Please select your home edition
Selden 2020 - LEADERBOARD

Burnham Week 2018 - Day 4

by Sally Harbott 29 Aug 2018 12:18 BST 25 August - 1 September 2018

The fourth day of the week-long regatta had much lighter winds, and the courses reflected this well. The cruisers went out as far as Inner Crouch, the day boats up the Roach. The wind was shifting with a more consistent South South westerly breeze later on.

The Dragons started first and headed off down river on a shy spinnaker reach. The IRC class were next fleet off. Digger Harden and Pete Jackson's J80 Glorious Fools helmed by Flynn Davis got the best start flying his larger blue spinnaker. Next to cross the start line was Double Trouble flew their purple and orange asymmetric kite. Lucy Lee started with her code zero and Mantra flew her AP up to start. All boats took the North Shore, following the Dragons who were heading to Greenward before going up the Roach, where as the IRC fleet heading down towards Holliwell.

Class 5 followed and Ant Law in Tifano moved into this class for the midweek series. Grace and Danger, the SJ27 owned by Andrew Courts and Stephen Gosling enjoyed the light conditions, finishing up with the higher rated Maxi 1000, Eclipse.

Four boats were in Class 6 and John Saunders in his Elan 31 Jeannie took the lead and finished 12 minutes ahead of the next boat. Richard Moore in Ophelia had moved from Class 5 to 6 for the midweek, and Spangle were still in Class, joined by Sanderling, owned by John Waterhouse. Jeannie won by six minutes from Ophelia, with Spangle third, and Sanderling some way off in fourth.

The Elite fleet again was led and dominated by Paul Risk in his boat Legs Eleven.

The Squibs still had a good fleet and enjoyed a good reaching start heading to the North Shore as everyone else had before rounding Greenward to head up the Roach.

The PRO Edwin Buckley took Phoebe up the Roach and shortened the day boats as the wind dropped, ensuring the they could finish before the tide turned and the ebb took off. Havana Papa the second committee vessel finished the rest of the fleet at the Pile House line.

Glorious Fools won Class 1 by around 18 minutes from Double Trouble, with Mantra a way off in third, and Lucy Lee fourth. In Class 5, Grace and Danger were first 11 minutes ahead on corrected time of Ant Law's Tifano, the International Folkboat.

Clive Page in Page Boy was first in the Dragon class, with Beauty and the Beast in second and Chip Cole's Anarchy third.

The Squibs saw Paul Gray win in Mickey Wright's Spoof, with Malcolm Hutchins' Lady Penelope second and Ian Brand in Easy was third.

Will Dallimore took the win in the Royal Burnham One Designs again today, making it four out of four, and David Smith in Amanda second, with Aquamarine third.

Ian Simons helming Corella won the Royal Corinthian One Design Class with Justin Waples in Cormorant in second.

Thursday and Friday have racing up and down the river, with the day boats starting at the Burnham Sailing Club on Thursday with the Cruisers starting from there on Friday. All information, pictures and full results are available on

Related Articles

Burnham Week 2021 overall
ApeX X332 wins Town Cup Robert Leggett and team on ApeX, an X332, have won the Town Cup to mark the end of Burnham Week 2021, writes Sue Pelling. Posted on 5 Sep
Burnham Week 2021 opening weekend
Racing off to a good start The opening weekend of Burnham Week 2021 (28 August - 4 September) got off to a cracking start writes Sue Pelling. Posted on 31 Aug
Burnham Week 2021 Day 3
Olympic gold medallist Stuart Bithell presents the first weekend prizes The wind was still in the North for Day 3. The Multihulls headed off down river, and Grey Goose led the fleet substantially when they headed up river to finish. Triassic, Nigel Stevens won with Origami second and Persuasion third. Posted on 31 Aug
Burnham Week 2021 Day 2
Another day of northerly breezes Day two again saw a northerly. The Multihulls filled the line, but most took advantage of the committee boat end to get then most advantageous start. Posted on 29 Aug
Burnham Week 2021 Day 1
A grey start with a variable wind from the North The first day of Burnham Week was grey with a variable wind from the North. The Multihulls were the first class off. 5 started and headed down river in their first race. Posted on 28 Aug
Burnham Week coundown begins
Two of the oldest and most prestigious trophies on the East Coast up for grabs The final countdown is on to the start of Burnham Week 2021. There is the usual traditional feel and classes along with vibrant new events to keep the week up to date. Posted on 25 Aug
Burnham Week 2021 open for entry
Full steam ahead for premier east coast regatta This premier east coast regatta (28 August-4 September) at Burnham-on-Crouch traditionally takes place to include the August Bank Holiday, which means now is the time to plan that all-important nautical staycation. Posted on 4 May
Burnham Week 2020 cancelled
Plans in place for premier east coast regatta next season Burnham Week Ltd (BWL), the organisers of Burnham Week, confirms Burnham Week 2020 will not take place this year owing to ongoing Covid-19 virus restrictions writes Sue Pelling. Posted on 14 Jul 2020
Burnham Week 2020
Plans in place for late season east coast regatta Burnham Week Ltd (BWL), the organisers of Burnham Week confirms plans are still in place to run Burnham Week 2020 at the end of August (29 August-5 September). Posted on 12 Apr 2020
Burnham Week 2019 day 8
Town Cup Day - the week's most coveted trophy Burnham Week finished today with Trophy races for every class. The headline event was the Town Cup, Burnham Week's most coveted trophy, raced for by Class One with spinnakers. Posted on 31 Aug 2019