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    We are off to Shoreham on the 27-28 June.

    Who’s got the gen on camping, social programme etc? Please post your comments here.



    Myself and Sue will be along to give the back of the fleet some competition.
    Camping is on site and you just need to contact the club. Details on the website.



    Just discovered I don’t have my usual crew for Shoreham. Bobbie is on reluctant standby, but not in anything more than F.3. However, I’m hoping there is someone from SSC who might be interested in crewing for me – if so, Bobbie is more than happy to explore the local shops instead of braving the Big Waves, aka the infamous Shoreham Chop.

    Please get back to me via this link, or ‘phone me on:
    01622 741123, or via email:

    If I can’t find a suitable crew, it’s unlikely we’ll be coming – a shame, after several years of no Wayfarer Opens at Shoreham, we were really looking forward to spending the weekend in the Sunny South.

    Fingers crossed

    Brian and Bobbie – W10614 – Still Gamboling


    I asked the questioned of our Lark Fleet (thone of the best in the country) and these are the guidelines they use. – Ther are always a few people who fall outside of the rankings and thee are allocated manually normally by a team of 3 people who also talk to the person involved and others that may be affected. – the Belle Isle Travellers trophy is a circuit trophy but the rankings show up on all the open results and so each Open automatically shows your position in each fleet
    “All Belle Isle Travellers competitors should be aware that the intention of the Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets is to promote quality racing at all levels and spread recognition down the fleet. It should be noted that a Silver or Bronze fleet sailor is eligible for all main prizes at all events. The overall prize giving for all three fleets will be held at the annual Laying Up Supper.

    There are no set criteria for who is in the Gold, Silver or Bronze fleets. However, we are working to the following guidelines.

    At the end of each season the results of every competitor are calculated as a percentage of the number of entries for each individual open meeting. We then take an average percentage of each competitor’s best three events.

    Using this “best three” average we then divide the fleets as follows:

    0% to 33.999% – Gold Fleet
    34% to 66.999% – Silver Fleet
    67% to 100% – Bronze Fleet

    A degree of discretion is also required to ensure that there are no run-away winners in either the Silver or Bronze fleets. The Lark Class Committee will attempt to ensure all new competitors are allocated to the correct fleet based on there known sailing history.

    For example, should a National Champion or hot-shot from another class start sailing a Lark we would expect them to enter the Gold fleet. Should a sailor currently in the Bronze fleet regularly score results in the top third of the fleet we may respectfully ask them be promoted to the Silver or Gold fleets.

    In simple terms, to be in the Gold fleet aim to be in the top 33% at each open meeting you attend, for the Silver fleet you will need to be in the top 66%. Each fleet will be published before the start of each new sailing season (generally the Lark Winter Championships).”


    Brian, I could crew for you. I have sent an email.


    Shoreham Social – Hog roast on Saturday evening

    Colin Parkstone

    This may put off some people but I intend to come to Shoreham this weekend ?????
    Now just watch the rain fall and the Ripple Rise !!

    See Yer in the Bar then !!

    C P 🙂


    Be good to see you again – signs are the it will be the largest turn-out this season – and the wind is going round to the ‘ right’ direction .


    With considerable regret we have to report we cannot join you at Shoreham this weekend.
    Ofsted have landed on us for one of their new ‘spot’ inspections on child safeguarding: post ‘Baby P’; which has caused complete panic in our Local Authority and as Sue and I work for Children’s Services we have been inundated with preparations for a two week inspection process starting tomorrow, continuing until 10 July and in terms of prep, continuing through this weekend.
    We had no knowledge of this until last week and there has been much burning of midnight oil.
    Had to make excuse to my parents too,,,they live near Shoreham.!
    We hope the event goes well and my friend John Shelton(Race Officer) gives you some good racing….assuming the weather provides some wind.
    I know where I would rather be!!!


    Great shame !!

    More bad news -my crew /friend /wayfarer treasurer Philip is having an emergency op as I type this for a detached retina .

    I’ll wish him well on your behalf .

    Colin Parkstone

    Do indeed Alan !!!

    C P


    Please give Philip our very best wishes. Don’t suppose he will be swinging that squash racket around much at the moment then!
    Liam and Sue


    Thanks all .

    The op went well and he’ll be resting for just 2-3 weeks


    Well I’d just like to say what a great weekend, Sun, Wind (on Saturday) and a couple of ripples to play on. Well Done Mike & Simon (yet again…) for winning and also well done to Graham and Robin Barker who came a very close 2nd, 88 in third with Mike McKechnie in 4th.

    Thanks again must go to Bill and Lisa for putting a lot of work into it!
    Cheers all and hope we can repay the compliment at Upper Thames in September.


    1st Wayfarer 8868 Cordon Rouge Mike McNamara Simon Townsend Norfolk Broads YC 1 1 (4) 2 8 4
    2nd Wayfarer 8888 Doubloons Graham Barker Robin Barker NBYC (8) 3 1 1 13 5
    3rd Wayfarer 88 Pieces of Eight Martin Collen Roland Gadsby Upper Thames SC 3 2 3 (5) 13 8
    4th Wayfarer 10610 Danegeld Five Michael McKechnie Graham Ireland Shoreham SC 2 4 (9) 3 18 9
    5th Wayfarer 968 Spinaway Gordon Harris Emma Harris Waldrinfield SC 4 7 2 (8) 21 13
    6th Wayfarer 9788 Dipper Too Bill Whitney Lisa Whitney Shoreham SC 6 (8) 6 6 26 18
    7th Wayfarer 10614 Still Gambling Brian Lamb John Hartley Wilsonian SC 9 6 (14) 7 36 22
    8th Wayfarer 9588 Pass the Port David Roberts Mike Bryant Bough Beech SC 7 (10) 7 9 33 23
    9th Wayfarer 10608 Loch Inn Alan Chaplin Adrian Chaplin Shoreham SC 5 (24DNF) 8 13 50 26
    10th Wayfarer 9977 Jay Jay Mike Pearce Kevin Mullis Blackwater SC 20 (24DNS) 5 4 53 29
    11th Wayfarer 7698 Blue Jay Ray Scragg Jill Scragg Parkstone SC (12) 9 10 12 43 31
    12th Wayfarer 9416 Scott Hamilton Sue Risbridge Datchet Water (19) 5 18 11 53 34
    13th Wayfarer 8501 Magenta 2 Roger Brydges Iain Robertson Netley SC 10 15 11 (24DNS) 60 36
    14th Wayfarer 452 Wayward Stephen Piper Joss Davies Shoreham SC (18) 11 12 15 56 38
    15th Wayfarer 9743 Juggler Michael Green Graham Ingram Shoreham SC 13 13 13 (14) 53 39
    16th Wayfarer 10598 Marauder Cath Longhurst Tracey Newman Locks SC 16 (24DNC) 15 10 65 41
    17th Wayfarer 9812 Cathessa John Goudie Phil Caisley Wilsonian SC 11 14 (17) 17 59 42
    18th Wayfarer 1759 Fredexi R Gibbs Matthew Claridge Medway YC 14 12 16 (24DNS) 66 42
    19th Wayfarer 9770 Last Orders Kevin headon John Pryke Shoreham SC 15 16 (24DNS) (24DNS) 79 55
    20th Wayfarer 10288 Finator Gordon Roberts Jackie Roberts Shoreham SC 17 (24DNC) 20 18 79 55
    21st Wayfarer 10508 Red Fox Steve Collins Cathy Collins Minima YC (24DNC) (24DNC) 19 16 83 59
    22nd Wayfarer 9739 Blue Air Nick LeMare Nick Moore Shoreham SC (24DNS) (24DNS) 21 19 88 64
    23rd Wayfarer 10188 Last Orders David Sharp David King Shoreham SC (24DNS) (24DNS) 22 (24DNS) 94 70

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