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4th Saga Trophy Race, Thursday 23rd May 2024

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Published 01:00 on 25 May 2024

This was good evening, with wind, a WNW, blowing the whole evening, albeit flukey in strength and direction. Eleven boats came to the starting line, the largest class being 5 ILCA7s, 2 Merlins and N18s, a Solo helmed by Tim Medcalf and a Topper helmed by Matt P-J's son, Arthur.

With a reasonably strong stream, the downstream start needed to be carefully managed. Matt P-J in his ILCA7 did so and was the early leader before being overtaken by David Baker and Barbara Adams in their Merlin who went on to cross the line first. Behind them Charles Fox and Robert Blakebrough in their N18 were steadily working their way through the fleet and took second, followed by Matt P-J and then the second N18 of Alison Cooper and Peter Impey.

On handicap it was Tim in his Solo that took the honours, ahead of Matt P-J, with Jim Hamilton 3rd in another ILCA7. Unusually Sailwave threw up a tie for 4th between Charles in his N18 and Alexey in a ILCA7, so a good night for the ILCA7s with 3 in the top 4. Although finishing behind the fleet on the water, Arthur managed to gain a place on handicap, so well sailed. It was not a Merlin night, with David and Barbara only 6th on handicap after winning on the water.

Although it is too early in the season to pick a winner, David Baker is leading with Charles Fox in 2nd. Ominously for both of them Tim Medcalf in his Solo is 3rd, having sailed one less race and counting a 1st and 2nd. The plot thickens and there is plenty of time for others to appear on the leader board, with 4 races to count and 5 still to sail.

Thanks to the OOD for the night, Andrew Harris with Nim Harris in the box and assisted by son Tom and Emma MacDonald and with Ken Thatcher on Patrol Boat duty.

Saga Trophy 4 - Spot the new patrol boat - Photo credit Marcus Chavasse

A good evening's sailing was well rounded off with a tasty supper from Jean-Michel of Boeuf Bourguignonne with tagliatelle and a salad of fetta, green beans, pomegranate and mint leaves, followed by apple Tarte Tatin and vanilla ice cream. Jean Michel was capably helped in the bar and kitchen by Alfie.

Photo credit Marcus Chavasse - Spot the new patrol boat -

Thursday Evening Saga 2024

Tamesis Club

Results are provisional as of 26th May 2024

Overall

Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Rating system: PY, Entries: 17, Scoring system: Appendix A

Boat

Class

SailNo

HelmName

CrewName

PY

2nd May

16th May

23rd May

Total

Nett

Chimp

MERLIN ROCKET

1357

David Baker

Carolyne Vines

983

4.0

1.0

6.0

11.0

11.0

Genevieve

N18

266

Charles Fox

Rob Blakebrough

1010

6.0

2.0

4.5

12.5

12.5

SOLO

5089

Tim Medcalf

1142

2.0

18.0 DNC

1.0

21.0

21.0

INXS-IVE

ILCA 7 (LASER)

122399

Matthew Peregine Jones

1101

18.0 DNC

3.0

2.0

23.0

23.0

Shy-Talk

ILCA 7 (LASER)

120555

Jim Hamilton

1101

18.0 DNC

6.0

3.0

27.0

27.0

Precious

MERLIN ROCKET

3333

John Adams

Phil Worsley, Zoe Adams

983

11.0 DNF

5.0

11.0

27.0

27.0

Club 5

ILCA 7 (LASER)

1374

Alexey Anaskiy

1102

5.0

18.0 DNC

4.5

27.5

27.5

Graffiti

ILCA 7 (LASER)

211865

Ilker Sener

1101

18.0 DNC

4.0

7.0

29.0

29.0

Andromeda

MERLIN ROCKET

3259

Charlie Morgan

Benjamin Morgan

983

1.0

18.0 DNC

18.0 DNC

37.0

37.0

Crescendo

MERLIN ROCKET

607

Andrew Harris

Nym Harris

983

3.0

18.0 DNC

18.0 DNC

39.0

39.0

Lovebyte

MERLIN ROCKET

3334

Chris Balmbro

William Balmbro

983

7.0

18.0 DNC

18.0 DNC

43.0

43.0

ILCA 7 (LASER)

135612

Peter Konidaris

1101

18.0 DNC

18.0 DNC

8.0

44.0

44.0

Thats quite enough

ILCA 7 (LASER)

85288

Lindsey Martin

1101

18.0 DNC

8.0 RET

18.0 DNC

44.0

44.0

Shoestring

MERLIN ROCKET

1136

Peter Johnson

Paul Jamieson

983

8.0

18.0 DNC

18.0 DNC

44.0

44.0

Zephyr

N18

374

Alison Cooper

Peter Impey

957

18.0 DNC

18.0 DNC

9.0

45.0

45.0

Flash

ILCA 7 (LASER)

154695

Peter Impey

1102

9.0

18.0 DNC

18.0 DNC

45.0

45.0

Sportedd

Topper

48120

Arthur Peregine-Jones

1369

18.0 DNC

18.0 DNC

10.0

46.0

46.0

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Last updated 12:16 on 1 July 2024

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