Salcombe Week winning crews
Due to various requests over the years I'd started to add detials of the winning crews to the past Salcombe Week winners page. I have done this for the last decade, but before that don't know who they were.
Ross - Sara Warren won it, in 1990 with Martin.
1979 3160 Bullet helm Kevin Haynes crew Peter Scott - one doesn't forget the fleeting moment of glory! And well done for gathering the crews details
1978, I think Intrigue was crewed by Mandy Fowler. No doubt someone will confirm!
Thanks guys, have about 10 crews added already!
Good idea Ross. I recall helping Chris Powell to win in 86 and 87. Maybe I would do better this year if I went back to crewing!
Thanks Peter and Duncan. Replies coming in fast!
From the Merlin Rocket book in 1977 Spud Rowsell had Jon Turner crewing Fuming FWIW
Ross has published the list so far.
I only did one Salcombe Week (1964.) John Harris crew was Sue Vines (Later Harris!).
Ancient Geek, fear not I'm on the case. I had the ST trophy in my possession for a few days last year before the prizegiving. I took detailed photos of the engraving, so have the crews and boat names. Will aim to update by the time this years winner is added.
Er, I thought the whole idea of the ST was that it was for helms?! The official wording makes that clear. These days so many helms chop and change crews as well as boats.
The trophy has always listed a crew and boat, even though these can change during the campaign. I guess the idea has been to list the main crew and boat used.
I am informed by JH that the 1965 Salcombe win was not in 1561 Paragon, he had sold it by then. It was actually won in his fathers boat 1079 Passing Cloud.
Will check the year book incase I made a typo when I transcibed it. If not it appears this has been wrong in the year book for the short period of 44 editions ;-)
Or his memory is faulty, perhaps Robert can confirm ?
Err... weren't Mike and Mandy Fowler brother and sister rather than husband and wife? Have I got it wrong? Does Pat know?
From my memory Mike & Mandy Fowler were indeed brother and sister. I suspect it was by 1968 that Harris had sold Paragon he certainly had her in 1965, he won a race not in the Championships but at the Championships in heavy weather crewed by Robert.
Referring to WP's comment about two winners one year, I've always thought my brother John and I tied for first place in 1963. So does John but the Year Book has always listed me only.
Yes could have been 1968......
I remember an amusing photo sequence of Mike Fowler with his tiller extension stuck up between the boom and the loose foot of his mainsail, I wonder whatever happened to it ?
Mike Fowler crewed Alan and I in the Soling Olympic trials in 1980. Last saw Mike in San Francisco in 1982. He was a heart surgeon. Has anyone heard from him since? Mandy was certainly his sister.
Here he is......
I believe we used to refer to them as Mork and Mindy. For those not old enough to remember, it was a Happy Days offshoot and launched the career of Robin Williams.
Nano,Nano. God i'm showing my age!!
As for those pics of Mike performing, have a look in the MR Book.
Delighted to see crews getting the recognition they deserve. Hence I have also updated the Hunts results....missing out crew names is a terrible shame I feel.
Ross has updated the list once more, thanks to Tony Lane and Jennie King. Have a look at the question marks and the blank spaces, and let him know...
1976 I was the crew for Kevin Haynes in 2398 Phantom Rider
Thanks Richard. Only 10 or so to confirm go now.
Nice to hear from you Richard - I hope the world is treating you well.
Many thanks Pat, and to David Child and Chris Rathbone too.
Jon Turner crewed Chris Andrews in 1974
I'm pretty certain our cousin Richard Gaunt crewed John at one Salcombe Week. Ross, grab John at Salcombe, he told me he's forgotten but if you pester him you might get the missing names out of him.
Checked the Salcombe Week trophy at the prize giving and JH won Salcombe week in 1968 sailing 1079 Passing Cloud not Paragon as shown in the records. Not sure who the crew was though......
Thanks Richard, I've added Jon as Chris's crew in 74
I think he had sold Paragon and was awaiting his new boat, Passing Cloud was his fathers boat.
File now updated again. Thanks Ross.
I expect I am stating the obvious but Y & Y always published the Salcombe results - they have an archive I presume? Back to my Champs traing regime.
Dipping into the Y&Y archive would be possible I guess, when I am next visiting the head office.
Sorry to be a pedant but if John won in Passing Cloud in 1968 then the designer and builder needs to change to Jack Holt.
Only just in the same corner - In 1979 the design was a 'Bad Company' and the builder one Mr L Smart
Would be great to read some of the old Y & Y Salcombe reports, any chance of seeing them on the Website ?
Good spot guys, I had changed some boat names following feedback, but forgot to change the other detials. Will update in due course...
I will ask about copyright issues on the old Y & Y Salcombe reports. It would also need someone who had the time to look at a photo, and re-type the words in.
That probably depends on your age but the 80's and early 90's up to the current results would be a good place to start.
I'm not an expert on copyright or the T&C's of Y&Y, but as Y&Y don't pay for race reports submitted by public, I would assume that the copyright of race reports lies with the authors. This would create some practical problems getting permission. Other sites deal with this with a simple 'if you think you copyright has been violate - contact us and we will take it down', statement
I would guess that a lot of the reports were also printed in the Merlin mags so horders of old copies or maybe past editord may have the copy ?
Modern scanners have text recognition software which is absolutely brilliant at converting print to a text file. Saves no end of re-typing.
That depends on whether you can break the spine of the inch thick hardback volume that the magazine issue is bound in, to get the scanner inside far enough.
If you have access to Microsoft OneNote 2007 (available with quite a few of the MS Office packages), you should be able to apply OCR to an area of a scanned in image or an area of a JPEG photo.