Tamesis Club

GW Smith Trophy 2 report

Another light wind for the second race for the G W Smith Trophy, but one that did allow 3 laps of a continually shrinking course as OOD Steve Katz moved the marks to make sure that we finished in daylight.  It could be said that the most interesting racing was between n the launch  moving the mark and the first competitor about to round the mark.  the launch won in all occasions.

The racing was close with gaps opening and closing as different competitors found or lost the wind.  In the end it was the N18 of Charles Fox and Robert Blakebrough who beat John Adams and Carolyne Vines across the line in their Merlin, but it was Ros Warwick-Haller in her Laser who claimed the win on handicap from Charles with another Laser helmed by Graham King taking the other podium spot.

This series looks closer than the early summer Saga Trophy with no run-away winner yet, so all to play for with another 7 races and only 4 needed to qualify.

Report by John Adams

Class Sail No Boat Name Helmsman Crew 05-July 12-July
Merlin 1004 Avenger Ken Duffell Mattie Valentine 2
Merlin 723 Cindy Tim Medcalf I Medcalf
Merlin 1212 Fair Kop Barry Mourant Carolyne Vines
Firefly 8179 Fiasco Jim Hamilton 8
Firefly 3841 Genesis Matt Dalton Anna Dalton
N18 334 Trojan Mike Adams Jennifer Adams
N18 336 Genevieve Charles Fox Robert Blakebrough 1 2
Laser 208410 Grebe Stewart Colley
Merlin 1605 Omega Rupert Fletcher J Shepard
Merlin 3479 Ragtime Rupert Fletcher J Shepard 11
N18 336 Orion Alan Green Garrie Mallen 9 6
Merlin 3333 Precious John Adams Carolyne Vines 7 4
Firefly 2103 Scallywag Tim Medcalf Ed Medcalf 5 5
N18 334 Trojan Mike Adams Jennifer Adams
Laser 167587 Graham King
Laser 130773 Chris Taggart
Merlin 2895 Johannes Wagner L Wagner
Laser 201014 Dragonfly Ros Warwick-Haller 4 1
Laser 85228 That’s Quite Enough Lindsey Martin 10
Laser 188963 Zhik Peter Johnson
N18 348 Antedote Chris Pollard Caroline Stilwell
Albacore 6813 Cobblers David Baker Jim Green 3 3
Laser 197213 RTM Marcus Chavasse
Merlin 1136 Shoestring Peter Johnson Tallulah Harris 6
Merlin 3520 Pikey Peter Impey Tim ? 8