Please select your home edition
Hyde Sails 2022 One Design LEADERBOARD

Shoreham SC Covid-19 Virtual Wednesday Series - Day 2

by Sophie Mackley 17 Apr 2020 11:53 BST 15 April 2020
Day 1 of the Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Shoreham © Warwick Baker /

Raced in Portsmouth this time, the conditions were a fairer reflection of those off Shoreham on Wednesday evening, but without the advantage of our beautiful rolling waves... the stuff of dreams not yet realised this season.

J/70s are the boat of choice for our first series and 2.4m Word Champion Megan Pascoe took two wins to take the day, closely followed by Alex Warren with a 1st and 3rd. Overall, Richard Harrison still clings onto the top of the leader board (has he over-trained we ask ourselves), but is now chased by Will Carroll still sporting his characteristic unicorn graphics in second and the ever consistent youngster, Reuben Hudson knocks Gareth Griffiths off the podium to claim third.

The second series is raced in a faster selection of boats, which this week included 49ers and Nacras. It is great for our insurance premiums that no-one at Shoreham sails Nacras - 14 Nacras on a start line is not the stuff of dreams (except those of boat repairers). Wins went to Richard Harrison, Will Carroll and Alex Warren, with these three claiming the overall series positions in that order. Others making the individual race podiums include William Warren, Louise Carr and Alex Harrison - our only youth representative in the fast fleet who rounded out the evenings racing with a family one-two.

Shoreham SC are into their second week of virtual racing, and also their second week of a sailing and boat related quiz to test the grey matter - all the info is published on our social media and website,

Series Results after Day 2: (six races)

Series one
1 Richard Harrison - 11 pts
2 Will Carroll - 13 pts
3 Reuben Hudson - 15 pts
4 Gareth Griffiths - 17 pts
5 Paul Walker - 18 pts

Series two
1 Richard Harrison - 6 pts
2 Will Carroll - 12 pts
3 Alex Warren - 13 pts
4 Paul Walker - 17 pts
5 Megan Pascoe - 18 pts

Related Articles

RS200 Sailing Chandlery EaSEA Tour at Shoreham
Plenty of sun but not much wind, with a strong spring tide Ten RS200s arrived at Shoreham SC for the latest instalment of the EaSEA Tour. There was plenty of sun but not much wind, and with a strong spring tide running the fleet settled in for a long delay ashore. Posted on 10 Sep
Shoreham Contender Open
Winning by chapters of the Frank Bethwaite book To probably misquote Frank Bethwaite, 'If in doubt, sail towards the wind...'. As I'm only on Chapter 3 of Higher Performance Sailing, perhaps evaluating exactly where the wind if from is covered in Chapter 4.... Posted on 20 Jun
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Shoreham
This year's egg throwing contest had prizes It's been a while since I've written one of these. More of a blessing than a curse as coming third at a Merlin open is tricky. Sorry I've spoiled the build up to the results now. Posted on 19 Jun
London and SE Topper Regional Championship
Record entry of 39 treated to fantastic sailing conditions at Shoreham Shoreham Sailing Club hosted the L&SE ITCA Topper Regional Championships. A record entry of 39 Toppers were treated to fantastic sailing conditions with 12-18 knots north easterly without a cloud in the sky across the two days. Posted on 5 Jun
Festival Of The Sea preview
Shoreham SC and Sussex YC to host variety of racing fun this June This is a joint Open Event organised by Shoreham Sailing Club & Sussex Yacht Club taking place on the weekend of Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June, 2023. Racing is organised for both keelboats and dinghies, west of Shoreham Harbour. Posted on 22 May
Phantoms at Shoreham
Visibility issues plague race officer The first event of the 2023 Phantom South East Traveller Series took place over the Sunday and Monday of the Easter weekend at Shoreham SC. The entry was very disappointing with only four Phantoms. Posted on 12 Apr
Phantom South East Traveller Series 2022
Overall the series attracted 33 different sailors Overall the series attracted 33 different sailors, some of whom travelled considerable distances to compete. A big thank you to all of the clubs who hosted the events and also to Dover Trussed Roof Company who donated tankards as prizes. Posted on 10 Nov 2022
Peter Keck wins Championship of Champions
Lifting the 2022 Jack Brown Trophy after tight racing on Barnegat Bay The Championship of Champions, hosted by Shore Acres Yacht Club came to a close Sunday afternoon after three days of tight racing on Barnegat Bay. Posted on 9 Oct 2022
Wayfarer Southern Area Championship at Shoreham
A chance to warm up for their Nationals in August The Wayfarer fleet had a chance to warm up for their National Championship in August when they visited Shoreham Sailing Club over the weekend of 16/17 July for their Southern Area Championships and Craftinsure National Circuit event. Posted on 29 Jul 2022
Merlin Rockets at Shoreham
30 boat attracted for the Craftinsure Silver Tiller event Shoreham Sailing Club put on another great weekend of sailing, attracting 30 Merlin Rockets for the weekend of 17/18 June. Also in attendance were the 420 fleet with a healthy entry - perhaps hoping to learn a few tips from the Merlin sailors. Posted on 22 Jun 2022