Monthly Archives April 2014

Elizabeth Cup won by Steven Greaves

The Elizabeth Cup was won by Steven Greaves of Rickmansworth SC crewed by his children Madelaine and Arthur at the Tamesis open meeting for Fireflies on Sunday 27 April. Sailing Cumulus (186), they won both the first and second races in the three race event and did not compete in the final race, which was won by Mustard (2649) sailed by Alex Davey of the Royal Harwich YC, who won the Cup last year. Skirmish (3615), sailed by Jamie and Angus McEwen, of Tamesis, was second overall, with a third and two seconds in the three races. The races were
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Easter Egg prizes for Easter Sunday pursuit race

Large chocolate Easter eggs were presented as prizes to all the participants in the Easter Sunday pursuit race on 20 April which was won by Peter and Richard Mason in Merlin Rocket (847) Bambusa. The eight competitors needed something to cheer them up as the racing took place in persistent rain and, in spite of the forecast, only light winds. Overall results: 1 Bambusa (MR 847) Peter & Richard Mason; 2 Jabberwocky (MR 1950) Dana Church & Joe Woods; 3 Grey Dove (Laser 171688) Stewart Colley; 4 Make it so (MR3556) Jodok Gerber & Tina Letzinger; 5 Dragonfly (Laser 201014)
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Sondown Cup and Elizabeth Bowl won by Richard and Harry Harris

The Sondown Cup and Elizabeth Bowl were won by Richard Harris and his son Harry sailing Passing Cloud (1079) at the Tamesis Merlin Rocket Thames Series open meeting on Sunday 13 April. Seventeen boats from four clubs, including Thames SC, Wembley SC and Fishers’s Green, took part in the three race meeting, which was held in a light to moderate north westerly wind and warm sunshine over a course which took the contestants on a long down river beat to the northern end of Trowlock Island followed by an upstream run to a Canbury mark set just below Steven’s Eyot.
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Berry Ritchie and Sue Harris win Porteous and Southcott Cups

Berry Ritchie and Sue Harris won both the Porteous and Southcott Cups in a nine boat fleet at the Tamesis De May Series open meeting for Vintage Merlins on Saturday 12 April. The closely fought three race event came to an exciting climax in the third race, in which only seven boats competed. Sailing Crescendo (607), Berry Ritchie and Sue Harris won the first race after completing six rounds in a light westerly wind, with Stuart and Ollie Jenkins of Hampton SC second in Luka (3560). The second race, sailed in a stronger westery wind, was won by Rob Wilder
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