Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden

Vintage Merlin Porteous Cup at Tamesis Club

by John Dunkley 15 Oct 2010 07:49 BST 9 October 2010
Porteous Cup for Vintage Merlins at Tamesis © Stewart Colley

Mike Stephens wins Porteous and Southcott Cups

The Porteus Cup and the Southcott Cup, part of the de May series for vintage Merlin Rockets, were won by Mike Stephens and Nicky Erskin-Tulloch sailing Flinkidink (1097) at Tamesis on Saturday 9 October.

The 18 competitors enjoyed a sunny day with a force 2-3 easterly wind. Race Officer James Fox sent them beyond Stevens Eyot part way to Kingston Bridge for the longer first race, with the two shorter courses after lunch in front of the Clubhouse. Visitors came from Hunts, Upper Thames, Hampton and Minima.

The de May series is reaching its climax with only Hampton’s meeting, on Saturday 16 October, to complete the series. Leading the way is Mike Stephens, closely followed by Ben Marshall of Minima YC and Nick Crickmore of Waveney and Oulton Broad YC.

Overall Results:

1st Flinkidink (1079) Mike Stephens & Nicky Erskin-Tulloch (Tamesis)
2nd Lady Anne (1978) Charlie Morgan & Hayley Manning (Tamesis)
3rd Restless IV (1222) Richard Page & Katie Cruickshank (Hampton SC)
4th Bambusa (847) Peter Mason & Paul Jamieson (Tamesis)
5th Pooh (1189) Ben Marshall & Pippa (Minima YC)

Related Articles

Merlin Rocket Class Training at the WPNSA
To be held on 20th/21st April 2019 It is a busy time in the Merlin Rocket world. As well as recently opening their Aspire 2019 Championship website and entry, 2018 Merlin National Champion, Christian Birrell, has also announced details of this year's Merlin Rocket Training weekend. Posted on 10 Jan
Aspire Merlin Rocket National Championship preview
Enter now for August event at Looe The Aspire 2019 Champs website is now open for entries. Our thanks are due to Aspire, Looe SC and to all of our associate sponsors for their early confirmation. I am pleased to say that our social programme is already well developed. Posted on 9 Jan
Craftinsure continue sponsorship of Silver Tiller
Merlin Rocket open meeting series throughout 2019 The Merlin Rocket Class is delighted to announce that Craftinsure and Magic Marine will be continuing their support of the class Silver Tiller in 2019, with Craftinsure as the title sponsor and Magic Marine as clothing partner. Posted on 18 Dec 2018
From Theory to Practice
The Hard Route to Ultimate Boatspeed We speak to Hyde Sails' Nigel & Jack Grogan. It has been noticeable that their strategy for the last four years has been to concentrate on specific dinghy and small keelboat classes, making sure they are getting it right. Posted on 14 Dec 2018
Merlin Rocket 'Extension' at Lymington
Winner-takes-all race as a re-run of October's cancelled event Sunday 2nd December saw the Merin Rocket Lymington Silver Tiller Extension, one race where the winner takes all for the glassware from the cancelled class event back in October due to lack of wind. Posted on 4 Dec 2018
Merlin Rocket Downriver race at Ranelagh
Thames Series finale from Putney Sunday 28th October saw the Merlin Rocket Thames Series finale take place at Ranelagh Sailing Club. In the days preceding the event, it became apparent that no-one was coming. A full money back guarantee was offered if the day was not enjoyed. Posted on 1 Nov 2018
Merlin Rocket Inlands at Cardiff
Last event of the Merlin Rocket class 'Grand Slam' series At last the long-awaited Nautilus Yachting Merlin Rocket Inland Championship took place at Cardiff Bay Yacht Club, after a postponement due to adverse weather. Posted on 31 Oct 2018
Hampton Sailing Club Merlin Rocket Open
Vintage day and Craftinsure Silver Tiller weekend Over the weekend of 13th and 14th October 2018 Hampton Sailing Club hosted their annual Merlin Rocket Open Weekend on the River Thames near Hampton Court. Posted on 18 Oct 2018
Merlin Rockets at Blithfield
A particularly wet and bleak day greets competitors A particularly wet and bleak day greeted competitors as they arrived to Blithfield SC for the Craftinsure Silver Tiller event. The forecast was for a light to medium breeze from the Northwest with the afternoon brightening up a little. Posted on 17 Oct 2018
Saxton and Lewis reign supreme
At the 2018 Endeavour Trophy Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis have won the 2018 Endeavour Trophy for the fourth time in succession with an impressive scoreline of six wins writes Sue Pelling. Posted on 15 Oct 2018