K1 National Championships/ FF Mercedes Trophy/ Wayfarer Southern Area Championships Results

A great weekend had by all at the K1 Nationals/ Wayfarer Southern Area Championships and FF Mercedes Trophy.
Perfect wind conditions all weekend lead to great competitive racing all weekend.

 

See below the Top 3 rankings for the three events:

 

Flying Fifteen Mercedes Trophy 

1st- John Hanson/ Helen Selden

2nd- Stephen Hopson/ Nigel King

3rd- Mervyn Wright/ Howard Shawyer 

 

Wayfarer Southern Area Championships

1st- Len Jones/ Jamie Lee

2nd- Andrew Wilson/ Tom Wilson

3rd- Tim Townsend/ Jacqueline Townsend

 

K1 National Championships

1st Jeff Vander Borght

2nd David Hume

3rd Mike Commander 

 

For the Full results, please click on the following link

Event Results

 

  

Club News

This weekend we have the K1/FF/Wayfarer open meeting. If any members can help with launching or recovery either day that would be brilliant. Club racing is as normal on Sunday.

Wednesday nights (13th September)5 continue with the Commodore hosting an informal evening where members get to know each other and have time to eat and socialise. Please bring filling for jacket potatoes and any dessert of your choice. Starts at 7pm.

Barts Bash and the club championships are on the 17th September. Don’t forget to register.

Sign Up to Barts Bash Here

NoR & SI’s for the Club Championships & Barts Bash

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the Club Championships have been published on the club website http://www.dwsc.co.uk/racing-2/club-racing-2/club-series-docs/. Please look at the bottom of this page. The basic format of the day is planned as: –

  1. Briefing at 9.30 am.
  2. First Race starts at 10.30 am with a Triangular course with a gate part way up the beat.
  3. Race 2 will be sailed straight after using a Windward/Leeward course.
  4. We then intend to have a lunch break although this is subject to confirmation at the briefing.
  5. The Spring and Summer Sunday series prize giving will be during the lunch period.
  6. Race 3 will be a Trapezoid Course
  7. Race 4 will be sailed “back to back” with Race 3 and consist of a q course.
  8. All the races will be sailed on a single handicap, average lap time basis so you need to sail through the gate on every windward leg and you will be finished after the shorten course symbol is flown.

The first race of the day will also be the “Bart’s Bash” race. Please enter on their website to be counted towards this global event – and to channel your sponsorship (the main aim!)

Regards

Mike Clapp

Race Officer

Special Arrangements for this Sunday

The International One Metre UK National Championship is being held at Datchet this weekend (see Y&Y form guide).

The IOM racing will start early on Sunday and will pause while we launch for club racing if they are racing near a ramp.

Please park your cars away from the ramps and IOM control areas and do not launch until you hear an announcement (we want to concentrate launching to minimise any disruption).

The IOM racing may also need to pause while we are retrieving boats – please listen for any announcements after racing.

Thank you

Mervyn

Wilsons win well in Wayfarer

Andrew and Tom Wilson won the Wayfarer Eastern Area Championship at Medway in July with an impressive 4 wins and 2 second places in 6 races.  This put Andrew at the top of the Wayfarer National Circuit Series, sailing either his son Tom or with Sue Risbridger as crew

 

Andrew and Tom Wilson winning at Medway © Nick Champion

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Fun in Lyme Bay

2 Datchet RS800’s travelled to Lyme Regis to enjoy some epic winds and waves for the latest round of the Magic Marine RS 800 Grand Prix series.  Ralph and Sophie Singleton finished 3rd RS800 and also 3rd in the overall handicap fleet (dodgy handicap???).  Dan Goodman and Debbie Clark scored a 4th in race 3, Debbie sailing the whole race with a black eye and streaming blood across her face from a messy capsize in race 2 (at least that was Dan’s story…).

The Singletons hunting down the reigning national champions – photo by Jess Douglas

 

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