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Last race in Saga Trophy 2018

Last race in Saga Trophy 2018

 

 

Photos Chris Taggart

‘The last race of the Saga series was sailed on a sunny June evening with some wind for a change, with the largest entry, 14 boats, of the series.

David Baker and Jim Green said Cobblers to you all and sailed into the distance in the red Albacore chased by a pack of National 18s, with Chris Pollard and Caroline Stilwell 2nd in Antedote, Charles Fox and Robert Blakebrough 3rd in Geniveve and Mike and Jennifer Adams 4th in Trojan.  Regardless of your position in the race it was a very nice sail followed by a tasty supper, a good way of spending a Thursday evening.

Over the series twenty four different boats raced with 9 sailing the 4 races needed to qualify.  Ken Duffell and his grandson,  Matthew Valentine, had a perfect score of 4 race wins to win the series in their Merlin Avenger, with another Merlin, Fair Kop sailed by Barry Mourant and Carolyne Vines, in second and with Jim Hamilton in his Firefly Fiasco taking third.

The second summer Thursday series, the G W Smith Trophy starts on Thursday with all to play for.  Is Ken once again going to speed of into the distance or will he be pegged back? Only 4 races are need to qualify for a chance to win the series but regardless of that the joy of forgetting the worries and stress of the day, and replacing it with the worry and stress of finding some wind, and more of it than your competitors, is worth it even if you can only afford a couple of evenings.  The food is good as well.  See you on Thursday.

John Adams

Saga Series
Race Dates
Class Sail No Boat Name Helmsman Crew 03-May 10-May 17-May 24-May 31-May 07-Jun 14-Jun 21-Jun 28-Jun Best 4 Position
Merlin 1004 Avenger Ken Duffell Mattie Valentine 1 1 1 1 2 4 1
Merlin 723 Cindy Tim Medcalf I Medcalf 5
Merlin 1212 Fair Kop Barry Mourant Carolyne Vines 3 2 1 3 3 2 5 8 2
Firefly 8179 Fiasco Jim Hamilton 10 3 7 6 10 3 1 14 13 3
Firefly 3841 Genesis Matt Dalton Anna Dalton 6 7
N18 334 Trojan Mike Adams Jennifer Adams 5
N18 336 Genevieve Charles Fox Carrie 4 3
Laser 208410 Grebe Stewart Colley 6 2 9
Merlin 1605 Omega Rupert Fletcher J Shepard 4 6 2 2 6 14 4
Merlin 3479 Ragtime Rupert Fletcher J Shepard 6 6
N18 336 Orion Alan Green Garrie Mallen 9 7 4 8 10 7 7 25 9
Merlin 3333 Precious John Adams Zoë Adams 7 11 7 10 3 6 10 23 7
Firefly 2103 Scallywag Tim Medcalf Ed Medcalf 9 5 1 8 23 6
N18 334 Trojan Mike Adams Jennifer Adams 8 6 5 4 23 8
Laser 167587 Graham King 4 8 4 5 3 16 5
Laser 130773 Chris Taggart 3 6 4
Merlin 2895 Johannes Wagner L Wagner 2 5 4
Laser 201014 Dragonfly Ros Warwick-Haller 1 11
Laser 85228 That’s Quite Enough Lindsey Martin 4 13
Laser 188963 Zhik Peter Johnson 2
N18 348 Antedote Chris Pollard Caroline Stilwell 2
Albacore 6813 Cobblers David Baker Jim Green 1
Laser 197213 RTM Marcus Chavasse 5
Merlin 1136 Shoestring Peter Johnson Tallulah Harris 12

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