Please select your home edition
Edition
Rooster GETSEASMART 728x90
Product Feature
West Country Cruising Companion (8th edition) by Mark Fishwick
West Country Cruising Companion (8th edition) by Mark Fishwick
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine


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

Marblehead Games 9 Open at Radio Sailing Woking

by Roger Stollery & Peter Kirby 30 Jul 2019 20:00 BST
Martin Crysell 52 and Colin Goodman 61 get away from a good start at Marblehead GAMES 9 at Radio Sailing Woking © Ray Darby

Colin Goodman of Fireball fame sailed his GRUNGE to victory at Goldsworth Park and rose to the top of the Marblehead GAMES series, in a variable south-westerly breeze for the duration of the first Interclub GAMES event that this club had organized.

The wind allowed a 200 metre windward/leeward course to be set along the centre of the lake.

Eight Marbleheads sailed 17 races in one fleet in a 3-10 mph breeze with gusts of 15 mph. There was close company in the beats to the windward and spreader marks, followed by runs accelerating into occasional exciting planing speeds to the leeward gate.

The racing die was cast from Race 1 onwards as Colin took the lead from the windward mark, thereafter rocketed downwind with others, notably Dave Andrews (Grunge), Roger Stollery (Up) and Martin Crysell (Prime Number) in hot pursuit. Colin won 11 races, but didn't have it all his own way as Roger won 4 and won 2 of the 17 races.

In the dramatic wind shifts, local knowledge of the peculiarities of the lake was put to the test by 'home representatives' Roger Pearce (Prime Number), Simon Jeffs (Prime Number), Peter Dunne (Starkers), and Peter Chance (Starkers). Roger Pearce got to the first mark first on several occasions, but this was to no avail as Colin and the other top boats were able to pass him, particularly downwind and finish at the front.

At the prize giving in the Radio Sailing Woking club room, Race Officer Peter Kirby was pleased with the competitors well disciplined conduct, which resulted in no protests and all incidents resolved on the water, as he had requested. The competitors thanked him and the three-man race team for running this event and taking on this GAMES interclub event.

The overall GAMES results are available on the Guildford MYC website www.guildfordmyc.co.uk and more information about activities at Radio Sailing Woking can be found on www.radiosailingwoking.uk.

Overall Results:

1st Colin Goodman (Chelmsford) GRUNGE 17pts
2nd Dave Andrews (MYSA) GRUNGE 32pts
3rd Roger Stollery (Guildford) UP 36pts
4th Martin Crysell (Guildford) PRIME NUMBER 47pts
5th Roger Pearce (Woking) PRIME NUMBER 63pts
6th Peter Chance (Woking) STARKERS 87pts
7th Peter Dunne (Woking) STARKERS 92pts
8th Simon Jeffs (Woking) PRIME NUMBER 114pts

Related Articles

Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
17 entries from 8 clubs enjoy sailing in 'A' rig light winds A marvellous day's racing, as part of the GAMES series for Marbleheads, saw 12 highly competitive races completed with 17 entries from 8 clubs sailing in 'A' rig light winds on Guildford MYC's Abbey Meads Lake. Posted on 18 Mar
Marblheads at Bury Lake, Rickmansworth
Met & Southern District Interclub & GAMES 3 Thirteen boats entered for this prestigious event at 3 Rivers Radio Yachting Club, Bury Lake, Rickmansworth and were greeted by bright sunshine and a moderate 14 - 18 mph SW wind with occasional and brief stronger squalls, forecast as twice this. Posted on 5 Mar
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
The last open event in the GAMES series for 2019 A record 19 Marbleheads and four BOTTLE boats from three MYA districts entered this Guildford Model Yacht Club Christmas event and enjoyed some wild sailing at times in a gusty variable WSW wind, which varied from 30 mph down to 5 or 6 mph. Posted on 16 Dec 2019
Marblehead Stan Cleal Trophy at Three Rivers
Tall 'A' rigs can get movingl even in the lightest of breezes This Marblehead open event is the penultimate event of the GAMES series and attracted ten entries from three clubs. Upon arrival there appeared to be no wind at all. Posted on 21 Nov 2019
Eastern District Marblehead Championship
Colin Goodman wins the Broadland Trophy Eighteen races were sailed on the Little Broad at Filby, hosted by The Broads Radio Yacht Club. Posted on 7 Nov 2019
Marbleheads at Fleetwood
Great racing at one of the best radio sailing venues Fleetwood is known around the world as one of the best radio sailing venues and it didn't disappoint for the concluding two ranking events of 2019 which have now established the qualifying order for those wanting to attend the 2020 World Championship. Posted on 10 Oct 2019
Marbleheads at Manor Park
More aimed at participation than the glory of winning Gentle ripples, glorious sunshine and a hearty welcome greeted the Marblehead skippers for this round of the Midland District M series, although only a low key series, more aimed at participation than the glory of winning. Posted on 21 May 2019
40th Mermaid Trophy at Abbey Meads
A celebration of Marblehead racing A beautiful sunny day at Abbey Meads was the scene for the 40th Mermaid Trophy celebration of Marblehead racing. The only thing missing was the forecast steady north-westerly breeze. Posted on 26 Mar 2019
Marbleheads at Three Rivers
Hot racing for Games Event 2 Never has a winter Marblehead interclub event at the Bury Lake Rickmansworth been so hot, with bright sunshine all day and in the morning at least enough wind to give a beat and run course to make the racing hot too. Posted on 27 Feb 2019
Marbleheads at Chipstead
Bitingly cold for Games Event 1 The day started bright but very cold as the competitors arrived at Chipstead Sailing Club. With boat registration completed and the course laid the briefing commenced at 09:45. Posted on 30 Jan 2019