Winter Series 2018 - 2019 Report

Paul Grattage retained the Sprint 15 Winter Traveller Trophy for the fourth consecutive year in a winter series in which (contrary to last year) all events and all races were sailed. Five events were run at Stewartby, Draycote, Thorpe Bay Rutland and Grafham and winds we generally good to strong with the exception of Rutland where winds were very light and fluky and it was amazing the Club managed  to run all 3 races. Winds were strongest at Grafham where a force 4-6 westerly was the residue of storm Gareth. A 35 knot squall in the last race really tested the fleet.

Overall 41 sailors took part in the series but Grattage won it easily with an event to spare. Jenny Ball of Marconi was runner up and Stuart Snell was third. See below for the other places.

The Summer Traveller Series has already started at Marconi on 6/7 April. The next event is at the Isle of Sheppey on 18/19 May.

Overall Winter Series Results: 1st Paul Grattage (Shanklin) 3 pts, 2nd Jenny Ball (Marconi) 8 pts, 3rd Stuart Snell (Grafham) 10 pts, 4th Ed Tuite Dalton (Draycote) 17 pts, 5th Jon Pearse (Marconi) 17 pts, 6th Simon Hare (Oxford), 7th Nigel James (Marconi), 8th Derek James (Draycote).

Report by Bob Carter

Final Results Summary:

Overall TT Series Top 5 Places: 1st Paul Grattage (Shanklin Sailing Club) 3 Pts , 2nd Jenny Ball (Marconi Sailing Club) 8 Pts, 3rd Stuart Snell (Grafham Water Sailing Club) 10 Pts, 4th Ed Tuite Dalton (Draycote Water Sailing Club) 17 Pts, 5th Jon Pearse (Marconi Sailing Club) 17 Pts

Una and Two-Up Fleet Top 3 Places: 1st Paul Grattage (Shanklin Sailing Club) 3 Pts, 2nd Jenny Ball (Marconi Sailing Club) 8 Pts, 3rd Stuart Snell (Grafham Water Sailing Club) 9 Pts

Sport Fleet Top 3 Places: 1st Simon Hare (Oxford Sailing Club) 6 Pts, 2nd Derek James (Draycote Water Sailing Club) 6 Pts, 3rd Ray Gall (Carsington Sailing Club) 12 Pts

Full Series Results are available here

Event Summaries:

Total Number of Individual Competitors who attended at least one event: 41

Event Attendance Summaries
TT EventNumber of Home CompetitorsNumber of TravellersNo. of Una or Two Up CompetitorsNo. of Sport Mode CompetitorsTotal Number of Competitors at Event
Stewartby Water Sports Club91421223
Draycote Water Sailing Club7711314
Thorpe Bay Yacht Club7411011
Rutland Water Sailing Club18639
Grafham Water Sailing Club378210

No. of Competitors From Each Club
Who Took Part In At Least 1 Event
ClubNumber of Competitors
Carsington Sailing Club2
Draycote Water Sailing Club7
Grafham Water Sailing Club3
Marconi Sailing Club6
Oxford Sailing Club1
Rutland Water Sailing Club1
Seasalter Sailing Club2
Shanklin Sailing Club3
Stewartby Water Sports Club9
Thorpe Bay Yacht Club7