Spring Regatta 2013

 

SueH Spr Reg10

 

At the Spring Regatta on 11th and 12th May at the moorings five boats contested the RCC Morning and Afternoon Tankards. Disappointingly, once again there were no entries for the Allomers Thurne Challenge Cup. Race one started in a moderate breeze with the first leg up river towards Coldharbour. With Mischief and Sabrina II only in the first start, Mischief was seen up the reeds relacing her mainsail with 2 minutes to the first start so not surprisingly she missed it. However Sabrina II failed to make the most of the opportunity with a less than sharp start allowing the second start boats Pixie, Amaryllis and Westward to take the advantage. With 2 laps of a largely reaching course down to the A mark just short of the black mill in the lower Bure, Westward was unbeatable showing her abilty to power through the lee of the two smaller boats.

 

The wind freshened for the second race to marginal reefing conditions. Westward, and Mischief did, Sabrina II, Amaryllis and Pixie didn’t, though she left her topsail on the bank. Race officer Nick Wiggins had moved the ‘A’ mark into a position normaly occupied by the B mark which gave us a bit of tacking to do, again two laps with the C mark moved in a bit closer. Claire Markam in Westward proved that the reef was the correct decision taking the second race by 7 seconds on corrected time from Paul Stevens in Amaryllis. Well done to Westward V for starting off the season by winning both the Morning and Afternoon Tankards. Many thanks to Nick for running the racing pretty well single handedly. Thanks too to Sue and Robin Hines who appeared on the bank in the afternoon to take some quality photographs of the action. Unlless otherwise stated all photos are by Sue & Robin. To see all the photos they took click here

 

SueH Spr Reg11

 

RESULTS 

 

RCC Race 1 Morning Tankard

Sail No.

Boat Name

Helm

Hcp

CorrectedTime

Pos

106

Westward V

C Markham

-11%

00:45:41

1

375

Amaryllis

P Stevens

-14%

00:46:40

2

151

Pixie

A Lincoln

-16%

00:47:35

3

152

Sabrina 2

J Holmes

-7%

00:48:19

4

307

Mischief

S Seeney

-7%

00:48:29

5

 

Allcomers Race 1 for Thurne Challenge Cup not sailed

 

RCC Race 2 Afternoon Tankard

Sail No.

Boat Name

Helm

Hcp

Corrected Time

Pos

106

Westward V

C Markham

-11%

00:41:34

1

375

Amaryllis

P Stevens

-14%

00:41:41

2

307

Mischief

S Seeney

-7%

00:42:30

3

151

Pixie

A Lincoln

-16%

00:43:39

4

152

Sabrina 2

J Holmes

-7%

00:44:05

5

 

Allcomers Race 2 for Thurne Challenge Cup not sailed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Jane Spr Reg05

 Photo: Jane Stevens

Paul Spr Reg1

Photo: Paul Stevens 

Ruth Spr Reg3

Photo: Ruth Thompson

 SueH Amaryllis Spr Reg10

 SueH Spr Reg13

 

SueH Spr Reg14

 

SueH Spr Reg15

 

SueH Spr Reg16

 

SueH Spr Reg17

 

SueH Spr Reg07

 

Ruth Spr Reg6

Photo: Ruth Thompson  

Ruth Spr Reg7

Photo: Ruth Thompson