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800 people take part in Mersea Week

by Rachel Gozzett 28 Aug 2012 22:37 BST 14-19 August 2011
Classic Yachts and Gaffers at Mersea Week 2012 © Chrissie Westgate / www.chrissiewestgate.com

Mersea Week 2012 saw an increase in competitors this year with over 800 people taking part making it the biggest sailing regatta on the East Coast. The week gave some fine weather with a mixture of wind conditions. We were also thrilled to give our own Silver Medallist Saskia Clark a hero's welcome home when she returned to compete with us in a RS400 with her boyfriend, Beijing Gold Medallist Paul Goodison. Sas also honoured us by giving away the prizes.

The formula for Mersea Week is now fine tuned with excellent race management and great social shore side events. We owe enormous thanks to our Weekly Sponsors Hempel Paints and Adnams Brewery and the all the daily sponsors for their contribution financially for providing some wonderful prizes and helping us to keep the entries fees down which has been a critical factor in making the week the success that it is. Thank you to everyone who made the week possible and see you all next year.

Cruiser Fast Handicap (Local)

1st Claim Form - John Bolingbroke
2nd Scallywag – Julian Lord
3rd Maverick – Liz Harrison

Cruiser Fast Handicap (IRC)

1st Claim Form - John Bolingbroke
2nd Scallywag – Julian Lord
3rd Maverick – Liz Harrison

Cruiser Medium Handicap

1st Bugsy - Geoff Hunt and Sally-Ann Turnbull
2nd Hartley – John Kearin
3rd Bargoose – Mike Edwards and Dave Lewis

Cruiser Slow Handicap

1st Admiral Benbow – Richard Porter
2nd Truant – Gordon Lawrence
3rd Moondog – Bob Mercer

Classic Yachts and Gaffers

1st Black Diamond – Gregg Dunn
2nd Kismet – Richard Mathews
3rd Clarion of Wight – Clare Lallow

Smacks Slow Handicap

1st Mayfly – Dave Whiting
2nd Dorothy – Rob Lee and Paul Harding
3rd Mermaid – Christian Woodley

Smacks Fast Handicap

1st Kate – Richard Haines
2nd Maria – Paul Winter
3rd Sunbeam – T Bradshaw

West Solent One Design

1st Suvretta – Ben Van-Dyke
2nd Linette – Glen Sansom
3rd Black Adder – Richard and Sue Taylor

Sonata One Design

1st Parody – Peter and Mark Orrin
2nd Aubie II – Tony Hawkes and Patrick Hill
3rd The Apprentice – Jessica Gozzett

Stella Class

1st L'Etoile – Timothy Wood
2nd Estrella – Tom Taylor-Jones
3rd Scorpio – Barry Ashmore

Mersea Fisherman's Open Boats Slow

1st Pewitt – Lucy Struth and Phoebe Fuller
2nd Beth – Ian Sharpe
3rd Violet Alice – Mark Farthing

Mersea Fisherman's Open Boats Fast

1st Tanner – Ben Woodcraft
2nd Joy – Will Crossley
3rd Ripple – Mike Corduff

Dinghy Slow Handicap

1st Trouble Maker – Teo Richardson
2nd Speedbuoy II – Freddie Rogers
3rd RS Tera Pro – Robert Green

Dinghy Medium Handicap

1st Solo – Steve Ede
2nd Enterprise – Linda and Brian Cumming
3rd Enterprise – Peter and Elaine Dolling

Dinghy Medium Fast Handicap

1st Laser 2000 – Chris Jordan
2nd RS200 William Powell and Sebastian Struth
3rd Laser – Keith Stubbs

Dinghy Fast Handicap

1st RS400 - Saskia Clark and Paul Goodison
2nd RS600 – Michael Izsatt
3rd 29er - Alice and Sarah Kent

RS Feva XL

1st Amy and James Struth
2nd Simon, Theo and Gabby Clifton
3rd Paddy Woodcraft

Individual results can all be seen on our website www.merseaweek.com or follow us on Facebook Mersea Week 2012. Mersea Week is run by a joint committee from the Dabchicks Sailing and the West Mersea Yacht Club.

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