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Bourne End Week 2015 at Upper Thames Sailing Club

by Debbie Kite 6 Jun 2015 15:25 BST 23-27 May 2015

Bourne End Week 2015 at Upper Thames SC was a great success with a superb 5 days of racing in plenty of wind and sunshine. Entries increased this year, with the Merlin fleet splitting into flights for the first time in recent years.

Generous sponsorship from Aberdeen Asset Management, Squire Furneaux Volvo Maidenhead, Creation Covers, Virtual Rigger chandlers and Andrew Milsom, combined with excellent catering and socialising to make this year's event one to remember.

The Merlin Rocket River Championships were won by Laurie Smart and Vanessa Pilon in Flipside MR1065 finishing first in every race despite the best efforts of competitive visiting crews and experienced club members. They won the Yeves Plate for the second year running.

The top places in the Thames A Raters National Championships were closely fought but Vagabond crewed by Ben Palmer, Miles Palmer and Kevin Pearson came out the clear winner with six firsts from eight races beating last year's winner Adventurer into second place. But Adventurer (Simon Blake, Jock Wishart and Jamie Stewart) countered by winning the Queen's Cup on the last day after swapping the lead with Vagabond throughout the race, to take the vintage trophy donated by Queen Victoria in 1893.

There was good class racing too for the Wayfarers, OK, N12s and handicap classes. Winners were:

  • Wayfarer Founder's Cup: Peter and Beth Brewer in Kimsar
  • N12 Average Shield: Cadets Alex Pausey and Matt Bowen-Rees in Cinzano
  • Fast handicap: Katy Meadowcroft in Bart, RS Aero
  • OK Thames Water Challenge: Garth Thompson in Not Fade Away
For more photographs see the club gallery at and the club facebook page at www.facebook/upperthamessailingclub

Queen's Cup Results:

PosBoatSail NoHelmCrewTCFQueens Cup 2015Pts
1stAdventurer24Simon BlakeJock Wishart Jamie Stewart111
2ndVagabond13Ben PalmerMiles Palmer Kevin Pearson122
3rdAtlantis15Julian SmithTed Cocker Ian ?133
4thKingfisher1Martin CollenClive Hughes J.Grant144
5thCaprice9Martin HunterJeremy Kearns Roger Stafford155
6thScamp12Jonathan SmithRob Petit Matthew Dean166
7thLady Jane20Dickin McLeanNick Fribbens Alec Brand177
8thWings19Pat BlakePatrick Rayner Stephan Kettner188
9thUlva8Ian StewartTim Carpenter Wendy Stewart199
10thLady Iona17Tom WilsonJustin Dunn Julian Cocker11010
11thSpindrift14Cameron StewartOssie Stewart Mark Staite11111
12thDainty Too11Richard StentLouise Rhodes Alexis Villiers0.91212
13thTara23David FrostMaggie Toddhunter Sue Pryde11313

Thames A Rater Results:

PosBoatSail NoHelmCrewTCFR1ClaytonScamp 1Scamp 2R5R6R7Commodores CupPts
1stVagabond13Ben PalmerMiles Palmer Kevin Pearson11‑411141110
2ndAdventurer24Simon BlakeJock Wishart Jamie Stewart132233‑76221
3rdScamp12Jonathan SmithMatt Kyte Mathew Dean12334334(DNF)22
4thAtlantis15Julian SmithMike Hope Jono Warren145‑75513427
5thSpindrift14Martin HunterRoger Stafford Jeremy Kearns1514262‑111030
6thLady Jane20Dicken MacleanSam Handsom Rosie Sibthorpe1‑8666258639
7thKingfisher1Martin CollenClive Hughes Quentin Strauss1675‑9785543
8thCaprice9Ossie StewartCam Stewart Mark Stait1789‑1111102350
9thUlva8Ian StewartTim Carpenter Jilly Blake110987(DNC)97757
10thLady Iona17Tom WilsonChris Martin Julian Cocker19‑11108869858
11thTara23David FrostSue Pryde Tom Hunter112‑131212912101178
12thDainty Too11BryantAlexis Villiers Louise Rhodes Cole0.9‑13121110121312979
13thWings19Pat BlakeNick Fribbens Patrick Rayner11110(DNC)DNC1011DNCDNC84

Merlin Rocket Results:

PosBoatSail NoHelmCrewClubR1 green blueR2 Black YellowR3 Black BlueR4 Green YellowR5 Blk GrnR6 Blu YelR7 Blk BluR8 Blu GrnR9 Blk BluR10 Yel GrnR11 Blk GrnR12 Blu YellR13R14Pts
1stFlipside1065Lawrence SmartVanessa PilonUTSC(DNC)‑11(DNC)1(DNC)1(DNC)1(DNC)1(DNC)(DNF)16
2ndWild Waters1700Peter WalkerDebbie WalkerUTSC‑3(DNC)2(DNC)(DNC)1(DNC)13(DNC)(DNC)21(DNC)10
3rdKaty Lou1493Alex JacksonRachel AlderHampton SC(DNC)2(DNC)3(DNC)22(DNC)(DNC)1(DNC)1(DNC)(DNC)11
4thTiercel3740Patrick BlakeChris KilsbyCookham Reach SC(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)3(DNC)(DNC)2(DNC)24(DNC)3216
5thGeneral Lee3690Tim HarridgeLucy BurnHampton SC(DNC)44(DNC)2(DNC)4(DNC)2(DNC)2(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)18
6thExquisite2266Chris RathboneDaniel RathboneUTSC(DNC)33(DNC)‑8(DNC)3(DNC)4(DNC)‑5(DNC)2318
7thRobin Hood2040Richard PauseyGabrielle PauseyUTSC4(DNC)(DNC)25(DNC)(DNC)7(DNC)56(DNC)(DNC)(BOX)29
8thBlonde on Blonde2805Stephan KettnerNicky Erskine‑TullochTSC5(DNC)(DNC)4‑9(DNC)(DNC)5(DNC)‑88(DNC)4430
9thFirestarter3548Kevin RoseOlly MeadowcroftUTSC(DNC)5(DNC)6(DNC)55(DNC)(DNC)(DNF)(DNC)4‑7732
10thPooh2529Ben MarshallSel Shah (DNC)(OCS)(DNC)5(DNC)37(DNC)(DNC)6(DNC)66‑833
11thKevin3714Alan MarkhamSue MarkhamUTSC(DNC)65(DNC)‑7(DNC)6(DNC)5(DNC)7(DNC)(OCS)635
12thFactory Maid3704Jemma HughesPhilipa DanielsTSC(DNC)7(DNC)7(DNC)69(DNC)(DNC)7(DNC)3(DNC)(DNC)39
13thSnorter3627Alex JonesJack DeungCookham Reach SC2(DNC)(DNC)16(DNC)(DNC)6(DNC)4(DNF)(DNC)(DNC)DNC42
14thRapport3247A PattersonRebecca JonesUTSC(DNC)87(DNC)‑10(DNC)10(DNC)6(DNC)9(DNC)5(OCS)45
15thSatisfaction2604Jeremy SteinTom Percival SteinUTSC6(DNC)6(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)8(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)5DNC553
16thHot Totty3676Frances GiffordAlex WarrenRanelagh(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)4(DNC)(DNC)3(DNC)33(DNC)DNCDNC59
17thWild at Heart3709Tom LonsdaleAlice MarkhamWosc1(DNC)(DNF)(DNC)(DNC)4(DNC)(DNF)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC97
18thLuka3560Stuart JenkinsNicola ScaddanHampton SC(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)4(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC119
19thHullabalo1692Patrick RaynerErika Dos SantosTSC(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)8(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC123

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