Wembley SC Silver Tiller 23rd March 14
Looking like a decent turnout and wind. Hope you can all make it. See you Sunday
Hi Paul, please can you email me the ST results when you have them. Thanks
Having the name 'Newbie' can only be an advantage...
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?
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...?
What qualifies someone as a newcomer?
Paul Dean 3371
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.
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!)
so to clarify newcomer was perhaps misleading - but you all know what I mean hopefully
Paul Dean 3371
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.
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!!!!
Looks a Decent wind. Woof woof
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!!!
Some photos from yesterday courtesy of John Curran
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!