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Thames A Rater Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl at Tamesis Club

by Carolyne Vines 17 Oct 2016 17:07 BST 15-16 October 2016
Thames A Raters at Tamesis Club © TC

Ten Thames A Raters turned out at Tamesis Club on the Thames at Teddington for the Braganza Bowl/Yates Cup over the weekend of 15th 16th October.

The Raters are one of the oldest dinghy classes in the country. Designed specifically to sail on the river, these 3 handed dinghies are fast and fun to sail and extremely competitive, despite some of them being over 100 years old.

The boats are based at Thames Sailing Club (Surbiton) and Upper Thames Sailing Club (Bourne End) and come down to Tamesis every autumn to sail for these equally old trophies.

The south easterly wind lent to some exciting sailing, especially on the Sunday with strong gusts which caused the odd near capsize. The course was set above Stevens Ait and the lower end of Trowlock Island on both days.

The Yates Cup (a single race usually the second in the series) was won convincingly by nr 24 Adventurer from Upper Thames SC.

The Braganza Bowl was hard fought for over a series of five races, four to count. It was very exciting to watch, with lots of place changes and very close finishes. In the end, first and second place were separated only by 1 point.

Yates Cup Results:

1st 24, Adventurer, James Date, Jamie Stewart Mike Waran, Upper Thames SC
2nd 14, Spindrift, Martin Hunter, Jack Hunter and Joe Tosh, Upper Thames SC
3rd 16, Osprey, Paul Browning, Matt Kyte Graham Bartholomew, Thames SC

Braganza Bowl Results:

1st 24, Adventurer, James Date, Jamie Stewart Mike Waran, Upper Thames SC
2nd 16, Osprey, Paul Browning, Matt Kyte Graham Bartholomew, Thames SC
3rd 13, Vagabond, Ben Palmer, Miles Palmer Maria Stanley, Thames SC

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