Topic : Wembley SC Silver Tiller 23rd March 14


Posted: 02/06/2013 10:30:38
By: Paul dean
Looking like a decent turnout and wind. Hope you can all make it. See you Sunday

Posted: 02/06/2013 10:30:38
By: Paul dean
Hi Paul, please can you email me the ST results when you have them. Thanks

Posted: 03/09/2013 03:54:34
By: Ross
Having the name 'Newbie' can only be an advantage...

Posted: 05/01/2014 12:50:41
By: Ben3634
I would have thought those of us who have been around for a while and are not pushing the leaders would benefit more from Richards expertise, or are we relegated to 'no hoper' status now?

Posted: 07/01/2014 08:59:33
By: Jez3719
Can we put it in the class rules that all clubs must provide bacon rolls/tea/coffee, free on the water chocolate/water and lunch in the entry fee...?

Posted: 05/02/2014 10:44:45
By: Alex 3627
What qualifies someone as a newcomer?

Posted: 17/02/2014 06:50:59
By: Newbie
Hi All. It's only 2 weeks now to the Wembley SC Silver Tiller. If you haven't come to visit us before, we run 3 races back to back from 11.30am - so plenty of time to get to us. On arrival you get a free breakfast bap plus tea/coffee, on the water we dish out mars bars / snickers to keep you going, when you come in you might get a free cup of soup (especially if it's cold like last year) to keep you ticking on while you derig then it on to the chilli con carne & baked potato supper and prize giving.

....but it doesn't end there. We give out prizes for places, plus the golden oldies (helm & crew combined age 100+) get to compete for the Century Cup (yes, there is a prize!!). As if that isn't enough we have fab clothing spot prizes so everyone is in with a shout of coming away with something. All that's included in the entry fee. If you haven't been before come and give us a try, and if you have we can't wait to see you again this year.

In fact the only thing we don't do is promise a free pint for everyone at the end but I might be pursuaded if we get over 50 boats this year (is that high enough, I sure hope so, ha ha!!!!!!!!!)

Any queries, drop me an email or if you need to drop your boat on Saturday before, let me know and I can arrange it. Cheers Paul

Posted: 09/03/2014 09:45:31
By: Paul Dean 3371
I am sure Richard will be happy for us to give the prize to the "most recently improved no-hoper" if someone wanted to be given that dubious accolade, ha ha. I think the point is that he has asked us to give a prize out to someone who is not a front runner and perhaps did well in the "Silver Fleet" if there were such a thing at our Open. It is subjective and I guess the criterea will be someone who is not a front runner but has had a good solid meeting and maybe exceeded their own expectations and maybe others with their placing. From our point of view we like to give out prizes at Wembley to all sections of the fleet, where appropriate, as we want everyone to enjoy the day and feel included and in with a shout of something. I used to do a boat over 20 years old prize to try to get a few more involved elsewhere in the fleet, but had to stop doing it as I got accused (by wags at our own club) of inventing a prize for myself being often the only old boat to turn up!!! This year the prize is for NSM4's aged circa 29 years with red hulls (only kidding!)

Posted: 12/03/2014 04:09:15
By: Paul Dean 3371
so to clarify newcomer was perhaps misleading - but you all know what I mean hopefully

Posted: 12/03/2014 04:33:17
By: Paul Dean
Hi All, I'm pleased to announce that North Sails and Richard Whitworth Sailing have agreed to provide us with some prizes for the Wembley ST. North are providing some rather nice bags and discount vouchers and Richard has agreed to provide a discount for a training session with him for the best newcomer. We appreciate the support of both companies, along of course with the overall sponsorship of the Silver Tiller series by Craftinsure. 

Enjoy Hamble, and we look forward to seeing you at Wembley on 23rd March.

Posted: 12/03/2014 09:43:42
By: Paul Dean 3371
Well as always these things are a little subjective. If Ben Ainslie rocked up in a Merlin then I guess he's a newcomer, but I doubt he'd get the newcomer prize! I think Richard's intention is that it goes to someone who is a mid fleet type sailor or new to the class, who is showing promise, has had a good solid open meeting and is pushing the front of the fleet and would benefit from Richard's training. Come along and you'll find out!!!!

Posted: 12/03/2014 12:58:29
By: Paul Dean
Looks a Decent wind.  Woof woof

Posted: 18/03/2014 04:39:13
By: Megan.
Great turnout, 31 boats, our best in about 9 years at Wembley. Thanks to everyone for coming. Challenging gusts and shifts, even for Wembley sailors and we are used to it!!!
1st 3684 Blithfield Andy Davis Ton Pygall
2nd 3743 Blithfield Matt Biggs John Hackett
3rd 3688 RYA Ben Hollis Caroline Cruft
4th 3687 Wembley Matt Greenfield Hannah Playford
5th 3702 Wembley Duncan Salmon Harriet Salmon
6th 3709 Upper Thames Tom Lonsdale Alice Markham
7th 3746 Waldringfield Steve Dunn Pete Nicholson
8th 3740 Cookham Reach Pat Blake Pip Taylor
9th 3671 Brightlingsea Piers Lambert Andy Bines
10th 3710 Ranelagh Jon Ibbotson Chris Kilsby
11th 3627 Cookham Reach Alex Jones Jack Deung
12th 3442 Ranelagh Mark Stockbridge Alyson Rumball
13th 3730 Blithfield Paul Hollis Lisa Scott
14th 3583 Redditch Colin Anderson Sean Anderson
15th 3760 Bartley Mark Reddington Colin Staite
16th 3641 Parkstone Mark Waterhouse Matt Currell
17th 3637 Wembley Alan Broadbent Russell Hall
18th 3575 Wembley Richard Cooke Declan Coleman
19th 3682 Wembley Jon Steward Harry Steward
20th 2997 Fishers Green Richard Coulter Chris Hill
21st 3371 Wembley Paul Dean Nikki Della Porta
22nd 3602 Wembley Anthony Rickaby Mayuri Shah
23rd 3681 Wembley Dougie Maxwell David Evans
24th 3574 Port Talbot John Donoghue David Collier
25th 3535 Wembley Richmond Eastmond Marc Heritier
26th 358 Blithfield Martin Smith Karen Beston
27th 3651 Wembley Colin Brockbank Martina
28th 3586 Blithfield Kieran Mason Luke Tucker
29th 3714 Upper Thames Alan Markham Sarah Percival
30th 3668 Wembley Mark Smyth Marion Read
31st 3502 Wembley John Green Joe Shaw
Century Cup (1st helm & crew over 100) went to Mark Reddington & Colin Staite from Bartley. Best Newcomer / Silver Fleet / Most Improved / Upcoming perfomance went to Matt Greenfield & Hannah Playford from Wembley who were competing in their first ever Merlin Rocket silver tiller (although I haven't checked if they are National Champs from another class yet!!!!)

Report on way, can't wait to see you all again next year and I was relieved that we didn't get 50 boats and I didn't have to buy everyone a pint! Next year maybe. Thanks again to Craftinsure, plus North Sails and Richard Whitworth Sailing for the prizes. Please email me separately if you have any comments as we always want to learn so we can try to make things even better year on year. cheers Paul

Posted: 24/03/2014 05:43:07
By: Paul Dean
Some photos from yesterday courtesy of John Curran

Posted: 24/03/2014 05:43:07
By: Paul Dean
and some more photos - courtesy of Andrew Marlow. Apologies for the dodgy prizegiving shots at end - a few wouldn't look out of place on crimewatch!

Posted: 25/03/2014 04:44:55
By: Paul Dean


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