The 30+ challenge

The 30+ challenge

The Scratch Tuning fork Trophy

This year we are challenging our sailing members once a month to see if we can get more than 30 boats on the water together. We didn't manage 30 this time not suprising it being rather cold and gusty - the next date should be better weather. It's the 24th of March. This month's winners of both the Scratch and Handicap Tuning Forks were Richard Dee and Nancy Gudgeon.

The first 30+ challenge race was the pursuit race of the 24th February, 12 boats took part in bright but cold and gusty conditions. We saw a few of our recent trainees take to the water too before the racing - it was really great to see th

em out on the water.

We made great in-roads into the box of guest beer - Sadler's Hop Bomb but there might be some left for Wednesday's session on Protest Meetings.

Richard Dee and Nancy Gudgeon by some mischance won both the tuning fork trophies and a box of chocolates each.

 

 

Special Prizes went to:

Dave Trott and Kate Fairburn for the Best Save of the Day.

Mike Colles and Sarah Crabtree for the Best Bit of Knitting.

Paul Young and Hannah Spash for the First Boat with Blue Sails.

Mike Homer for the First Laser 

Stuart Jones and Lawrence Bowbanks for the Finest Swimming Demonstration.

 

The club would like to thank Mark McKeever, Richard Dee and Peter Storey who promoted the event and supplied the prizes, Lawrence Bowbanks for sourcing the guest Beer. Claudia Carter and Angela Daniels who cooked and ran the galley, Julian Harms who ran the bar and gave out the prizes and the race team - Keith Garrett, David Wheeler, Mike Brown and particularly Mike Anslow and Kate Fairburn who stepped in to support the race team at the last minute.

 

 

Pursuit Handicap race results:  

1st Richard Dee and Nancy Gudgeon

2nd Matt Smith and Freya Mason

3rd Mark McKeever and Kevin Hopkins  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bar Duty
Trevor Pearson
Bar Duty
Stuart Jones
Galley
Angela Daniels
Race Officer
Mark McKeever
Asst. Race Officer
Nancy Gudgeon
Asst. Safety
Will Naylor
Safety Boat Driver
Kevin Hopkins
Bar Duty
Race Officer
Asst. Race Officer
Asst. Safety
Safety Boat Driver
Bar Duty
Kevin Hopkins
Galley
Race Officer
Keith Garrett
Asst. Race Officer
Trevor Pearson
Asst. Safety
John Worrall
Safety Boat Driver
Paul Young

Weather Forecast

  • Wednesday Dec 19, 2018
    Wind
    10 knots, SSW
    Gust
    17 knots
    Temp
    7°C
    Conditions
    Cloudy

    — Met Office

  • Saturday Dec 22, 2018
    Wind
    10 knots, WSW
    Gust
    22 knots
    Temp
    9°C
    Conditions
    Cloudy

    — Met Office