Feeling inspired to travel by John/ Jon’s report from the Nationals? – try Burnham-on-Crouch

The Burnham-on-Crouch open meeting (aka the East Coast Championship) has been rescheduled for September 17th/ 18th. This is a great venue – sailing on a big river with waves that warrant a chute cover if the wind is the going the right way, and some beautiful Dragons on view. The hospitality is also great – I’d recommend you stay in the clubhouse for the experience. Click here for more information.

Fleet Championship update

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Mike Clapp has provided an update on the Fleet Championship, which this year is a combination of the Spring, Summer and Autumn Sunday am series results. About half way through, Mervyn and Gabrielle are leading (just) but there’s a lot to play for with a 2/3rd-1 discount

Sailed: 33, Discards: 21, To count: 12, Rating system: PY, Entries: 17, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank Class SailNo Helm Crew PY Total Nett
1st FF Open 3904 Mervyn Wright Gabrielle Boase 1013 189.0 12.0
2nd FF Open 4011 Richard Jones Howard Shawyer 1013 271.0 14.0
3rd FF Open 3888 Mike Firth Phil Tinsley 1013 369.0 20.0
4th FF Silver 3427 Michael Clapp Peter Morris 1026 134.0 20.0
5th FF Open 3563 Alistair Stevenson Phillip Bacon 1013 437.0 59.0
6th FF Silver 3181 Nick Moore Maxine Oliver 1026 465.0 87.0
7th FF Open 3642 Roger Abbey-Taylor Adrian Burroughs 1013 492.0 114.0
8th FF Open 3725 Tom Hall I Hall 1013 514.0 136.0
9th FF Open 3721 Trevor Brant John Watling 1013 515.0 137.0
10th FF Open 3851 Ian Linder James Linder 1013 560.0 182.0
11th FF Open 3957 Charles Apthorp Alan Green 1013 560.0 182.0
12th FF Open 3954 John Hanson Helen Selden 1013 568.0 190.0
13th FF Open 4004 Alex Storrar John Preston 1013 570.0 192.0
14th FF Open 3536 Angus Scott Andrew Wilson 1013 573.0 195.0
15th FF Open 3341 Mike Firth Phil Tinsley 1013 579.0 201.0
16th FF Open 4029 Stephen Hopson Robert Simmonds 1013 583.0 205.0

Sunday am series update

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Only 4 Flying Fifteens out last Sunday but some close sailing in beautiful conditions. The Marblehead Nationals raced off the north ramp so we were able to launch at our leisure. There was a big advantage in heading over to the wall which various people worked out (and forgot) at different times. Mike and Phil used this advantage to take a commanding lead in the first race while Mike and Peter managed to steal a place on corrected handicap – which is keeping us all on our toes. Mervyn and Roger combined their observations of others storming past them in the first race to take the lead and stay ahead in the second race. Despite all this trickery and the distractions of furniture moving for Richard, he and Howard still lead the Summer Series, with their impressive record of bullets.