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Thames Series 2008

Final results, thanks to Andy Jones for running the series
The overall 2008 Thames Series placing were hanging on final leg at Ranelagh for the Autumn Trophy. Clearly invigorated by the Silver Tiller Dinner the previous evening the final race was hotly contested with Simon Blake the overall winner with Alex Jackson in second place enough for him to take the overall Thames Series with his other series first places at the Ranelagh Spring Cup and Hampton Opens.

2008 was hotly contested through out the year with 84 boats entered and typically over 20 boats at each event. There were a variety of race winners, Richard Harris showed great promise at the beginning of the series with a firsts at Cookham and Upper Thames, Alan Markham was in contention through out helped with his win at Minima, Jon Redding won at Tamesis on a tie break and even Richard Whitworth won at the Wembley Silver Tiller event. Mike Stephens again heavily supported the whole series competing in six of the eight race series, and each with a different crew!!


Pos Pts Helm Crew Boat Name Sail No Ranelagh Cookham Minima Hampton Wembley Upper Thames Tamesis Ranelagh
1 11 Alex Jackson Chris Downham/Pippa Taylor Moist/Attack of the Clones 3643/3662 1 - - 1 - - 7 2
2 19 Mike Stephens (various) Flinkidink/Luka 1097/3560 - 5 6 9 6 - 2 12
3 22 Alan Markham Debbie Walker Summit Fever 3594 - - 1 5 13 3 - 14
4 30 Ken Duffell Brian Corking Harry 3599 7 8 2 - - - 15 13
5 63 Jonathan Steward Nick Yannacoyogos Prologue 3581 6 - - - 19 - 21 17
6 97 Andrew Harris Liam Dempsey Omega/Millie 1605/3649 7 3 - - - - 3 -
7 99 Duncan Salmon Ian Garwood Poached Salmon 3644 2 - - - 7 - - 6
8 101 Chris Whitehouse Ellie Bremer Boing Went Zebedee 3504 3 4 - - - - - 10
9 102 Andy Dalby Fran Gifford Il Gatino/General Lee 1746/3690 - - - 11 - 2 - 5
10 104 Mark Ampleford Peter Horn Loosed Canon 3655 5 - - 6 9 - - -
11 115 John Bell Duncan Bell Grand Teton 1201 - - - 7 - - 16 8
12 122 Richard Mourant Joe Woods Total Eclipse 3233 - 11 8 19 - - - -
13 170 Richard Harris Jason Stokes Passing Cloud 1079 - 1 - - - 1 - -
14 171 Simon Blake Phil Dalby Smart Tart 3640 - - - - 2 - - 1
15 176 Berry Ritchie Sue Harris Crescendo 607 - 2 - - - - 6 -
16 176 Patrick Blake Jilly Blake Hot Totty 3676 - - - - 4 - - 4
17 180 Phil Dalby Suzi Bell Onions 1761 - - - 8 - - 4 -
18 181 Phil Plumtree Kirsty Raunchy 3621 4 - - - - - - 9
19 182 Ben Marshall John Wilkie/Alex Cane Dans Le Vent/Fat Marce 1206/2529 - - 4 - - - 10 -
20 184 Andy Jones Joshua Reuter Hakuna Matata 3571 - 9 - - - - - 7
21 190 Charlie Morgan (unknown) Lady Anne 1978 - - 9 - - - 13 -
22 190 Chris Edwards Heis Lathan Atlantis 3288 7 - - - - - - 15
23 191 David Vines Kate Freestone Elusive 3347 - - - - - - 5 18
24 193 Colin Brockbank Martin Hughes Jupiter 3651 - - - - 14 - - 11
25 204 John Donoghue Deborah Smith The Holy Grail 3574 - - - - 15 - - 21
26 207 Ken Daniels Terry - 3682 - - - - 23 - - 16