The Sprint 15 Summer Traveller series ended at Grafham Water on Sunday 22 October with all 5 events being completed but it was a near thing. Storm Brian caused the Grafham Cat Open to be postponed but Grafham managed to run the Sprint 15s Inland Championship on the Sunday but the strong winds caused a reduced attendance.
The series consisted of 2 two-day events at Marconi and Seasalter plus 3 one-day events at Draycote Water, Newhaven and Seaford (a new venue for the fleet) and, as it turned out, Grafham Water in a variety of wind strengths. Attendances were good with a total of 61 competitors taking part in the series and the top attendance was 29 at Marconi. All the one-day events managed to complete 4 races and the experiment to try one day events in the Summer series was judged to be a success.
Paul Grattage was able to retain the overall Traveller Champion Trophy but the Trophy for the top standard format boat went to Liam Thom, also of Shanklin. Marconi won the Traveller Team Trophy. Other honours are shown in the list below.
The fleet now move on to the Winter Traveller series which kicks off at Stewartby on 4 November.
Report by Bob Carter
Final Results Summary:
Overall TT Series Top Places: 1st Paul Grattage (Shanklin) 4 pts, 2nd Liam Thom (Shanklin) 5 pts, 3rd Chris Tillyer (Marconi) 9 pts, 4th Jenny Ball (Marconi) 10 pts, 5th Ed Tuite Dalton (Draycote) 11 pts, 6th John Pearse (Marconi) 19 pts, 7th Eamonn Brown (Marconi) 32pts, 8th Erling Holmberg (Shanklin) 34 pts,.
Traveller Overall Champion: Paul Grattage (Shanklin)
Final Results Summary:
Overall TT Series Top 5 Places: 1st Paul Grattage (Shanklin Sailing Club) 4 Pts , 2nd Liam Thom (Shanklin Sailing Club) 5 Pts, 3rd Chris Tillyer (Thorpe Bay Yacht Club) 9 Pts, 4th Jenny Ball (Marconi Sailing Club) 10 Pts, 5th Ed Tuite Dalton (Draycote Water Sailing Club) 11 Pts
Una and Two-Up Fleet Top 3 Places: 1st Liam Thom (Shanklin Sailing Club) 5 Pts, 2nd Chris Tillyer (Thorpe Bay Yacht Club) 7 Pts, 3rd Ed Tuite Dalton (Draycote Water Sailing Club) 10 Pts
Sport Fleet Top 3 Places: 1st Bill Hurr (Draycote Water Sailing Club) 11 Pts, 2nd Charles Humphries (Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club) 19 Pts, 3rd Paul Grattage (Shanklin Sailing Club) 19 Pts
Southern Champion: Paul Grattage (Shanklin Sailing Club)
Northern Champion: Paul Grattage (Shanklin Sailing Club)
Inland Champion: Thomas Sandal (Grafham Water Sailing Club)
Full Series Results are available here
Total Number of Individual Competitors who attended at least one event: 61