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Solo and Europe Open at Chichester Yacht Club

by Mark Green 7 Jul 13:12 BST 6 July 2019

The Chichester Yacht Club Solo and Europe Open was held on the 6th July in beautiful summer sunshine, with the early light wind reinforced by a southerly sea breeze.

The Race officer, Phil Allen, set an inverted P course with the committee boat toward the Bowling end of the CYC lake. During the briefing he explained that there was no requirement to pass through the Start Line until the final lap, giving the competitors full freedom to make their way upwind in any way they liked. In race one the tide was very strong pushing the boats back from the line, but as the afternoon progressed the tide changed causing a few boats to cross the line early.

The Lake area was very busy with neighbours Dell Quay running their regatta at the same time. It made a fine spectacle to see the visiting Itchenor Keel boats gracefully sailing through the lake on their way to Dell Quay.

Solo Open

Thirteen boats competed in the Solo Open, with a good representation from CYC and Papercourt.

In race 1 Alex Butler took the first place followed by Fraser Hayden and Richie Bailey. In Races 2 & 3, Ray Collins from Locksheath SC finished first, followed by Paul Trevan in race 2 and Alex Butler in race 3.

When the series results were calculated, Ray Collins won with a Nett Score of 2, closely followed by Alex Butler scoring 3, then with Paul Trevan and Doug Latta both scoring 8.

Europe Open

Four boats competed in the Europe Open, run on the same course as the Solo Open.

The series saw a close race between CYC's Lucy Boreham and Overy Staithe SC's Malcolm Moreley. In race 1, Malcolm finished ahead, but in the following two races Lucy took the first place.

The Series Winner was Lucy Boreham, followed by Malcolm Moreley with CYC's Geoff Newman in third place.

After the racing the competitors enjoyed a CYC race tea as they packed away their boats for the journey home.

There are many photos from the event will be available on the CYC Yogile Photo Album.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st5596Ray CollinsLocksheath SC‑8112
2nd5781Alex Butler 1‑323
3rd5575Paul TrevanFrensham SC‑11268
4th6000Doug LattaPortchester SC5‑738
5th5678Patrick FellPapercourt SC‑96410
6th4669Alan FullerPapercourt SC64‑810
7th5400Ian LissamoreCYC‑75510
8th5237Derek JackmanCYC‑108715
9th5381Fraser HaydenPapercourt SC2(OCS)OCS16
10th5816Richie BaileyHISC3(OCS)OCS17
11th5104Tim LewisRYA4(OCS)OCS18
12th5223Paul ThorntonCYC‑1210919
13th5415Dave HopeCYC‑1391019
1st355Lucy BorehamCYC‑2112
2nd397Malcolm MoreleyOvery Staithe SC1‑223
3rd393Geoff NewmanCYC‑3336
4th95Clare GilesGunfleet Sailing Club‑4448

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