Please select your home edition
Edition
Barton Marine 2019 728x90

Tideway Championship at Marconi Sailing Club

by Nick Hillman 3 Jun 2012 13:09 BST 26 May 2012
Tideway Championships 2012 © Stephen Beresford

The annual Tideway Championship took place at the Marconi Sailing Club on the River Blackwater in Essex on 26th May 2012. It was organised by Nick Hillman, who is an ex Chairman of the association. The race officer was Derek Kirby, and the course was set by Dave Hull and his team; a full complement of safety boats was available.

The Tideway Owners Association has one race meeting a year, and they race for two trophies: the Tideway Challenge Trophy, and the Rose Bowl for single handed boats. This year there were 15 participants who faced strong Easterly winds and an equally strong flood tide. There were three races, with one discard.

The first race was a little hesitant with boats hanging back from the line and spread out all along it. Andante (TW1) expertly sailed by Richard and Debbie Phillips won all three races, but the rest of the fllet were closer each time. By the third race it was getting very close, everyone was aiming to be at the shore end of the start line out of the tide and to be first over the line. All were taking short tacking against the strong flood. This caused more than a few collisions, but the Tideway fleet is far too Corinthian to let rules spoil a good days sailing.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelm and CrewR1R2R3Pts
1TW1AndanteDavid and Debbie Phillips1112
2TW41SquidPeter and Linda Watkins3224
3TW520DunlinRichard and Sylvia Colley2335
4TW529SunshineSam Riva and Lily Phillips6549
5TW15SkunaRichard Courts and Angela Allen57510
6TW 466SerenityBob and Hugh Neill46710
7TW461PeewitDavid Coldwell and Tim Manning84610
8TW519DaisyDavid Schwartz and Howard98917
9TW464Wild GooseArthur Davey and Sue Cornish7101017
10TW206CelloMuriel Widnall and Pat Thomson109817
11TW414ChiStewart and Prim Austerfield11dnsdns 
Rose Bowl
1TW300St.BrendanMichael Palmer1112
2TW459Kittywake 2George Helyer2224
3TW383Sandy BPeter Barnett3336
4TW 375JennyRichard Taylr4448

Related Articles

9th Bosham Classic Boat Revival
53 boats travelled from as far as the Netherlands Classic sailing dinghies, some almost 100 years old, enjoyed ideal conditions in Chichester Harbour for the ninth Bosham Sailing Club Classic Boat Revival. Posted on 16 Sep 2019
9th Classic Boat Revival preview
5 races over the 7-8 September in Chichester Harbour This year's Bosham Classic Boat Revival which will be held 7-8 September and hosted by Bosham SC. Last year, the CBR celebrated legendary boat designer Ian Proctor's centenary with over 90 boats participating, across 34 classes from 22 clubs. Posted on 20 Aug 2019
Tideway Lew Walker Challenge Cup
56th running of event comes to Hickling Broad Hickling Broad Sailing Club (HBSC) played host to the Tideway Owners Association (TOA) 56th annual running of the competition for the Lew Walker Challenge Cup, members from around the country assembled to compete. Posted on 15 Jun 2019
Bosham Classic Boat Revival
The biggest classic dinghy event ever? In a year notable for the superlatives, the late summer of 2018 will go down on record as the year when the classic small boat scene really showed itself off in the best possible way. 80 entries had been expected but there was a good handful more. Posted on 4 Sep 2018
Tideway Challenge at Bosham
Single race for the National Championship trophy Bosham Sailing Club hosted the 2018 Tideway Challenge. Organised by the Tideway Owners' Association (TOA), this is the official national championships for the Tideway dinghy class and it is hosted by different sailing clubs around the country each year. Posted on 13 Jul 2018
Bosham Classic Boat Revival
The very best of Bosham One of the top topics for discussion around sailing club bars of late has to be the worrying trend in the downturn of Championship attendances. However, at the same time, there has been an increase in the number of boats that attending alternative events. Posted on 8 Sep 2017
Tideway Nationals on Plymouth Sound
Ideal conditions for the fleet The 2017 annual Tideway Challenge was held on Plymouth Sound on Saturday 3rd June 2017. The races were ably organised and marshalled by Keith Kendall and a support team from Plymouth Youth SC based at Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre. Posted on 25 Jun 2017
Inaugural Tideway Open at Bosham
Club fleet grows to 37 boats Bosham Sailing Club's Tideway fleet continues to grow (37 boats now) and, while some may still ponder why we race a boat so spectacularly slow, the fleet marked its new status by hosting on Sunday its first ever Tideway Open meeting. Posted on 20 Jun 2017
Great support for Chichester Harbour Race Week
Strong fleets building in many classes With a month to go to the first starting gun, on-line entries for Chichester Harbour Race Week 2016 (August 15-19) are just three boats short of hitting the three-figure mark. There are strong fleets building in many of the popular one-design classes. Posted on 14 Jul 2016
Tideway National Championship on Barton Broad
GRP boat wins for the first time in 53 years The 2016 and 53rd annual sailing of the Tideway Challenge was held on Barton Broad in Norfolk this year and for the first time in its history was won by a GRP version of this classic dinghy. Posted on 12 Jul 2016