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Grafham Cat Open 22-23 October

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Topic: Grafham Cat Open 22-23 October
Posted By: Sprint Bob
Subject: Grafham Cat Open 22-23 October
Date Posted: 25 Sep 16 at 6:35pm
Just a quick reminder that it is the Grafham Cat Open on 22/23 October. It is open to all catamarans and there will be 6 races (3 back-to-back) each day. The NoR is on the Grafham website at

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Hope to see you there.

Posted By: a_dowley
Date Posted: 03 Oct 16 at 1:49pm
Looks like Marconi Sailing Club are taking the team trophy.....

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Posted By: Sprint Bob
Date Posted: 26 Oct 16 at 4:27pm

A total of 80 boats took part in the Grafham Cat Open on the fine weekend of 22/23 October. Three races were run back to back on both days - Saturday was sunny with a F2-3 Northerly wind and Sunday was overcast with a F3-4 NNE wind. On both days the winds were subject to big swings which made for interesting tactical sailing. The following is a summary of the results.

The Sprint 15s were the largest fleet with 31 entries for the Inland Championships Grafham sailor, Stuart Snell, won the event (1,1,2,1.1) from Kevin Kirby (4,2,1,4,4) of Marconi and the two-up boat of Andy and Finley Webb of Harwich were third. This was the Webb’s first open in a Sprint 15.

The Fast Double handicap class had 21 entries including 12 Formula 18s. The F18 of Simon Northrup and Caleb Cooper from Minnis Bay were the winners (1,1,2,2,1), the F18 of Will Sunnucks and Freddie White from Brightlingsea who were second and the F18 of David White and Kyle Stoneham from Thorpe Bay were third.

The Fast Single handicap class consisted of 9 A Class catamarans and a single Shadow X. The winner was the Shadow of Robin Leather (Gurnard) who won 4 races and took 2 second places.. The top A Class sailor in second place was speed merchant, Paul Larsen (WPSA) in an A Class foiler and third place was taken by Mike Bawden of Rutland.

The Medium handicap class of 11 boats included 8 Catapults. The winner was the Catapult of Gareth Ede (2,1,1,1,1.) of Yorkshire Dales followed at some distance by John Terry of Rutland (2nd) and Alastair Forrest (3rd) both also sailing Catapults.

The Spitfire Inland Championships had 7 entries and was won by Matthew McRobbie and Molly Desorgher of Rutland from David and Ian Wright of Grafham.

The Club was a buzz for the whole weekend and the sailors enjoyed an excellent dinner and a drink in the bar at the Club on Saturday night.

Any things we could do better? If so please post suggestions on this forum.


Posted By: Sprint Bob
Date Posted: 29 Oct 16 at 11:50am
Nick Champion was at Grafham taking pictures of the Cat Open.
You can to view them on his website at:" rel="nofollow -
Nickolas Champion
Champion Marine Photography
01227 266272

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