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Results / Silver Tiller Open Meeting

Chichester Y.C.
06/11/2021 - 06/11/2021
Silver Tiller: O
Two Day Silver Tiller: Saturday
Vintage:
Regional:

PRO Pete Harrison welcomed the fleet to Chichester Yacht Club on Saturday 6th November for their 2021 Craftinsure Silver Tiller, with a quick briefing before a prompt start on one of the springiest tides of the year. A big thank you to Pete, Assistant Race Officer Lucy Boreham and their team for running the races. Thanks also to Karen Cheesman, CYC’s Rear Commodore Dinghies for presenting the prizes.

Race 1: Fresh legs

George Yeoman and Mark Oakey were quick out of the blocks and led the pack to work the left side of the course where there was more wind and favourable tide. It was nip and tuck in the front group throughout the race, but George & Mark were eventually given space on the final triangle to extend and take a convincing win. Tim Saxton & Mary Henderson rounded the final leeward mark close behind Tom Gillard & Rachael Gray and tacked straight away to finish at the pin end, clinching 2nd. 

Race 2: Many shifts

Caroline Croft & Charlotte Fildes led lap 1, but Tom & Rachael were making ground and got past on the second beat. A group formed behind of Tim & Mary, Caroline & Charlotte, Simon & Jackie Lytton, George & Mark and Matt Mee & Roger Phillips. The group turned almost inside out on one run except for Caroline & Charlotte holding onto 2nd. Tim & Mary finished 3rd, Matt & Roger 4th and Simon & Jackie 5th.

A special mention in this race goes to Matty Key for his “save of the day” during a particularly pokey Chichester-esque gust on the bottom reach.

Race 3: The 6 lapper

The wind had increased and gone slightly left, and the tide had turned for the final race of the day. This caused a very busy first windward mark. Tom & Rachael extended throughout to win, with Tim & Mary comfortably in 2nd after a lovely run in Lap 2. Meanwhile, the battle for 3rd was on. William Warren & Megan Pascoe had a great first half of the race with constant pressure from Caroline & Charlotte who were dizzyingly fast all day. Disappointingly for this correspondent, it was George and Mark who came swiftly through from 5th to 3rd as wild cards for the hotly contested final podium place in Race 3. For George & Mark, their 3rd was enough to promote them out of the report-writing position overall (on countback to Tim & Mary…what a pain!).

Next up we head to Blithfield Sailing Club on Sunday 14th November. You can now also book your tickets for the Craftinsure Silver Tiller Dinner and Dance at Itchenor Sailing Club on Saturday 4th December, please help the club plan and book early - https://www.itchenorsc.co.uk/event/merlin-end-of-season-black-tie-dinner.

Thank you Mary Henderson for another lovely report!

Merlin Rocket Open Meeting

Chichester Yacht Club

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Results are provisional as of 13:09 on November 8, 2021

Overall

Sailed: 3, Discards: 1, To count: 2, Entries: 12, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Sail No Helm Age Crew Club R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st 3759 Thomas Gillard   Rachael Gray Staunton Harold SC/ Sheffield Viking SC (3.0) 1.0 1.0 5.0 2.0
2nd 3777 George Yeoman 31 Sophie Yeoman Itchenor SC 1.0 (6.0) 3.0 10.0 4.0
3rd 3807 Tim Saxton 31 Mary Henderson Itchenor SC 2.0 (3.0) 2.0 7.0 4.0
4th 3804 Caroline Croft   Charlotte Fildes Lymington Town Sailing Club 4.0 2.0 (6.0) 12.0 6.0
5th 3796 William Warren   Megan Pascoe Shoreham Sailing Club 5.0 (7.0) 4.0 16.0 9.0
6th 3637 Matt Mee   Roger Phillips Burghfield / Oxford (9.0) 4.0 5.0 18.0 9.0
7th 3741 Simon Lytton   Jackie Lytton Hayling Island SC 6.0 5.0 (14.0 DNF) 25.0 11.0
8th 3745 Paul Dean   Russell Hall Wembley SC 8.0 (10.0) 7.0 25.0 15.0
9th 3539 Dan Alsop 76 Will Carrol Lyme REgis 7.0 (8.0) 8.0 23.0 15.0
10th 3683 Arthur Henderson 28 Olivia Bell Salcombe YC/Hampton SC (10.0) 9.0 9.0 28.0 18.0
11th 3520 Tim Medcalf   Matty Key Tamesis Club (12.0) 11.0 10.0 33.0 21.0
12th 3482 Richard Burton   Miles Phillips Medley SC 11.0 12.0 (14.0 DNF) 37.0 23.0

 


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