Please select your home edition
Edition
Hyde Sails 2022 One Design LEADERBOARD

GAMES 12 Marblehead open meeting at Three Rivers Radio Yachting Club

by Roger Stollery 15 Nov 2022 08:05 GMT 13 November 2022
A seagul takes a closer look - Stan Cleal Trophy contested at GAMES 12 Marblehead Open at Three Rivers © John Male

Ten competitors from four clubs travelled to Bury Lake in Rickmansworth in gloomy foggy weather and were met with mirror finish water with very little wind. However Race Officer John Male and his race team completed ten races until the wind died completely in mid afternoon.

As Marbleheads have very efficient tall rigs they were able to perform well in what were very frustrating conditions, which needed an immense amount of concentration.

Roger Stollery sailing his UP took the first race from MYA Chairman, Phil Holliday sailing an Australian F6 design, but was second behind David Adam sailing his GRUNGE in Race 2.

Local sailor Tom Rodger won Race 3 with his PRIME NUMBER with Phil second.

The break for a remembrance gathering at the two-minute silence at 11 o'clock was extended to allow Barrie Martin to replace the rudder on his STARKERS 2, which had been chewed up by the propeller of the rescue boat!

Fortunately, Roger had an experimental Dave Hollom sectioned spare, which was fitted and this allowed Barrie to continue racing with some success with a win in Race 4.

Phil, who was hotfoot from Marblehead events in Italy and France, put in a very consistent performance all day and won the next four races before letting Dave take Race 9 and Roger the final race. Phil was using a superb looking light weather swing rig made by the top French Marblehead rigger, Remi Bres.

The trophy was originally donated by Stan Cleal, who created the club in mid-1970s. He set up the Three Rivers Radio Yacht Club and the renting of a small area of the Bury Lake from the local authority. The Club have been using for various classes including the Marblehead very successfully ever since.

On this occasion we were honoured to have his son Maurice visit and present his father's trophy. For more information about the club visit the website www.3rryc.org.uk

Results:

1st Phil Holliday Datchet F6 - 12 points
2nd David Adam 3 Rivers GRUNGE - 21 points
3rd Roger Stollery Guildford UP - 25 points
4th Barrie Martin LMYC STARKERS 2 - 30 points
5th Tom Rodger 3 Rivers PRIME NUMBER - 35 points
6th Martin Crysell Guildford PRIME NUMBER - 36 points
7th Trevor Judd 3 Rivers STARKERS 3 - 48 points
8th Richard Lord 3 Rivers STARKERS 2 - 59 points
9th John Carter 3 Rivers ROK - 60 points
10th Dick Grainge 3 Rivers STARKERS 2 - 63 points

Related Articles

2024 Mermaid Trophy GAMES 4 at Guildford
A superb day's racing with 18 races held This was a superb day's racing with 18 races in a limit A rig wind giving some exciting planing off wind in the gusts and providing almost perfect conditions for the 9 competitors from 6 clubs. Posted on 15 Apr
10 Rater Tankard & Marblehead GAMES 3 at Frensham
The day started inauspiciously with no sign of wind The day started inauspiciously with no sign of wind and very little promise of any. By the time racing started there was wind, but very light and very variable. Posted on 22 Mar
M&S Marblehead ranking event at Chipstead
Analyse the results for the top two sailors, and you realise just how well both sailed Thank you to all the participants for turning up at Chipstead on a beautifully sunny if slightly chilly Saturday morning. The quality of the sailors in the fleet was exceptionally high. Posted on 16 Mar
M&S District Marblehead Championship
It was encouraging that there were 8 different designs from 5 different designers Fog, light winds from the east south-east and the forecast of rain put off 3 of the 14 entries, but those who sailed in the 11 races created some exciting, but frustrating racing and stayed dry as there was no rain. Posted on 27 Feb
M&S Marblehead GAMES 1 event at Chipstead
At least it was dry Thank you to all the participants for turning up at Chipstead SC on such a cold Saturday morning. At eight AM the lake was like a smooth mirror, no sign of the forecast North Easterly breeze, but the cold temperature was spot on. At least it was dry. Posted on 16 Jan
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
Traditional lunch break with hot mulled wine, sausage rolls and mince pies Heavy rain caused chaos on the roads with huge puddles, which caused the Gosport team to turn back when the roads were closed. 6 Marbleheads sailed 11 races successfully in weird conditions. Posted on 12 Dec 2023
Marblehead UK Ranking events 5&6 at Datchet
From the start, it was going to be about rig changes and rig choice Datchet hosted the UK Marblehead Ranking 5&6 event over the weekend of November 18-19. Considering that the edge effects of Storm Debi were passing through the area, there were an excellent number of competitors from widespread regions. Posted on 21 Nov 2023
'Bill the Milk' Trophy at Fleetwood
Contested in free-sailing Marblehead model yachts operated by vane After nearly a full week of wet UK weather, we were greeted to a dry day with a light westerly breeze. Five Skippers entered the one day Saturday event and the cards had already been made out. Posted on 9 Oct 2023
Marblehead Nationals at Keighley
Racing on the edge of Ilkley Moor, 256 feet above sea level The Weecher Reservoir is situated 256 feet above sea level on the edge of Ilkley Moor. For those down South it is a 5 hour drive up the M1 but it is well worth it for the sailing over two days. Posted on 21 Sep 2023
MYA Marblehead Ranking 3 & 4 at Datchet Water
A true test of a boat's reliability, and a skipper's stamina A July event at Datchet Water Radio Sailing Club quite often involves a depleted water level (it's a main feeder reservoir for London) and gentle summer breeze. Posted on 20 Jul 2023