Tamesis Club

GW Smith Trophy 11.7.19

The 18’s all in a line. Photo: Anne Bayne

The second race in the Thursday evening GW Smith trophy was run in a light wind and attracted 13 entrants.

As he commonly does, Charlie Morgan crewed by Humphrey Dorrell took up the early running only to give their advantage away by sailing the incorrect course and retiring after the race.

This allowed David baker and Barbara Adams in David’s Albacore, Cobblers, to win on the water and handicap, followed by Tim and Ed Medcalf in their Merlin, Samanda, with Charles Fox in third place followed by Ros Warwick-Haller in her Laser, Dragonfly.  So four different classes in the top four.

Albacore 6813 Cobblers David Baker Barbara  Adams   1
Merlin 576 Samanda Tim Medcalf Ed Medcalf   2
N18 266 Genevieve Charles  Fox Robert Blakebrough   3
Laser 201014 Dragonfly Rosalind Warwick-Haller       4
N18 348 Antedote Chris Pollard Caroline Stilwell   5
N18 334 Trojan Mike Adams Jennifer Adams   6
Topper 36323   Henry Medcalf       7
Firefly 8179 Fiasco Jim Hamilton       8
Mallard  2             9
Laser   Matulim John Edmondson       10
Laser 171688 This side up Tim Ginn       11
Merlin 2895 Hispanola Johannes Wagner E Redding   12
Merlin 1978 Lady Anne Charlie Morgan Humphrey  Dorrell   14

Too soon to call the series, but Tim and Ed Medcalf have a couple of seconds so are the early leaders, but there are still plenty of races to go so the fight is still very much on.

Good turnouts so far so look forward to seeing plenty of competitors out on the water this Thursday for the 3rd race in the series.

John Adams