A successful GP14 Victor Open
On the 5th of July we held the annual GP14 Victor Open meeting. In total we had 18 GP14s out on the water.
Victor Trophy GP14 Open
Sat 5th July
On the 5th of July we held the annual GP14 Victor Open meeting. In total we had 18 GP14s out on the water. This was a bit lower than expected but still not a bad result for a day where the wind was not forecasted to be great, and where it was scheduled between various other open meetings (including the Nationals in Weymouth the weekend before). This probably also explains why we had only two visitor boats out who provided strong competition.
It turned out that the wind was ideal with force 3 to 4 winds from the South west and mainly sunny conditions. The first race was won by Richard Ham / Jack Hardie from Tollesbury who lead from the start with Mark Wolf / Alain Renaud from WHSC coming home second. Steve Cooper managed to capsize which spoilt his chances. The second race was won by Mark Wolf / Alain Renaud as was the third. This meant that Mark and Alain won the trophy. When Mark thanked the organizers of the food, safety, etc. he addressed the Trophy to Tam Cole who passed away three weeks earlier and who played an important role for the club and who will be dearly missed by many.
The race was complicated by several patches of weed which affected most boats at one time or another.
In the morning Richard Lord showed off his cooking skills by providing breakfast in the form of bacon butties. In the afternoon, Daphne and Peter provided an extensive lunch (goulash, baked potatoes, salads, bread). In the afternoon we had lots of homemade cookies from Liz and Caro. We had help from Brian, Lincoln, Alan, Ray and various others for OOD/Safety and other duties. Many thanks for your help during the day!
The fleet was divided into a Gold (11 boats - three prizes) and Silver category (7 boats - one prize), and the results were as follows:
1st: Mark Wolff / Alain Renaud (WHSC)
2nd: Richard Ham / Jack Hardie (Tollesbury)
3rd: Richard Lord / Lorna Davies (WHSC)
1st: Peter Kay / Ron Cruickshank
All well done! See come pictures and overall results below.
Sailing Secretary WHSC
|1st||gold||14131||Mark Wolf||Alain Renaud||WHSC||(2)||1||1||2|
|2nd||gold||13866||Richard Ham||Jack Hardie||Tollesbury||1||3||(19 dnf)||4|
|3rd||gold||14102||Richard Lord||Lorna Davis||WHSC||(4)||2||2||4|
|4th||gold||13980||Roger Walton||Yvon Kalmeijer||WHSC||3||(9)||3||6|
|5th||gold||14151||Steve Cooper||Daniel Matteus||WHSC||(6)||4||4||8|
|6th||gold||14014||Andy Wadsworth||Andy Shrimpton||WHSC||(9)||6||5||11|
|7th||gold||13316||James Ward||Richard Whitehill||Papercourt||7||5||(8)||12|
|8th||gold||13269||Peter Law||Joe Stansfield||WHSC||5||7||(11)||12|
|10th||gold||10591||Craig Sanderson||Brian Garrard||NCSC||(11)||11||6||17|
|11th||gold||3787||Norman Brown||Lydia Evans||WHSC||(10)||10||7||17|
|12th||silver||14134||Peter Kay||Ronald Cruickshank||WHSC||(12)||12||12||24|
|13th||silver||13136||Ricardo Chacon||Caro Mitchell||WHSC||15||(17)||10||25|
|14th||silver||13578||Keith Toovey||Chris Higgs||WHSC||(14)||14||13||27|
|15th||silver||5||Michael Szady||Walter Savol||WHSC||(16)||13||14||27|
|16th||silver||13941||Dennis Adams||John Middleton||WHSC||13||(15)||15||28|
|17th||silver||13269||Rebecca Harral||Chris Dewberry||WHSC||17||16||(DNC)||33|
|18th||silver||13919||Peter Dunton||Alan Trott||Seahorse||(DNC)||19 dns||19 dnf||38|