Tamesis Club

GW Smith Race 5 update

The 5th race in the G W Smith Trophy on Thursday 2nd August was another drifter with only 2 laps completed by most.  The wind was so light that even that most persistent of sailors, Alan Green, was seen to be paddling and retired from the race, that after catching a puff at the start which brought him screaming into the fleet just before they rounded the first mark.  Unfortunately the puff did not carry him around the mark and he was left stranded as the rest of the fleet drifted a little faster round Canbury and onto the next mark.

Of the others, Ken Duffell displayed the speed that saw him win the Saga Trophy  and crewed by Carolyne Vines won both on the water and and handicap.  He was followed by the Merlin Rocket (Rocket was a bit of a misnomer on the night!) of  Rupert Fletcher and Robert Blakebrough with Chris Pollard and Caroline Stilwell in the National 18 Antedote 3rd.

Overall John Adams still retains his lead in the series but probably for only another week as a number of other boats, including Ken, will start to qualify and with better results.  There are still 4 races to go and 4 to qualify, so even if you haven’t sailed to date you can still qualify so let us see you on the water on Thursday.

John Adams

GW SmithSeries
Race Dates
Class Sail No Boat Name Helmsman Crew 05-July 12-July 19-July 26-July 2-August 9-August 16-August 23-August 30-August Best 4
Merlin 1004 Avenger Ken Duffell Mattie Valentine 2 2 1
Merlin 723 Cindy Tim Medcalf I Medcalf
Merlin 1212 Fair Kop Barry Mourant Carolyne Vines
Firefly 3179 Fiasco Jim Hamilton 8 7 5 9 29
Firefly 3841 Genesis Matt Dalton Anna Dalton
N18 334 Trojan Mike Adams Jennifer Adams
N18 336 Genevieve Charles Fox Robert Blakebrough 1 2 1
Laser 208410 Grebe Stewart Colley 7 8
Merlin 1605 Omega Rupert Fletcher J Shepard
Merlin 3479 Ragtime Rupert Fletcher J Shepard uzette Edmunds 11 9 2
N18 336 Orion Alan Green Garrie Mallen John Storey 9 6 5 4 11 13
Merlin 3333 Precious John Adams Carolyne Vines Zoe Adams 7 4 3 1 7 15
Firefly 2103 Scallywag Tim Medcalf Ed Medcalf 5 5 4 2 16
N18 334 Trojan Mike Adams Jennifer Adams
Laser 167587 Graham King 8 6 4
Laser 130773 Chris Taggart 6 8 5
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 3
N18 348 Antedote Chris Pollard Caroline Stilwell 3
Albacore 6813 Cobblers David Baker Jim Green 3 3
Laser 197213 RTM Marcus Chavasse
Merlin 1136 Shoestring Peter Johnson Talluleh Harris 6 6
Merlin 3520 Pikey Peter Impey Tim ? 8 10
Topper 40070 Orange Topper Henry Medcalf 11