Please select your home edition

Albacore Inland Championship at South Cerney Sailing Club

by Crispin Read Wilson 5 May 2017 14:27 BST 29-30 April 2017
Judy and Paul Armstrong during the Albacore Inlands at South Cerney © Tim Hampton

Current national champions Judy and Paul Armstrong from Scaling Dam SC cleaned up, winning the first four races at the Inland Championships at South Carney on 29 and 30 April, which meant that they didn't need to sail the last two. Paul claimed to have a bad back, but it didn't seem to hamper their dominance.

Seventeen boats contested the event, held in a shifty southerly breeze on the Saturday, and a blustery and equally shifty north-easterly on Sunday. John Woffinden and Sacha Mayhew from Maidenhead SC led the charge for the other podium placings, finishing a consistent second, while Matt Metcalfe Smith and Chris Armstrong (son of the winners) put together a less consistent set of results, ranging from 1st to 6th, to finish third.

Paul Kimmens, South Cerney's Race Officer, did an excellent job in a calm and friendly manner, and Pam Weeks in the galley produced a sumptuous curry for the fleet on Saturday evening, followed by a challenging quiz.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubBoat NameR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st8228Judy ArmstrongPaul ArmstrongScaling Dam SCTotally Ratted1111  4
2nd8213John WoffinfdenSacha MayhewMaidenhead SCAl22 2 28
3rd8158Matthew Metcalfe SmithChris ArmstrongCarsington SCIt wasn't me36  1414
4th6649Crispin Read WilsonFraser EarleLyme Regis SCRuined Dude44  4315
5th8233Mike BannerJason UptonLeigh & Lowton SCFifty Shades11  32117
6th8152Phil SmithSteve CarrRYAAlbaholic5  43517
7th8069Barry WicksJulie MaidmentMaidenhead SCMagical8346  21
8th6844Tim ColemanAmanda Shakira / Jo SankeyNottingham SCFirebird6 5 7624
9th8155Matthew ThompsonHeather ThompsonTCSCGran Turismo 5785 25
10th8008Malcolm JamesLiz HassallSouth Cerney SCHamish McJador7  108732
11th8189Craig HamiltonAmanda HamiltonWinsford Flash Sailing ClubRockstar1082   43
12th7508Dave WhittleJackie ValeSouth Cerney SCBlaec 10101211 43
13th8156Andrew TurserfieldMarion TurserfieldWest Oxfordshire SCGalanthus Nivalis 1111 13944
14th6654Clive GimbsonTheo PangrazNCSCDog Woof 16 1310847
15th7525Andy PearceIan SimpsonMaidenhead SCBlue Jay 1515119 50
16th6811Steve AshfordMartin YeomansWhitefriers SCAlice Tinker1514 1412 55
17th8130Howard WittDavid YoungM S CGarden Leave12913   57

Related Articles

Albacore UK National and European Championships
Tremendous racing in Tremadoc Bay With the planned internationals postponed until 2023 due to Covid travel restrictions, this week long-event reverted to the UK Nationals plus the Europeans both run as separate events on the beautiful sailing waters of Tremadoc Bay. Posted on 26 Aug
Get your Albacore National & Europeans entry in!
The class is excited to be returning to Pwllheli this year The Albacores are excited to be returning to Pwllheli this year for the 2021 Nationals and the 2021 European Championships running from Sat 31st July until Friday 6th August. Posted on 30 Jun
Albacores at Maidenhead
The god of decent wind was off having post-Covid drinkies in a beer garden The god of sunlight smiled down on the thirteen competitors - including five visitors - in the first Albacore Open of 2021, recently held at Maidenhead Sailing Club on Sunday, April 18th. Posted on 28 Apr
Uffa Fox 2022 Regatta announced
A series of events in Cowes to mark the highly regarded naval architect To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Uffa Fox, one of the most highly regarded naval architects and enthusiast of all aspects of sailing, the Royal London Yacht Club are holding a series of exciting events in Cowes from 18th-21st August 2022. Posted on 27 Apr
Virtually the best place for all things Albacore!
The class are delighted to be part of this weekend's first ever virtual RYA Dinghy Show The Albacore class are delighted to be part of this weekend's first ever virtual RYA Dinghy Show and are excited that anything to do with Albacores can be accessed from the Albacore stand in Hall 1. Posted on 26 Feb
Hot Wood...
Dougal Henshall charts the success of Fairey Marine's moulded dinghies The name of Fairey Marine, and their incredible range of hot moulded wooden dinghies, is central to the growth that marked that golden era of dinghy sailing in the UK. There was nothing like success to help sales. Posted on 13 Nov 2020
Albacore Internationals at Shelburne overall
The sea breeze arrives as predicted on the final day With everything to play for the final day dawned sunny and windless but as predicted at 1pm the sea breeze arrived and the fleet set off for two more races in sunshine and fine winds. Posted on 31 Aug 2019
Albacore Internationals at Shelburne day 4
The battle at the top of the table continues in Nova Scotia The battle at the top of the table continues between Neville Herbert with Mark Fowler and Raines Koby and Stephanie Mah. The difference is now down to just two points. Posted on 29 Aug 2019
Albacore Internationals at Shelburne day 3
A day owned by Neville Herbert and Mark Fowler Day 3 in the delightful Shelburne harbour was undoubtedly owned by Neville Herbert and Mark Fowler. They are sailing the Albacore Association demo boat which they have chartered for the event, their boat having suffered damage at the Nationals. Posted on 28 Aug 2019
Albacore Internationals at Shelburne day 2
Three more races held for the fleet in Nova Scotia The second three race day dawned grey and cloudy but the breeze built and the first two races were windward leeward. Posted on 26 Aug 2019