Results :: Tamesis Club De May Series

12/04/2014

Write-up

Berry Ritchie and Sue Harris win Porteous and Southcott Cups at Tamesis

Berry Ritchie and Sue Harris won both the Porteous and Southcott Cups in a nine boat fleet at the Tamesis De May Series open meeting for Vintage Merlins on Saturday 12 April. The closely fought three race event came to an exciting climax in the third race, in which only seven boats competed.

Sailing Crescendo (607), Berry Ritchie and Sue Harris won the first race after completing six rounds in a light westerly wind, with Stuart and Ollie Jenkins of Hampton SC second in Luka (3560). The second race, sailed in a stronger westery wind, was won by Rob Wilder and his
young daughter Milly in Flinkidink (1097). Unfortunately, they were unable to stay for the third race, so were placed third overall.

Race Officer Charles Fox set a popular Tamesis course with an upstream start to Canbury, a downstream reach to Lensbury and an east-west dogleg mid-stream near the clubhouse. In the final race Luka got away to a clean start, leaving Crescendo hemmed in by other boats, and the
first time round Canbury the order was Luka in the lead with former Tamesis member Steve Bartlett, now Thames SC, crewed by Constantin Gerber, second in Wishbone (908). By the time they reached the dogleg Crescendo had pulled through to second and after closing on Luka in
the approach to Canbury slowly sailed into the lead to finish just over two minutes ahead.

Sondown Cup and Elizabeth Bowl won by Richard and Harry Harris

The Sondown Cup and Elizabeth Bowl were won by Richard Harris and his son Harry sailing Passing Cloud (1079) at the Tamesis Merlin Rocket Thames Series open meeting on Sunday 13 April. Seventeen boats from four clubs, including Thames SC, Wembley SC and Fishers's Green, took part in the three race meeting, which was held in a light to moderate north westerly wind and warm sunshine over a course which took the contestants on a long down river beat to the northern end of Trowlock Island followed by an upstream run to a Canbury mark set just below
Steven's Eyot. Passing Cloud won all three races.

The fight for second place was, however, hotly contested and led to a protest following a collision in the final race, as a result of which Berry Ritchie and Sue Harris in Crescendo (607) moved up from third to second and Matthew Peregrine-Jones and Eddie Lowe in Masquerade (995)
dropped to fourth overall. The upward adjustment of all other places led to a tie-break for fifth place.

Richard and Harry Harris won the first race by a clear margin of three minutes, with Charlie Morgan and Fiona Cotteril second in Lady Anne (1978), Rob and Helen Wilder third in Flinkidink (1097), Matthew Peregrine-Jones and Eddie Lowe fourth in Masquerade (995), and Berry
Ritchie and Sue Harris fifth in Crescendo (607) In rhe second race Flinkidink was second, Masquerade third, Crescendo fourth and Ken Duffell and Brian Corking fifth in Harry (3599).

Results

Porteous and Southcott Cups Results:

PosBoatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1stCrescendo607Berry RitchieSue HarrisTamesis Club1‑212
2ndLuka3560Stuart JenkinsOllie JenkinsHampton SC2‑424
3rdFlinkidink1097Rob WilderMilly Chong‑WilderTamesis Club41(DNC)5
4thJust Add Two08)Chris MartinPhilippa DanielsThames SC33‑46
5thWishbone08)Steve BartlettConstantine GerberThames SC‑7538
6thBlonde On Blonde2805Stephan KettnerNicky Erskine‑TullochThames SC5‑7611
7thWozzo1447Nick HoskinsThomas Martis‑JonesThames SC8‑9513
8thFair Kop1212Barry MourantFiona BolwellTamesis Club6‑8713
9thCindy723Mervyn AllenAnne PhillipsTamesis Club96(DNC)15
Sondown Cup and Elizabeth Bowl (for first Vintage Merlin) Results:

PosBoatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1stPassing Cloud1079Richard HarrisHarry HarrisTamesis‑1112
2ndFlinkidink1097Rob WilderHelen WilderTamesis‑3235
3rdCrescendo607Berry RitchieSue HarrisTamesis‑5426
4thMasquerade995Matthew Peregrine‑JonesEddie LowTamesis43(DSQ)7
5thLady Anne1978Charlie MorganFiona CotterilTamesis28(DNF)10
6thMake It So3556Jodok GerberConstantin GerberTamesis6‑10410
7thHarry3599Ken DuffellBrian CorkingTamesis‑105712
8thAndromeda3259David BakerJim GreenTamesis76‑813
9thRed Wizard3682Jon StewardHarry StewardWembley SC/Fishers Green SC9‑12514
10thBambusa847Peter MasonSteve KatzTamesis87‑1015
11thDelirium3637Alan BroadbentAnnabel StewardWembley SC‑169918
12thFair Kop1212Richard MourantJoe WoodsTamesis‑1515621
13thJust Add Two08)Chris MartinSaulThames SC‑14111223
14thWishbone08)Steve BartlettPhil AbbeyThames SC‑13131124
15thPrecious3333John AdamsCaroline Jeffra‑Adams/Zoe Jeffra‑AdamsTamesis11‑171425
16thDeep Thought3451Jemma HorwoodMartin HughesThames SC1214(DNF)26
17thRagtime3479Rupert FletcherJames Berry/Paul JamiesonTamesis‑17161329

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