The official Hampton open meeting thread

20/09/2012 21:57:55
Phil Dalby
Introducing the all new 2012 Hampton open meeting thread. All other Hampton open meeting threads are forgeries. 
On the weekend of October 6th and 7th,any merlineers tempted to come to the Hampton Riviera will be treated to two days of the finest river sailing known to mankind. Saturday is dedicated to vintage racing, being part of the De May series. Followed by curry, real ale, dark and stormies and revelry. Sunday is the Hampton leg of the Thames series.
Expect 3 action packed races a day, starting at 11 on both days.
It would be very helpful if people could give me an idea if they are coming along and curry orders need to be booked before lunch on Saturday

21/09/2012 09:20:14
Alex 3556
I'm intending to be there for the Sunday racing.  Probably won't be around for the Sat night though if I have nothing else on, I might be up for it if you can guarentee some Merlin Party Madness Philly?... :-P

21/09/2012 10:10:51
Stuart Bates (MR3615)
That is if you are not heading to Hollingworth for the Silver Tiller Weekend.  Full Lake, Good Sailing and Fun Evening.

21/09/2012 10:53:58
Alex 3556
It's a long way up north though.... :-P

21/09/2012 15:10:38
Less trees at Hollingworth...

21/09/2012 16:33:49
Leon Metrick
Less currents too except in the Laardy CAkes!

02/10/2012 19:44:44
Nicky Page
As Phil has said earlier on this thread we will be having a Curry on Saturday evening.  This compromises of a main course of either Chicken Madras, Chicken Tikka Masala or Murgh Makhani, vegetable, rice and naan bread all for £12.00.  If you would like to join us please either call, text or ring me (07834 133792) by 2.00pm on Saturday if you aren't going to be there during the day.  Look forward to seeing you then for a great weekend. We will be eating at 7.00pm.

05/10/2012 20:40:53
Phil Dalby
Only one more sleep before the Hampton weekend begins. Fine weather forecast with a gentle breeze. Lots of fun to be had.

08/10/2012 23:16:21
Phil Dalby
Yet another great weekend was had at Hampton. Not necessarily for the sailing as the wind struggled to combat the stream. The excellent eating and drinking was interspersed with long periods of sitting still next to a very familiar piece of bank,occaisionaly being wafted forward by a slightly stronger zephyr.

Saturday's vintage results;
1st: Hywel Bowen-Perkins and George Thomas in 760
2nd: Mike Stephens and Constantine Gerber in 1097
3rd: Martin and Jack Hunter in 774
4th: Richard Page and Lizzy Dalby in 1222

Sunday's Thames series results;
1st: Mike Stephens and Jodock Gerber in 1097
2nd: Stuart and Imogen Jenkins in 3560
3rd: Hywel Bowen-Perkins and Oliver Jenkins in 760
4th: Alan Broadbent and Russel Hall in 3637

Full report and results to follow.

12/10/2012 16:26:49
Richard (3606)
Hi Phil
Have you or any other Hampton rep got the full results of last Sunday's Thames Series? I've checked Hampton's website but there doesn't appear to be anything posted there as yet.
Just wanted to update the overall series results before Tamesis host the next round this Sunday.
Many thanks.

12/10/2012 17:47:10
Andrew M
The only other boat with a result is in fact 3511, DNS race 1 (but managed to get back to the club without assistance ;-> ) 5th in race 2  - Andrew and Ellie Mills

There are another 13 scoring either DNS/DNS or DNS/DNF but who entered the event, Phil will have the names.

12/10/2012 18:18:27
Richard (3606)
Thank you Andrew


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