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Mersea Week and Mersea Town Regatta 2016

by Chrissie Westgate 29 Aug 2016 13:54 BST 22-27 August 2017

Mersea Week is a sailing regatta organised jointly by the Yacht Club and the Dabchicks Sailing Club on Mersea Island.

With an organising committee that has many years of experience and expertise in race management, the event is steadily increasing in popularity. This year there was a record entry of nearly 200, coming from many different UK clubs, travelling far and wide to take part.

Much to the delight of the competitors, Mersea Island and the River Blackwater provided near perfect conditions for the daily racing. The boats ranged from dinghies and ancient fishing smacks, to classic historic sailing craft, with appropriate courses for all.

Throughout the week the boats could be seen from the shore on Mersea Island providing a spectacular sight for local people and the many visitors. Entertainment was provided in the evenings making this an event not to be missed.

A former very popular contestant in Mersea Week was local girl and Olympic Gold medal winner, Saskia Clark. Julian Lord, Chaiman of the Mersea Week committee, said "competitors of the races were truly delighted to have Saskia in attendance to present their trophies."

The Committee were truly grateful to Adnams, Hempel Paints, West Mersea Oyster Bar, Micro Scooters, West Mersea Marine, Quest Motors, Fenn Wright and Peter Clarke's Boatyard who all sponsored and supported the event.

Dinghy Results:

PosBoat NameBoat TypeHelmCrewClub
Fast
1stLe SurfRS 600Michael Iszatt King George SC
2nd B14Henry WellsBen HeathcoteWMYC
3rd RS 200Simon CliftonTheo CliftonDSC
4th RS 400Tony BrownRosie BrownDSC
5th RS 200Gavin PageWilliam LaneDsc
6thHot BlackRS 400Bruce WoodcockPaul BerryDSC/WMYC
7th 29erRyan BaileyJoe PurdieDsc
8th RS 500Richard GreenSue GreenDSC
9thCrabby BucketRS 800Sam CaslinCharlotte Powell 
10thPutple RonnieRS 400Dan WoodcockRigs DandoDSC/WMYC
11thRS'ing AboutRS 400Ross BowmanIfor BieleckiDsc
12thSapphireInternational CanoeRobert Stebbing Cargreen YC
13th RS 200William HeadRachel HeadDSC
14th RS 200Alex SansomAaron HeadWMYC
Laser
1st LaserWilliam Powell DSC
2ndRioLaserJanek Payne WMYC/DSC
3rd LaserMatthew French WMYC/DSC
4th LaserKieth Stubbs DSC
5thMadfishLaserDavi Milligan DSC
6th LaserJess Gozzett WMYC
MFOB Fast
1stFlorrie MayMFOBPeter RoweEd Allan Adam RoweDSC/WMYC
2ndTannerMFOBBen WoodcraftNed WoodcraftWMYC
3rdJoanneMFOBChris GreenDan O'BrienWMYC
4thMerlinMFOBBryan SargeantWilliam SargeantBWSC
5thSpat.MFOBBarry AshmoreTim HearnWMYC
6thThriftMFOBDavid HaynesPaul Haynes/Wayne HarveyWMYC/DSC
7thWheezy AnnaMFOBJosh TaylorOliver WhiteWMYC
8thTernMFOBTom BowmanLucy WraggDSC/WMYC
9thWillotteMFOBGraeme ProvanLily ProvanWMYC
10thSwiftMFOBDavid CopeTBCDSC/WMYC
11thInoMFOBSimon BlandBarry LangleyWMYC/DSC
12thMysteryMFOBAngela PayneHoward Payne Ed Sarah RobinsonWMYC
13thMersea NativeMFOBLars DitchburnNicky DitchburnWmyc
14thVicunaMFOBBeverley PhilpottElizabeth Philpott/Rebecca BrownWMYC/DSC
15thVendettaMFOBLiam BoydDom BarnsWmyc / Dsc
16thToadMFOBRoss WeyConnor Wey 
MFOB Slow
1stJackMFOBMark FarthingRosie Farthing/Steve WombellDSC
2ndAlly LumpMFOBWilliam BakerEdward Baker 
3rdNativeMFOBSteve JohnsonDeb/Issac JohnsonWMYC/DSC
4thBethMFOBJonny WatkinsRu Watkins 
5thWoodyMFOBLou CohenSusie EldridgeDSC
6thSerenityMFOBLucy StruthJackie MorleyDsc
7thLady GwynfredMFOBRichard PorterNicky PorterWMYC
8thOysterMFOBAnnie PorterMatt HeathcoteWMYC
9thRed FoxMFOBOliver GroganVictoria JacksonWMYC
10thGoldeneyeMFOBJulian FrenchJosh FrenchWMYC/DSC
11thWandererMFOBHarriet FoxJack Shipton 
12thBoy GeorgeMFOBCharlotte CockStuart CockDSC/WMYC
13thReplicaMFOBJanet BishoppEmily Rogers 
14thBumbleMFOBRichard HolroydJane MarrWmyc/Dsc
15thSweet PopMFOBWill BixbyGarry MilletWMYC
15thBluffMFOBTerry RowingMartin/Jane Hargreaves/Dick ToftsDSC/WMYC
Med & Laser 4.7
1st RS Feva XLGabby CliftonMatilda EvansDSC
2nd RS Feva XLLucy Aird‑BrownAmy Struth 
3rd RS Feva XLJames Brosnan WrenLucy NewmanDsc
4th Laser 4.7Maddie Clifton DSC
5th RS Feva XLMaddie AllenDaisy WestonDSC
6th Laser 4.7Tom Brown Dsc
7thLambordinghyRS Feva XLSam CohenOllie LathamWMYC
8th RS Feva XLEmily Sanderson  
9th Laser 4.7Will Gibson WMYC
10thDSC boatRS FevaDrew BesseyOrla ClifordDsc
11th RS FevaEdward GibsonEdward HolroydWMYC
12th RS Feva XLLucy PhilpottDougie MilgateDSC
13thMinnonByteHarry Clarke Stone Sailing Club
14th Laser 4.7Archie Harris DSC
15th RS FevaNuala Brosnan‑wrenTBCDSC
16th RS FevaLucy Aird‑BrownAmy StruthDsc / Wmyc
Medium Fast
1stBelieveEnterpriseBrian CummingLinda CummingDSC/WMYC
2nd EnterprisePeter DollingElaine DollingDSC
3rdHuginnWayfarerTim WoodPhillip WoodsDSC/WMYC
4thAvocetAero7Peter Brook WMYC
5th 420Henry GaytonBen MillgateDSC
6thBagpussSoloRay Smith DSC
7th Aero7Charlie Pearce DSC
8thBrianSoloHamish Shaw Stewart DSC
Slow
1st PicoCharlotte AllanAlice MarrWMYC/DSC
2nd Tera ProCharlie Brown Dsc
3rdPredatorCadetDylan WellsLawton FennessyStone Sailing Club
4thLightbulbTopperOliver Boosey Stone Sailing Club
5thBlazeTopperZak Clarke Stone Sailing Club
6th Topaz UNOTess WoodcraftLucie LathamWMYC/DSC
7thIdaMirrorFinn MorrisRay SmithDSC
8th TopperLucinda Halim Stone Sailing Club
9th RS Tera SportJack Gibson WMYC
10thManicaTopperAbbie Clarke Stone Sailing Club
11th PicoNiamh Brosnan‑WrenAlix WhyburdDSC
12th PicoCharlotte Allan WMYC/DSC
12thCrabappleHeronMary‑Anne PooleSarah PooleDsc / Wmyc

Yacht Results:

PosBoat NameBoat TypeSkipperClub
Classics & Gaffers A
1stKismetFife CutterRichard MatthewsWMYC
2ndStilettoHolman & PyeScot YeatesWMYC
3rdSheilaTREDan Tester 
4thHalloweenWSODAdrian MulvilleFoxes YC
5thBlack DiamondYW DiamondGreg DunnWMYC
6thMischiefWSODKevin FullerMLSC
7thGolden FleeceS&S 41Michael WheelerWMYC
Classics & Gaffers B
1stL'etoileStellaTim WoodW & F YC and RHYC
2ndLodestarStellaMark Montgomery‑SmithHoo Ness Yacht Club
3rdWizardECODIain StubbsMLSC
4thStella LyraStellaTrevor SperoWMYC
5thStardustStellaPhilip WaringHaven Ports YC
6thAelfwynBuchanan SaxonTimothy HowesWMYC
7thDroleen II Simon LewingtonTollesbury SC
8thRimfireHustler 30 XMRichard & Sue TaylorWMYC
9thTasmanBuchanan East Coast One DesignPeter Clarke 
10thPorpoise IIIDrascombe CoasterMike ProcterDSC & WMYC
IRC
1stHumdingerInternational H BoatJulian LordWMYC/DSC
2ndWild ChorusJ70James StruthWMYC
3rdComplete MadnessSB20Oliver GozzettWMYC
4thBrandy Holemodified melges 24Leo KniftonDSC
5thAlchemyHunter ImpalaEdward HarrisonRoyal Harwich Yacht Club
6thMojitoRamsay 6.7mTob & Rachel RamsayDabchicks SC
7thAny Old ExcuseCork 1720Drummond SydenhamWMYC
8thJBs 80J80John BollingbrokeWMYC
9thJazzJ80Bob KingColne Yacht Club
10thRunawayCork 1720Stuart BradshawWMYC
LH A
1stMaverick IIFirst 33.7Paul HarrisonWMYC/DSC
2ndToucanFirst 31.7Ed TaylorDSC & WMYC
3rdHexIsis 21Laurie PearsonDSC & WMYC
4thFirst KissBeneteau 32s5Stuart HowellsHarwich & Dovercourt SC
5thStarfall 2Sigma 33John CliftonWMYC
6thMeleeJeanneau SO 37Gareth JordanWMYC
LH B
1stBugsyClub 19Geoff Hunt/ Sally Anne TurnbullDSC/WMYC
2ndReasons to be CheerfulMini TonnerNick GlanvillWMYC
3rdSkybirdMGC27Vic PriorDabchicks SC
4thTearawayMGC27Richard HolroydWMYC/DSC
5thDURASigma 29Shirley SwanDabchicks
6thHartleyHartegenJohn KearanDSC & WMYC
7thBoobie TrapFirst 24Jason Dale 
8thPiprdreamOyster 26James MillarWMYC
Smack    
1stKateSmackRichard HainesWMYC
2ndMariaSmackPaul Winter 
3rdAlbertaSmackRobin PageBrightlingsea SC
4thPeaceSmackAngus MilgateDSC/WMYC
5thCharlotte EllenSmackJames BardrickTollesbury Sailing Club
6thGracieSmackNick PurdieDSC
7thSunbeamSmackTim BradshawTollesbury SC
8thDorothySmackRob LeeWMYC
Sonata
1stAubie TooSonataTony Hawkes/ Pat HillDSC
2ndWhite NoiseSonataLucian StoneMedway Yacht Club
3rdBlackjacSonataJack DavisDSC & WMYC
4thGhostbusterSonataIan VinceDSC
5thKehaarSonataGraham CaponWMYC
6thScherzoSonataJane RichardsonDSC/WMYC
Squib
1stKnock KnockSquibJack GroganWMYC
2ndPosh TottySquibAlan JonesWMYC
3rdNemesisSquibRay ApthorpWMYC
4thSparkySquibJohn KentWMYC/DSc
5thGarweeSquibSam LightfootWMYC
6thChaosSquibTim HurstWMYC
7thSecret WatersSquibTrevor ChildDSC/WMYC
White Sail
1stWaterlilyHanse 370Jon & Penny FrenchWMYC
2ndGolden FleeceS&S41Michael WheelerWMYC
3rdRecoilMG Spring 25Benjamin SimpsonWMYC/DSC
4thRendezvousHanse 331Mike BerryWMYC
5thSamphire of MerseaCarter 39Timothy TurnbullWMYC
6thHanneloreBavaria 34David CurtisWMYC
7thCirrusMoody 31 SMike EdwardsDSC/WMYC
8thUFOHustler 25.5Bob MercerWMYC
9thSeahawk IIHanse 311Andrew & Jill StebbingDSC & WMYC
10thTamariskOceanis 323Rob SmithDSC/WMYC
11thCarte BlanchePegasus 800Barry ThompsonWMYC
12thBob Marnier IITwisterPaul Hardingn|a
13thAdmiral BenbowWesterly CentaurTBAWMYC
14thLangousteSabre 27Gordon LawrenceDSC
15thMoon DancerFirst 285John BurgessWMYC
16thLibertyBeneteau Oceanis 323Paul GoslingDSC& WMYC
17thSeahoundSalty DogDavid HamassDSC/WMYC
18thChin ChinOceanis 311Colin LawlerWMYC

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