Please select your home edition
Edition
Musto 2017 728x90 Superhuman

Open Frostbite Series at Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club - Day 6

by Alan Jackson 24 Mar 2010 09:03 GMT 21 March 2010

The final two races were sailed on a post-lunch tide in conditions that could only be said to be disappointing. Warm on a soft southwest breeze, not really in keeping with the splendid nut removing northerlies that have been rattling through the dinghy park and keeping the winter sailor revved up.

The big surprise of the day was the return of Keith Fedi sailing his newer all singing, dancing Finn.

It was David and Ron ‘Fireball’ narrowly getting away with an early running down the start line on a port tack start but heading up with speed and blasted off on the dropping of the start flag. Dean and Phil ‘Hornet’ and Malcolm and Ian ‘Laser 4000’ in close pursuit.

Dean and Phil, kept cool and a cheery faced, stuck to the task of beating up Jacko on time and finished with two 4ths to be 5th overall.

Jenny Ball ‘Laser Radial’ has been a credit to the fleet finishing all races with 3rds, 4ths and 5ths always looked comfortable on the water to win 1st lady helm and 4th overall.

Dave and Ron have not made it too easy looking but have survived to finish with a 2nd and 3rd in the score line to be 3rd overall.

Peter Playle ‘Laser’ DNS on the last day has had a well-sailed series with 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th to finish 2nd overall.

Jacko and Lorna show good teamwork and an understanding of laidback sailboat racing in all conditions with a competitive slice of the Jacko jam pot to be 1st overall.

A prize giving was held following the last race where Philip Spillane, club commodore, spread the prizes and thanked the countless club members that have endured a cold winter to run the Frostbite series, which in turn keeps the club alive. Thanks were made to the visiting sailors whose support, enthusiasm and love of the sport make the whole running of this series a worthy and valued thing to take part in and host. The club is a lesser place when you all leave.

Thanks to Jan Nuttall for sending in the photos

Overall Results:

1st Alan Jackson and Lorna Laval, Merlin, 5pts
2nd Peter Playle, Laser, 16pts
3rd David Islin and Ron Suffield, Fireball, 20pts
4th Jenny Ball, Laser Radial, 21pts
5th Dean Saxon and Rob/Phil, Hornet, 22pts

More information on the Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club website.

Related Articles

Kestrel Eastern Area Championship
A fleet of 9 boats at Maylandsea Bay The Kestrel Eastern Area Championship was held at Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club over the weekend of 10th & 11th July. A fleet of 9 boats gathered. Posted on 12 Jul
GP14s at Maylandsea Bay
A first for the club? The GP14 Southern Travellers have added a new venue to the circuit at Maylandsea Bay SC which is located on Mayland Creek with racing in the creek and on the River Blackwater in Essex. Posted on 14 Jun
Blackwater Icicle 2019
Forty boats attend event hosted by Maylandsea Bay SC Forty boats assembled for a committee boat start in Lawling Creek for the 2019 Blackwater Icicle, this year hosted by Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club. Posted on 2 Jan 2020
Hornets at Maylandsea Bay
An early start after a Friday night curry The Hornet fleet descended on Maylandsea Bay on the banks of the River Blackwater in Essex over the weekend of 2nd & 3rd of September to share an open meeting with the Kestrel fleet. Posted on 6 Sep 2017
Hornets at Maylandsea Bay
First open since the European Championships A small but perfectly formed fleet of Hornets descended upon Maylandesea Bay Sailing Club for the first open meeting since the European Championships. Posted on 7 Sep 2016
Maylandsea Bay Sailing Week
40 boats enjoy the good weather 40 boats enjoyed the good weather last week when they participated in Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club week. The event which started on Monday, held events for a mixed dinghy fleet, Sandhopper keelboats and Picos. Posted on 23 Aug 2016
Blackwater Armada raises money
For Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation An armada of boats of all shapes and sizes took part in a long distance race on Sunday 27th September organised by a joint committee of sailing clubs on the River Blackwater. Posted on 30 Sep 2015
Bart's Bash on the Blackwater
Sailors from six of the clubs on the river Sailors from six of the sailing clubs that sail on the River Blackwater Estuary all sailed together to take part in Bart's Bash race in memory of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. Posted on 25 Sep 2014
Maylandsea Bay Frostbite day 5
A ‘bring it on contest Four weeks of pent up competitor itching was let loose as the start flag dropped in the Maylandsea Bay Frostbite series race 5. High cloud, sun and biting northwest wind rattling through the rigging as the fleet busied themselves. Posted on 16 Mar 2010
Maylandsea Bay Frostbite days 3 & 4
A shed load of misery A shed load of misery befell the Mayland fleet, as a dank grey day dawned with low cloud and a day of light airs sailing got under way, for until now the fleet has had the joy of goodly breezes and sunshine all be that it has been some what a tad nippy. Posted on 4 Mar 2010