racing yachts

This is traditionally the first trophy that we race for each season. It is sailed the nearest Thursday or Saturday  to St Georges day. There is normally a separate B class race for boats with higher ratings. The distinctive wooden trophies were donated by Linda Brown

Date: 10th June 2021

Course:

        A Class:  Stoneness, Greenhithe Tug Buoy 5, Black Shelf, White Hart

        B Class: St Clements, Greenhithe Tug Buoy 5, Black Shelf, White Hart

 

Briefing: 1800

Start: 1900

Tide: LW 2025

Wind: SW 3

Eight boats set out for our inaugural trophy race of 2021 which was sailed under COVID conditions.

Tide and wind teamed up to make a tough race , particularly up Fiddlers Reach which was a straight beat into the wind with neither tack making more than the other. However the weather was fine and there were fewer shipping movements than normal so it wasn't all bad.

Unfortunately failing light forced two of the B fleet to retire, but the whole A fleet completed the course with Freedom taking line honours.

As the A and B fleets sailed separate courses this race will  not be counted as part of the Thursday series.

A Fleet - 10/06/21 at 1900

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Elapsed Corrected
1   Freedom Quartet 228   R. Smith   1067 1:04:30 1:00:27
2   Mojo Moody 346     D.Ashton   1000 1:12:28 1:12:28
3   Fleur de Leigh Trapper 400     J. Darby   1066 1:22:49 1:17:41
4   Arkadina Trapper 500     D. Woolston   1036 1:30:31 1:27:22

B Fleet - 10/06/21 at 1900

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Elapsed Corrected
1   Southern Knight Colvic Sailer 29     D. McLean   1198 1:36:30 1:20:33
2   Helix Westerley Centaur 38   K.Edwards   1215 1:45:10 1:26:33
3   Hinemoa Hunter 490 35   M. James   1148 DNF  
3   Midas Touch Jaguar 25 1288   G. Earley   1108 DNF