Thanks to Anthony Frank for taking photos from the Committee Boat during yesterday’s racing, including this tight grouping coming up to the leeward mark
See the DWSC Facebook page for the rest of the photos
The FF AGM will be on Sunday 3rd December after racing, upstairs in the Committee Room. Top of the agenda will be the appointment of a new Fleet Captain. Please let me know if you want to stand or propose anybody – and any other agenda items.
Congratulations to Ralph and Sophie for their 3rd place overall in the RS800 Inland Championships at Grafham Water last weekend. They were the only boat to beat current 49er world champion Dylan Fletcher when they won the last race. To learn more, read the report on Yachts & Yachting website
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Having celebrated Roger and Alex winning the Ridgeway Consulting Trophy this weekend, I thought it was about time to update the results sheet – so here it is…
Our esteemed Commodore presented Roger and Alex Abbey-Taylor (aka ‘my oily offspring’ by his father*) with the Ridgeway Consulting Trophy for the most improved personal handicap in the Summer Series. Well done to Roger & Alex
*it’s to do with Alex’s love of cars apparently (apologies for being even more derogatory in the original post!)
Please find below the results of the 2017 Club Championships and Barts Bash.
Congratulations to Paddy Lewis and Ben Illiffe for retaining the title and to James Crossley being our new junior champion Thanks to the race officials, Mike Clapp for being a great Race Officer and to Roger Abbey-Taylor for results and Peter Morris and Chris Hulatt for providing safety.
Thanks to all competitors for the support you have given to all 18 youth sailors during the championships. Congratulations to all who took part and especially those who managed to sail all four races. You should be very proud of your achievement.
Please see the link below for a fantastic report written by Neil Hume, competitor at the Championships who sailed with Tony Cooper.
Here are some photos taken by Tony Cooper at the Prize Giving.
1st Len Jones/Jamie Lea 2nd Andrew Wilson/Tom Wilson 3rd Jacqueline Townsend/Tim Townsend
John and Helen were spotted hard at work early on Saturday and Sunday cleaning the pontoon before the K1/ FF/ Wayfarer competitions – so that we could launch quicker
This is obviously worthwhile exercise as they went on to win the FF open meeting very convincingly. Perhaps we should all give it a try – I certainly appreciated sailing in a clean boat!
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