Results :: Whitstable Y.C. Open Meeting

18/06/2016 19/06/2016

Write-up

Whitstable welcomed 23 boats to its annual Silver Tiller meeting on 18/19 June. Three races were scheduled for Sunday following two longer races on Saturday making the Silver Tiller event a 5 race series for the first time at the club.

Conditions on Saturday were testing with a shifty northerly giving just enough pressure to surf on the waves downwind. At the end of a challenging day Olly Turner and Graham Sexton in "Wild Card" were in the box seat with a fourth and a first.

Although the forecast for Sunday was for very light winds competitors were greeted by a Force 3 westerly. Chris Gould and Chris Kilsby in their new boat "Peer Pressure" won the first race, with Chris Jennings and Pete Horn second in "Bernard". Conditions became more frisky for the second race, with a building Whitstable chop as the tide turned. Gains were to be made by not flying a spinnaker on the tight first reach and this is where Chris Gould took David Winder and Pippa Taylor to record his second bullet of the day.

The last race was won by William and Alex Warren in "Robert" from Tim Fells and Oli Wells. Chris Gould was third thus ensuring his overall win, both for the Holden Cup and the Silver Tiller and the Melbourne Cup for the best results on Sunday.

So ended a great weekend enjoyed by all. A straw poll in the changing rooms deemed the 5 race format a success which will hopefully be repeated next year. Great credit, and thanks, go to the PRO, Huw Reynolds, and the race team for quick turnarounds and accurate courses.

Results

PosSail NoNameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Nt Pts
13778Peer PressureChris GouldChris KilsbyMidland/Thames SC6‑1111311
23756RobertWilliam WarrenAlex WozzaShoreham SC1‑666114
33658BernardChris JenningsPete HornBurghfield Sailing Club3723(DNC)15
43656Wild CardOlly TurnerGraham SextonStarcross SC418‑9417
53764Fancy LiquorTim FellsOli WellsSalcombe YC7‑845218
63735The Clone WarsDavid WinderPippa TaylorHollingworth Lake9452(RET)20
73645Blue VelvetSteve HallSimon HaightonBurnham SC‑103104623
83676Hot TottyFrances GiffordPhilip DalbyRanelagh SC2‑997725
93611The Phantom MenaceJen DoddsChris DoddsNottingham SC11‑1238931
103685Black PearlSophie MackleyJames WarrenShoreham SC‑14131110842
113673The OldieCaroline CroftBeka JonesBlighfield SC1210714(RET)43
123777MockingjaySimon PottsAlly MartinBurghfield Sailing Club5512(RET)DNC46
133772Three Legged RacePhil EmeryDavid HawkinsWYC15‑1614131052
143672Bola BolaJohn CooperLiz NorthWhitstable Yacht Club1314‑16121352
153648Bang TidyA WrightJ WrightShoreham SC‑171515111253
163740Why AskPat BlakeJill BlakeCookham Reach SC16‑1713151155
173640Smart TartR ZilvoldP ScottWYC‑18181816557
183746Point & SquirtDan WillettPete NicholsonBrightlingsea SC82(DNC)DNCDNC58
193697Too Dark N StormyR PageP PageHampton SC1920‑21171470
203644MarleenJon BloicePhillipa BloiceWYC20192018(DNF)77
213677IndecisionDavid ProctorTheresa PageWYC21211919(RET)80
223463Smoke on the WaterAbi LedgerPatty BakerWYC(DNC)DNC1721RET86
233319Absolute MadnessRichard LedgerMax SellarWYC(DNC)DNCDNC20RET92

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