Will Turner Very light winds but beautiful sunshine for this 7.30am start from the committee boat near Worple. The three OKs of Will Turner, Alex Scoles and Andy Turner got away from the start line and roll tacked up the marsh side, leaving Dave Cooper in his OK doing a 7200 penalty turn. Alex then went the wrong way into the tide and dropped back. Will Turner was well away but unfortunately hadn't had time to write the course down, which left Andy Turner in the lead being pursued by Paul Goakes in his Sharpie. The Lasers were struggling in the very light breeze but Debs Turner (Europe) and J ane Heath (lightning) started to pull through the fleet. After two laps Paul Goakes in his Sharpie was first across the finish line, Andy in his OK second, Alex in his OK third and Debs 4th. However after the handicaps were taken into account the dark horse of Mark Winter in his Firefly finished second overall behind Andy with Debs third and Paul 4th. Well done to the two juniors Max Deakin and Sam Smith in their T oppers for completing the course in such trying conditions.

Many thanks to Race Officers Jerry Clark & Mecky Turner and to Greg and Peter Holt in the safety boat with its brand new engine.

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Queens Jubilee Jug
9th Aug
Results:
BoatHelmRace 1Race 2PointsFinal Position
OK 2123Andy Turner2 2 4 2
Firefly 109 Mark Winter 10 dnf 30 11
Europe 240 Debs Turner 1 dnf 21 5
OK 2059Pete Turner3 1 4 1
Sharpie 71Paul Goakes5 dnf 25 7
Laser 162837Nina Plumbe4dnf 24 6
Lightning 291Jane Heath8 dnf 28 10
Laser 174547 Ashley Deakin7dnf27 9
OK 2031Dave Cooper92113
National 12 2531 Vince Phillips + 6 dns 26 8
Laser 91391Alex Smith13dns 33 13
Laser 174899Colin Hargreaves11dnf3112
Laser 167946George Deakin15dnf35 15
Twinkle 12 (7)Anne & George114154
Topper 32295Max Deakin16dnf3616
Topper 42758Sam Smith18dnf38 18
Family 14Tom Leicester14dnf3414
Cockle 73Richard Warner17dnf3717
Laser PicoEd Martin19dnf3919

Report:

Very light winds but beautiful sunshine for this 8.00am start from the committee boat near Houseboat buoy. The two Lasers of Ashley Deakin and Nina Plumbe had good starts, closely followed by the OKs of Pete and Andy Turner, and Paul Goakes in his Sharpie, who took the lead on the reach across to Norton buoy. The breeze held to the finish with Paul in first, Nina in second and Andy in third, but Debs Turner in her Europe was not far behind and took the race on handicap.

Race 2 started near Worple with the building sea breeze counteracting what was left of the south westerly and producing incredibly fluky and light conditions. Pete & Andy Turner stormed out of the pin end of the start line, seeking to dodge the tide on the beat up to buoy B. Pete was round the windward mark first but was overtaken by Andy on the run to Houseboats buoy. Paul Goakes in his Sharpie also came through into second. Pete regained second on the next beat, and then first on the beat up to the line, with Andy finishing second and Dave Cooper sailing an excellent last beat to take third. The Sharpie nearly made it to the finishing line and then disappeared backwards in the by now zero breeze and increasing ebb tide, along with all the other starters who all had to be towed in.

Overall Pete came first on countback from Andy Turner in second and Dave Cooper in third.

Many thanks to Race Officers Jerry Clark & Mecky Turner and to Clive and Peter Holt in the safety boat towing all those boats in!

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A warm welcome to the guys in the National 12 - lovely boat, and they certainly know what they're doing! I hope we'll see them out racing lots...


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Wilson Stephens Trophy
18th August
Results:
PositionBoatHelmCorrected time
1. Laser 4.7 Ivan Karsten1524
2. Topper 42166Oliver Weston1625
3. Topaz 2696Wilson Stephens girls1669
4. Topper 32295Max Deakin 1679
5. Laser Rad 59784 Fergus Edwards1682
6. Topper 34980Tom Newman1686
7. Laser PicoSam Green & ? 1801
8. Topper 42758Sam Smith1806
9. Topper 21698Charlie Newman 1837
10. Topper 28481Rory Edmunds1846
11. TopperR. Campbell Gray2088
12. Topper 36251AJ and IJ Deakindnf

Report:

run into Houseboats A sunny evening race with a gentle force 1 at the start, increasing to a force 2 across the harbour was experienced by the 12 sailors in this annual regatta race for the best of the under 16 junior sailors.

The Laser radial of Fergus Edwards and Laser 4.7 of Ivan Karsten emerged from the massed ranks of a running start, closely followed by the Wilson Stephens girls in their Topper Topaz and Sam Smith in his Topper, who unfortunately rolled his boat in to windward on the run to Houseboats buoy but recovered well. Oliver Weston took the lead in the Topper fleet to finish one minute ahead of Max Deakin and Tom Newman.

One or two of the Toppers were poorly rigged e.g. twisted mainsheet, outhaul not pulled out, which made sailing more difficult than it might have been.

Overall results are above. The Laflin Trophy for junior sailors aged 16 and under is tonight (Aug 19th) and tomorrow night (Aug 20th). See you on the start line!

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NOD Race
21st Aug 2009
Results:
BoatHelmelapsedcorrectedFinal Position
OK 2123A.Turner57.0930891
Albacore 1479 S.Mason 57.52 3257 2
Laser 162938 T.Roy 59.22 3304 3
Sharpie 71 P.Goakes 56.31 3311 4
Laser 135405 J.Mulholland 60.16 3354 5
Laser 174899 C.Hargreaves 61.18 3411 7
Laser 4.7 A.Green 69.00 3538 8
GP14 13327 T.Campbell Gray 67.11 3560 9
Laser 171682 A.Storer 64.35 3594 10
Laser 189186 B.Goakes 65.44 3658 11
Sharpie 128 A.Smith 62.28 3660 12
Fireball 14189 S.Turner 61.52 3780 13
Laser radial 162837 N.Plumbe 69.25 3782 14
Laser 161854 L.Deakin 68.29 3811 15
Laser radial 16283 S.Gathercole 70.26 3838 16
Enterprise 22886 R.Campbell Gray 73.30 3951 17
Laser 125362 J.Carr 75.06 4179 18
Fireball 13784 T.Freemantle 68.35 4190 19
Laser 121921 C.Hitchcock 77.40 4322 6
OK 2005 R.Archer (time limit)dnf 20=
Topper 20416 - dnf
Solo 1490 P.Holt - dnf
Albacore 696 R.Anderson - dnf
Lightning 291 J.Heath - dnf
Laser 174547 A.Deakin - dnf
Laser 4.7 A.Mills - dnf
Laser radial 1465356 E.Freemantle - dnf
Family 14 T.Coke - dnf
Family 14 S.Bethel-Jones - dnf
Family 14 S.Dawes - dnf
Twinkle 12 J.Carroll - dnf
Firefly 522 M.Green - dnf
Firefly 109 M.Winter - dnf
Fireball 12692 M.Edwards - dnf
Mirror 38248 C.Warner - dnf
Laser 2000 21492 C.Wathes - dnf
GP14 9517 O.Bentley - dnf
505 7473 C.Clay - dnf
Cockle 73 R.Warner - dnf
Cockle 31 W.Heffer - dnf

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Crossley Holland Cup
22nd Aug
Results:
BoatHelmFinal Position
Europe 240 Debs Tyrner 1
OK 2122 Jon Fish 2
OK 2123 Pete Turner 3
OK 2135 Alex Scoles 4
Albacore 1479 Sam Mason 5
Laser 162938 Tim Roy 6
Laser 171682 Andrew Storer 7
Laser 192771 Andrew Green 8
Laser Rad 162837 Nina Plumbe 9
Laser 135405 Jamie Mulholland 10
Twinkle 12 Honey Bun Julie Carroll 11
Sharpie 133Jerry Clark 12
Lightning 291 Jane Heath 13
Sharpie 128 Alex Smith 14
Family 14 ?? Sarah Bethel Jones 15
Sailfish Ashley Deakin 16
Laser 174899 Colin Hargreaves 17
Laser 153593 Mike Weston 18
OK 2005 Robert Archer 19
OK 2041 Will Lock 20
Enterprise 22886Robert Campbell Gray 21
Laser 125362 Carr 22
Laser Rad 16287 Sue Gathercole 23
Mirror 38248 Camilla Warner 24
GP14 1332 Toby Campbell Gray 25
Family 14 Simon Dawes 26
Solo 1490 Peter Holt 27
Twinkle 12 Adam Smith 28
Firefly 522 M.Green 29
Topper 32295 Max Deakin 30
Sharpie 75 Ben Goakes 31
GP 14 9517 Owen Bentley 32
Topper 42165 Oliver Watson 33
Albacore 696 Robin Anderson 34
Cockle 73 Richard Warner 35
Twinkle 12 Michael Hall Smith 36
Topper 42758 Sam Smith 37
OK 1381 Ed Anderson38
Laser 160663 Josh Danzia 39
Topper 46170 Fred Hill 40
Topper 36251 India Deakin 41

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: The SW wind just came in just in time for the Mirror start and stayed at force 2, allowing virtually all the boats to finish before high water. Camilla Warner in her Mirror, ably crewed by Mecky Turner, was in front after one lap, being hard pushed by Julie Carroll in her Twinkle 12 and Sarah Bethel Jones in her Family 14. The OKs were really close after one round with Jon Fish, a guest, just in the lead from Pete Turner and Alex Scoles. Similarly the Lasers were also close with Andrew Storer, Tim Roy and Andrew Green battling it out with Nina Plumbe in her radial. The tide was over the marsh by this time which left some of the groyne markers apparently in the middle of the channel and missed by a number of irregular sailors.

After round 2, finishing off the quay, Debs Turner in her Europe had a 300m lead over a gaggle of OKs, still led by Jon Fish, followed by Sam Mason in his Albacore, ahead of another gaggle of Lasers. Julie Carroll was the first of the Clinkers home, and Max Deakin in his Topper was the first junior.

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Regatta
23rd Aug
Results:
Thursby Cup for Sharpies
Final PositionBoatHelm
1 133 Jerry Clark
2128Alex Smith
3 75Ben Goakes
4 71Paul Goakes
531Mark Winter
6 57Nick Grimshaw
Green Trophy for Mirrors
Final PositionBoatHelm
1Camilla Warner & Mecky Turner

Lorrimer Cup - Handiap Clinker Boats

Final PositionBoatHelm
1 TT. Mark Lambert
2FF. Simon Dawes
3TT Richard Warner
4TT J.Carr
5TT R.Anderson
6TT E. Campbell Gray
DNF TT Julie Carroll
DNF TT S.Bethel Jones

Earle Cup for OKs

Final PositionBoatHelm
1 2123Andy Turner
22135Alex Scoles
32059Pete Turner
42031Dave Cooper
52041Will Locke
62045Claire Wathes
72076David Hart
DNF1381Ed Anderson

Storer Trophy for Lasers

Final PositionBoatHelm
1B.Lambert
2A.Deakin
3J.Mulholland
4T.Roy
5A.Storer
6C.Hargreaves
7A.Green
8M.Weston

Douglas Carruthers Bowl - handicap

Final PositionBoatHelm
1Albacore S.Mason
2Laser Radial N.Plumbe
3Wayfarer L.Deakin
4Europe Debs Turner
5Ent R.Campbell Gray
6Laser Radial S.Gathercole
7Firefly M.Green
8Laser Pico Ellis Whitcomb
9Fireball T.Freemantle
10GP14 O.Bentley
11Solo P.Holt
12Bittern C.Geering

Noyes Trophy for Toppers
VOID. Trophy on tomorrow's race.

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Regatta
24th Aug
Results:
Regatta Tankard (handicap boats over 14')
PositionBoatHelm
1Sharpie Jerry Clark
2Albacore Sam Mason
3Sharpie Paul Goakes
4SharpieAlex Smith
5Wayfarer Lucy Deakin
DNF SharpieBen Goakes
TLX Fireball D.Edwards

Green Trophy for Mirrors

PositionBoatHelm
1Mirror Camilla Warner

Noyes Trophy for Toppers

PositionBoatHelm
1Max Deakin
2Oliver Weston
3Sam Smith
4T.Weston
5S.Lambert
6C.Newman
7T.Newman
8Freddie Hill

9. Stella Trophy for Twinkle 12s

PositionBoatHelm
1Mark Lambert
2 Julie Carroll
3Peter Smith
4Robin Anderson
5Richard Warner
6J.Carr

Capt Rix Trophy for OKs

PositionBoatHelm
1 Peter Turner
2 Andy Turner
3 Alex Scoles
4 Will Locke
5 Ed Anderson
DnfDave Cooper
DnfClaire Wathes
DnfRob Archer

Storer Trophy for Lasers

BoatHelmRace 1Race 2PointsFinal Position
Brian Lambert1 231
J.Mulholland3142
Ash Deakin2463
Andrew Storer5384
Tim Roy 4595
C.Hargreaves6dnf 8146
Andrew Green78157
Mike Weston8dnf 8168

Stratton Cup handicap up to 14'

PositionBoatHelm
1FireflyM.Green
2Lightning Jane Heath
dnf Laser Radial Sophia Warner
Dnf Solo Peter Holt
Dnf GP14 Owen Bentley
dnf Enterprise Robert Campbell Gray
DnfFireflyMark Winter
DnfT. R.Holland
DnfLaser Radial Nina Plumbe
dnfBitternChris Geering
DnfEurope Debs Turner

Drayton Trophy

PositionBoatHelm
1SeagullSimon Dawes

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Haines Cup
25th Aug
Results:
BoatHelmFinal Position
EuropeDebs Turner1
Sunfish Ashley Deakin2
OK Pete Turner 3
OK Alex Scoles 4
Laser Andrew Storer 5
Albacore Sam Mason 6
Mirror Camilla Warner 7
Laser Tim Roy 8
Twinkle 10 Mike Weston 9
Family 14 Sarah Bethel Jones 10
Laser Andrew Green 11
Laser Radial Nina Plumbe 12
TopperMax Deakin13
TopperOliver Weston14
Twinkle 12Michael Hall Smith15
Twinkle 12Julie Carroll16
TopperR.Holland17
SharpiePaul Goakes18
Laser Radial Sophie Warner 19
Sharpie Jerry Clark 20
Albacore Robin Anderson 21
Laser P.Green 22
Sharpie Alex Smith 23
Topper Sam Smith 24
Laser Radial Susie Gathercole 25
OK Rob Archer 26
Solo Peter Holt 27
Laser 2000 Claire Wathes 28
Twinkle 12 Peter Smith 29
Firefly Michael Green 30
Topper Deakin 31
GP14 Owen Bentley 32
Twinkle 12Richard Warner33
Twinkle 12Carr34
Twinkle 12E Campbell Gray35
British MothPolly Ionides36
Lightning Jane Heath 37
OK Ed Anderson 38
Fireball Simon Turner 39
Fireball 40
Sharpie Nick Grimshaw 41

Report:

Twinkle 10 pips Family 14 The most exciting finish in years with one minute covering the first 10 boats, and a bewildering array of different classes. A beautiful sunny morning with a force 2 saw Mike Weston away first in his Twinkle 10 and still with a long lead at the end of lap 1 only to be swallowed up at Bank Hole coming home. This left Ashley Deakin in the lead in his Sunfish, ably crewed by protégé India Deakin, but again they were just pipped in the creek by Debs Turner in her Europe to finished first overall. Pete Turner and Alex Scoles battled all the way round the two laps and came in third and fourth respectively. So Debs Turner takes the Haines Cup for 2009 and Mike Weston takes the Regatta Challenge Cup for the first Clinker built boat home. Max Deakin was the first junior in his Topper. Camilla Warner finished a very creditable 7th in her Mirror.

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Mmmm, always worrying when the Race Officer uses the word 'bewildering'... :-)


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Ladies Race
27th Aug
Results:
BoatHelmElapsed timeCorrectedFinal Position
Laser Radial 162837 Nina Plumbe 41mins 46secs 2276 2
Laser Radial 174629 Sophia Warner dnf
Laser Radial 161854 Lucy Deakin 41-31 2262 1
Mirror 38248 Camilla Warner & Mecky Turner 56-24 2417 3
Twinkle 12 Honey Bun Julie Carroll & 53-21 2485 4
OK 2045 Claire Wathes dnf
Lightning 291 Jane Heath dnf
Europe 240 Debs Turner dnf

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Adult and Child Race
27th Aug
Results:
BoatHelmElapsed timeCorrectedFinal Position
Family 14Jamie & William Mulholland29-3314603
Topper 26802Colin & ? Hargreaves42-2219704
Topper 36251Ashley & India Deakin28-1513131
Twinkle 12 ArionPeter & Charlie Smith29-5813952

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Laflin Trophy
27th Aug
Results:
BoatHelmRace 1Race 2PointsFinal Position
Topper 42758 Sam Smith1 231
Topper 34980 Tom Newman2463
Topper 32295 Max Deakin4152
Pico Yellow sail B. Lewis & F. Allpress5384
Pico Pink sailSam Green & Felix3Dns 8115
Topper 21698Charlie Newman6Dns 8146
Pico Blue sailFred OwenDnf 7Dns 8157

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Great to see more juniors racing this year, particularly as some of them are still pretty young. Try to practice on your local reservoir over the Autumn (or even winter) and you'll be twice as fast next year! Andy T


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Galleon Trophy
5th Sept
Results:
BoatHelmElapsedCorrectedFinal Position
Lightning 291Jane Heath55.052.8666
Laser 135405Jamie Mulholland42.072.3441
L Radial 162837Nina Plumbe46.012.5073
Europe 240Dave Cooper 44.54 2.3652
Laser 174899Colin Hargreaves50.12 2.7945
Sharpie 71Paul Goakes & William Scoles43.312.5474
Mirror 65197David Shannon72.343.1417
Laser 4.7Marcus Connellydnf8

Report:

Colin Hargreaves hits a slippery patch Despite the sparkling sunshine, there was a definite aura of autumn in the air, as seven competitors lined up for the Galleon trophy and an eighth snoozed gently on. With a minute to go, newcomer Marcus Connelly tried his Laser 4.7 horizontal, but decided that was no better and picked it up again to set off with the rest on a blistering broad reach. At the end of the subsequent run to Worple, Colin Hargreaves hit a slippery patch and did a spectacular roll in to windward while Jamie Mulholland led the fleet away toward Houseboats.

The front of the fleet soon settled down with Jamie Mulholland setting a fast pace ahead of Paul Goakes and William Scoles in Sharpie 'Tern' who were enjoying some rip-roaring planes down wind. Dave Cooper (taking Debs Turner's Europe out for a spin) made his weight advantage tell over Nina Plumbe, who was zipping down the reaches but struggling a bit up the beats. Colin Hargreaves watches Marcus Connelly go past Once he was up and sailing again, Colin Hargreaves was soon ahead of Jane Heath who had hoisted a seriously small mainsail, obviously anticipating those equinoctial gales. Somewhere along the line Marcus Connelly decided to call it a day and settle for a dnf, letting the late-rising David Shannon in his mirror into seventh place

At the finish, Jamie Mulholland took line honours and the handicap win, with Dave Cooper second and Nina Plumbe third. Paul Goakes and William Scoles in the Sharpie were fourth on corrected time and everyone was ashore to witness a display of true grit by David Shannon as he tacked up to the finish against an absolutely sluicing ebb tide.

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Sorry there weren't more pics (memo to self: remember to charge camera!) especially as conditions were ideal. Congratulations to Andy T for catching Colin's windward manouver!


Bet it made a change seeing the Europe upright on the beat :)


Mmmmm, I'd assumed it wasn't that hot to windward, but found if i hiked it really ripped upwind.


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Overy Jerry
6th Sept
Results:
BoatHelmFinal Position
Mirror 38248Camilla Warner36806
Mirror 65197David Shannondnf7
Family 14 1Simon Dawes32184
Twinkle 12 7George Parry31533
Lightning 291Jane Heath28781
Solo 1490Peter Holt30342
Cockle 73Richard Warner35085
OK 1333Steve WhitbyUnder age!-

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Jane Heath (event winner) A gentle force 2 greeted the competitors for the Overy Jerry with a big tide which was to eventually undo the Mirrors as they tried to complete two laps by which time the tide was rushing out.

Jane Heath in her Lightning had the best start, closely followed by Peter Holt in his Solo. Camilla Warner was ahead of David Shannon, making a welcome return to sailing at Overy, in the Mirrors.

George's Twinkle 12 and Simon Dawe's Family 14 were also well up. Steve Whitby failed the age criteria so his entry had to be withdrawn.

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Trafalgar Race
20th Sept
Results:
BoatHelmElapsedCorrectedFinal Position
OK 2123 Andy Turner 45.17 2448 1
Laser Radial 162837 Nina Plumbe 45.38 2486 2
Albacore 1479 Sam Mason & Sally Smith 45.12 2544 3
Mirror 38248 Camilla Warner & Mecky Turner 61.44 2646 4
Sharpie 71 Paul Goakes & William Scoles 45.24 2660 5
Lightning 291 Jane Heath 52.40 2740 6
Solo 1490 Peter Holt 52.48 2743 7

Report:

No racing on the Saturday as it was flat calm. Sunday dawned with perfect sailing conditions, a force 2-3 north westerly and a tide bigger than the 9.4m predicted, one foot deep on the road.

Starting tactics were unusual in that you could sail right up to the diamond on the marsh with a fixed rudder and the plate right down!

Andy Turner in his OK and Nina Plumbe in her Laser Radial both made good starts with Nina dropping back on the beat. Andy planed off to Worple with Paul Goakes in his Sharpie, only for Sam Mason in his Albacore and Nina to miss this buoy out altogether sailing straight to Houseboat buoy (as it stated on the course board!).

Having got into the lead Sam Mason promptly rounded Norton buoy the wrong way and spent some considerable time unwinding himself, under Sally's directions, and then running over the top of the buoy making it difficult for the following boats to plan their mark rounding tactics.

Round 2 was much less eventful, although Andy and Paul persisted with their tactic of sailing round two extra marks, convinced that they had the course right. At the finish Sam Mason took line honours, Andy was 5 seconds behind, then Paul, then Nina. Camilla Warner's Mirror found conditions much to her liking with Mecky pulling in the jib.

Overall results after the handicaps were taken into account are above. Many thanks to Race Officer Andrew Storer and safety boat crew Adam Mills & Calum.

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