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Centenary Trophy - 18/03/2012

posted 25 Mar 2012, 01:28 by Domain Admin   [ updated 25 Mar 2012, 02:23 by Graham Morley ]
Here are the results from the 18/03/2012:

 Rank Boat ClassSail No.Helm Crew Corrected Time  Place
 1 Arctic FoxWayfarer 10739 Steve Collins Pete Collins 3835 
 2 PoohMerlin Rocket 1189 Ben Marshall Matt Allen 3863 
 3Warrior Merlin Rocket 1952 Paul Seamen Warren Gordon 3966 
 4Bow Belle Merlin Rocket 685 Dennis Lockwood Erica Bishop 4080 
 5Bald Eagle Enterprise 18937  John ForbesAlex Miler 4185 
 6Tilly Solo 2199 Alastair Banks  4287 
 7Orange Oyster Solo 2041 John Wilkey  4440 
 8Great Harry Enterprise 19492 Andy Banks Andy Cuckson 4556 
 9Overtick Solo 3209 John Kemp   DNF 
 9Fat Marce Merlin Rocket 3558 Phil Chase Debbie Cass  DNF 


The first race of the 2012 sailing season at Minima kicked off last Sunday with the Centenary Trophy. Quite a few club members were eager to get onto the water after the winter break. Ten starters were met with a gusty northerly wind. The start saw one Wayfarer, four Merlins, three Solos and two Enterprises on the water. The race saw a couple of retirements as some club members felt the bar was a better place to be than on the water. 

At the top end of the fleet, Steve Collins and son Peter in their Wayfarer stayed close to Ben Marshall, Paul Seamen and Dennis Lockwood in their Merlins throughout the race. There was plenty of hiking going on as the wind remained gusty throughout the race. The Merlins and the Wayfarer quickly opened up a significant gap from the rest of the fleet which remained throughout the race. The Solos had a mixed afternoon with one retirement and a couple of capsizes by John Wilkey. John Wilkey showed great determination to keep going after capsizing. The two Enterprises had a bigger gap between them as John Forbes tried to stick with the Merlins. It was a comfortable sail for experienced members.

In the end, Steve and Peter Collins took first place on handicap, with Ben Marshall second and Paul Seamen third.

Alastair Banks
Sailing Secretary