Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club TT : Summer Series
Saturday 23rd September 2017

Saturday 23rd saw the first Sprint 15 Open Meeting held by NSSC, with 18 competitors including 13 visitors. Racing was held over a rectangular course in the bay, with four races back to back. The first race got away cleanly in a nice force 3, with a couple of port tack flyers taking full advantage of the bias in the line. The leaders soon settled into their eventual positions with 1st going to Liam Thom, 2nd Chris Tillyer and 3rd Jenny Ball. After these three very close racing was had in a bunch, so close that 4th place was tied and another three places finishing within a few seconds.

Race two still had a good wind, albeit with some sizeable shifts, and the same three leaders as race one shared the spoils, with Liam 1st, Jenny 2nd and Chris 3rd.

With the wind dropping and a tricky bank of shingle on the beach, the decision was made to run all four races back to back. The lighter winds seemed to favour different helms, with Chris Tillyer in 1st, Jenny in 2nd and Jon Pearse up into 3rd place by the finish after 3 laps. Best local in this race went to Jamie Lynch in 6th.

The final race saw the wind dying considerably, making it tricky for some but with big gains to be made with good use of the tide. After a bit of a crisis when the finish mark detached itself from the anchor chain, the winner of race 4 was Ed Tuite Dalton, with Chris 2nd and Jenny 3rd. Best local this time was Chas Humphries – 4th on the water and 5th after handicap.

Overall results gave Chris Tillyer 1st, Liam Thom 2nd and Jenny Ball 3rd, with first NSSC boat Jamie Lynch. First in the Sport rig was Chas Humphries, followed by Howard, Mike and Terry – all from NSSC. Special mention must go to Simon Rous, who was competing in his first open and filled that final spot that we’ve all been in at some time. Mention also needs to be made of two intrepid (crazy?) helms from Shanklin who sailed all the way from the Isle of Wight on the Friday to join us.

I must say thank you to the team on and off the water for making the event run so smoothly, and also mention the work put in by Mike Godwin in arranging the event with the class association. We secured this event initially from Mike attending some Open Meetings and putting us on the map with the Sprint class.

Rupert Smith, Race Officer

Rank Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName PY R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st   Una 1953 Marconi Chris Tillyer 931 2 -3 1 2 8 5
2nd Dreadnought Una 1957 Shanklin Liam Thom 931 1 1 -4 4 10 6
3rd Catbert Una 1917 Marconi Jenny Ball 931 -3 2 2 3 10 7
4th   Una 1940 Draycote Water Ed Tuite Dalton 931 4.5 -7 7 1 19.5 12.5
5th   Una 1988 Marconi Jon Pearse 931 -9 5 3 5 22 13
6th   Una 1983 Marconi Peter Richardson 931 4.5 4 5 -12 25.5 13.5
7th   Una 2004 Queen Mary Gordon Goldstone 931 6 6 -10 9 31 21
8th   Una 1211 Shanklin Erling Holmberg 931 7 -11.5 8 7 33.5 22
9th   Una 1861 Creaksea Eamonn Browne 931 8 -10 9 8 35 25
10th Tiddles Una 1220 Shanklin Yvonne Pike 931 10 8 -16 10 44 28
11th Ha Ha Una 1216 NSSC Jamie Lynch 931 14 9 6 (19.0 DNF) 48 29
12th Giggitti Sport 1330 NSSC Charles Humphries 894 13 -15 11 6 45 30
13th   Una 1759 Marconi Nigel James 931 -15 11.5 12 14 52.5 37.5
14th   Una 2008   Dave Warnock 931 12 -13 13 13 51 38
15th Pure Genius Sport 1294 NSSC Howard Minto 894 -16 14 14 11 55 39
16th   Sport 1919 NSSC Mike Godwin 894 11 -16 15 15 57 41
17th D'Art Attack Sport 330 NSSC Terry Jones 894 17 17 17 (19.0 DNF) 70 51
18th   Una 1263   Simon Rous 931 -18 18 18 16 70 52


Full Series Results available here

Una Fleet
CompetitorsEvent Placings
NameSailClubFormatHandicap PlaceFleet Place
Chris Tillyer1953Thorpe Bay Yacht ClubUna Rig11
Liam Thom1957Shanklin Sailing ClubUna Rig22
Jenny Ball1917Marconi Sailing ClubUna Rig33
Ed Tuite Dalton1940Draycote Water Sailing ClubUna Rig44
Jon Pearse1988Marconi Sailing ClubUna Rig55
Peter Richardson1983Marconi Sailing ClubUna Rig66
Gordon Goldstone2004Queen Mary Sailing ClubUna Rig77
Erling Holmberg1211Shanklin Sailing ClubUna Rig88
Eamonn Browne1861Marconi Sailing ClubUna Rig99
Yvonne Pike1220Shanklin Sailing ClubUna Rig1010
Jamie Lynch1216Newhaven & Seaford Sailing ClubUna Rig1111
Nigel James1759Marconi Sailing ClubUna Rig1312
David Warnock2008RYAUna Rig1413
Simon Rous1263RYAUna Rig1814
Sport Fleet
CompetitorsEvent Placings
NameSailClubFormatHandicap PlaceFleet Place
Charles Humphries1330Newhaven & Seaford Sailing ClubSport121
Howard Minto1294Newhaven & Seaford Sailing ClubSport152
Mike Godwin1919Newhaven & Seaford Sailing ClubSport163
Terry Jones330Newhaven & Seaford Sailing ClubSport174