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EYC Open Weekend – Sunday 16 September 2018

Weather: sunny with clouds

Wind: f 3 gusting 5-6

Course: upwind/downwind with a crooked dogleg around the committee boat (beware if you forget!!)

Greenwich Yacht Club finding themselves without a race officer decided that rather than go home they would come to share the best sailing area of the Thames and join in with the Open Racing at EYC. It was a delight to have them down with us. They are good friends of EYC. The racing upriver meant we saw little of the cruisers except when they crossed the dinghy course to their finish. Some interesting race rules being shouted at larger boats by some of the dinghies!!!

The tides were perfect for Greenwich to then take it home having had a great time racing with us.

Cruiser Race

Results to follow, as we need to check some of the handicap numbers….

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
TBC

The dinghies were joined for another year by the GP14 Association. They are a great bunch of active and competitive racers to have at the Club. Racing was certainly more lively with them focusing our attention! The racing was made the more challenging because of the gusts of over 20 knots and the shifty south-southwesterly wind.

The Race Officer’s briefing was either not listened to properly or ignored by some of the racers so the results show some DSQs where dinghies did not leave the committee boat to starboard. Most leant the lesson after the first race. Sorry Paul!!

There was a lot of close racing between boats but the course definitely favoured the symmetric spinnaker over the asymmetrics. However, it did not really matter as it kept the fleet focussed on racing against each other and watching for the gusts and shifts as they made their way to the finish lines.

The Stars raced their own course and held well in the strong winds despite being vintage boats. Well done to Harry Mitchell and his crew for winning the racing. They were spotted sitting at the back of the boat as the gusts nose-dived the bow… They did not care about the duck boards floating in a foot of water or that they had to bail water out. Well done every youth member who raced the Stars in those conditions. You did the spirit of Michael Robinson proud.

Thank you to Team Doris (Paul Reynolds and Sarah Gately) for trying to keep everyone in order and get as many races into the 2 hours we had. Also, thank you to Ed and Jo in Erith 3 and Hugh and Abraham in Erith 2 for looking after us. They were kept busy helping boats up, people back into them or towing boats ashore.

Finally we need to thank those who manned the bar over the weekend (Mary, John, Colin, Jerry), helped in the galley (Sara, Adrian, Kim, Andy) and those who popped in to assist all of the above. What a great weekend.

Photos to follow on the Club Facebook Page… checkout what went on and if you managed to get photographed!

Race 1

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
GP14 (14166) Richard & crew 1133 0 17 51 1
GP14 (14014) Andy & Dianne 1133 0 19 19 2
GP14 (13421) Helen & Chris 1133 0 19 31 3
GP14 (13532) Ricardo & Caro 1133 0 20 34 4
GP14 (13237) Tony & Lidia 1133 0 22 8 5
Dom (Laser Radial) Richard Banner 1142 0 25 11 6
Pico (25) Dan & crew 1330 0 28 54 7
Mitzi (Comet) Cannock W 1205 0 33 21 8
Topper Patrick Hogan 1358 DNF
Comet M Davy 1205 DNF
Laser Radial Richard Wilding 1142 DNF
Laser Radial John Cant 1142 DNF
GP14 (1387) Maciek & Denise 1133 DNF
GP14 (14151) Stephen & crew 1133 DNF
Two-can (2000) Aaron Reynolds & Jeremy Michell 1109 DNF
Dream On (2000) Alan Thomas & Megan Gately 1109 DNF
Stratos (c/b) Steve Mitchell, Jack Stevens, Annabelle 1100 DNS

Race 2

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
GP14 (14166) Richard & crew 1133 0 23 48 1
GP14 (14014) Andy & Dianne 1133 0 24 23 2
Laser Radial John Cant 1142 0 24 53 3
GP14 (13421) Helen & Chris 1133 0 24 1 4
Two-can (2000) Aaron Reynolds & Jeremy Michell 1109 0 25 16 5
GP14 (13532) Ricardo & Caro 1133 0 25 59 6
Stratos (c/b) Steve Mitchell, Jack Stevens, Annabelle 1100 0 26 10 7
GP14 (13237) Tony & Lidia 1133 0 30 31 8
GP14 (1387) Maciek & Denise 1133 0 30 59 9
Pico (25) Dan & crew 1330 0 32 33 10
Dream On (2000) Alan Thomas & Megan Gately 1109 0 33 50 11
Dom (Laser Radial) Richard Banner 1142 DNF
Mitzi (Comet) Cannock W 1205 DNF
Topper Patrick Hogan 1358 DNF
Comet M Davy 1205 DNF
Laser Radial Richard Wilding 1142 DNF
GP14 (14151) Stephen & crew 1133 DNF

Race 3

Corrected time
Boat Crew Handicap Hrs Mins Secs Position
GP14 (14166) Richard & crew 1133 0 14 55 1
GP14 (14014) Andy & Dianne 1133 0 15 32 2=
Laser Radial John Cant 1142 0 15 32 2=
Two-can (2000) Aaron Reynolds & Jeremy Michell 1109 0 16 17 4
GP14 (1387) Maciek & Denise 1133 0 16 20 5
Dream On (2000) Alan Thomas & Megan Gately 1109 0 16 24 6
GP14 (13532) Ricardo & Caro 1133 0 16 31 7
GP14 (13421) Helen & Chris 1133 0 16 36 8
Stratos (c/b) Steve Mitchell, Jack Stevens, Annabelle 1100 0 17 35 9
GP14 (13237) Tony & Lidia 1133 0 19 2 10
Pico (25) Dan & crew 1330 0 22 10 11
Topper Patrick Hogan 1358 0 23 30 12
Dom (Laser Radial) Richard Banner 1142 DNF
Mitzi (Comet) Cannock W 1205 DNF
Comet M Davy 1205 DNF
Laser Radial Richard Wilding 1142 DNF
GP14 (14151) Stephen & crew 1133 DNF

Frostbite Race

This year's Frostbite Race is on the 15/16 February. You can find more details  HERE

Sailing and Racing

We have an active programme of cruiser and dinghy racing, including a number of Thames-based inter-club races. We also organise trips in company, whether a weekend on the River Medway, a night in St. Kats in the heart of London, or a shorter journey to a nearby pub or club for lunch.

EYC YOUTH MEMBERS GET GOLD AT LONDON YOUTH GAMES (SAILING)

Youth Games Gold

CONGRATULATIONS to the Bexley Youth Squad who took Gold at the London Youth Games this weekend. The majority of squad members coming from EYC is great news for everyone.

Full results below with the last years placement next to this years results. Last number is the points for the borough.

1. 4 Bexley 50 ...
2. 2 Hillingdon 46
3. 1 Tower Hamlets 43
4. 7 Bromley 41
5. 22 Lambeth 39
6. 20 Southwark 37
7. 3 Hackney 36
8. 11 Redbridge 35
9. 6 Richmond 34
10. 12 Merton 33
11. 10 Havering 32
12. 14 Greenwich 31
13. Kingston 30
14. 8 Haringey 29
15. 15 Westminster 28
16. 19 Barnet 27
17. 18 Ealing 26
18. 9 Waltham Forest 25
19. 5 Wandsworth 24
20. 21 Sutton 23
21. 23 Hammersmith and Fulham 22
22. 13 Harrow 21
23. Croydon 20
24. 16 Camden 19
25. Newham 18

London Youth Games

Hamble Stars.

The Hamble Star Class Association at Erith exists to maintain, promote, and sail its historic fleet of Hamble Stars, believed to be the largest surviving fleet in the country.

If you are interested both in sailing wooden boats, and in their maintenance, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to take over the stewardship of one of these, to ensure their continuing survival, as well as having fun on the water!

   
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