Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden
Product Feature
NeilPryde Sailing Elite Thermalite Top
NeilPryde Sailing Elite Thermalite Top
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine


Full racing risks
New for old cover
www.noblemarine.co.uk

Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 6

by Simon Dobson 16 Jul 2018 19:15 BST 14 July 2018

With Sharp's Doom Bar Merlin Rocket Week deemed a great success, club racing resumed at Salcombe Yacht Club last Saturday.

Sunny skies and a moderate sea breeze attracted plenty of competitors to the action and over 60 boats took part in a good day's racing. Mindful of the spring low tide and a lack of wind in the upper reaches of the Estuary, the Race Officer set a course to Blackstone and Saltstone, followed by another loop around Blackstone and Crossways.

The 11 strong Cadet fleet was first away and Ben Meek continued his recent unbeatable form to record another victory with Edward Alexander in second place. The Medium Handicap fleet is being swelled these days by a growing group of Laser 4.7s, most of them sailed by recent graduates from the Cadet fleet. Peter Cook and Janet Exelby remain tough to beat in their Firefly but behind them Emily Janzen won the battle of the teenagers in her Laser 4.7. The Fast Handicap fleet saw 9 starters with the Phantom of Chris Cleaves and the Aero of Dan Bridger enjoying a close battle on corrected time that was decided by a mere 20 seconds in favour of Cleaves.

The Solo fleet had its best turnout in some time with 23 boats competing. A second gun at the start indicated that some boats were over the start line and Simon Dobson and Julian Meek returned to re-cross the line. Having done so however, they found more breeze out on the Salcombe side and were able to cross ahead of the rest of the fleet who had suffered from a lack of wind on the Portlemouth shore. Dobson worked the wind shifts to round Blackstone with lead that he extended steadily throughout the race. Billy Jago, David Greening and Malcolm Mackley had a close fought battle behind that was finally resolved in that order. In the Yawl fleet Geoff Gilson and Chris Spencer Chapman sailed to victory from Martin and Cheryl Beck with Andrew Wood and Tim Petit in third.

Race 6 Results:

Cadets
1st Tera Pro, Ben Meek
2nd Tera Sport, Edward Alexander

Medium Handicap
1st Firefly, Peter Cook and Janet Exelby
2nd Laser 4.7, Emily Janzen

Fast Handicap
1st Phantom, Chris Cleaves
2nd Aero, Dan Bridger
3rd Phantom, Alistair Morley

Solo
1st Simon Dobson
2nd Billy Jago
3rd David Greening

Yawl
1st Geoff Gilson and Chris Spencer Chapman
2nd Martin and Cheryl Beck
3rd Andrew Wood and Tim Petit

Related Articles

Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 4
A clean sweep for the Phantoms Saturday 18th May saw the fourth race of the Salcombe Yacht Club Sailing Club Series, a slightly confusing title being a hangover of the amalgamation of the Salcombe Yacht Club and Salcombe Sailing Club in 1964. Posted on 21 May
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 3
"It was good to be alive" Some us went racing in the Salcombe Ria on Saturday 11th May. Those who did, were in pursuit of a pinnacle of sailing achievement, much as headlined actually. Namely: The Salcombe Sailing Club Series 2019. Race 3. Posted on 12 May
National 12 Gul Series Round 2 at Salcombe
Sunshine and breeze greets the fleet in beautiful Salcombe harbour The National 12s visited the beautiful Salcombe harbour for the second event in the 2019 Gul Series. The first race on Saturday afternoon took place in sunny and breezy conditions with a spring flood tide. Posted on 8 May
Salcombe Yacht Club Early May Bank Holiday Racing
Another hectic period with the estuary enlivened by Yawls and National 12s Salcombe Yacht Club had yet another hectic Bank Holiday period with the estuary enlivened by the Barton Solicitors sponsored Open Meetings for Salcombe Yawls and National Twelves together with the usual Saturday club racing. Posted on 7 May
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 1
Conditions more akin to mid-August than mid-April Conditions on Easter Saturday in Salcombe were more akin to mid-August than mid-April. The thermometer topped 70 degrees, pleasure boats packed the harbour and the Estuary was bathed in sunshine. Posted on 22 Apr
Merlin Rockets at Salcombe
57 boats for Craftinsure Silver Tiller series event Salcombe estuary, 57 Merlins for the Craftinsure Silver Tiller, Easterly wind ranging from 2 to 25 knots and cold. Flat out reaching with the kite up then running to the leeward side of the boat and back again. It's a long way across a Merlin. Posted on 16 Apr
Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series race 4
A very hectic weekend of dinghy racing over the weekend Salcombe Yacht Club had a very hectic weekend of dinghy racing over the weekend of the 13th and 14th May running both a sixty boat Salcombe Gin and Doom Bar sponsored Merlin Rocket Open Meeting and Club racing too. Posted on 15 Apr
Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series race 3
Sailed in a North Easter gusting into the 20's Race 3 of the Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series got underway on Saturday 6th April, on a North Easter gusting into the 20's. Posted on 8 Apr
Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series race 2
Continuous sunshine and glorious sailing conditions Continuous sunshine and glorious sailing conditions for most of the time created a perfect setting for the second of the Club Spring Points races held on the 30th of March with local legend, Billy (Scratch) Hitchen as the Race Officer. Posted on 31 Mar
Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series race 1
Delayed start after Storm Gareth the previous weekend After a delayed start due to cancellation of racing due to Storm Gareth the previous weekend, the Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series finally got under way on Saturday 23rd March. Posted on 25 Mar