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    the results for the Waldringfield Open were

    1st Mike and Rani Pert with 5, 5, 1, 1, 1,
    2nd Roger Challis & Mark Johnson 1, 1, 4, 2, 4
    3rd Gordon Harris & Simon Howlett DNS, 3, 2, 3, 2,
    4th Colin May & Tim Archer 2, 2, 8, 6, 4, 6
    5th Colin & Martin Johnson 3, 4, 10, 5, 7,
    6th Guy Hacon & Keith Vincett 4, 8, 3, 8, 9
    7th Brian Lamb & Tony Hunt 8, DNF, 11, 7, 3
    8th John Haile & Paul Johnson 7, 10, 5, 14, 8
    9th Neil Fletcher & Chas Edwards 6, 6, 6, 10, DNF
    10th Mike O’Malley & Simon Turner 10, 11, 6, 12, 10
    11th Matthew & Margaret Lake 12, 7, 12, 9, 11
    12th Mike & Alex McKecknie 14, 9, 13, 6, 12
    13th Steve & Cathy Collins 11, 13, 7, 11, 13
    14th Mike Pearce & Kevin Mullis DNS, DNS, DNS, 13, 5
    15th Roger Thompson & Paul Chippendale 13, 12, 14, 17, 14
    16th Neil Collingridge & Anne Spalding 9, DNF, DNS, DNS, DNF,


    Hello Margaret and thanks for the speedy response with the results.


    Hi Tracey

    and how sad am I to be on the Forum at 4.56 a.m.

    It was pretty windy (well I call it windy – some probably say it was breezy) on Saturday with big gusts as because of the tide we had to sail downriver from the club where the wind is rather shifty and Sunday started windy and after lunch we went out to very heavy rain (with some thunder) and then halfway thro the race the wind died. But a lovely weekend racing.

    a proper report is in the making by the experts

    Margaret 8200 wrote:
    the results for the Waldringfield Open were

    12th Steve and Kathy Collins 14, 9, 13, 6, 12
    13th Mike and Alex McKechnie 11, 13, 7, 11, 13

    Official correction to the results!


    Kathy and I enjoyed our first trip to Waldringfield. Thanks to Mark Johnston, Class Captain and everyone else who organised a superb event. The standard of racing was every bit as high as we had been told and the sailing area was very interesting.

    We look forward to going back next year and being more competitive on the water!

    There 12 home boats and four visitors (of whom 50% were Mark 4 Hartley Boats).

    Official report and overall national circuit series results to follow.

    Colin Parkstone

    Many thanks to Waldringfield for a great weekends sailing and to all who made it so.

    As the song says, “it started with a Pimms” What an evening that was, lots of Pimms, ace nibbles and a gorgeous reason to change class,? You had to be there!

    Wind was great on saturday but the tide was strong,did show me again what people sail in for pleasure but not as bad as made out to me before I went.

    It is so nice to try new places!

    A proper BBQ on saturday night with real dead cow to eat,Yummy!! Sorry Tony!!

    Interesting sailing on sunday but yet another side to Walders!

    Again,Many Thanks One and All.


    Here is the official report from Mark which I have emailed to Y&Y with some photos.

    Wayfarers at Waldringfield Sailing Club

    A small but high quality fleet of 16 boats gathered for Waldringfield SC’s Wayfarer Open over the weekend of 2/3 August, which was an event forming a part of the UKWA National Circuit this year. They were treated to a weekend of the best possible sailing. Visitors from Parkstone, Shoreham and the Rivers Thames and Medway were warmly welcomed to join in with what must be the toughest home Wayfarer fleet to compete in. A southwest wind of never less than a F4 gave some exciting planing on the windward/leeward courses on Saturday, where the course was set in the Rocks area of the river Deben.

    Two back-to-back races were held over the top of the tide with Roger Challis and Mark Johnston quickly establishing a substantial lead in both races. Colin May and Tim Archer had a race-long duels with Colin and Martin Johnson in these to take the runners-up spots. After a refreshment break, racing resumed with Mike and Rani Pert having recovered from their errors in finishing fifth in the two earlier races to quickly take the lead but being harried all the way by Gordon Harris and Simon Howlett.

    A fine days racing was completed with a steak bar-b-q on the club’s terrace. Sunday’s first race was equally fiercely contested with the Perts closely covering Harris/Howlett to let Challis/Johnston through. A tight tacking duel on each windward leg saw them finish in that order with only a few boat lengths separating the three at the finish. Meanwhile the Johnsons had their own concerns with keeping May/Archer behind them for much of the race, but were finally overtaken near the finish.

    With the Perts and Challis/Johnston each having two wins, the fifth race became the decider. The Perts were quickly up the front though troubled early on by Brian Lamb, however Challis/Johnston were buried in the pack from which they never recovered to challenge the leaders. A good running leg from Harris/Howlett saw them come from nearly last to slot into third by the leeward mark before overhauling Lamb on the next beat, but they had lost too much ground on the Perts to attack them.

    So with the Perts having got over their disastrous beginning to the weekend, then posting three straight wins, they just emerged as the winners on count-back.

    Roger Challis and Mark Johnston’s second place overall at Waldringfield was sufficient to move them ahead of Colin Many and into first place overall in the UKWA 50th Anniversary National Circuit series after three races. The next race in the five race series is at Upper Thames SC in September.

    1 8844 Mike and Rani Pert WSC 8 pts
    2 9174 Roger Challis/Mark Johnston WSC 8 pts
    3 968 Gordon Harris/Simon Howlett WSC 10 pts
    4 9068 Colin May/Tim Archer Parkstone YC 14 pts
    5 8599 Colin and Martin Johnson WSC 19 pts
    6 8686 Guy Hacon/Keith Vincett WSC 23 pts


    Yachts and Yachting report with photos

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