Dinghy Racing

The May Family Cup 22nd July Results

With an amazing demonstration of downwind speed & control, playing the angles with the spinnaker, Lymington racer Sam Webb and his mum Jenny zoomed around the course making the Feva XL do things it probably didn’t think it could. Its always a pleasure to be thrashed by sheer quality, and never more so than Team Webb’s 12 year old helm – we want his autograph!

40 sailors in 27 boats raced the 45th May Cup in perfect conditions Sunday. The May’s and friends had brought with them bright blue skies and a good 3-4 sowesterley as demanded by the course diagram in the Sailing Instructions and eagle-eyed RO Ginnie Sykes and her team aboard Julian White’s motor cruiser Dickens..  Julian was able to watch his teenage son Jack manfully get to grips with a full rig club Laser and lets hope they get time on the water together this summer in a club Vision.

Given the busy nature of the river on a summers weekend, four safety boats and 8 crew were deployed to buffer the race area from errant craft and other such flotsam & jetsum

Rescue of the day? – a dismasted cruising dinghy not racing, gently & courteously towed by Martin Fenton and Mike Lowe to Durgan; apparently viewed by telescope from as far away as the Scillies to the New Inn Manaccan. Get me one. Returning to race mark positioning and photography we shall be rewarded by a developing online gallery at Mike’s et al’s pleasure.

A plucky young Freya Skingley shrewdly got her capsize out of the way before the first race and gave a sterling account of herself thereafter. Miranda May & Elly Gordon were less lucky when wayfarer equipment failure denied them a chance to race. Miranda’s talents were however fully on display at the Afternoon Tea Table – groaning as it was under the weight and quality of Mirandas baking and Susie Lawrence’s savouries to be washed down with gallons of Tea.

Typical of the relaxed racing style of a May Cup, the precise location of the start line was taken as a suggestion, and any gentle imploring’s by the CB politely ignored or rather unheard above the din of crackling new sails at precisely 13:08 – ish.
Bang on 30 minutes later Phil Philpott’s Blaze was back over the line hotly pursued by Andy Biggs’ Laser and Tom Gilbert & Troy Christensen’s Musto Skiffs – a craft that delivers blistering and exhilarating performance when coming first to come last. Such are the vagaries of PY racing.

Another vivacious teenager, Morwenna Richards, seems naturally to revel in competition; galloped her Topper about the course and received just reward for her efforts at the final accounting.

Father and Daughter Andrew and Beks Hosking jostled around the course narrowly missing out on a top 3 at 4 & 5 overall. Eligible for her first Bootle of wine this outstanding 18-year-old took Lady Helm.

Elsewhere Dr Paddy Royal and Paul Randall were enjoying a fruitful discourse as to the similarity between Brownian motion and the predictability of their two particles coming together on the downwind. DrR had the Vision to prove water is a finer buffer and took it for a 7th to Paul’s 8th. Not bad for a first outing in a strange craft.
Distracted by this earnest and animated discussion going on ahead; Allison Philpott thought the Windward Mark needed a good clean so wiped it all the way round with the biggest cloth she had; thus qualifying handsomely for the Black Flag, and not only that, came back with a 9th overall, ahead of Roger McDonald’s one to one sailing school with Sarah on the second Wayfarer home.

Manaccan’s finest Colt’s scrum half Finn Walsh-Newton on his first outing in a Laser Radial sold a few dummies to the opposition wiggling as he did up through the field to within one point of the Maestro himself, Adam Mason in the Europe. Finn discovered getting the boat to sail flat in the stiffer wind of the second race a little trying on the six pack but rightly proud, ended up in middle orders 3 places above the chap twice his weight in the full rig Laser. More Importantly – a whole good point above Ollie & Tom in the clinker-built Rocket –or as they would have it, a flimsily built garden shed. Excuses Excuses.

Released by the drought from the necessity of mowing his lawn, Richard Graham-Vivian had time for his 2nd sail of the year and a 3rd in the Wayfarer cup. Just in front of the G-V our very own Rear Commodore Sailing was delighted as Lily, the youngest crew and sailor of the day, made the lucky half point difference for a 12th.

Team Lucy & Nick Gordon put their lucky Devon Yawl: Anne-Louise through very elegant paces to finish as the first of the May Group home; just a snip in front of the venerable Dave Philpott at 18 – no that’s not his birthday, but it could have well been for the spritely way in which he led his Solo about the second race.

Almost hand in hand a beaming George & Charlie May went down the final leg of the second race with Andrew Prince & Richard Corrie to take a 4th in the Wayfarer Cup and the first May’s home in the same.
Rose Burley and Peter Lethfead-Currie were the last HRSC Wayfarer crew to remain in the last race, Angie Watson and Peter Headland retiring with their Wayfarer shedding fittings.

With an amazing demonstration of downwind speed & control, playing the angles with the spinnaker Lymington racer Sam Webb and his mum Jenny zoomed around the course making the Feva XL do things it probably didn’t think it could. Its always a pleasure to be thrashed by sheer quality, and never more so than Team Webb’s 12 year old helm – we want his autograph!

 

Results are final as of  9:45 pm 23rd July, 2018

May Cup Overall

Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Rating system: PY, Entries: 27, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Class SailNo HelmNam CrewNam PN R1 R2 Total Nett
1st PY Feva 4906 Sam Webb Jenny Webb 1240 2.0 1.0 3.0 3.0
2nd PY Laser 138471 Andy Biggs 1098 3.0 2.0 5.0 5.0
3rd PY Blaze 604 Phil Philpott 1027 4.0 3.0 7.0 7.0
4th PY Laser Radial 142965 Beks Hosking 1142 6.0 4.0 10.0 10.0
5th PY Laser 108868 Andrew Hosking 1098 5.0 5.0 10.0 10.0
6th PY Europe 302 Adam Mason 1145 8.0 6.0 14.0 14.0
7th PY Vision VIZ Paddy Royal Penny Lewis 1128 7.0 7.0 14.0 14.0
8th Wayfarer Wayfarer 3348 Paul Randall Daniella Wilson 1140 10.0 8.0 18.0 18.0
9th PY Laser Radial 143577 Alison Philpott 1142 11.5 9.0 20.5 20.5
10th Wayfarer Wayfarer 9575 Roger McDonald Sarah 1102 11.5 10.0 21.5 21.5
11th PY Topper 30 Morwenna Richards 1358 1.0 24.0 25.0 25.0
12th PY Laser 2 9482 Chris Hosken Lilly 1098 14.0 11.0 25.0 25.0
13th Wayfarer Wayfarer 8725 Richard Graham-Vivian James Whitton 1102 13.0 12.5 25.5 25.5
14th PY Laser Radial White Hull Fin Walsh-Newton 1142 9.0 20.0 29.0 29.0
15th PY Merlin Rocket 2844 Tom Lake Ollie Berryman 1033 16.0 15.0 31.0 31.0
16th PY Devon Yawl 7 Lucy Gordon Nick Gordon 1206 15.0 17.0 32.0 32.0
17th PY Laser 179651 Stephen Brooks 1098 21.0 12.5 33.5 33.5
18th PY Solo 1360 Dave Philpott 1143 20.0 14.0 34.0 34.0
19th Wayfarer Wayfarer 2 George May Charlie May 1102 17.0 19.0 36.0 36.0
20th Wayfarer Wayfarer 6 Rose Burley Peter L Currie 1140 19.0 21.0 40.0 40.0
21st PY Musto Skiff 373 Tom Gilbert 849 25.0 16.0 41.0 41.0
22nd PY Laser Club Jack White 1098 22.5 22.0 44.5 44.5
23rd PY Laser Radial Blue Hull Freya Skingley 1142 22.5 23.0 45.5 45.5
24th Wayfarer Wayfarer 11237 Andrew Prince Richard Corrie 1102 28.0 RET 18.0 46.0 46.0
25th Wayfarer Wayfarer 1 Angie Watson Peter Headland 1140 18.0 28.0 DNC 46.0 46.0
26th PY Musto Skiff 181 Troy Christensen 849 24.0 25.0 49.0 49.0
27th Wayfarer Wayfarer 4 Miranda May Elly Gordon 1140 28.0 DNC 28.0 DNC 56.0 56.0

R1

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 12:01:00
Rank Fleet Class SailNo HelmNam CrewNam PN Elapsed Laps Corrected Points
1 PY Topper 30 Morwenna Richards 1358 0:37:10 3 0:27:22 1.0
2 PY Feva 4906 Sam Webb Jenny Webb 1240 0:35:43 3 0:28:48 2.0
3 PY Laser 138471 Andy Biggs 1098 0:31:44 3 0:28:54 3.0
4 PY Blaze 604 Phil Philpott 1027 0:30:07 3 0:29:19 4.0
5 PY Laser 108868 Andrew Hosking 1098 0:32:35 3 0:29:41 5.0
6 PY Laser Radial 142965 Beks Hosking 1142 0:34:26 3 0:30:09 6.0
7 PY Vision VIZ Paddy Royal Penny Lewis 1128 0:34:04 3 0:30:12 7.0
8 PY Europe 302 Adam Mason 1145 0:35:17 3 0:30:49 8.0
9 PY Laser Radial White Hull Fin Walsh-Newton 1142 0:35:25 3 0:31:01 9.0
10 Wayfarer Wayfarer 3348 Paul Randall Daniella Wilson 1140 0:36:06 3 0:31:40 10.0
11 PY Laser Radial 143577 Alison Philpott 1142 0:36:22 3 0:31:51 11.5
11 Wayfarer Wayfarer 9575 Roger McDonald Sarah 1102 0:35:06 3 0:31:51 11.5
13 Wayfarer Wayfarer 8725 Richard Graham-Vivian James Whitton 1102 0:35:14 3 0:31:58 13.0
14 PY Laser 2 9482 Chris Hosken Lilly 1098 0:36:18 3 0:33:04 14.0
15 PY Devon Yawl 7 Lucy Gordon Nick Gordon 1206 0:39:55 3 0:33:06 15.0
16 PY Merlin Rocket 2844 Tom Lake Ollie Berryman 1033 0:36:21 3 0:35:11 16.0
17 Wayfarer Wayfarer 2 George May Charlie May 1102 0:38:50 3 0:35:14 17.0
18 Wayfarer Wayfarer 1 Angie Watson Peter Headland 1140 0:40:44 3 0:35:44 18.0
19 Wayfarer Wayfarer 6 Rose Burley Peter L Currie 1140 0:40:53 3 0:35:52 19.0
20 PY Solo 1360 Dave Philpott 1143 0:41:24 3 0:36:13 20.0
21 PY Laser 179651 Stephen Brooks 1098 0:40:00 3 0:36:26 21.0
22 PY Laser Club Jack White 1098 0:40:09 3 0:36:34 22.5
22 PY Laser Radial Blue Hull Freya Skingley 1142 0:41:46 3 0:36:34 22.5
24 PY Musto Skiff 181 Troy Christensen 849 0:31:38 3 0:37:16 24.0
25 PY Musto Skiff 373 Tom Gilbert 849 0:31:59 3 0:37:40 25.0
26 Wayfarer Wayfarer 11237 Andrew Prince Richard Corrie 1102 RET 28.0

R2

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time
Rank Fleet Class SailNo HelmNam CrewNam PN Elapsed Laps Corrected Points
1 PY Feva 4906 Sam Webb Jenny Webb 1240 0:34:56 3 0:28:10 1.0
2 PY Laser 138471 Andy Biggs 1098 0:31:09 3 0:28:22 2.0
3 PY Blaze 604 Phil Philpott 1027 0:29:38 3 0:28:51 3.0
4 PY Laser Radial 142965 Beks Hosking 1142 0:33:45 3 0:29:33 4.0
5 PY Laser 108868 Andrew Hosking 1098 0:33:07 3 0:30:10 5.0
6 PY Europe 302 Adam Mason 1145 0:35:24 3 0:30:55 6.0
7 PY Vision VIZ Paddy Royal Penny Lewis 1128 0:35:10 3 0:31:11 7.0
8 Wayfarer Wayfarer 3348 Paul Randall Daniella Wilson 1140 0:35:40 3 0:31:17 8.0
9 PY Laser Radial 143577 Alison Philpott 1142 0:35:51 3 0:31:24 9.0
10 Wayfarer Wayfarer 9575 Roger McDonald Sarah 1102 0:34:41 3 0:31:28 10.0
11 PY Laser 2 9482 Chris Hosken Lilly 1098 0:35:09 3 0:32:01 11.0
12 Wayfarer Wayfarer 8725 Richard Graham-Vivian James Whitton 1102 0:35:24 3 0:32:07 12.5
12 PY Laser 179651 Stephen Brooks 1098 0:35:16 3 0:32:07 12.5
14 PY Solo 1360 Dave Philpott 1143 0:36:57 3 0:32:20 14.0
15 PY Merlin Rocket 2844 Tom Lake Ollie Berryman 1033 0:33:35 3 0:32:31 15.0
16 PY Musto Skiff 373 Tom Gilbert 849 0:28:00 3 0:32:59 16.0
17 PY Devon Yawl 7 Lucy Gordon Nick Gordon 1206 0:39:54 3 0:33:05 17.0
18 Wayfarer Wayfarer 11237 Andrew Prince Richard Corrie 1102 0:36:38 3 0:33:15 18.0
19 Wayfarer Wayfarer 2 George May Charlie May 1102 0:38:12 3 0:34:40 19.0
20 PY Laser Radial White Hull Fin Walsh-Newton 1142 0:40:26 3 0:35:24 20.0
21 Wayfarer Wayfarer 6 Rose Burley Peter L Currie 1140 0:41:58 3 0:36:49 21.0
22 PY Laser Club Jack White 1098 0:41:04 3 0:37:24 22.0
23 PY Laser Radial Blue Hull Freya Skingley 1142 0:29:14 2 0:38:24 23.0
24 PY Topper 30 Morwenna Richards 1358 0:35:36 2 0:39:19 24.0
25 PY Musto Skiff 181 Troy Christensen 849 0:36:39 3 0:43:10 25.0

Wayfarer Cup Overall

Rank Fleet Class SailNo HelmNam CrewNam PN R1 R2 Total Nett
1st Wayfarer Wayfarer 3348 Paul Randall Daniella Wilson 1140 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
2nd Wayfarer Wayfarer 9575 Roger McDonald Sarah 1102 2.0 2.0 4.0 4.0
3rd Wayfarer Wayfarer 8725 Richard Graham-Vivian James Whitton 1102 3.0 3.0 6.0 6.0
4th Wayfarer Wayfarer 2 George May Charlie May 1102 4.0 5.0 9.0 9.0
5th Wayfarer Wayfarer 6 Rose Burley Peter L Currie 1140 6.0 6.0 12.0 12.0
6th Wayfarer Wayfarer 11237 Andrew Prince Richard Corrie 1102 9.0 RET 4.0 13.0 13.0
7th Wayfarer Wayfarer 1 Angie Watson Peter Headland 1140 5.0 9.0 DNC 14.0 14.0
8th Wayfarer Wayfarer 4 Miranda May Elly Gordon 1140 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 18.0 18.0

R1

Rank Fleet Class SailNo HelmNam CrewNam PN Elapsed Laps Corrected Points
1 Wayfarer Wayfarer 3348 Paul Randall Daniella Wilson 1140 0:36:06 3 0:31:40 1.0
2 Wayfarer Wayfarer 9575 Roger McDonald Sarah 1102 0:35:06 3 0:31:51 2.0
3 Wayfarer Wayfarer 8725 Richard Graham-Vivian James Whitton 1102 0:35:14 3 0:31:58 3.0
4 Wayfarer Wayfarer 2 George May Charlie May 1102 0:38:50 3 0:35:14 4.0
5 Wayfarer Wayfarer 1 Angie Watson Peter Headland 1140 0:40:44 3 0:35:44 5.0
6 Wayfarer Wayfarer 6 Rose Burley Peter L Currie 1140 0:40:53 3 0:35:52 6.0
7 Wayfarer Wayfarer 11237 Andrew Prince Richard Corrie 1102 RET 9.0

R2

Rank Fleet Class SailNo HelmNam CrewNam PN Elapsed Laps Corrected Points
1 Wayfarer Wayfarer 3348 Paul Randall Daniella Wilson 1140 0:35:40 3 0:31:17 1.0
2 Wayfarer Wayfarer 9575 Roger McDonald Sarah 1102 0:34:41 3 0:31:28 2.0
3 Wayfarer Wayfarer 8725 Richard Graham-Vivian James Whitton 1102 0:35:24 3 0:32:07 3.0
4 Wayfarer Wayfarer 11237 Andrew Prince Richard Corrie 1102 0:36:38 3 0:33:15 4.0
5 Wayfarer Wayfarer 2 George May Charlie May 1102 0:38:12 3 0:34:40 5.0
6 Wayfarer Wayfarer 6 Rose Burley Peter L Currie 1140 0:41:58 3 0:36:49 6.0

 

Posted by Stephen Brooks in Dinghies on Tuesday July 24, 2018
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