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Staunton wins Tripartite Cup

by Ann Nugent 28 May 2019 11:18 BST 26 May 2019

Wow, what a great day for sailing at Sunday's Interclub Event - 26th May. The Interclub is an annual event where sailors from Midlands Clubs; Staunton Harold SC, Burton SC and Swarkeston SC to get together and spend a day racing.

The honour of the Tripartite Cup is up for grabs with the scores from the top few boats from each club counting.

Great participation from all three clubs

This year saw some of the highest participation in the last few years - 8 boats from Burton Sailing Club, 6 boats from Swarkestone Sailing Club, 17 from Staunton and 20 different classes represented.

And the winners...

Staunton took the top spot with Grahame Newton/ Mark Stevens (Fireball) coming in first overall with two firsts to count. Burton Sailing Club's Tim Bird/ Tom Hooton (505)and Neil Rabbits (Laser) came second and third respectively. First junior was James, expertly crewing for Dad, Brett Cokayne.

Wind, rain and sun

Finally after weekends in the doldrums, Sunday heralded some great conditions for racing. Conditions weren't easy with the wind going from full on to a complete lull, pouring rain to lots of sunshine, and for the sailors fantastic hiking and some unplanned swimming! This has to have been one of the most hotly contested Interclub events in a long time, with keen competitive racing up and down the fleet. Thank you to Rob Watson for stepping in and setting some superb races - also to his team both on and off the water. And of course a big thank you to everyone who took part - travellers and home boats alike.


Here's to the next Interclub when Swarkestone SC will be hosting the event.

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoRatingHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1stFireball15118952Grahame NewtonMark StevensSHSC11‑42
2nd5058914903Tim BirdTom HootonBurton SC22‑84
3rdLaser1617491099N Rabbitts Burton SC‑9415
4thLaser2102301099John Blundell SHSC(RAF)325
5th2000214251112Brett CokayneJames CokayneSHSC3‑858
6thDevoti D‑Zero1501029A Spencer Burton SC4‑20711
7thLaser Radial2031811145Nathan Smith SHSC65‑911
8thSupernova6271077S Hirst Swarkestone SC13‑19316
9thGP14139491130Peter NugentCharles SaundersSHSC511‑1316
10thStreaker17831128Alan Bennett SHSC‑2312618
11thMiracle38241194Tim GrayAmy NugentSHSC‑1191120
12thLaser Radial1745371145Carl Weighill Swarkestone SC156(OCS)21
13thWayfarer111831102Mike WeighillCarl MartinSwarkestone SC813‑2421
14thWayfarer112821102N O'DonnellB O'DonnellSwarkestone SC715(OCS)22
15thLaser1354481099Carl Avery Burton SC10‑221222
16thLaser Radial1497431145Mike Pain Burton SC‑16101424
17thLaser Radial1688591145Mick Papp SHSC(DNF)181028
18thComet5631207Chris Blundell SHSC227(DNC)29
19thLaser1476591099Grahame Smith SHSC12‑231931
20thLaser Radial670231145Greg Rimmer Burton SC‑17161531
21stComet8451207Nigel Fern SHSC1814(DNC)32
22nd2000216551112Terry ForbesAmy Forbes/ Kenny UpchurchSHSC(DNF)171734
23rdRS20011621046Russ CoggraveLucy MallorySHSC14‑252135
24thRSAERO 720391065K Morley Burton SC18‑241836
25thLaser Pico31330Tanya Weighill Swarkestone SC24‑281640
26thScorpion19251036Martyn DenchfieldRichard BarnettSHSC21‑272041
27thLaser Radial2000431145Des Luxton SHSC‑26212344
28thRS100 8.42081004Darrel Sleep SHSC‑27262248
29thPhantom11391002Matt Pritchard Burton SC20(DNC)DNC52
30thLaser Radial1765101145Jenny Batson SHSC25(DNC)DNC57
31stSolo20381143Joanne Hill Swarkestone SC(DNF)DNCDNF64

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