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This trophy was established in honour of Kay Lucas, wife of long standing member Derek Lucas. This is a fundraising race and entry fees are donated to Cancer Research UK. The race is open to non-member yachts.

Established: 1992

Course: 

  • A Class - Black Shelf, St Clements, Greenhithe Tug Buoy, Black Shelf, Black Shelf, St Clements, Greenhithe Tug Buoy, White Hart
  • B Class - Black Shelf, St Clements, Greenhithe Tug Buoy, Black Shelf, White Hart

Briefing:  1115

Start: 1200

Charity Supported:  Cancer Research UK - Minimum £5 per boat and £1 per crew

Tide: LW 1327

Wind: SW 3-5

A grim weather forecast was not enough to lessen the enthusiasm for this years charity race. The threatened stong winds did not show up and the showers couldn't dampen our spirits.

We had a great turn out with 10 boats on the start line, 8 in the A class fleet and 2 in the B class. This included two visiting boats from our neighbours at Erith who bravely punched the tide to make it just in time for the start.

A number of boats started with reefs in, but most shook them out by the top mark.

The course was perfectly timed for the tides and the ebb started as most of the A boats were on the second leg.

The results show just how close the corrected times were with just seconds separating a number of boats.

High Spirits claimed line honours and overall victory in the A Class.

Midas Touch did exactly the same in the B Class.

A special shout out goes to Slippery When Wet for her debut outing under Thurrock colours.

Because we raced A and B fleets this race will not count against the Saturday Series.

Across the race and the following festivities we raised a massive £593 for Cancer Research. Well done all!

A Class - 07/08/21 at 1200.

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Elapsed Corrected Points
1   High Spirits Sigma 33 4405   D. Atkins   959 1:22:06 1:25:37 1.0
2   Marlin     EYC N Pikesley   1055 1:32:32 1:27:43 2.0
3   Freedom Quartet 228   R. Smith   1067 1:35:21 1:29:22 3.0
4   Arkadina Trapper 500     D. Woolston   1036 1:32:50 1:29:36 4.0
5   Mojo Moody 346     D.Ashton   1032 1:32:40 1:29:48 5.0
6   Fleur de Leigh Trapper 400     S. Lumnitzer   1066 1:39:06 1:32:58 6.0
7   Slippery When Wet Achilles 24     M Stokes   1052 1:56:40 1:50:54 7.0
8   C'est La Vie     EYC D Mapp   1095 2:01:35 1:51:02 8.0

 

B Class - 07/08/21 at 1200

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Elapsed Corrected Points
1   Midas Touch Jaguar 25 1288   G. Earley   1147 1:05:15 0:56:53 1.0
2   Sparkle Minstrel 680 4   M. White   1254 1:14:42 0:59:34 2.0