Race Results and Reports
We race every Saturday from 1pm, right through the year – even in the cold Winter Series! Sailors of all ages and ability race on the Harp – and it’s completely free for members – so if you want to get involved, ask one of our trainers for more information.
We race on Tuesday evening from 6:45pm from April to September.
See the Calendar for the correct start time on the day.
Novice Race Series 2014
Spring Tuesday 2014 Series Winners
|1st||Roger Walton||Norm Brown|
|2nd||Mark Wolf||Helen Allen|
|3rd||Andy Wadsworth||Andy Shrimpton|
|1st||Peter Kay||Ian Conway|
|2nd||Peter Law||Seamus O'Connell|
|3rd||Lesley Kaye||Lydia Evans|
|1st||Jamie Isles||Ruslan Scutelnic|
|2nd||Andy Shrimpton||Andy Wadsworth|
|3rd||Doug Horsburgh||Hugo Hodge|
Spring Saturday 2014 Series Winners
|1st||Mark Wolf||Helen Allen|
|2nd||Craig Sanderson||Brian Garrard|
|3rd||Steve Cooper||Daniel Mateus|
|1st||Jim Dimond||Sophie Blanchard|
|2nd||Daniel Mateus||Steve Cooper|
|3rd||Martin Hime||Mahmood Shamsuddin|
|1st||Yvon Kalmeijer||Roger Walton|
|2nd||Andy Shrimpton||Andy Wadsworth|
|3rd||Chris Dewberry||Chris Lomax|
2014 Series results
Victor GP14 Open 2014 Saturday 5 July 2-14
Laser Open 2014 Saturday 21 June
Venetian GP14 Open 2014 Saturday 12 April 2014
For results of earlier series please see:
All Race Reports Listing
Christmas Morning Race
Race Report 9th January
Race Report 9th Jan 17 GPs , 6/7 lasers. A short start line pin end bias,short beat to the first mark,hook round mark,shifty force 3 and a good turn-out. Insurance up to date? Like parkland ducks scrambling for a chunk of mothers pride, crews...
Race Report. 25th, 26th Dec, 2nd January
Race Report. 25th 26th Dec, 2nd January Christmas A fleet is defined as a group of ships sailing together. So, by definition there was a fleet sailing at the harp on both Christmas day and Boxing day. Boxing day in particular saw a cracking south...
Race Report 21 November 2015
Racing against Barney - what storm? A forecast of 40 knot gusts saw the London University's students choosing to stay in bed and discouraged most of the WHSC fleet. Five GPs and three lasers had the Harp to themselves and as usually happens, a breeze that's...
Race Report 28 November 2015
The vanishing fleet - high wind vs great cakes? Saturday’s statistics indicate a strong correlation between increasing wind speed and decreasing fleet size. Or maybe the cakes were a bit special. 17 GPs start the first race 12 finished. 5 start the...
Race Report 12 December 2015
Blow the winds southerly (well, south westerly) Wind 12-15 knots 36 knot gusts recorded!!! ‘I didn’t really have to do very much’. Race One winner A. Wadsworth modestly sums up his performance. So what did not very much add up to? Top start; while...
Race Report 19 December 2015
Gentle Breeze,Tricky Course Whilst some were being transported to a galaxy far far away, 5 Lasers and 10 GP's lined up to explore more familiar, terrestrial territory. The force was not quite with them though, shifting either side of 10 knots...
Autumn Trophy Report 7 November 2015
Blowing a hooly, having a blast! Variously known as the (BTYC) Commodores Cup, Bonfire Cup and the newly christened Autumn Trophy the hardy souls that turned up for the Autumn open stared over the dam wall with some trepidation. Forecasts for gusts of...
Race Report 14 November 2015
Abigail was kind, but watch out for Barney! Abigail ! Now that we have names for storms, we will take more notice of forecasts and be better prepared. If you turn up to sail and your boat is in the car-park Abigail might be responsible but it’s...
Rollup Racing Report - 19 Sep
Rollup Racing Report Saturday 19 September Click here for more photos Roll Up, Roll Up! 17 GP14s took part in the Roll Up racing on September 19th, an event where new members could get a taste of racing by being paired up with a willing helm. Four...
Rollup Racing Report - 26 Sep
Rollup Racing Report Saturday 26 September Click here for more photos More Rollup racing September 26 2015 Another lovely afternoon’s sunshine and a real buzz around the clubhouse while people were sorted out in helm-crew combinations for the...
GP14 Open Victor Trophy Report
Victor Trophy Welsh Harp Sailing Club, July 4 Race Officer Frank, a former winner of the trophy, organised the event well – wind force 3 to 4 but gusty and a little directionally variable; temperature: shorts, tee-shirts and scorchio. Wind was...
Race Results & Reports
2018 Saturday Autumn Series: GP14 'All' helm - GP14 'Bronze' helm - Laser (Last race recorded: 08/12/18) 2018 Tuesday Summer Series: GP14 'All' helm - GP14 'Bronze' helm - Laser (Last race recorded: 04/09/18 end of series) CHRISTMAS MORNING RACE - Click...
Race Report - Tuesday 5 May 2015 - VERY WINDY
The windometer showed more than 40 knots at lunchtime, and the forecasts offered windspeeds as low as 20 to gusts of 45 for the Tuesday evening race. Half a dozen enthusiastic spectators gathered in and around the clubhouse, 6 got ready to do their...
Race Report - GP14 Southern Area Championships
2 & 3 May Chichester Yacht Club played host to two fantastic days of sailing. A really friendly club on the chichester channel. The excellent OOD and team had a tricky job of running 3 races back to back each day to beat the tide so our sailing...
Race Report - 28 march 2015
Despite a lot of wind and massive gusts, we had 11 GP14s and 3 Lasers on the water on Saturday. An interesting day (to say the least)….
Race Report - Sat 28-Feb-15
Race Report - Saturday 28 Feb 2015 The last races of the 2014/2015 Winter Series promised to be interesting. We had Force 3 winds from the South East, with gusts of Force 5 at times. Although there were periodic wind shifts, the prevailing wind...
Race Report - Sat 7 Feb 2015
Race Report Saturday 7th February 15 The day started with Rodger's morning training, assisted by Mark and Alain, a few tacks and sprinkling of gybes and some well received guidances, tips and help. Video next Saturday at 11. Thank you to Rodger,...
Race Report - Sat 14 Feb 2015
Race Report Saturday 14th February 2015 Winter Saturday Series Results: GP14 'All' helm - GP14 'Bronze' helm - Laser Last updated: 15th February 2015 With a medium easterly wind, Richard and Fred set a figure of eight 6521. Ruslan and Jamie got off to...
Race Report - Sat 15 Nov 2014
Race Report - Saturday 15 November 2014 Saturday was quite a bit different from the weekends which have been having in November. In contrast to the previous weekends, this was two or three knots of wind. There was a training course for the RS Fevas...
Tollesbury GP14 Open - Sat 30 Aug
Thank you for helping to make this year’s Tollesbury SC GP14 Open another success. After a wait for enough tide to launch, people seemed really keen to get going, so much so that half the fleet was over the line at the start, resulting in a general...
Race Report - Sat 19 July
Race Report - Saturday 19 July Looking at the weather reports before Saturday, it looked like there was a serious risk of thunderstorms. We were also concerned that they might either be no wind at all or too much to run a race. In the end we had a...
Race Report - Sat 8 Nov 2014
Race Report - Saturday 8 Nov 2014 11 GP14 teams and one Laser (Wiebe) braved a grey day with winds forecast up to 35 knots. Although they did not achieve their full potential, the gusts caused at least 6 capsizes. These were mostly spread around...
Leigh On Sea GP14 Open - Sat 12 Jul
Much more wind than expected. Only 1 boat from WHSC. Richard Lord & Norman Brown take 2nd place
Race Report - Tue 15 July
Race report: Tuesday. 15th April 2014 The initial reports suggested that this would be a very quiet day. At one time we even wondered if we would have a race at all.The fleet for the first race consisted off 11 GP14 and one laser.The officer of the...
Race Report - Tue 22 July
Race report: Tuesday. 22 July 2014 It was an evening filled with strange events.... There were mysterious boats. Even the race results disappeared at one time. And Brian Marks & Graham Marks sailed BETWEEN a boat and its spinnaker without getting...
GP14 Victor Trophy - Sat 5 Jul
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.
Laser Open (21-6-2014)
Thames Valley Circuit Laser Open Difficult sailing conditions on the Saturday Laser Open...
Saturday's Race Report (21-6-2014)
Difficult light wind sailing conditions on Saturday morning
Saturday's Race Report (14-6-2014)
A great day for sailing - not for doing Safety!
Brent Regatta 2014 - Sat 31 May
Brent Regatta 2014 Sat 31 May Supported by the all the clubs & trophies presented by the Mayor of Brent
Race Report - Sat 25 May
Race Report - Sat 25 May An interesting day at the Harp…
Papercourt Open - Sun 27 Apr
Papercourt Open Meeting 27 April 2014 This was sailed on Sunday 27 April in a light and fluctuating breeze, which fortunately was never quite reduced to a drifter. Papercourt made the fleet, which just failed to make double figures, most welcome...
Race Report - Sat 26 Apr
Race Report - Sat 26 April A quite windy day with loads of capsizes…
Race Report - Sat 19 Apr
Race Report - Sat 19 Apr A great day for sailing races. Cloudy/sunny with some good Easterly wind which caused a couple of capsizes in both the Laser and the GP14 fleet.
Race Report - Tue 15 Apr
Race Report - Tue 15 Apr This was my first event as OOD. Luckily Roger was wonderful. I discussed the course with him before starting. I had managed to work out that with a SE wind the start line could be between 1 and 4 and a course of 4, 3, 6, 5,...
Race Report - Venetian 2014
Race Report - Venetian Trophy 2014 The GP14 Southern series for 2014 kicked off with a wonderful sunny and reasonably windy day at the Welsh Harp. 25 boats participated including representatives from Papercourt, Tollebury, Poole and Wembley. With a...
Race Report - Tue 8 Apr
Race Report - Tue 8 Apr A calm force 1 (gusting 2) consistent westerly wind heralded a pleasant single race this Tuesday. There were seven GP14 dinghy at the start line (no Lasers this evening). The initial beat to No 1 mark was followed by a...
Race Report - Sat 5 Apr
Race Report - Sat 5 Apr Dear Sailors, It was an exciting day but being in a small laser fleet I missed most of the action that happened in the GP14 fleet. There were a couple of capsizes as the wind was stronger than predicted, but still very well...
Race Report - Tue 1 Apr
Race Report - Tue 1 Apr Everyone who did not come or decided not to venture out onto the water missed a very pleasant evening's sail. OK there wasn't much wind, which was a nice change after the previous two Saturdays, but there was enough to fill a...
Race Report: VENETIAN 2015
Race Report from the GP14 Venetian Trophy Open Event - Saturday 11 April Hosted by the Welsh Harp Sailing Club
Race Report - Sat 8 Mar
Racing Report – Sat 8 Mar It was definitely the start of spring. See the WHSC Facebook page for some great photos. Thanks Luke.
Race Report - Sat 22 Feb
Race Report - Sat 22 Feb The last day of the winter series and we had some sailable weather (both races were sailed!). A good breeze and some sun shine. What else do we want? Roger as OOD set out some good courses (1-2-5-8 and 1-2-5-6) where the...
Race Report - Sat 18 Jan
Race Report - Sat 18 Jan See Photos on Facebook Dear Sailors, It was predicted to be a day with quite a bit of wind. There was wind, but most of it on the Western side of the Harp. Weird. The wind was also quite shifty which made it interesting....
Race Report - Sat 8 Feb 2014