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Marblehead GAMES 4 and Interclub 3 event at Abbey Meads Lake

by Roger Stollery 2 Jul 2018 14:41 BST 24 June 2018
Marblehead GAMES 4 and Interclub 3 event at Abbey Meads Lake © Roger Stoller

Whilst it was very disappointing to receive only one entry from outside the Guildford club, we were delighted that Peter Popham came from the Three Rivers club to enjoy a warm sunny day with the wind blowing most of the time straight down the lake from the North, although somewhat spasmodically.

Peter was excited, as he brought his brand-new boat which he and Max Lemke had been building over the last few months using the UPROAR mould and copious instructions that now go with it. DIY building is now remarkable in itself, but this boat is part of a scheme originally to build three new boats and update the Three Rivers club Marblehead fleet. The plan has now been extended to 4 new boats, so this is very encouraging for the Marblehead class and in the future we hope to see more of these boats in local open races.

Although part of a learning curve, with a difficulty with using a coloured gelcoat, Peter's new boat UPROAR 71 looked magnificent, as it wasn't just black, but sprayed bright orange and with some fancy lettering as shown in the photos. I helped set up his rig and he enjoyed some good racing despite controlling the boat from his chair in just one location. He enjoyed winning three of the 12 races.

Whilst it would be nice to have more local club sailors, everyone enjoyed the event and those who didn't come, missed out on some good sailing. There were other attractions this weekend and the IOM ranking event at Southport took away several likely sailors, and holidays took away several of our own members. However the question has to be asked how local Marblehead sailors can be persuaded to travel, for some of them very short distances, to increase the level of attendance and enjoyment at these local GAMES/Interclub Marblehead events?

Overall Results:

1st Alan Viney (Guildford) PRIME NUMBER 19pts
2nd Peter Popham (Three Rivers) UPROAR 21pts
3rd Peter Dunne (Guildford) STARKERS CUBED 25pts
4th Roger Stollery (Guildford) UP 26pts

The updated GAMES schedule is now on the Guildford website.

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