Please select your home edition
The Cruising Village 2021 - LEADERBOARD
Product Feature
Pro Aquafeece
Pro Aquafeece

Shearwater Travellers at Hastings & St Leonards Sailing Club

by Shaun Allen 22 Jul 2011 14:28 BST 2-3 July 2011

11 boats gathered at Hastings & St.Leonards Sailing Club, for the third Travellers Trophy meeting of the season. A light South Easterly accompanied the first race, with Nigel and Sarah Stuart on Simsek establishing an early lead, and first to the windward mark. This was eroded in subsequent laps by the pack, led by Alan Howland and Rob Brittan on Alley Cat. But Simsek held their nerve to take the gun.

Race 2 saw a diminishing breeze and strengthening ebb tide, requiring a careful inshore beat amongst the groins. Alley Cat had established a modest lead by the second lap, which they maintained to the gun, despite consistent pressure from Nick Elliot and Anna Allen on Cajensa.

Race 3 brought no change to conditions, with Simsek and Cajensa away from the Line first. Shaun Allen and Claire Robinson on Carbon Footprint leading the pack, with Simsek and local sailors Murray Greenhill and Louise Cully on Diligaf constantly challenging for third place, but the order remained till the final gun.

Saturday evening was filled with lively entertainment, and excellent hospitality. All taking place beneath the seafront promenade, in a unique subterranean Club house, that is the home of Hastings & St. Leonards S.C.

Sunday morning awoke with a steady Force 2-3 from the South-west, which did much to clear some heads! A busy start saw Cajensa break away from the pack, to seaward and in clear air. First to the windward mark they were closely followed by Carbon Footprint, Alley Cat and local sailors Barry Duck and John Wiseman on New Flame, and fellow locals Rob Hamilton and Taylor Playford on China Crisis, vying with Grace and Derek Williams on UFO. Cajensa held the lead to the final gun, despite numerous challenges.

The concluding Race 5 of the event began again with the pack sailing in close company. Carbon Footprint was first around the windward mark, and maintained the lead until the second beat. After which Simsek pulled ahead, closely followed by Alley Cat and Cajensa. The new order remaining until the final gun.

A big thanks to Hastings for a superbly run event, in blazing sunshine, crystal blue water, and ordering in the wind for the Sunday.

Overall Results:

1st 2006, A.Howland & R.Brittan, 6pts
2nd 1976, N.Elliot & A.Allen, 8pts
3rd 2003, N.Stuart & S.Stuart, 10pts
4th 1999, S.Allen & C.Robinson, 12pts
5th 2003, M.Greenhill & L.Cully, 20pts

Related Articles

The Grafham Cat Open is back!
Set to take place on 30th & 31st October The annual open meeting for catamarans at Grafham Water is back and will take place on 30-31 Oct. Over 70 boats are expected. This event has a reputation for being extremely sociable with highlights including an evening meal, open bar and on-site camping. Posted on 7 Oct 2021
64th Shearwater National Championships
Brilliant race courses and (of course) amazing socials Firstly I would like to say a huge congratulations to our National Champions Nigel and Sarah Stuart on Crowns! I'm sure they would agree this years nationals was definitely not an easy win with the top two boats only one point apart. Posted on 26 Aug 2021
Stokes Bay Sailing Club Catamaran Open
Almost 50 cats entered despite a very bad weather forecast Stokes Bay Sailing Club hosted the multi-class Catamaran Open Meeting over the weekend. Many people were eagerly anticipating the first major catamaran event in the UK for some time and despite a very bad weather forecast, almost 50 cats entered. Posted on 26 May 2021
Stokes Bay Sailing Club Catamaran Open preview
Sailors eagerly anticipating the first big catamaran event of the season Catamaran sailors from various classes are eagerly anticipating the first big catamaran event of the season, which will be at Stokes Bay Sailing Club, in the centre of the south coast. Posted on 6 May 2021
Shearwater TT Round 6 at Weston
Nine Shearwaters brave the wind and rain to compete Nine Shearwaters braved the wind and rain to compete in the final of the 2019 Travellers Trophy. With the top step of the podium filled, second through to sixth were very much available to be filled by the massed Shearwater family. Posted on 1 Oct 2019
Shearwater TT Round 5 at Stokes Bay
All to play for in the penultimate 2019 TT event A slightly depleted Shearwater fleet arrived at Stokes Bay Sailing Club for the penultimate TT of the 2019 series, with plenty of places up for grabs in the standings all was to play for. Posted on 6 Sep 2019
63rd Shearwater Nationals overall
Four fantastic days of sailing at Brightlingsea Day 3 of the 63rd Shearwater Nationals dawned with a slightly grey outlook with rain in the forecast, but the assembled sailors were more excited by the time the boats arrived at the race course. Posted on 21 Aug 2019
63rd Shearwater Nationals day 2
Capsizing in 25 knots is OK, but not in 5 knots A new day brings new opportunities for the Shearwater fleet at Brightlingsea Sailing Club; the breeze was down and the sun was shining. Posted on 19 Aug 2019
63rd Shearwater Nationals day 1
One transom lost before the first gun fired The 63rd Shearwater Nationals kicked off in spectacular style at Brightlingsea Sailing Club, one of the natural homes to catamaran racing. The sailors are in anticipation for an exciting and excellent four days of racing. Posted on 17 Aug 2019
Felixstowe Ferry SC Cat Open 2019
30 boats arrive to double the previous year's entry FFSC held its second ever catamaran open last weekend hosting a wide variety of catamarans. The event included the Dart 16 National Championships and was a part of the Formula 18, Shearwater and Catapult Traveller Series. Posted on 5 Aug 2019