Wayfarer Easterns – Day Two

Day two at the Easterns brought slightly lighter winds, although by race 6 the winds had piped up to about 20 knots – enough to cause some to capsize.

Racing all day was very close, sometimes too close. (I always thought sailing was supposed to be a non-contact sport).

Andrew and Tom Wilson (11093) and Len Jones and Jamie Lea (11067) exchanged wins in races 4 and 5, but it looked like the 8th place suffered in one of the races on Saturday was going to hurt the Jones/Lea combination.

On to race 6 and capsizes aplenty in the gusty force 4-5 and ebb tide. One of the teams inspecting the bottom of the boat inevitably was Jones/Lea who pushed just too hard at the last windward mark. This was the curtain falling on their title challenge and an order for yet another Windex has been placed (bulk order).

Through the carnage, Andrew and Tom sailed serenely on and won their fourth race of the weekend to seal the title of Eastern Champions.

Overall positions (top three) as follows:
1st Andrew and Tom Wilson (11093)
2nd Len Jones and Jamie Lea (11067)
3rd Bill and Lisa Whitney (10688).

Full report and photos to follow on Y&Y soon (including details of the hysterical quiz night).

– Tim Townsend


Wayfarer Easterns – Provisional Final Results

The provisional results from the 2017 Wayfarer Easterns are on the Medway Yacht Club website, linked here.


Wayfarer Easterns – Day One

23 entries at Medway YC enjoyed three windward-leeward races in a force four south-westerly – enough to prompt a bit of swimming (not, somewhat surprisingly, Len Jones and Jamie).

The most consistent performers on the day were Andrew and Tom Wilson (11093) with two first places and a second. They lead overnight from Guy Marks and Mel Titmus (11050) and Bill and Lisa Whitney (10688) and Len Jones and Jamie Lea (11067).

Lighter winds forecast for tomorrow.

Before then there’s free beer, a drinks reception and dinner…

Tim Townsend


L’ESCARGOT TROPHY – REPORT

Our friends at Yachts & Yachting have just published a report from the recent L’Escargot Trophy held at Aldeburgh YC, written by Olivia & Ben Davies. Why not take a look – here.


CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL & SIMON!

Photo c/o Sue Blessett

There was no more sailing on day three of the Nationals, so the day two results represent the final standings – Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend are therefore the 2017 UK National Champions!

Full report and more photos on Y&Y website linked here.


2017 NATIONALS – DAY TWO REPORT

Another day, another weather system. Saturday brought very hot sunshine, blue skies and a one hour postponement to allow a 7-9 knot sea breeze to kick in. Because the wind forecast for Sunday was for less wind again the schedule was changed so that four races were sailed. ...read more


2017 NATIONALS – DAY ONE REPORT

Day one at Arun brought sunshine and 10-15mph winds from the west as forecast (apart from a wibbly-wobbly bit of wind halfway through the second points race which turned some of the positions upside-down). ...read more


WAYFARER INLANDS DAYS ONE & TWO

Wayfarer Inland & Junior Championships, NCS#2, 27-28 May 2017

N.B. – Tim’s full write-up is now on Yachts & Yachting’s website, linked here.

Day One in summary:-

Four races were sailed today because the forecast for Sunday is for very light winds.

Conditions for Saturday can best be described as attritional. Very gusty. Many capsizes. Lots of weed, which was frustrating for some… ...read more


WESTERN AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 (report)

William Cowper dominates at West Oxfordshire

(Also published on yachtsandyachting.com)

An encouraging fleet of 21 Wayfarers from 10 clubs met up at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club on 22nd and 23rd April for the UKWA Western Area Championships 2017 and the first event of the Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series. There were new faces on the circuit as well as old faces with new boats. ...read more

 


2016 National Circuit Series Results

RACING – NATIONAL CIRCUIT SERIES

The last of the National Circuit Series events took place at Bough Beech over the weekend of November 12/13. ...read more


Congratulations to Len Jones and Jamie Lea…

Congratulations to Len Jones and Jamie Lea on winning the Finale at Bough Beech 12-13 November!

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Results from The Splashaway Trophy, held at UTSC 8-9 October 2016

Warmest congratulations to Andrew Wilson and Sue Risbridger for winning the Splashaway Trophy. ...read more


Andrew Wilson wins the Upper Thames Splashaway Trophy – NC7

Congratulations to Andrew and his crew, Sue Risbridger for winning the Splashaway Trophy as part of the latest National Circuit event at Upper Thames in Bourne End. He convincingly beat the other sailors in the first 3 races and held on to win the trophy despite a late challenge from Upper Thames’ own stalwarts Martin & Donna Collen and Peter & Beth Brewer. ...read more


3 National Circuit Series events left to go: results so far…

The top 12 in the rankings for the UKWA National Circuit Series are as follows: ...read more


Results: Shoreham SC NCS Series #6

michael-mcnamara-and-simon-townsendCongratulations to Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend on winning the event, and to Len Jones and Jamie Lea, second.

Full results from the weekend’s NCS event #6 at Shoreham SC are here: shoreham-results-2016


Final Results from Heeg

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Results from Heeg – Thursday

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