Please select your home edition
Edition
GJW Direct - Multi Dinghy Insurance

Leigh on Sea Sailing Club Brass Monkey Race

by Steve Corbet on 27 Dec 2015 26 December 2015

Another windy race

The traditional end of season race at Leigh on Sea was held on the classical Boxing Day as the tide was favourable this year; however the fresh to strong south westerly wind deterred many of the potential entrants.

Thirteen boats braved the conditions at the start but several failed to make the first windward mark. The Sprint 15 sailed by Daren Fitchew lead from the start and was the only boat to complete 3 rounds of the course. Behind Daren the monohulls were enjoying wild reaches, those who kept the mast pointing at the sky!

At the gybe mark most were sailing well past the mark to avoid the near dead downwind run to the leeward mark, most avoid the gybe by tacking for a safe rounding. The race officer decided that after the fleet had completed 2 rounds that enough sailing had been completed.

The results were calculated using the average lap basis, the winner from the eight boats to finish was Daren Fitchew from Thorpe Bay YC, with second Mike Iszatt from King George SC in his RS600 and in third place Steve Corbet from the home club in a GP14.

Related Articles

GP14s and Enterprises at Leigh-on-Sea
Nimbus Trophy and Cockleshell Trophy up for grabs Sunday 23rd July saw a gathering of seven Enterprises and eight GP14s at Leigh on Sea SC for the Enterprise Eastern Area Championships, The Nimbus Trophy, and the current round of the GP14 London and SE Open circuit racing for the Cockleshell Trophy. Posted on 27 Jul
Solo Eastern Area Championship
Just add water! It was a bright sunny Saturday morning when the first of 28 Solos arrived at Leigh on Sea SC for the 'Mighty Oak' Eastern Area Championships, a moderate breeze from the south west was blowing; all that was missing was water! Posted on 29 Jun
Leigh-on-Sea Brass Monkey Trophy Race
Light winds for the 25 boat fleet The 2016 Brass Monkey Trophy Race was held on Sunday 18th December – with the tides available around Christmas this year the race was moved from the traditional Boxing Day to a very foggy day with very light winds. Posted on 19 Dec 2016
Enterprises at Leigh-on-Sea
A first for the club On Saturday 7th May Leigh-on-sea SC hosted their first ever Open Meeting for Enterprise class dinghies. The course was shared with the GP14 fleet, both fleets started together without any clashes between the classes. Posted on 10 May 2016
Solos at Leigh-on-Sea
27 helms, mud flats and lots of sunshine A fleet of 27 Solos, 13 visitors and 14 local boats were greeted by the usual Leigh on sea mud flats and lots of sunshine. As the tide rapidly covered the mud flats the wind filled in from the east to a steady 12 knots. Posted on 10 May 2016
GP14s at Leigh-on-Sea
Summer starts with some excellent close racing Summer started on Saturday 7th May at Leigh on Sea. Eight GP14s enjoyed some excellent close racing on a warm early summer day, with a steady easterly wind. Posted on 10 May 2016
GP14s at Leigh-on-Sea
London & South-East Travellers Series event The sun was shining at Leigh on Sea to welcome the six visitors for this round of the London & SE Travellers Series and racing for the Cockleshell Trophy. As usual at Leigh on Sea there was a short wait for the tide to cover the mud. Posted on 23 Jul 2015
Solos at Leigh-on-Sea
Conditions were a little too demanding 25 boats entered the Solo Open meeting at Leigh on Sea on Sunday 19th July. The local fleet of 17 boats mainly older sub 4000 fun racers were joined by 8 newer regular open meeting travellers looking for some exciting sea sailing. Posted on 23 Jul 2015
Leigh-on-Sea Brass Monkey
28 boats attend end-of-season event The 2014 season at Leigh-on-Sea ended on Sunday 21st December with the classic end of Season Brass Monkey Race. The weather forecast had predicted strong winds but at the start a moderate South Westerly encouraged 28 boats to start the race. Posted on 23 Dec 2014
Solos at Leigh-on-Sea
23 boats contest the Mighty Oak Trophy For the second ever Solo Open meeting at Leigh on Sea a fleet of 23 boats turned up on Sunday 13th July. The local fleet of 13 boats (mainly older sub-4000 fun racers) were joined by 10 (newer) regular open meeting travellers. Posted on 16 Jul 2014