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2015
 
 
2014
 
 
 
 
 

 
20th and 21st June 2015


The annual National Championships is a highlight of our Association’s year, this time hosted over the weekend 20/21 June by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club   There were thirty seven entries (23 SH, 11 DH, 3 Junior) which satisfyingly represents almost a quarter of the Association's membership, the only disappointment being the absence of boats from outside the local area and the small number of Juniors, possibly because of other competing competitions. It was particularly good to see ‘Emily’ entering, the boat we presented to the Salterns Club last year. The event was a considered great success again both for the racing and as a social occasion.

All five scheduled races were held under varying conditions making for interesting variety. On Saturday a SW wind of 14kts gusting to 20kts provided good sailing to the west of the river mouth. On Sunday the wind had increased to around 20kts gusting to 25kts but more significantly it veered markedly from west to south west between the first and second races held to the east of the river. This gave Principle Race Officer Vince Sutherland and his colleagues in the four RIBs no option but to re-set the course and the sailors the challenge of increased wind over the turning tide. Around a third of the boats decided to retire before this last race. One helm, Jay Devonshire, took the trouble to beach his boat and reef the sail between these races, an action that surely paid off as he finished third. Happily despite the conditions no-one capsized during the racing.

The weekend was enhanced by a most efficient organisation under the leadership of Dick Moore, the RLym’s Scow Class captain, by the traditional gorgeous and plentiful cakes provided by members and friends at teatime on Saturday and the enjoyable party atmosphere for the evening dinner and entertainment attended by around 70 members and friends. Music was provided by Gary Leport and Tony Newton. The builder John Claridge Composites generously donated embroidered polo shirts that were sold in aid of Oakhaven Hospice, raising £330. In addition to the Class Winners (see ‘results’), the Masters’ Trophies for crews who declared themselves to be over 70 went to John Evans (SH) and to Dubbie Robinson & Ann Blacoe (DH) and the Keyhaven Commodore’s Trophy for a first-timer to our Nationals to Jay Devonshire. Every entrant received a souvenir Association mug or shoulder bag and all position winners received a prize of a miniature LRScow crafted in glass by our member Jane Pitt-Pitts.

 
26th September 2014


There was a good turnout of 47 members which filled the Island Room of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club with John Turner in the chair.

Chairman's report 

John gave a summary of the year's activities and thanked the committee for their support.

He particularly made reference to keeping to the class rules when racing by carrying oars and anchor and proposing that compliance checks would be made when buoyancy testing.

Treasurer's report 

Pam Moore presented her last Treasurer's Report showing the finances in good shape with a cash balance of £5612 at end Feb 2013.

Income comprised membership fees of £1870 and measurement fees of £350.

In order to reduce funds a scow had been donated to Salterns SC at a net cost of £4517.

Election of Committee

Pam Moore stood down as Treasurer having served three years and David Weller was nominated and elected in her place.  

Peter Blick was nominated as Vice Chairman and was elected to fill a vacancy.

Tell Tale Award. 

There were no entries for the award this year so a plea went out to members to get writing about their adventures.

2015 National Championships

To be hosted by RLymYC on 20/21 June.

2015 AGM and Annual Dinner

Friday 25th September at RLymYC.

At the end of the meeting, Pam Moore was presented with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of the members by the President, Gordon Stredwick.

 


Informal Discussion

Following the AGM there was discussion on the following topics:

- Gaff buoyancy

- Racing with LTSC on Wednesday evenings

- Organised Trail/sails

- Minimum age limit for the Nationals

No doubt topics to be followed up by the new committee.

 

Annual Dinner

Following the AGM, 54 members and guests sat down to a splendid meal of guinea fowl provided by the catering staff of the RLymYC.

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28th & 29th June 2014
 
A big thank you to Keyhaven Yacht Club for hosting our Annual Championships.  Conditions were exhilarating on Saturday and calm on Sunday making it challenging for the competitors on both days. 
On Saturday the 35 boats enjoyed a SW wind touching Force 5 over the ebb tide which produced three exciting races with waves which surprised some of the visitors more familiar with estuary sailing. 

On Sunday the wind had dropped to a whisper from the North and race officer, Colin Dunford was challenged to arrange just one race. This time particularly it was those with local knowledge who best managed the ebb tide. 

The Single Handers National Title as well as best newcomer went to Ian Sanderson with Eric Williams in second place.

The Double Handers National Title was won by Catherine Maguire and Nicole Putt with Midori and Robert Claridge as runners up.

Henry Marsh and George Bridge won the Junior National Title ahead of William Heathcote and Inigo Rogers in second.

The Single Handed Masters Trophy ( for competitors over 70) was won by Ian Curtis and the Double Handed Master won by John Turner and Marigold de Jongh.

Thanks to John Turner for writing the report which also went to the Lymington Times.
For the full results go the the KYC website using this link:-

For photos and a video of the event please go to the John Claridge website using this link:
 
The official photographer for this event was Paul French (Vidibiz)  and his photos can be seen on this link:




 
10th & 11th August 2013
 
There is a good report of the event in Yachts and Yachting which can be found using this link:-

Results (These have been extracted from the Lymington Town SC website)
 
Single Handed Fleet
 
 Entries: 12,

Rank

Name

Sail No

Helm

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Total

Nett

1st

Pixie

521

Robert Claridge

(1.0)

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

5.0

4.0

2nd

Marian

340

Gordon Stredwick

2.0

(13.0 DNF)

2.0

2.0

3.0

22.0

9.0

3rd

Second Wind

475

Cy Grimsley

3.0

(7.0)

3.0

3.0

2.0

18.0

11.0

4th

Krill

513

Pete Blick

4.0

2.0

(8.0)

8.0

6.0

28.0

20.0

5th

Boo

324

Jeremy Austin

5.0

4.0

(9.0)

7.0

5.0

30.0

21.0

6th

Lucy

382

Angus Raby

(13.0 DNF)

3.0

4.0

4.0

12.0 DNF

36.0

23.0

7th

Tourbillon

372

Philip Shute

6.0

5.0

(10.0)

5.0

9.0

35.0

25.0

8th

Zephyrus

512

David Carshaw

8.0

6.0

6.0

(11.0)

7.0

38.0

27.0

9th

Birthday Girl

461

Jack Hardie

(13.0 DNF)

13.0 DNF

5.0

9.0

4.0

44.0

31.0

10th

Jester

379

Melissa Carrell

(13.0 DNF)

8.0

7.0

10.0

8.0

46.0

33.0

11th

Scorchin

489

John Evans

9.0

(13.0 DNF)

11.0

6.0

12.0 DNF

51.0

38.0

12th

Nightjar

309

Roger Garlick

7.0

(13.0 DNF)

12.0 DNS

12.0 DNS

12.0 DNS

56.0

43.0

 

 
 
Double Handed Fleet 
 
 Entries: 17,
 

Rank

Name

Sail

No

Helm

Crew

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Total

Nett

1st

Sapphire

362

James Marsh

Henry Collison

1.0

1.0

(2.0)

1.0

1.0

6.0

4.0

2nd

Nutshell

424

Mike Urwin

Ros Urwin

3.0

2.0

(6.0)

2.0

3.0

16.0

10.0

3rd

HODI

466

Hannah Muskett

Edward Wallrock

(4.0)

4.0

1.0

3.0

4.0

16.0

12.0

4th

Snow Goose

303

Barry Dunning

Carol Dunning

2.0

3.0

(5.0)

5.0

2.0

17.0

12.0

5th

Spindrift

339

Stephen Boyd

Lesley Boyd

5.0

5.0

(9.0)

8.0

5.0

32.0

23.0

6th

Skedaddle

408

Ronny Cubitt

Archie McChesney

7.0

7.0

(12.0)

4.0

6.0

36.0

24.0

7th

Clarissa

300

Deborah Robinson

Amanda Otway

6.0

6.0

7.0

9.0

(15.0)

43.0

28.0

8th

Northern Dipper

344

Zissa (Alicia) Davidson

Penny Dent

(15.0)

15.0 DNS

3.0

7.0

8.0

48.0

33.0

9th

Piccinin

367

Richard Moore

Pam Moore

(18.0 DNF)

15.0 DNF

8.0

6.0

7.0

54.0

36.0

10th

Riada

351

Brian Buckingham

Leslyn Lambert

(16.0)

11.0

4.0

12.0

14.0

57.0

41.0

11th

Haraka

396

Richard Grimwood

Joss Grimwood

8.0

10.0

11.0

(14.0)

12.0

55.0

41.0

12th

Scottbailer

287

Sue Sutherland

Yve Blatchford

9.0

8.0

13.0

(15.0)

13.0

58.0

43.0

13th

Gapper

319

Chris Willard

Jane Willard

12.0

9.0

(15.0)

11.0

11.0

58.0

43.0

14th

Bocca Lupo

335

Carolyn Howden

David Howden

14.0

(15.0 DNS)

10.0

13.0

9.0

61.0

46.0

15th

Selkie

495

Dunlop Stewart

Diana Stewart

13.0

13.0

(16.0)

10.0

10.0

62.0

46.0

16th

Annie

432

John Turner

Marigold

De Jongh

10.0

12.0

14.0

(16.0)

16.0 DNS

68.0

52.0

17th

Samphire

442

John Curtis

Wendy Curtis

11.0

15.0 DNS

(17.0 DNS)

17.0 DNS

16.0 DNS

76.0

59.0

 

 
 
Junior Fleet 
 
Entries: 11,

Rank

Boat

Sail No

Helm

Crew

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Total

Nett

1st

Tubby

493

Fenella Bennett

Vita Heathcote

1.0

1.0

1.0

2.0

(5.0)

10.0

5.0

2nd

Valmai 2

481

Charlotte Boyle

Pippa Copley

(3.0)

3.0

3.0

1.0

1.0

11.0

8.0

3rd

Praline

412

Milly Boyle

Hattie Rogers

2.0

(5.0)

2.0

5.0

2.0

16.0

11.0

4th

Seventh Haven

467

Henry Marsh

Harry Fitzsimmons

(5.0)

2.0

5.0

3.0

3.0

18.0

13.0

5th

Whimsy

460

Jonny Tait

Max Humphrey

4.0

4.0

(8.0)

4.0

4.0

24.0

16.0

6th

Charisma

485

Toby Bennett

Amos Sopher

10.0

(12.0 DNF)

4.0

7.0

6.0

39.0

27.0

7th

Emily

369

Louisa Briggs

William Briggs

Emilia Hancock

6.0

(12.0 DNF)

9.0

6.0

8.0

41.0

29.0

8th

 

484

Ruaira Duignan

William Heathcote

7.0

(12.0 DNF)

6.0

9.0

7.0

41.0

29.0

9th

Stairway to Haven

458

Evie Bradley

Aimee Harper

9.0

6.0

(11.0)

8.0

10.0

44.0

33.0

10th

Cow

449

Charlotte Bassett

Lucy Tait

8.0

7.0

10.0

(12.0 DNF)

9.0

46.0

34.0

11th

 

468

George Duignan

Henry Heathcote & Hector Bennett

11.0 DNS

(12.0 DNF)

7.0

12.0 DNF

11.0 DNS

53.0

41.0

 

 
 
 
 
 
Prizewinners:
 
Single handed
 Note: Photos by John Claridge
1st - Robert Claridge (521)
 
The Builders Trophy
   
2nd - Gordon Stredwick(340)    
3rd - Cy Grimsley(475)    
 
Double handed
 
1st - James Marsh &
Henry Collinson (362)
 
The Sailmakers Trophy
 
2nd - Mike & Ros Urwin(424)   
  
 
3rd - Hannah Muskett & Edward Wallrock (466)    
  
Juniors
 
1st - Fenella Bennett & Vita Heathcote (493)
 
Lymington Town S.C. Junior Trophy 
 
   
2nd - Charlotte Boyle & Pippa Copley (481) 
 
 
 
3rd - Vita Heathcote
       & Charlotte Boyle (412)