Please select your home edition
Edition
Spinlock - Deckvest - 728x90

National Squib Inland Championship at Rutland Sailing Club

by Pete Richards on 10 Oct 7-8 October 2017
Squib Inlands at Rutland © RSC

A fine entry of 37 Squibs travelled to Rutland on the weekend of 7 & 8 October for their Inland National Championship. Saturday dawned grey and forbidding but thankfully with a great, if somewhat chilly, shifty, force 4 breeze from the west resulting in an interesting and challenging day's racing. Some of the gusts were levelling.

First to the weather mark in the first race were the SCYC team of Malcolm Blackburn and David Shiel in Moonstone (96) closely followed by Alan Johnson and David Garlick, Cariad Bach (132) from the same club. They held these positions until the end of the race. After a poor start, current National Champions, Josh Metcalf and Mark Hogan, Ric O'Shea (136) pulled up to third. This early domination by the SCYC boats was not to continue.

Class Chairman, Nigel Grogan crewed by his son Jack convincingly won the second race followed by fellow Burnham / Royal Corinthian boats, Lady Penelope (819), Malcolm Hutchings and Andy Ramsey and Spoof (811), Micky Wright and Alex Porteous. The scene was set for a showdown between the two clubs.

Only to be disrupted by Bryan and Jenny Riley from WOBYC sailing Brimstone (73) who easily won the third race. However, the Grogans, Blackburn and Metcalf were there in 2,3 and 4 places keeping the pressure on.

The home fleet, Rutland SC, hosted a great evening dinner and the Squibs proceeded to drink the club bar out of bitter and nearly all the red wine before retiring for the night.

Sunday morning produced a clear, fine, sunny day with a gentle force 3 westerly – perfect conditions. Again it was shifty, but that is the norm for Rutland.

Metcalf and Hogan showed their prowess in these conditions gaining a 1st and a 2nd in races 4 and 5 which gave them the meeting and the Inland Nationals to add to their victory at Holyhead earlier in the year. The Grogans were a close second overall and the Rileys sailed consistently well to gain third.

Worthy of note was the performance of one of the new Rondar Squibs, sailed by Andrew Moore and Peter Hallinan from Felixstowe Ferry SC. They achieved 4th in race 2 and 2nd in Race 4, which combined with more mid-fleet performances gave them 15th overall. A great result for the new Squib showing its potential to compete on an equal footing with existing boats.

Overall Results:

PosHelmCrewSail NoBoat NameClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stJosh MetcalfeMark Hogan136Ric OsheaSCYC3‑641210
2ndNigel GroganJack Grogan105Helmut Shoing 11RCYC‑9127313
3rdBryan RileyJenny Riley73BrimstoneWOBYC/RNSYC7715‑820
4thMickey WrightAlex Porteous811SpoofRCYC123‑214625
5thDavid WinesKeith Davies828White MagicWest Hoe SC51066(DNS)27
6thMalcolm BlackburnDavid Shiel96MoonstoneSCYC18321‑2333
7thGerald DysonTony Saltonstall800AlchemyRoyal Yorkshire YC13915‑23138
8thAlan JohnsonDavid Garlick132Cariad BachSCYC218513‑2038
9thMalcolm HutchingsAndy Ramsey819Lady PenelopeRoyal Corinthian‑1727161641
10thMike HughesGary Cateral872Pocahontas 111214‑18542
11thNic Tolhurst 868By the LeeRCYC614814‑1942
12thBrian HollandTony Sampson789Dream OnSCYC4‑199121843
13thPhilip BarnesDavid Thomas137AtomicTBSC205‑2510944
14thRobert CoyleMarc Rawinsky823HumphreyRCYC‑21131681047
15thAndrew MoorePeter Hallinan902 FFSC144‑2822848
16thIan GrayIan Simons157Cheque MateRCYC19‑221117754
17thPhil AspinallHowie Enkel72Guy FawkesRoyal Corinthian1024‑2991457
18thMartin HarrisonJules Batchelor500HussarRoyal Victoria YC‑221713151257
19thRichard SullivanSue Harper855CrocRNYC/WOBYC1511‑30201359
20thToby TaylorStephen Weakes108Ogo PogoSCYC‑251523111564
21stRichard RobertsJohn Jones755CybiHolyhead SC‑27211925469
22ndRoland WilsonSam Prime52BachanteRVYC2329173(DNC)72
23rdIan KeeleyMatthew Keely16SquibboRBYC82312‑332972
24thWill DaviesKevan Gibb832WillpowerRoyal Forth YC1816‑27261777
25thChris HillJames Pritchard104WildfireRDYC24‑3220311186
26thSimon MarfleetStef Oosthuysen50FirebirdWOBYC‑302818192287
27thPeter MarchantAndy Biddle736Magic RoundaboutRCYC162526‑302188
28thJohn SparrowRalph Banthorpe845Rock 'n' RollSCYC2620‑31272598
29thDavid GrindleyPete Richards760SurpriseRCYC28262222(DNC)98
30thSimon VinesMichael Brown780QuantumWeymouth SC31(DNC)1024DNC103
31stPeter DaleJulian Smith856Second Time AroundRSC‑2927242826105
32ndBarry SearleGill Lamb468IgniteWaldringfield323133‑3527123
33rdDavid CannellMs Ricky East40RubyWaldringfield3330(DNS)3230125
34thTudor RobertsMatthew Roberts847Little QuickieHolyhead SC(DNC)DNCDNC2924129
35thTony GibsonPaul Sleeman900Top DogStone SC(DNC)DNC323631137
36thBen LyddingtonAmy Spare727MosquitoRCYC3433(DNC)34DNC139
37thJohn GriffinJoanna Griffin630ElsieRSC(DNC)DNCDNC3732145
Land Rover BAR Cap
REPORT OF THE MONTH SPONSORED BY Report of the Month sponsored by Henri Lloyd Nominate this article for report of the month for your chance to WIN a Land Rover BAR Cap for yourself and the author of the report that receives the most votes. Just fill in the form below!
Your name

Your email address

Why do you like this report?



Related Articles

Squib Irish Inlands at Lough Derg preview
One of the most enjoyable regattas of the year At Lough Derg Yacht Club over the weekend of 21-22 October, Squibs will come from the North, South and East coasts of Ireland as well as from Britain to compete in what will be one of the most enjoyable regattas of the year. Posted on 15 Oct
Squib Inlands at Rutland this weekend
Entries now up to 31 boats and counting Entries are now up to 31 boats and counting for what is arguably the most closely contested End of Season keelboat event in the UK. Posted on 3 Oct
Squib South Coast Championships
Excellent race management but not excellent weather The Squibs returned to Torquay after a number of years away for their 2017 South Coast Championships over the weekend of 9th & 10th September. 11 boats entered, but due to a manoeuvring incident with a trailer in Weymouth, only 10 boats arrived. Posted on 15 Sep
National Squib Class Inlands preview
Fleet set for Rutland in October The National Squib Class 'Inland Championship 2017' will take place on Rutland Water on the weekend of 7-8 October. This is a remarkable event, sailed on the waveless waters of the Rutland reservoir. Posted on 13 Sep
Squibs at the Waldringfield Cartoon Trophy
The exciting end of summer open meeting This end of summer open meeting is shared with several other classes which makes for exciting moments mark rounding in a Squib calling for water on a Cadet. Posted on 13 Sep
125th Burnham Week Grand Finale
Town Cup J/80 glory marks conclusion Digger Harden sailing the J/80 Glorious Fools with his seasoned team including joint owner Peter Jackson, Doug Duce and Tom Adams have won the coveted Town Cup, to mark the end of the 125th anniversary celebrations of Burnham Week, writes Sue Pelling. Posted on 3 Sep
125th Burnham Week first weekend
Glorious conditions at premier east coast regatta opener Lack of wind on the first day did little to affect the carnival spirit round town at the gloriously sunny opening weekend of Burnham Week 2017, which this year celebrates 125 years. Posted on 29 Aug
Irish Squib South Coast Championship
Light airs and fog at Kinsale Light airs and fog ensured that the Race Officer, John Stallard, and his team were tested to the limits over the past two days. Posted on 27 Aug
125th Burnham Week just around the corner
Time to get your entry in! All the organising has now been completed and the 125th Burnham Week is just around the corner. Whether you sail a state of the art racing machine, a classic cruiser or a modern dinghy, there is a place for you at Burnham Week. Posted on 18 Aug
Lendy Cowes Week day 8
Whooper confirmed as the overall winner Giovanni Belgrano's 38ft Laurent Giles Whooper, which was confirmed yesterday as overall winner among the Black Group yachts, has also been announced as overall Lendy Cowes Week winner. Posted on 5 Aug