The first batch of trophies were presented at the slipway upping supper:
Freezer Series Laurie Dengate and Magda Gawecka
Master Challenge Bowl Matt Bradfield
Novice of the Year Matt Bradfield
Challenge Trophy Samuel Dyer
Match Race Ben Gardner and Greg Oliver
Jubilee Cup James Woodward
Allan Cup Luke Herhily and Doug Oliver
Humphries Cup Ryan Herhily
Cadet of the year Luke Herhily and Doug Oliver
Most improved cadet Peter R.
May Day series Olaf Throndsen
More trophies will be presented at the Dinner & Dance on the 26th November.
A huge thank you to all those who gave up their time today in helping with the slipway, moving boats, cooking food and getting a plethora of other jobs done.
The Race Results recently published on the website as a "News" item omitted a couple of results.
Long Distance Race
1st Steve Owen, 2nd Brian and Maria Golton, 3rd James Woodward
1st Brian and Maria Golton, 2nd Colin Smith, 3rd Laurie Dengate
Club Week Match Race
1st Ben Gardener and Greg Oliver, 2nd the rest
So congratulations and sorry they were missed off the report.
By the way, have you accessed the full results for the whole year by going to the "racing" page on the website and clicked on "current results" under "Race Reports"? You get the complete picture at your fingertips, link also here.
Thanks to Ben Skull for getting this up and running. Next season this will be updated weekly!
Finally a reminder that Trophies will be awarded at the "Upping" supper on 29th October and at the Annual Dinner Dance on 26th November at the Walpole Bay Hotel Cliftonville.
Well the last sail of the season and what a sail and turn out, for me one of the best sails this year. A lovely sight to see so many sailors braving the chilly conditions. One little point if you have a boat that needs rigging on the slipway best if you go down last or pull it onto the beach or launch a long way in front of the main fleet trying to launch. Which leads me (editor: James, in case you haven't guessed) nicely on to the matter in hand, the slipway upping. I've had a good response of job allocation. Richard De Lisle is organising the inventory and banging rust off the metal bits. Clare will be do what she does best and sorting many jobs at once with patience and good grace, but on one of the list for her is the sorting of the slipway materials in the boat shed. As usual lots of jobs for lots of different tasks from heavy lifting to counting bits and pieces. The time is 06.00 SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER. If that time is not doing it for you there is plenty to do as the day moves on. Looking forward to seeing at the upping and then the fun time in the evening at the upping supper. With the added bonus of some of this year's trophies being awarded during the evening.
Thank you all for making this a wonderful sailing season.
Congratulations to six new RYA Level 1 graduates. After four Saturday mornings of training in a variety of weather conditions, all students graduated as Level 1 double-handed sailors. We hope to see the group early next season to complete Level 2 and to sail with the Saturday morning Improvers group.
Well we only have 6 races of the season left!! All of which are part of the Freezer series over the course of the next 3 weekends.
As some of you may know we have been trying to use the new HAL online system this year and its taken some time to get results in. However the good news is we are all up to date so below you will find the results for the different series and cup races this year.
But first things first - the Club championship - in order to qualify for the club championship you need to have taken part in a minimum of 15 races this year. At present we have 15 sailors who are eligible for the championship with a host of others who will be eligible if they enter into the Freezer series.
The following people can all reach the 15 races by the end of the season.
Brian and Maria Golton - 13 races 31 pts
Richard DeLisle is on 11 races and 45 points
John Sinclair is on 11 races and 94 points
Clare Dunning is on 14 races and 134 points
Charlie Mount is on 10 races and 106 points
Luke Herlihy is on 10 races and 97 points
Gary Danilewicz is on 9 races and 50 points
David Condor is on 9 races and 105 points
With all the results, including the first 2 races of the Freezer Series last weekend, the club Championship standings are below with Allan McNeil leading the way and nothing in between 2nd place and 6th place.
ALLAN MCNEIL 34 points
Colin Smith 42 points
Olaf Throndsen 44 points
Ben Skull 45 points
GRAHAM HARBORD 48 points
Matt Bradfield 49 points
JAMES WOODWARD 53.5 points
Steve Owen 54 points
Michael & Sam Dyer 59 points
MAGDA GAWECKA 64.5 points
ANDY EKINS 65 points
HARVEY BURWIN 87 points
K ROYER 104 points
Sally Woodward 119 points
Glen Peploe 131.5 points
It can all change so take the last few opportunities to sail and see where you come out on the overall club championship.
Finally here are the top 3 winners of each series / cup race this year
Opening Splash -1st Place Ben Skull; 2nd Place James Woodward; 3rd place Graham Harbord
Spring Series - 1st Place Olaf Throndsen; 2nd Place Andy Ekins; 3rd Place Allan McNeil
Summer Series - 1st Place Allan McNeil; 2nd place Olaf Throndsen; 3rd place Matt Bradfield
Late Summer Series - 1st Place Steve Owen; 2nd Place Matt Bradfield; 3rd place Olaf Thronsden
Autumn Series - 1st Place James Woodward; 2nd Place Ben Skull; 3rd place Magda Gawecka
Morning Series - 1st Place Harvey Burwin; 2nd Place Graham Harbord; 3rd place Andy Ekins
Mayday Series - 1st Place Olaf Throndsen; 2nd place Graham Harbord; 3rd place Luke Herlihy
Long Distance Race - 1st Place
RNLI race - 1st place Brian and Maria Golton; 2nd place Colin Smith; 3rd Place Steve Owen
Challenge Trophy - 1st Place Samuel Dyer; 2nd place Brian and Maria Golton; 3rd place Steve Owen
Jubilee Series - 1st Place James Woodward; 2nd place Matt Bradfield; 3rd Place Allan McNeil
Master Challenge Trophy - 1st Place Matt Bradfield; 2nd place Club Vision; 3rd place Richard DeLisle
Bart Simpson race - 1st Place Colin Smith; 2nd place Allan McNeil; 3rd place Laurie Dengate
Laser Cup - 1st Place Ben Skull; 2nd place Olaf Throndsen; 3rd place James woodward
Ladies Race - 1st Place Magda Gawecka
Well done to everyone and remember its not over yet so get your wetsuits on and see you on the water soon!
Freezer Series A
Sunday 2nd October 2016
For the start of the Freezer Series, eight boats went afloat in very gusty conditions and a very lumpy sea. The wind was coming from the North West and gusting 20 mph. the first casualty of this race was Laser 165710 who broke his mast before the start of the Race but rather then retire was able to borrow a new mast and sail.
At the start of the race, three boats timed their start rather nicely and they were the 29er, the Laser 2000 and Laser Radial 42839. Whilst the majority of the fleet sailed a course directly out to SP1, the 29er sailed parallel to he shore and this manouevre paid off as they got to SP1 first and after rounding SP2 and heading down toward SP3 had a commanding lead, the Laser 2000 has moved up into second place, rounded SP1 and SP2 and also heading toward SP3, whilst the Lasers have yet to round SP1.
The 29er has rounded SP3 and heading toward DM, once passing the DM, they will begin the second leg, the Laser 2000 with its blue spinnaker flying is sailing further in toward the shore, this move has allowed the Lasers to catch up, despite this the Laser 2000 still maintains second place. Now on the second leg, with the 29er in pole position, Laser 2000 in second, Laser 130727 in third, Laser Radial 42839 in 4th, Laser Radial 172009 in 5th, Laser 42119 in 6th, Laser 182473 in 7th and Laser 4.7 14090 in 8th.
The 29er has rounded SP1 and SP2 and now has lapped a Laser on it's way down to SP3, across the water the fleet is quite well spread out now. The Laser 2000 is now approaching SP3, rounded the mark and on to the beat, in the meantime the 29er is sailing up to SP1 and will be catching Laser 4.7 14096.
Just about to sail past the DM is Laser 130727, then Laser Radial 42839, Laser Radial 172009, Laser 182473. The Race Officer has shortened the Course and the first boat to finish the Race is the Laser 4.7 9169.
1st 29er 1026 Michael Dyer and Samuel Dyer
2nd Laser 2000 22175 Laurie Dengate and Gary Danielwicz
3rd Laser Radial 42839 Olaf Throndsen
The start sequence for the second race is underway and fleet has reduced in number. As the boats cautiously approach the start line at the beginning of the race, it is Laser 130727 who cross the line first, then Laser 182473 followed by the Laser 2000, gaining momentum and going past all of them is the 29er, the Laser 2000 moves up into second place, then Laser 182473.
Once again the 29er is coming further in whilst the rest of the fleet led by the Laser 2000 favour a course further out, it will be interesting to see who arrives at SP1 first, the Laser 2000 and the two Lasers are still heading out and it is the 29er who reaches SP1 first and is now en-route to SP2 . The two Lasers have tacked off closely followed by the Laser 2000, the Laser 2000 has had to put in another tack. The 29er having rounded SP2 has raised the Red Spinnaker and is now flying down toward SP3.
The two Lasers are almost neck and neck and ahead of the Laser 2000, which is blasting down the course with blue spinnaker a flying. In second place is Laser 182473 then Laser 130727 followed by the Laser 2000, then Laser Radial 42839 and Laser 42119.
Whilst the fleet are sailing a follow my leader formation behind Laser 182473, the 29er is way ahead as it sails along the shore line before tacking off toward SP1, the rest of the fleet are further out on their way up toward SP1. Having rounded SP1 and then SP2, up goes the Red Spinnaker of the 29er as it heads off toward SP3.
Laser 182473 is holding on to second place but he is being challenged for this by the Laser 2000 who has its blue spinnaker flying and appears to have moved up into second place but this proves to be deceptive as the Laser has made it to SP3 and rounded the mark, the Laser 2000 is in third place as it heads up toward SP3 but close behind is Laser Radial 42839, Laser 130727 is back in fifth following a capsize.
Laser 4.7 14090 is valiantly sailing her own race and has rounded SP1 and is about to round SP2, then off toward SP3 whilst the 29er has tacked and is heading up toward SP1. In second place Laser 182473 is heading up toward SP1 and is still maintaining it's second place, however, the Laser 2000 has tacked down and has come further in. Now Laser 182473 has rounded SP2 and on his way toward SP3.
The 29er is about to pass two Lasers as they fly around the course, but the Lasers have managed to stay ahead of the 29er and round SP3 before the 29er even though they are on a different leg to the 29er.
The Race Officer has shortened the course and first boat to finish is the 29er, then Laser Radial 42839 and Laser 130727.
1st 29er 1026 Michael Dyer and Samuel Dyer
2nd Laser 182473 Colin Smith
3rd Laser Radial 42839 Olaf Throndsen
Report and photographs by Liz Smith.