Parkstone held their ‘ round Brownsea Island ‘ race on Saturday with

9 MarkIVs taking part. Geof Gibbons, crewed by Nick, had his

now customary dominance challenged in the light prevailing winds

winds followed by an equally light sea breeze. Steve and Barbara

Walder- Davis were the victors registering their first win of the series.


It wasn’t business as usual at Waldringfield either. Roger Challis

‘ rested ‘ and Neil Fletcher and Chas Edwards took advantage with a

first and a second. Colin Johnson and Martin made their first

appearance of the season in 11060 and must have been pleased with a

second and a first. With two races to go Neil and Chas need to win

both to stand any real chance of winning the series from Roger.


Shoreham saw the return of Bill and Lisa Whitney from their near

success at Haversham and they chalked up three firsts and a second

over the weekend. In the medium handicap series , in which 22 boats

took part over 9 races, Wayfarers took the first three places despite

sailing off 1080!  Philip Ayton and I came second and Chas and

Mandy Hammond third.


Upper Thames held a competition for Wayfarers during Bourne End

Week. Seven boats participated and the eight race series was

dominated by Peter and Beth Brewer in Kimsar ( 1540 ! ).They were

chased all the way by Andrew and Jenny Wilson in 8844, visitors

from Datchet Water.


Back at Datchet Anthony Cooper and Ray

Mason lost their lead in the series on count-back to a Laser Radial


Bough Beech run an AM and PM Handicap series. Dave Roberts and

Mick Bryant lead the AM series while Guy and Debbie Marks lie

second in the PM series headed only by Eliot Marks in his Laser



Brian Lamb and Sam Pygall scored a third in the Handicap Series a

result which would no doubt have pleased them but for the fact that

in second place was ex-crew Tony Hunt crewed in his V3000 by well-

known Wayfarer crew Suzanne Hall.