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Vintage National 12 Championship at Burton Sailing Club

by Kevan Bloor 21 Jun 2018 06:05 BST 16-17 June 2018
Vintage National 12 Championship at Burton © Kevan Bloor

A small but keen band of sailors turned up for this year's Derwent Handicap (Saturday) and Vintage Inland Championship (Sunday). The overall entry for the event was reduced by various individual issues. Brian Kitching was due to sail both days but a transport problem prevented him attending until Sunday.

Three boats took to the water on Saturday; John and Catherine Sears, sailing the newly resurrected N1903 Slick Chick; Brian Herring and Ros Stevenson, sailing Bakewell Tart N2345; Martin Clark and Jake Duncan, sailing Talisman. This racing was for the Derwent Handicap and is a timed race pursuit series.

In the first race John and Catherine in 1903 showed great boat speed and took the lead on the first beat leaving Brian and Martin having a close fight behind. Brian in 2345 took second place honours at the finish. The second race John continued to show his speed by sailing to the front despite the timing handicap awarded after the first race, and finished first again. Martin unfortunately had a navigation error and was scored DNF so Brian again had a second place. The wind freshened as the afternoon went on and Brian and Ros decided not to sail the final Race. This again was won by John and Catherine.

Sunday brought the arrival of Brian Kitching with N1657 Just Lucky from Chew Valley to be crewed by Christine Preston. Martin Clarke had returned his Saturday crew home to Lincoln and arrived with his Sunday crew Cathy Waite. Unfortunately as the wind was showing signs of being a bit fresher Brian Herring decided he would not be competing. So again three boats took to the water.

The pattern set on Saturday was echoed on Sunday with John and Catherine having the best boat speed in all the races with Brian and Christine taking second place in all three races despite being challenged from time to time by Martin and Cathy.

Thanks to Burton Sailing Club for hosting this event, in particular our race officer Bill Hooton who was assisted on Saturday by Carl Avery and on Sunday by another BSC member, also Mike Pain, our event organiser who was lead boat/safety boat for the event.

More photos can be found on flickr here.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
Derwent Handicap
Gill Half Model Trophy

Concours d'Elegance: Martin Clarke's Talisman

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