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Commodore’s Log

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Commodore’s Log 2012 has been a busy year in the Club House with activities on the Estuary continuing as ever. We were honoured by the RYA to be nominated for the Club of the Year, achieving a place in the best five clubs but narrowly missing out award on the top award. Away from Salcombe we have had members participating in the Queen’s Jubilee review, 3 crews in the Triangle race to Ireland and France, and many taking time to visit various Olympic venues. We even had members caught up in Hurricane Sandy across the Atlantic! January saw TV Baker Mary Berry open our new kitchen facilities and during the year our Caterer Sarah Cowell has cooked and served many hundreds of meals. The new facilities have been a great success and all club members have appreciated the improvements. In the past few weeks, regular Saturday morning working parties have enabled us to clear the area on the first floor where the new changing rooms will be built,

saving several thousand pounds of demolition costs. Construction work will commence in January for completion in time for the 2013 season. A common interest in the sea and activities afloat binds the membership of the club, but what attracts us to the club varies as much as our ages. For some it is just the sailing, but for others we are now more a social club and meeting place. It was no different in 1964 when the independent Yacht and Sailing Clubs joined forces to make the club what it is today. Our strength is being able to co-exist and enjoy the fabulous club house we were gifted 93 years ago. We have a responsibility to maintain the building and make it fit for future generations. Thank you to all those who have contributed to our fundraising so far. To those who will be asked for future contributions, please give generously, remembering that we are custodians for future generations, as we are beneficiaries of previous generosity.

Nearly half of our members are retired and the request last year for dates of birth has helped us to identify the club profile and the section of the community we are failing to attract. Consequently for 2013 we are offering attractive subscriptions for those in the 25 to 40 age group, a time of life for individuals and families when finance is very tight. The profile also helps us in making applications for Grant Aid and Match Funding and we have so far secured £80,000 towards our improvements, in addition to the substantial amount contributed by members. Please continue to support the club during 2013 and if you are one of those who has managed to avoid the Internet, please remind the office that you would like communications sent by post!

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Salcombe Yacht Club | Contents & Committee 6

MASTHEAD Contents 08 10 14 16 18 20 28 29 32 36 42 50 51 56 57 60 62

Cruisers Cadets National 12 Salcombe Yawl Merlin Week Solo Fleet Handicap Watch House Log Developments & Rear Com. Sailing News... Results Archive Harbour Master Ladies that launch Roll of honour Dinghy Sailing Prog. Cruiser Prog.

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SYC Cruisers 2012 Despite some lousy weather this season the cruiser fleet were not put off and covered a lot of water this summer, often in wet and windy conditions. We have had good attendances at our rallies with over 40 boats participating, an increase in last year. My special thanks goes to our rally masters; David and Jude Newman for Plymouth, finding a great venue, restaurant and with their quiz educating us on Plymouth and the Barbican. Steve and Nicole Carter, and Peter Waring and Glynn Evans for Brixham ; and for introducing the bacon butty to the rally menu, also David Fletcher and Charles Rowse for hosting an extra boat party at Dittisham.

Tim and Anne Noyce for the rally to Carteret and thanks to the Barneville-Carteret Yacht Club for their generous hospitality. Congratulations also to all those who made it; Springtime, Teddy Bear, Kippy, and Serenity. Tim received a number of presents from the club including their fine burgee, books about the place and local food. Our new French friends are planning to visit us next year in August so I do hope we can return the hospitality.

Clare Elwell for organising the Westward Rally which sadly was cancelled but for organising last minute an impromptu rally supper at SYC. We will be back in Fowey next year.

And finally Paul and Susie Ellis for the Yealm, they and the Yacht Club looked after us very well. The sign of a good pontoon party is when it starts to sink below our feet.

We extend a warm welcome to new boats in the fleet; n P  eter Kerr and Clare Lavis’s Ostara n S uzie Clarke and David Jayne’s Heroine n J ohn and Claudia White’s Robin recently arrived by water from Sweden. n S adly we say goodbye to Jonno and Rosie Barrett’s Shiraz but hello to the very recently arrived Whirlaway of Salcombe. n W  elcome additions to our motor cruiser fleet; Simon and Caroline Evan’s Genepe and Andy Kane’s Alison K. Our racing this year was similarly affected by the bad weather, it started off OK with nice shiny new race marks and finished off well but we lost many of the races in the middle due to too much wind, not enough or poor visibility. The new handicap system has gone well (for most of us) and if you haven’t applied I suggest you get one for next year. This year’s results will help inform next year’s ratings.


In September we also held a Hawk, Shrimper and Devon Yawl event which although small in numbers hopefully will be the start of an annual event. Congratulations to Jonny Griffith our Hawk champion.

Next year our rally programme will have a number of our usual favourites but a few different challenges; in June we plan to head Eastwards to Weymouth via Torbay and for our trip across the channel we plan to go to Roscoff -to their new marina. Fortunately we have rally masters for each rally so thank you to Jude, Peter, Tim, Andrew and Paul for volunteering again. But be warned we will be looking for fresh ideas and faces next year.

to the UK via Marianne’s home waters of Denmark, the Kiel Canal and through the canals of Holland.

The trophy winners this year were;

The Conway Plank is the highlight of the sailing calendar for ‘unusual, unexpected and untoward activity ‘by a member of the cruiser fleet. There were a number of nominations:

n S kerries race; Ian and Wendy Stewart on Xotic n E ast Rutts bowl racing back from the Yealm ; Meredith and Graham Parker on Bluebird n P  eter Waring for the Over 65s Smith Trophy n M  eredeith Parker for the Ladies Helm Trophy n M  addie Arnold for the Under 21 Petit Tankard. Maddie from our cadet fleet submitted a log of her exploits skippering the family’s Leisure 23 Blossom sailing from Plymouth to Salcombe and a number of trips around the estuary. I think we have an Ellen MacArthur in the making. n D  an Sheehan and Peter Sandover on Jacana for the overall race series, closely followed by Meredith and Graham Parker on Bluebird then Ian and Wendy Stewart on Xotic. n T he most rallies award was shared by Jacana, Serenity and Tsambika

Depending on the weather and what else goes to plan we are thinking of introducing the idea of some last minute ad hoc weekends, most likely to Dittisham or somewhere close by.

The long distance log award this year went to Jonno and Rosie Barrett on Shiraz in her last season. They were away a month cruised to Spain around Finisterre. Overall they logged 1192 miles and had everything from flat calm to over force 8. They spent a day hove to; this was when they decided to trade up!

For racing hopefully we will get more in next year , we are going to stick with the white sail races early in the season, and the two day regatta and introduce some more pursuit races.

We received three submissions for the narrative Log Clarke Challenge Trophy; Maddie Arnold’s exploits on Blossom, Pippa Harling’s log on the delights of a lesser known corner of

Our single handed sailors have not been rewarded in the past so next year we are going to find a new trophy. Julian Davis, Peter Waring and

Brittany; Binic, Dahouet and Erquay and the winning log; Marianne Smith’s account of helping John and Claudia White deliver Robin from Sweden

n O  ur acting Commodore for not being the best prepared over the Brixham Rally. n P  eter Waring; ensuring the fleet was fed with bacon butties despite the attempts of the Brixham Marina staff to stop him. n G  raham Parker losing and recovering his keys from the mud while giving Bluebird a scrub. n S uzie Clarke for sending their youngest and most inexperienced crew member Jess up the mast to retrieve their spinnaker halyard during the regattas. n D  avid and Jude Newman for almost starting their summer cruise with a bang when they found ‘a large metal brown rusty roundish object with a spike on the top’ prompting the coastguard to issue an “unexploded ordnance warning”. n J ohn White and his new arrival Robin for getting into and out of some very sticky situations in her short life. She’s sailed over 1335 miles and has already been moored up between two lamp posts and possibly something none of us will ever achieve sailed over a motorway while travelling through the Dutch canal network. After long deliberation the award went to Robin. We look forward to seeing you next season and that you can join us for our winter talks and cruiser suppers in January, February and March.

Peter Sandover Rear Commodore Cruising

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Away from Salcombe we were represented on three boats and crews in the Yachting Monthly shorthanded Triangle race from Torquay to Kinsale in Ireland, to Treguier in Brittany and back to Torquay. All delivered good results Paul Ellis and Mark coming 10th Martin Beck and Roger Tushingham 11th and myself and my Dartmouth based co skipper Mary Sturgess 12th overall, Sheer Madness won the concours d’elegence (or prettiest boat prize), Paul , and we were part of the first team prize.

Peter Freedman have started the idea with some good racing this year.

Fleet Reports | Cruisers

The regatta races took a different format this summer with 3 races planned but again frustrated by strong winds. We did manage two races and congratulations to Peter Waring and Susie Clarke for winning the races and Susie for first over overall. Special mention to Julian Davis who came in third overall despite sailing single handed. We were very fortunate to have a new generous sponsor Sabre Insurance.


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Cadet fleet report

The Cadet year has been a successful one with many young sailors getting their first outings afloat and under sail in the friendly surroundings of SYC and the stunning estuary upon which we are so fortunate to sail. Nigel Blazeby, and Chris Spenser Chapman together with Barney Greenhill run the Saturday and Tuesday Cadets respectively. Thanks go to them for all the time they give to inspire the next generation of young sailors. The parent help they receive is vitally important to allow the sessions to run effectively and safely. Whether the help is on the beach, in Safety boats or in the Watch House (It has been called a number of things this year from Watch Tower to even one Cadet Session the Watch Dog!), it is greatly appreciated. We shall be running powerboat courses in the spring so that parents have the opportunity to brush up their nautical skills too.

We are also really supportive and encouraging to the Cadet parents who would like to start sailing at the club too.

- progressing greatly in a short time. We shall be running more courses in the school holidays in 2013, please contact the office.

One evening in June under torrential rain a group of Cadets made a short RYA film shown to the GB Olympic sailors in their Chill out zone at Weymouth. The RYA helped the very youngest sailors at Clubs all around the country to feel excited about the Olympics and to thank the British sailors for their inspiration. Salcombe Cadets did their bit too!

SYC Cadet Best Helm: Charlie Blazeby. Most Improved Cadet: Toby Rew, Caroline North Memorial Carbourg Trophy for most Helpful Cadet: Henry Bright. Tuesday Cadet Awards Best Helms: Matthew Makepeace and Charlotte Hassall. Best Newcomers: Charlie Bragg & Elodie Grenen. Best Improved: George Lee. Best Attendance: Ben Stumbles.

Following Regatta in August SYC ran RYA Sailing Courses at Level 1 & 2. The four days culminated in an adventure to North Sands for a picnic ashore and many games afloat. The sailors were able to gain confidence and displayed great boat handling

The SYC Fleet includes Laser Picos, Toppers, RS Fevas and RS Visions.


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NSSA Regatta at Weymouth A taste of Olympic sailing During the week 9th – 13th July 7 Cadets from Salcombe Yacht Club and Kingsbridge Community College sailed at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and competed in the National School Sailing Association’s 50th Regatta. With only a few weeks before the Olympics, we saw many teams out practicing in Weymouth Bay and the harbour itself, we also saw the Olympic boats and the containers full of kit behind the dinghy park. On the 1st day of racing the Laser Fleet got a lucky trip out to sea, but for the rest of the week the wind and the waves kept all 499 boats in the harbour. Also on the Monday, we had a visit from royalty! Princess Anne came down to the Sailing Academy

to meet us and but many of us did not get to see her as we were out in the bay all day racing. Unfortunately on Tuesday our only National Twelve snapped its mast in blustery conditions, but it was repaired for the rest of the week’s sailing.

out of a total of 82 boats. In the Laser 4.7 fleet,

On the Wednesday, Pete Ballantine and Henry Wadey battled in 20 knots of wind for the Mount Hayes Trophy in a Topaz Xenon. After winning their heat and semi final by a big margin they finished 2nd in the final after capsizing on the start line!

mast. Overall, everyone who participated really

The rest of the week was very windy, with gusts of 25-30 knots and on the last day only the Laser Fleet was allowed to sail. In the Laser Radial fleet, Torrin Blazeby finished 25th, Tom Morris 29th, Louis Cartwright 36th and Henry Wadey 76th all

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Henry Bright recorded an overall 22nd out of 37 boats. Pete Ballantine and Jemima Booth finished 11th in the Fast Handicap, which was very good considering they missed 3 races due to their broken enjoyed the week and lots of fun out on the water. A big thanks goes to all our parents and especially Duncan Wadey for staying with us the whole week! We would also like to thank the Yacht Club and the us to take part and Marchand Petit for kindly sponsoring us.

Henry Bright


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Fleet Reports | National 12 fleet 14

National 12 report The season started with rumours of winter boat fiddling skulduggery and sure enough David Moore arrived on the beach with a boat pimped to perfection, with new sails and a gorgeous retro-fitted hydrofoil rudder. Before long he was firmly established at the front of the fleet every week, much to Tom Ballantines consternation at finding himself out-gunned. With only a couple of weeks to go before Burton Week he hastily cobbled up a foil to get back into contention, although it took several weeks trial and error cutting off and rebonding the foil to get it to work well, by which time the Championships had come and gone. Hayling Island was the venue for Burton Week. Never having sailed there before, the Lloyds and the Ballantines were naive enough to make the trip, with four boats between them. Day 1 say 20knts plus of southerly wind competing against the strong ebb tide over Chichester Bar. 50 or so boats left the beach, out over the bar to the race course in the bay: less than

half made it to the start line. Landing hard off the top of a wave over the bar Simon and Karen broke their rudder and the resulting capsize resulted in the mast breaking against the sea bed in the breaking waves.

crewed by Mary Henderson in their 35 year old wooden boat. The Lloyds very sensibly spent much of the weekend safely on the beach in the company of the wiser half of the fleet.

Conditions were slightly better the following morning for Race 2 as the tide and strong wind were both trying to go the same way. Having bought and fitted a new carbon mast Simon and Karen went out and survived the first race, but decided to quite whilst they were ahead and headed home over the bar rather than stay out for the second. The tide had, of course, turned by then and after an outrageous sledge ride over the waves with Karen hysterical in the bottom of the boat they broached and ended up in exactly the same position as the day before, with a long exhausting recovery in the surf with the shiny new mast bouncing on the sea bed.

In the end the boys both came home with their hands full:- Tom came 9th overall and won the Dick Wyche Trophy and the Corrigan Cup – under 21 National Champion. Peter came 11th to win the Beeston Goblet and the Admirals Cup – first placed of the older generation boats. In fact his boat is so ancient that it first won the Admirals Cup 26 years ago!

Meanwhile Tom B, crewed by Nicky Bass were putting in some respectable results, but struggling to put much distance between themselves and Peter B,

Perhaps Peters greatest achievement though was to be the only boat in the entire fleet not to capsize in the roughest conditions I have ever sailed in. The N12 Fleet and many SYC members will always remember Wendy Blazeby, who died in October, for her sparkle, her happy smile as you sailed by on the water and her care of others. A very special person who will be greatly missed.


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Fleet Reports | Salcombe Yawl fleet report 16

Well, well, another year can you believe it?

During this year we have had the Queens Jubilee, the Olympic Games and Barney winning the Regatta Blue Fleet with a little help from Paul. The Yawls have had a mixed year, numbers were down slightly in the August Regatta by about 8% on the previous year, I think the Olympics played a major part in this, but a little improvement in Saturday Racing numbers are up on the previous year.

the SYC racing calendar. This enabled sailors who can’t race every weekend to achieve a result by only racing a minimum of three races out six designated Saturday club races, this was a lot of fun and helped us celebrated the Olympic year too.

Open Meetings were well attended with numbers similar to the year before, unfortunately a few individual races got cancelled due to numbers being down and lack of duty support. The fleeting in Regatta week continues to work well. The weather this year to say the least has been very variable, more rain and wind than we would like, so not very conducive to good sailing and I won’t talk about the weather in August!

Always a good Curry Night arranged at the YC afterwards thanks to Jools and the team. The results were in the Red fleet, Gold to Jeff and Chris, Silver went to Dan and Gale and Bronze went to Charles and Steve. And in the Blue Fleet, Gold went to Jon and Claire, Silver went to Andrew and Steve and Bronze went to John and Freddie. And the plan is to do a Mini Series again in 2013 with the theme of the Americas Cup and instead of a Curry night we may do an all-American steak and fries supper with a match race at the end of the series.

The Yawls had a sailing initiative this year, The Olympic Mini Series, which was a series within

Would you like to sail in a Yawl? There are always Yawlies looking for a crew and we have a crew register on the SY website so if anyone would like a sail, send in an email and get your name up. www.syoa.co.uk There is talk of going back to Moubihan in France again, if anyone is interested please let me know ASAP, information to be found on the website, and also Martin Beck has organised a trip to Antigua in February for regatta sailing in RS Elites. So good luck with that and we look forward to hearing all about it when they get back. Maybe I can persuade someone to do a daily blog?? Scratch Hitchen has hung up his bowsprit and passed on his business of storing and looking after Yawls to Banger so if you think a strange man has stolen your Yawl it’s probably Banger putting it away.


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A number of Yawls are up for sale, some because of the maturing age of the owner and some just changing circumstances. With the economic situation at the moment boats are not selling as quickly as in the past so it’s a good time to buy. It was great to see some younger sailors out this year. No new Yawls in the offing but some very nice ones for sale so if your are interested check out the SY website. The SYOA have a new committee member Will Henderson so welcome to him. I would like to thank on behalf of the Yawls Malcolm Squire - it is a tough job and he did a fantastic job, especially on the SYC building project, I think few of us realise what a commitment it is to take on an unpaid job and take up all the flak when things don’t go to plan. Our club is a members run club and it needs all our support in duties and participation to make it happen and be the club we all want. I hope in 2013 to get more Yawl events into the calendar from picnics to a pub crawl to more racing who knows!

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Fleet Reports | Merlin Week report

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18 So the final day of racing dawned with the champions Dave Winder and Pippa Taylor crowned and drowned in a frenzy of celebration that saw Salcombe Yacht Club bar rocking into the early hours. All was still to play for in the competition for first loser. In the harbour a good breeze was blowing, the rain had stopped and the sun was coming out for a glamorous end to the week. Day 6 Morning – Red versus Black flights For the morning race, the PRO did not enamour himself to the fleet by setting mark 0 as the windward mark, conveniently situated in an area of zero wind and strong adverse tide in the wind shadow of Bolt Head. The start and first beat were therefore an irrelevance as the challenge of getting out to Mark 0 proved the key point of the race. Old heads ruled with Dan Alsop/Jennie King emerging with a good lead from the Superfast Jellytot team of Simon Blake/Alex Jackson. Down in the harbour it was breezy enough for some of the hangovers to cause dismounts, most notably Taxi/ Ellie Bremmer.

Over the next hour Simon/Alex built a considerable lead to win comfortably and the stronger teams came through as the older and lighter teams tired. At the line Mike Calvert/Ian Garwood rounded out a strong week in second ahead of the fast charging Taxi/Ellie and Jon Gorringe/Tobytastic in fourth ahead of Dan/Jennie. Day 6 Afternoon – Green versus Blue flights With the sun out and a good force 4-5 blowing the afternoon fleet had a classic Salcombe race using all the harbour (1,4,6,5,8,7,1,3). The key decision was the side of the harbour to take on the run back from Mark 1. Willie Warren/Sophie Mackley rounded first and headed for Mill Bay on the Portlemouth side. Tim Fells/Chris Downham rounded ahead of Dave Winder/Pippa Taylor and headed across the tide to the town side which proved to be the winning move. Willie/Sophie died in Mill Bay and were rolled by most of the fleet while

Dave/Pippa and Tim/Chris battled for the lead down to Yalton and then back up and round to Frogmore. Tim/Chris built a good lead down to Balcombe but suffered spinnaker problems that let Rich Adams/ Chris Gould, who had moved up into second, to close right up and ultimately take the lead on the final lap of the harbour, to take their first win of the week. Tim/Chris kept Dave/Pippa behind to secure second and Tom Stewart/Steve Hall came through at the end to grab fourth. At the end of a closely fought regatta, Dave/Pippa won with 8 points ahead of Tim/Chris 2nd on 11, Taxi/Ellie 3rd on 13, Mike/Ian 4th on 11 and Tom/ Steve 5th on 14.5. The week celebrated Paranoia’s 30th consecutive outing at Salcombe Merlin Week. A special cocktail toasted the occasion. Nominations worthy of a cocktail this year please send to the SYC office in good time!


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Fleet Reports | Solo fleet 20

Solo fleet 2012

The 2011 season ended with a massive sale of Salcombe’s Solos, as boats were drip fed onto the second-hand market through the Association’s website in order to make way for an order of 16 new boats, placed with the Winder factory for delivery in early 2012.

over the close fought battle between the Solos of Tim Law, Paul Ellis & Ross Borne. These three finished within 50 seconds of each other after an hour long struggle. Colclough’s 15 minute lead was still only enough for fifth place overall, but Tom & Nicky’s time was sufficient to secure victory over Tim Law’s second placed Solo by two minutes on corrected time.

This is quite probably the largest bulk order of Solos ever to have been placed by one club and is indicative of the extraordinary success of not only the Solo class in general, but the particular popularity of the class in Salcombe. Fleet numbers grew again in 2012, despite the loss of Shaun Cumming mid-season and the temporary (?) loss of Ross Borne, who is presently without a boat. Peter Colclough & AJ Squire joined the arms race by ordering new boats at the start of the year, Rob Henderson & Andrew Thompson arrived mid-

With the first of the handicap races over, class racing started the following week with the Spring Series. Sixteen Solos took part in the first race, by the conclusion of the seven race series, the fleet was back at full strength and average weekly turn-out was in the high twenties.

season and ICC instructor Will Hitchman and cadet parent Bruce Hattersley joined us in October. When the 2012 season opened with the Commissioning Race on 3rd March, only a couple of new hulls had been delivered. These were fitted out at the Boatstore for Paul Ellis & Ross Borne, so only six Solos made up the 11 strong entry for the season’s opening race. Peter Colclough easily took line honours in his 505 a clear 9 minutes in front of the National Twelve of Tom Ballantine and Nicky Bass, who had a further seven minute advantage

The series was won by Paul Ellis, whose worst results were two second places. Simon Gibbens turned out on only one occasion, took line honours and pushed Ellis into one of those second places. As ever, Chris Cleaves was right up at the front ➜


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of the fleet and his two wins in the series were sufficient to claim second place in front of Ross Borne who was the only other helm to claim a race win.

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The Sailing Club Series from late April to midJune saw some of the biggest turnouts of the season, with a record 39 boats taking part on 12th May and average turnout of 28. The series produced 4 winners: Simon Gibbens - again on the only occasion that he turned out; Paul Ellis on 3 out of 4 starts; Tim Law twice and Chris Cleaves on one occasion. Law’s consistency in all conditions gave him his first series win, with Cleaves a clear second in front of Bill Jago and David Greening. It was pleasing to see the improvement in the middle of the fleet, no doubt aided by the fillip that racing against large numbers of all abilities can provide. Amongst notable improvers Stuart Cartwright was failing to live up to the position of current holder of the Capsize Belt and it was no longer by any means certain that either he, Roger Pope or Jonty White were going to be easy to catch this season. The final race on 16th June had to be cancelled due to the strong winds, but such was the appetite for racing that Stuart Cartwright mobilised crews to participate in an informal Sunday race the following day, Father’s Day. So the inaugural Father’s Day Race was managed from the race box by Gail Allen and Sonia Cartwright, supported by the Booths in a rescue boat. 12 Solos & three Nationals took part and a three way battle at the front was eventually resolved in favour of the Solos of Rob Henderson, Ed Stephens and Peter Hammond in that order. Meanwhile, right at the back, Julian Meek claimed the wooden spoon, probably slowed down by the presence of Meek Jr. in the front of the boat. Malcolm Mackley continued his epic run of capsizes and finished the race covered in congealed blood after making heavy contact with his boom, but nevertheless in good spirits. Hopefully, we can look forward to this becoming a regular fixture - the race, not Malcolm’s catastrophes. As is customary, on the second of the May Bank Holidays, Salcombe held their Spring Open Meeting from 2nd to 4th June. This is a qualifying event for the Solo Association’s Western Travellers Series & the Sea Series and this year attracted

14 visiting Solos. Strong winds for the first two days of this event gave the competitors some serious exercise and ensured that the rescue boats were kept well occupied. The strongest winds came on Sunday afternoon, when a south-westerly force 5 complete with some very tricky gusts rolled numerous boats in to windward & systematically demolished the fleet at the gybe marks, leaving seven boats in need of a tow back to the beach. At the top of the leader board a three-way tussle was fought out between Tim Law, Paul Ellis & Chris Cleaves. Law had the edge and was clear ahead with two wins and a second place after the first three races. With the top two unable to improve on their scores on the third day, they absented themselves from the light winds of the Bank Holiday Monday and Paul Rayson took line honours in front of a top five comprising four visitors, punctuated only by a strong performance by Billy Jago in 4th place. Cleaves’ results from the first three races were sufficient to secure third place overall ahead of Paul Rayson & David McGregor. The six race Summer Series from 23rd June to 28th July was a two-way battle between Chris Cleaves & Ross Borne, who had to give best to Cleaves by one point after failing to capitalise on Cleaves’ and many others absence at the National Championships – more about that later. Attendance for this series was understandably down due to summer holiday commitments, but still averaged 20 boats per race. It was good to see Harold Cranch finally out of hibernation & Simon Gibbens made his customary one race appearance but this time, instead of showing the rest of us how it was done, he scored max points for a disqualification and promptly disappeared until later in August. Our Regatta Week (12th – 17th July) dissected the Summer Series, recent regattas seem to have acted as a magnet for extremes of weather and this year was no exception. At 41 Solos, including 9 visitors, the entry was lower than recent years, perhaps reflecting the general malaise in the economy & the holiday market. The weather did not disappoint, most notably on the Wednesday when the winds were so strong that it was debatable whether racing should be held at all. This came after two days of OOD Geof Gilson having to send the fleets out to sea in search of wind. Gilson, is a life-long believer in the doctrine that if the helms see fit to present

themselves at the start line, then he will put on a race for them whatever the weather and he did just that when he saw the covers coming off the Solos on Smalls Cove at lunchtime on Wednesday. Volunteers turned up in droves having decided they’d rather drive rescue boats than face the testing conditions, so Geof ended up with 10 RIBs at his disposal. The first race after lunch on ‘Black’ Wednesday was, as always, the Yawl red fleet. Only 9 out of 16 Yawls actually showed up and when they got under way, the fleet was rapidly & expensively reduced to 4, so the abandonment flag was quickly run up for the remaining Yawl fleets. But next up were the Solos and out of a possible 41, just 21 waited the start line, not all were upright when the klaxon sounded and only 13 made it home. But what a race, it would not have been out of place for the Solos to have worn the class pennant as a headband! With hindsight, the downwind runs up the estuary from Mill Bay were pure exhilaration, but at the time pure terror would have been a more apt description. Only race winner Alister Morley & the last placed fleet captain completed the course without capsizing, the former through consummate skill, the latter through the certain knowledge that capsizing was not going to be a pleasant or a cheap option and should be avoided at all costs. Nigel Appleton was forced to retire with a broken mast but succeeded in having another delivered overnight from Southampton and was back in action the following day. The rest of the regatta seemed tame by comparison, but produced some good close racing. Alister Morley’s two wins put him in a good position for overall honours, but Tim Law’s sole win & consistency in all conditions pushed Alister down to second overall, with Paul Rayson third. Iain McGregor & Peter Hammond tied on points for fourth, but McGregor had the edge on count-back. During August, class racing was replaced by handicap racing in the Bucket & Spade Series. Solos took eight out of the first nine places, punctuated only by A.J. & Sheila Squire’s Merlin in 4th. With no discard in the 4 race series, regular attendance was vital and only the top four placed Solos of series winner Bill Jago, Simon Yates, Ed Stephens & Clare Booth completed all the races. Roger Lumby was the highest placed contender to carry the 60 points for a DNC & earned an award for sixth place for his efforts. ➜


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Fleet Reports | Solo fleet 24 Midweek Series: For those race junkies who cannot manage on only one race per week, Wednesday evening racing came back into vogue a few years ago, staring with a modest 4 races. This has now grown to two series with ten races on the card for Series 1 & a further nine in series 2. Ed Stephens was overall leader in Series 1; Solo honour in the handicap class was upheld with the top five places and our ladies by Liz Stephens and Clare Booth who finished 7th & 8th. Malcolm Mackley stayed upright for once and took line honours and a 1st place midway through the series.

Roger Tushingham was going well until he was grounded by the medics after sustaining a nasty head injury from contact with his boom. Tim Law & Paul Ellis finished 2nd & 4th overall, Iain McGregor, David Greening and Graham Cranford-Smith were 11th, 16th & 20th respectively with Simon (Yotter) Yates and Roger Lumby 31st & 33rd

Series 2 was neatly sewn up by the Solos of Chris Spencer-Chapman & Peter Sturgess. Malcolm Mackley again posted a race win, but lack of attendance dropped him to fifth overall.

The Sea Series was in full swing in June and four Salcombe boats entered Hayling Island’s open meeting over the week-end of 16th June. This event was reduced to one day by appalling weather which was still pretty hostile but Tim Law mastered the conditions and showed the local experts the way home to take overall victory. Iain McGregor, Roger Lumby & David Greening finished 7th, 10th & 11th respectively for Salcombe.

While the home racing was in full swing, some members were travelling to the big sea events along the south coast. In April Salcombe sent the largest, single club entry of seven boats to Weymouth for two days of competition at the Olympic venue for the Nigel Pusinelli trophy. In a rare appearance in his Solo this year,

The following week-end it was Brixham’s turn to play host. Brixham does not have its own indigenous Solo fleet, but was keen to court the Association for consideration as a possible venue for a future National Championships. Sadly the entry was disappointingly low, possibly due to the fact that the weather leading up to the event was

dire and the week-end forecast was no better, but 5 Salcombe boats made the trip and dominated the event. The organisers laid on six excellently run races, held in very strong winds and the week-end proved a perfect warm-up for the Nationals a month later. Tim Law again dominated the meeting with five straight wins, enabling him to pack away his boat while Mike Hicks cleaned up in the last race. Final positions were Tim Law 1st, Mike Hicks 2nd, Graham Cranford-Smith 3rd, Adrian Griffin 5th & Iain McGregor 7th. Part of the attraction that draws Solo sailors to Salcombe is the level of the home competition. There is no single ‘Top Dog’ who, can presume to win every race he, or she enters (Gibbo take note!). Such is the breadth of expertise amongst our top helms, that none can be assured of an easy victory. This talent was evident at this year’s National Championships where the 78 strong entry of top Solos from all over the UK included a record 23 Salcombe boats. Salcombe collected the team prize as well as posting some very creditable individual performances. ➜


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Hosted by Mount’s Bay Sailing Club, the organisation of this year’s nationals at Marazion was exemplary, both on and off the water, even the weather held up. 2012 has been a bad year for weather, it started with potential drought and hose pipe bans, was then quickly followed by ceaseless rain and flood warnings, but all this changed for one week only at the end of July when the clouds disappeared and we were treated to non-stop Cornish sunshine. Disappointingly, the wind disappeared at the same time as the clouds and the week started with very light winds. By Tuesday the wind had disappeared altogether and racing was abandoned for the day, but thereafter the wind filled in, culminating on the final day with ferocious offshore winds which prompted nearly 20 helms to pack up their boats a day early.

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Tim Law made the best of the light winds and was the leading Salcombe boat after the first day finishing both races in eighth position. Dave Greening headed the Blue Plate Series at the end of the first day and for the next two days was to race wearing the series leader’s blue rash vest. Law’s consistency in all conditions brought him Salcombe’s best result of 7th place overall. However, Tim was by no means the sole Salcombe helm at the front of the fleet, Alister Morley, Mike Hicks, Iain McGregor and Paul Ellis each had one or more top ten results during the week, with Chris Cleaves just outside on three occasions. These, together with David Greening and Simon (Yotter) Yates totalled eight Salcombe boats classified in the top 30 at the end of the week. Salcombe’s best individual performances came from Paul Ellis who’s results improved in line with the wind strength and he led from start to finish in the second of Thursday’s two races to win the SB Marine Trophy. Not far behind these leading Salcombe boats, top twenty placings for individual races were all achieved by Bill Jago, Roger Lumby, Ed Stephens, Simon Dobson, Julian Meek and Malcolm Mackley, showing just how much strength there is in Salcombe’s middle batting order. Malcolm might well have improved upon his 43rd overall placing, if he had been able to curb his enthusiasm for displaying his turquoise green hull by capsizing at every opportunity. Special mention must also be made of Salcombe’s ladies, Liz Stephens, Jayne Morris & Clare Booth who put up some good

performances, particularly Jayne & Clare who went out in and survived the fierce conditions on the final day’s racing. If one must take a week’s holiday in Cornwall, it might as well be with Cornwall’s head of tourism Malcolm Bell, whose careful pre-planning ensured that the après sailing was never dull. Highlight of the social week had to be a trip to the Minack open-air Theatre. Set at the top of the south-facing cliffs near Land’s End, over 30 Salcombe helms wives & girlfriends joined the packed theatre audience to be treated to a French farce performed by the visiting Bristol Theatre company under a warm, cloudless evening sky. It didn’t stop there, on Tuesday evening the whole Solo fleet were invited to St. Michael’s Mount for the Commodore’s reception where, with wine and canapés, they watched the sunset from the spectacular setting high up on the terrace and through increasingly blurred vision. The evening was rounded off at the King’s Arms after which, most sensible people went to bed. Paul Ellis, Chris Cleaves, Yotter & Bill Jago, not being sensible, rounded off the early hours of the morning, with rather a lot of whisky at the Mounts Bay Sailing Club, whose barman, on calling last orders for the sixth time, finally managed to rid himself of his guests. The following morning Paul was to realise to his cost that he had been rendered incapable in many ways, particularly incapable of noticing that Cleaves & Jago had stopped drinking quite a long time before he did and thus they, unlike he, were able to get up the following morning without too much trauma. This was a successful week on many levels, Salcombe collected the team trophy and many individuals came back with prizes. The sunshine was perfect and for our competitors and the many WAG’s who joined us, it felt like one big extended family holiday - even if in parts, the resemblance was more in keeping with The Inbetweeners holiday movie. Importantly, a lot of our less seasoned members had experienced their first taste of top level racing over Olympic courses and every one came back better for the experience. Back home again and the Autumn Series has just concluded with Simon Yates taking the series after some consistent performances, five points in front of a close battle between David Greening, Bill Jago and Ed Stephens. This series has been

characterised by the almost total absence of the prevailing South-westerly wind. Instead, a mixture of North-easterly, North-westerly or South-easterly winds of strengths ranging from moderate to occasionally scary, have tested both race officers and helmsmen. The series also encompassed an open meeting on 13th October which was won by Paul Ellis and gave him the opportunity to put a stop to Simon Gibbens’ run of winning just about every race he entered. Congratulations to all of those who collected awards at this year’s annual prize-giving, particularly Roger Pope for winning the Waterhouse Trophy, Liz Stephens for winning the Ladies Award & Tim Law who picked up the Fleet Captain’s Award. On a personal note, my very grateful thanks to all of you Solos for the magnificent framed photo which you presented to me, it hangs in pride of place in our dining room. As we enter the Winter Series, incredibly three, probably four (get on with it Alister!!!) members are placing orders for brand new boats next season, as the appetite for joining in with this increasingly competitive fleet remains as infectious as ever.

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Handicap fleet

This year has been good for the handicap fleet with increased numbers racing on a frequent basis. Regular support from Cindy and Kate in their Laser Radials as well as the Merlins namely Chris, Peter, Graham and Andrew. We now have six Merlins in the fleet. The only challenge is to get us all out regularly enough. The season has produced some very strong winds throughout the year so plenty of capsize practice. We also seem to have had regular SE and NE winds with significant variations in choice of wind patterns on the water. It makes for even more interesting areas to go for competitive advantage. One interesting sight this year has been Keri Dolphin Harris in his Moth. Whilst hugely envious, I fear that my 14st would not work without a snorkel!! Keri has also joined us in his RS200 along with occasional appearances from Peter Colclough in his stunning 505.

Congratulations go to Chris Winzar for his consistency and winning ways with Peter Cook also winning very regularly. In fact the star of the show this autumn must go to Janet Cook for her skills in racing the Merlin with her broken ankle in a splint – how’s that for dedication!! Very pleased to hear that Graham C S is now recovering from his knee operation. We have missed Graham and Fiona’s regular support of our fleet and fingers crossed we look forward to seeing them regularly next season. We may have to ban him from sailing in these dangerous Solo’s!!! We look forward to seeing the club boats joining us on a regular basis next year. Hears to a great 2013 racing season.

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Sailing Coordinators Watch House Log There were some 230 entries to the SYC Henri Lloyd Regatta 2012. The winds blew strong once again and the party atmosphere in the club took off on the first nights’ Commodore’s Party and never stopped.

If you are seen to have a collision that is not reported with such a boat you will be disqualified from the Race at the Race Officers discretion.

May I remind you that consideration is to be given to all users of Salcombe Estuary especially non racing boats as there are many pleasure and commercial craft afloat who do not understand the racing rules.

The fairway is a system which attempts to separate general harbour traffic from the SYC start area it is enforced whenever the state of tide allows and is indicated by the flag 2nd Sub and amber flashing lights on either end of the watch house. The fairway channel is marked by a line of yellow buoys parallel to Salcombe foreshore, starting by Salcombe Court (conspicuous red brick building) and extending in a North Easterly direction as far as the ferry pier area.

Always sail safely. *If you are in a Collision with a non competing boat whether it be underway or moored you must report the incident to the Yacht Club and to the Harbour Office and fill out the appropriate Form. An incident declaration form will be on the main notice board. You will still need to go to the Harbour Office with your form. 2013 SYC RULE UPDATE: If you hit a moored boat you must complete a 3600 penalty turn.

The two end buoys may be marked by a yellow X, however if X marks have not been laid the last fairway buoy will be deemed the beginning and end. If a racing craft enters the fairway during its enforcement it can be disqualified by the Race Officer, the fairway enforcement is lifted 5 minutes after the last race start in any sequence.

Please continue to use the dutyman website to enroll for duties. The Sailing Commmittee cannot stress enough how important it is to have the safety boats manned with sufficient crew. Average points will be given to safety boat crews even if you are not the named driver(although only one average points is permitted in any particular series as per the Sailing Instructions). We shall be running SYC Safety boat courses and RYA Level 2 courses in 2013; if you have not yet done a course and would like to please make contact with the office. Please can all crews remember our safety measures particularly wearing a kill cord and life jacket   AT ALL TIMES, taking great care with the props and turning off the engine when picking people out of the water. Also please report swiftly to the office any faults you may discover with the boats.

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Salcombe Yacht Club | Developments

Developments... building on the past

Salcombe sailing club was formed in 1894, became Salcombe Yacht club in 1896 and has gone from strength to strength since then. We are a ‘rounded club’ with a generally active membership, and increasing numbers of people who are going sailing as well as an increasing number of older ex sailing members who are returning to the fold to assist in running the sailing and to participate in social activities. n W  e are developing and improving existing Club facilities in Cliff House. n W  e aim to increase our membership and to provide multiple routes for increased regular participation both on and off the water. n T he renewed facilities give the opportunity to improve the club “offer”, both to social and sailing members and their guests. n W  e will take a stand at the RYA London Boat Show in March 2013

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n W  e are in process of applying to be a Volvo Champion Club in 2013

n W  e will have ‘Open Sailing Days’ in the 2013 Programme in order to invite participation on the water on a non-racing day for dinghies. We hope members and their guests will try sailing different boats and that prospective members will be invited to the Club to see what we have to offer. n M  ore Volunteer training is planned for the Race Box teams. n T he club has a strong Cruiser section comprising about 85 yachts of varying sizes and types and runs a full program of rallies

and cruises. The Club will be increasing opportunities for Sunday racing over short 90 minute courses as well as all day races out to the Eddystone Lighthouse and back. n W  e are updating the SYC website which will allow members to more easily access information and read the news as it happens rather than in a monthly newsletter. n T hanks to the RYA, a Sport England Grant and Lottery funding we have new Club Boats (RS Visions) which are available for Club Members to sail.

Guidelines

Rear Commodore Sailing Building on the RYA Club of the Year award in 2012 SYC are looking towards training more Powerboat Drivers, Dinghy Instructors and Race Coaches. Rear Commodore Sailing Julian Meek has updated our operating procedures and risk assessment. The decision to allow a race to take place/continue will be that of the OOD, in marginal conditions a

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Salcombe’s boat parade

SYC organised a parade of boats on Monday June 4th to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee .  

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The Harbour Master arranged the Muster point in Castle Bay and it was a great sight as many decorated boats were led along infront of the Yacht Club by the Lifeboat Baltic Exchange III with Frank Browns’ Old Lifeboat ,City of Bradford, bringing up the rear. It was a magical sight and Brian & Sylvia gave each vessel a royal wave from the Watch House.

Diamond Jubilee Pageant Salcombe Yacht Club were represented by the Bowen-Perkins family in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames with their Dunkirk Little Ship “Elvin”. She played a prominent part in the rescue of 338,000 British and French troops from Dunkirk in 1940 and after the war spent many years on the Atlantic coast in Portugal with cruises to the Mediterranean and N Africa. She was rescued from the Algarve by Hywel and Jane in 2009, needing a complete restoration. Since then, after a huge amount of work, she has taken part in the 70th anniversary celebration trip to Dunkirk in 2010. In 2011 she has cruised to N. France and been up the Thames, through every lock, to the top past Lechlade and been included in the National

Register of Historic Vessels of the United Kingdom. On board for the pageant with Hywel and Jane were their 4 sons Hywel, Gareth, Tom and Morgan and their daughters in law Rachel, Linda and Sonia and grandson Hywel Flynn, with boat builder Tony Woollard and naval rating Lillie Gilmartin from HMS Collingwood. Next year she will be cruising the East Coast but in 2014 the family expect to bring her down to Salcombe for the Summer . For her history and pictures see www.elvindunkirk.com


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Five SYC cadets participate in the 2012 rs Feva Nationals Over the 4- day long bank holiday weekend 5 Salcombe Yacht Club cadets took part in the RS FEVA Nationals championships at Torquay using 2 of the SYC cadet fleets RS Feva’s.

106 boats took part in a combination of conditions comprising very light airs through to 20 – 25kts with gusts to 30kts on day 2 through to a large easterly swell, 14 – 18 kts and persistent rain on the final day!

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Charlie Blazeby in 4165 crewed by a Alex SandoReyonolds managed to qualify for the Gold Squad on Sunday and then when onto reach 50th overall (with a new crew Meg Niblett and Will Hitch on the final day) over the next few days.

4186 suffered some gear failure early in the qualifiers but went onto complete the championships.

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Photo Captions: 1 Lining up to launch! 2 1 06 Fevas on the pier at Torquay flying the Union Jack for Jubilee weekend. 3 Charlie and Alex at speed (second boat – 4165)! 4 Will, Charlie, Meg and Max Over the championships they were supported by Nigel Blazeby and Chris and Jo Hitch who at various times were rescuing in RIBs, running trolleys around and keeping the cadets fed!

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‘God’s Breath’ is of a small boat sailing out of Salcombe harbour in the late afternoon sunshine. Sarah hopes anyone who has spent a lot of time on or around the water will recognise the mesmerising sparkle of the time and place, when one can feel quite literally held in a moment of grace. ‘Gods Breath’ Archival Digital Print From an original charcoal drawing, this beautifully faithful digital print has been remastered and printed in Dartmouth in a strictly limited edition of 50. 19” x 30” printed on Somerset Velvet archival 350gsm paper To purchase ‘ God’s Breath’ contact the SYC Office on 01548 842593

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Salcombe Yacht Club now has a Firefly fleet, albeit two boats from the same family. Now both Rob and Arthur Henderson are at University, they are therefore well practised in the art of Firefly sailing. Having done the Firefly Nationals two years previous, Rob managed to persuade his brother to do them this year. So, with Rob sailing with Mary Henderson and Arthur with his crew from University, Francine Counsell, they double stacked all the way to North Wales for what turned out to be a fantastic week of sailing.

The National Championships are at Royal Torbay YC next year, starting on the 27th August. The Fireflys consistently put on the most fun and best value championships around, so grab a Freddie and get involved!

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Lake Garda Report

On arrival at the RS200 Eurocup in Garda the Hendersons were greeted by very hot and then stormy conditions, which were to define the week. The wind funnelled between the giant mountains on either side of the lake more and more as the weather cleared, but the famous cliffs at Garda were not always the way to go. Will and Mary made a strong start in the light winds, as the force 4-5 “Ora” initially failed to materialise and they were unfortunate to have been OCS in the second race, when they finished 2nd. Consistently landing results mostly in the top ten, their scoreline was good enough for 7th overall, taking advantage of the inconsistency of the others. Results for Arthur and Rob were up there too, culminating in a 5th on the last day which helped them to 13th overall. The racing was tight with often very little between the first 25 boats, and with no-one getting more than two 1sts in the series showing how close it was. Ideal preparation for the Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta!

In November Martin Payne won the National Dragon Championship in Hong Kong in November, sailing with Tam Nguyen and his wife Joy, in HKG 55. This is Martins seventh National title and shows how honing techniques on the Salcombe Estuary from a young age reaps its rewards. SYC has had close links with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club for many years and is delighted to hear of Martins success. Martin also spent time training various sailors out in Hong Kong and has been very impressed with the amazing place, full of energy, low crime rate and a town that never sleeps...Full story on the IDA web site (intdragon.org).

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The breeze blew strong for most of the week leading to champagne sailing conditions. Both boats put in some impressive results, however with the odd slip ups proving very costly. In race 1, Rob and Mary showed a slight lack of judgement (and possible over confidence following a 7th in the practice race) by t-boning the gate boat. Mid-way through the week, Arthur’s jib halyard decided enough was enough. Race 4 was looking very promising for Rob and Mary as they were gate boat

and sailing fast, rounding the windward mark in the lead by 30 metres. However, an irremovable piece of weed on the rudder’s split ring hauled them back to 4th! The daily Duckham’s Prize for Gross Underachievement went to Rob on the last day for having a close shave with some locals after one of the legendary Firefly socials! So, after a fantastic week of sailing and unrivalled socials the Hendersons were pleased with their results. Arthur and Francine got a creditable 16th place overall and were very unlucky with gear failure. Rob and Mary were 10th overall and won the overall buddy prize thanks to a good pairing after their first race result.

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Three Cheers to Malcolm Squire! Past Commodore

Malcolm Squire stepped down as Commodore in September 2012. Malcolm has been a member since he was 10 years old and has been a very hands on Flag Officer for the last three years. Together with David Greening he has overseen the Phase 1 of the Club development. Malcolm has continued to help by joining the work parties to prepare for Phase 2 and his input to the club has been invaluable. Malcolm started sailing with Shirley Tyler, helped to build the club Mirror Dinghies and then progressed with his brother AJ in their National Twelve to great things. They flew the SYC Flag on the Olympic class circuit in the late 1980s. In Y145 built by Dave Gibbens in 1989, Malcolm and his brother Ian won every Yawl Cup of the Regatta! In our windy summer Regatta of 2012 his determination and boat speed is as good as ever, as was noted by the cheers on the terrace as he crossed the line.

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A family welcome Since 1984 Jools, Brian and Sylvia have been the welcome face of SYC. Visitors and Members alike are made to feel part of the Club. During the weekdays many non sailing activities take place and the hard work of our stewards and their team is appreciated. You will be aware that Phase 2 of the building works will start at the beginning of the year, however, the magnificent Chart Room and Dining Room are available for SYC members to book for private functions. We host many events from small family lunches to whole day corporate seminars. We are very much a community based Club hosting a variety of events for local organisations. Let Jools know of any new social activities ideas you may have.

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SYC enjoys a lively Friday evening Skittle League. Thanks to Rew Camping and Caravan Park for providing the new Alley.

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Sarah and her team have enjoyed using the Galley this year with all the Local Produce that they can gather. Early in 2012 when Sarah cooked Sunday Lunch for Mary Berry, who kindly opened the Galley, we knew Sarah had scored highly and has the confidence to produce culinary delights week after week. The Wednesday evening and Sunday Carveries have now been going for some 30 years. Booking with Jools is advisable and we are always happy to see new faces join this SYC tradition.


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Salcombe Yacht Club | Results Tables

SYC Solo Fleet - Results 2012 Helm Sail Make Colour Name No

H. Cap Solo Solo Commis. Spring Club Race Series Series

Solo Spring O M

Solo H. Cap Summer Bucket Series & Spade

H. Cap Midweek Series Ser. 1 Ser. 2

Solo Autumn O M

Solo Autumn Series

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Roger Lumby 5332 Winder - Mk II Light Grey Jammie Dodger 39 18 27 15 45 Andrew Squire 5331 Winder White 45 29 9 29 Julian Meek 5317 Winder - Mk II Grey Comfortably Numb 22 7 24 17 12 5 Billy Jago 5316 Winder - Mk I Grey 19 3 10 5 1 8 3 Tim Law 5315 Winder - Mk II Light Grey Katemba 2 32 1 1 36 4 24 Simon Dobson 5313 Winder - Mk I Grey 0 25 37 5 25 Adrian Griffin 5306 Winder - Mk I Blue Pudsey 24 9 25 10 7 18 7 Chris Spencer-Chapman 5306 Winder - Mk I Blue Pudsey 5 1 Peter Colclough 5304 Winder - Mk I Light Grey 10 34 37 Andy Savell 5303 Winder - Mk I Green/blue Celeste David Greening 5301 Winder - Mk I Grey Ola 5 4 6 16 26 3 7 2 Paul Ellis 5297 Winder - Mk II Grey 3 1 11 2 28 25 17 1 21 Ross Borne 5296 Winder - Mk I Lime Spearmint Rhino 4 3 5 9 2 17 32 Chris Cleaves 5295 Winder - Mk I Grey Anne W 2 2 3 1 32 12 8 19 Malcolm Bell 5294 Winder - Mk I Grey Margh Asen 26 21 23 25 6 Mark McClaren 5278 31 9 10 Peter Hammond 5271 Kevin Driver Pale Grey Do 27 15 3 35 2 26 Iain McGregor 5270 Winder - Mk II Light Grey 50 Shades of Grey 34 8 3 43 Simon Corper 5260 Winder - Mk II Light Grey Charlotte Nigel Appleton 5229 Boon FRP White Katrina 36 8 20 4 43 30 Andrew Borne 5220 Winder Magenta Knight Shade 9 13 29 11 29 9 Roger Tushingham 5200 Winder Light Grey The Boy Jon 35 35 41 Ed Stephens 5194 Winder Black Black Adder 7 10 21 8 3 1 9 13 4 Malcolm Mackley 5183 Winder Sky Blue Mr Blue Sky 8 19 34 23 22 14 4 10 35 Graham Cranford-Smith 5150 Winder White Just Jamming 41 14 Stephen Thomas 5124 Winder White Don’t wait up! 27 34 Tim Law 5114 Winder White 2 Andrew Thompson 5096 White Soloist 39 36 Rob Henderson 5092 Speed Blue/white 47 21 37 22 11 Tristram Squire 5088 Winder White Snowdrop 16 24 40 18 9 26 14 17 13 Mark Dowie 5079 Winder Grey Peter Hammond 5038 Gosling Red Red Alert 6 6 46 Peter Bidwell 5017 Boon FRP Light Grey LULU 15 16 14 28 22 11 Chris Arnold 4987 Winder White Wendy Windblows 25 29 28 26 8 30 16 22 Clare Booth 4968 Winder Blue Snorkle 18 15 31 30 5 8 15 25 20 Simon Gibbens 4961 Winder Black Shaglette 33 43 41 31 2 31 Liz Dyer 4953 Winder White Sideshow Bob 14 14 32 17 21 7 16 8 Geoff Allen 4940 Boon FRP Light Grey White Spirit 17 13 14 Harold Cranch 4934 Speed White No Regrets 22 33 28 Ken Lee 4925 30 48 Mike Hicks 4922 Speed White Georgina 38 12 James Hannaford 4894 Speed White 12 32 39 31 24 19 17 John Couling 4830 Speed White Firebug 37 31 40 23 Sean Cumming 4816 Speed White 33 32 Chris Turns 4813 Winder Blue Foxy Lady 23 12 44 Rob Hyde 4795 Speed White Cream Crackered 17 30 15 42 18 Jayne Morris 4789 Winder Pink Pink Fizz 13 36 30 35 16 27 Roger Pope 4765 Speed White Malcontent 34 28 19 20 15 21 15 Nigel Ridley 4704 Winder White Katemba Saga 28 18 20 11 11 20 16 Julian Hereward 4685 Speed White Carpe Diem 9 20 26 38 Chris Booth 4680 Winder White Well Driven? 23 42 20 39 Peter Sturgess 4612 Speed White Swansong 11 12 19 7 27 4 2 14 10 C Thompson / A Morley 4566 Winder White 40 Alan Walker 4543 Gosling comp White Bonus Simon Yates 4536 Winder comp Blue Dipper 4 6 16 6 2 6 1 Stuart Cartwright 4429 Winder Blue Bumpy Dog 11 21 22 33 33 16 13 13 24 12 Will Hitchman 4424 Tony Loch White Serenity 42 Chris Ross 4364 Thresher Purple 29 37 Jonty White 4317 Gosling White Burt 27 20 26 9 25 18 23 33 Stephen Galvin 3629 Fisher Price Off White Bob John Wylie 3333 D.J. Gibbens Black Hussey 40 Paul Jacobs 3300 Lovett Yellow Chris Spencer-Chapman 3028 Lovett Black Hot Potatoe Bruce Hattersley 2870 K’Bridge Ind. White/Blue Jessica Long 68 J.E. Stone Black Schnapps


Sailing Club Summer Autumn Series Series Series Merlin Rocket 3640 C Winzar & E McLarty 1 1 2 Merlin Rocket 3616 P Cook & J Exelby 2 2 1 Merlin Rocket 3725 J & A McLaren 7 5 4 Laser Radial 201476 C Arnold 4 7 7 Merlin Rocket 3698 G Cranford Smith 3 3 Dayboat 664 R Parnel & C Driver 6 5 Laser 174457 R Hodges 3 Merlin Rocket 3621 AJ & S Squire 4 505 8050 P Colclough & guests 5 Laser Radial 198504 K Brooks 6 RS Vision 1 C & C Arnold 6 RS 200 561 K & T Harris 8

Cadet Fleet Series summary Laser Radial 161391 T Blazeby Laser Radial 176294 S Llyod Laser Radial 113675 H Wadey RS Feva 4165 C Blazeby & M Niblett Laser Radial 154646 T Morris Laser Radial 140043 H Bright Laser Radial 166336 W Hitch RS Feva 4186 T Rew & S Niblett RS Feva 2789 Ml Calvert & E Morris Laser M Calvert Laser Radial 198504 L Cartwright

Sailing Club Summer Autumn Series Series Series 1 2 1 4 1 5 2 5 4 3 7 2 5 6 3 6 3 6 8 4 8 11 8 7 7 4 9 10

National 12 Fleet summary Sailing Club Summer Autumn Series Series Series 1 1 1 4 2 2 3 3 3 6 5 4 5 6 5

Sailing Club Summer Autumn Series Series Series 3431 T Ballantine & N Bass 2 4 3451 R & O Rew 9 9 6 3291 S & K Ballantine 7 8 3418 A & M Henderson 7 3182 T & L Squire 8

Cruiser Fleet Results Rank Sail Boat Class HelmName 15th Apr 6th May 20th May 27th May 2nd Sep 9th Sep 16th Sep No Skerries E Rutts

Total Nett

1st 9588 Jacana J105

Peter Sandover & Dan Sheehan

2.0

1.0

2.0

2.0

21.0 DNS

4.0

3.0

35.0

35.0

2nd

3501

Bluebird

Mystery 35

Graham Parker

4.0

2.0

7.0

21.0 DNS

2.0

21.0 DNS

1.0

58.0

58.0

3rd

4201

Firefly

YW42

Paul Ellis

3.0

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

3.0

3.0

2.0

74.0

74.0

4th

7039

Xotic

X362 sport

Ian Stewart

1.0

21.0 DNS

1.0

1.0

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

87.0

87.0

5th

3002

St Anthony

IOR 30

Peter Waring

21.0 DNS

6.0 DNF

5.0

7.0

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

7.0

88.0

88.0

6th

144

Grateful Parrott 1

Hawk

Ian Soul and Peter HS

21.0 DNS

4.0

21.0 DNS

3.0

21.0 DNS

1.0

21.0 DNS

92.0

92.0

7th

4001

Crazy Bear

Dufour 40

Steve Carter

6.0

21.0 DNS

4.0

21.0 DNS

4.0

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

98.0

98.0

8th Ostara Najad 40

Peter Kerr and Clare Lavis

21.0 DNS

3.0

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

5.0

9.0

101.0 101.0

9th

Heroine

Contessa 32

Susie Clarke

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

1.0

2.0

21.0 DNS

108.0 108.0

10th 4302

606

Sheer Madness

Maxi 1300

Martin Beck

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

3.0

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

5.0

113.0 113.0

11th 3601

Serenity

Jeaneau

Tim Noyce

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

6.0

5.0

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

116.0 116.0

12th 3201

Tsambika

Buchanan

David Newman

5.0

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

8.0

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

118.0 118.0

13th 0002

Springtime

Holman 47

Jon Elwell

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

8.0 DNF

21.0 DNS

7.0 DNF

21.0 DNS

120.0 120.0

14th

Dolphin Spirit

Beneteau 43

Stephen & Julie Page

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

4.0

130.0 130.0

15th 2500

Boing

Spring 25

Dan Bridger

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

4.0

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

130.0 130.0

16th 3601

Foxstar

Sigma 36

Bob Durie

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

6.0

132.0 132.0

17th 0001

Shiraz

Buchanan

Jono Barrett

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

6.0

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

132.0 132.0

18th

Pelagic

Contessa 32

Peter Freedman

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

21.0 DNS

8.0

134.0 134.0+

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3494 D Moore & R Llyod 3439 N & W Blazeby 3480 N & K Brown 3534 C & H Llyod 3003 P Ballantine & J Booth

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Handicap Fleet Racing


Salcombe Yacht Club | Results Tables

2012 Season Results (points) for Club Series Salcombe Yawls

Name

Number

Helm

Crew

Sailing Club Series

Summer Series

Autumn Series

Total

Blue Fleet 1st

L’Eagle

150

Jon Lewis

Clare Lewis

21.7

10.4

12

44.1

2nd

Saraband

97

Andrew Wood

Stephen Page

9

15.6

19.8

44.4

3rd

Budgie

161

Peter Stratton

Nigel Hannford

24

11

16

51

4th

Ladybird

108

David Edmonds

John Berry

14

30

23

67

5th

Taylor Maid

61

Scratch/Rob Hitchen

Will/James Hitchen

37

55

9

101

6th

Frigate

132

Antony Lofts

Allyson Lofts

45

19

42

106

7th

Black Betty

138

Barney Greenhill

21

32

55

108

8th

Quince

74

Andrew Stirling

36

39

83

158

Red Fleet 1st

Guillemot of Salcombe 170

Geof Gilson

Chris Spenser Chapman

5

9

7

21

2nd

Astraea

159

Dan Bridger

Gail Bridger

12

27

8

47

3rd

Great Bustard

189

Charles Thompson

Steve Galvin

10

47

29

86

2012 Open Meetings

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Salcombe Yawls

Red Yawl

May

W & R Henderson

S Rowsell & K Driver

D & G Bridger

June

W & R Henderson

S Rowsell & K Driver

M Squire & J Britton

Sept

D & G Bridger

S & V Gibbens

M Webster & S Proudfoot

Blue Yawl

May

J & A McLaren

G Rigby & T Crampton Smith

S & N Dobson

June

J Smithers & P Hughes

A Wood & S Page

P Stratton & N Hannaford

Sept

J & A McLaren

F & J Smithers

S & N Dobson

National Twelves

N 12

May

G Camm & Z Ballantyne

T Stewart & J Gifford

J & K Meadowcroft

October

J & M Thornton

W Warren & S Mackley

P Ballantine & N Bass

Solo Solo

June

T Law

P Ellis

C Cleaves

P Rayson

D McGregor

D Greening

October

P Ellis

S Gibbens

I McGregor

T Law

S Dobson

S Yates

Merlin Rocket

Silver Tiller

T Stewart & S Hall

J Gorringe & T Lewis

D Winder & P Taylor

Merlin Week

D Winder & P Taylor

T Fells & C Downham

A Davis & E Bremmer

Merlin

2012 Special Awards OTHER SYC TROPHIES Tuesday Boy Cadet

M Makepeace

Best Helm Cup

Best Helm

C Blazeby

Capsize Belt

S & K Ballantine

Tuesday Girl Cadet

C Hassall

Cabourg Trophy

Most helpful

H Bright

Endeavour Trophy

R Pope

Best newcomer

C Bragg

Mirror Watercolour

Most improved

T Rew

Solo Fleet Capt. Award

T Law

Best newcomer

E Grenen

Tuesday Cadet

Most improved

G Lee

Cadet Best Attendance

B Stumbles


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Salcombe Yacht Club | From the archives 50

from the archive

Our fleet of Solos is now one of the Club’s greatest assets, but when and how did single-handed racing start in our Estuary? The British Canoe Association held a meeting here in conjunction with the 1894 Salcombe Regatta. The fourteen visiting craft must have travelled to Kingsbridge by train; the railway had opened to Kingsbridge in the previous December. Local interest in sailing canoes was aroused; it was not long before several were built in the town. Races for “Flat bottomed canoes owned by residents in Salcombe” figured in Regatta programmes between 1899 and 1907. The names of about twenty canoes can be found in regatta reports; many of their owners’ names are still familiar in the town today.

The class had a short lived revival in the 1930s. Salcombe Sailing Club even produced a set of rules for the class, one example of which still exists. John Cove, the eldest and only surviving son of Edgar Cove, emigrated to Norway some years ago taking the canoe with him. The writer took photos while on holiday. Between 1904 and 1911 races for “Dinghies (open boats) to be sailed single handed, not exceeding 12 feet overall” were advertised in Regatta programmes. Entries varied from five to two; the names of 14 boats appear in the newspaper reports.

Salcombe Sailing Club was founded in the autumn of 1921. By the following year it was promoting racing in three “classes”, C Class being for 12 foot dinghies. The only rules, apart from length, related to sail plan and sail area. Bermudian rig was prohibited and the maximum area allowed was 100 square feet. It seems that the boats were usually sailed single handed, but it was permissible to ship a crew on windy days. The highest sail number issued before the outbreak of WW II in 1939 was 35. The class had suffered from the arrival of the new National 12s in 1936. There was only a limited revival in the post-war years.


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Four Solos, travelling on a quadruple trailer, visited Salcombe in the summer of 1957 where they “performed extraordinarily well.” This was enough to produce our first resident Solo, S 47 owned by one T. Schofield, which entered the handicap class in 1958. Shirley Tyler with S 68 raced in the following season, joining Schofield with his new S 71. The Class was much boosted locally by the choice of Salcombe and the Autumn for the 1960 Solo Championships. Five Solos raced regularly

that summer, Shirley winning the points cup. The Class was nineteen strong in the Regatta Week, Alec Stone with three firsts won on points. The three day championship was followed by a three day open meeting on the Dart. It was very windy indeed outside where triangular courses were laid. The writer can just recall one race; it may be that the two others had to be cancelled. The best sail in a windy week was at Dittisham upstream from Dartmouth. By 1961 the Class was well established here. Nine boats raced regularly during the season and with 42 entrants the Solos were the largest regatta class. Keith Hammond with three firsts and a third won the regatta, but Alec won that year’s Championships at Hayling Island SC. The future of the Class was finally settled when J. Stone and Son established its Solo production line; one new boat a week, advertised as “A winning boat at a winning price” £95 with sail!

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Accidents happen to the best of us. I would therefore request that if you have a minor collision you report it to the Harbour office directly after the race ends. You will be given an incident form to complete; this form requires basic information such as the name and location of the vessel you have collided with. Without this information it is impossible to alert the boat owner of potential damage and consequently damage goes unreported. It is a simple courtesy between sailors and prevents bad feeling towards dinghy racing within the Harbour. At Batson please note launching trolleys should be parked in your allocated space, which will avoid blocking the head of the slipway for other users.

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The Solo made its first appearance on the pages of Yachting World in November 1955. A photo of the prototype, probably being sailed by designer Jack Holt, accompanied the article. The boat was then shown on the Holt stand at the 1956 London Boat Show, priced at £140. Sets of drawings were soon made available by the magazine, but the class was slow to take off. All that seems to have happened in that first year was the appearance of a few boats at various regattas on the Thames.

The race start, with massed dinghies jockeying for position is an extremely daunting sight for power driven vessels entering or leaving the harbour. Most locals know the routine but there are many harbour users who are entering the harbour from sea for the first time. These vessels may not be aware of the Racing Dinghy Free Fairway which is established for a period around race start time. Harbour patrol vessels will endeavour to direct as many vessels as possible but there will always be some that slip through the net and other vessels which are constrained by their draft and can not safely navigate the narrow boat lane on the Salcombe side of the estuary. I therefore would like to remind you that although the Racing Dinghy Free Fairway will be in operation, it in no way relieves any vessel of its obligations to avoid a collision under the appropriate International Regulations.

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Salcombe Yacht Club | Ladies that launch 56

Ladies that launch Ladies that Launch set sail with their Olympic Legacy , two new boats, inspiring more and more people to take up the life long sport of Sailing. Salcombe Yacht Club have embraced the momentum of the Olympic year and with the help of The Royal Yachting Association applied for a grant with Sport England including Lottery Funding. At the London Boatshow in January Salcombe Yacht Club were delighted to be awarded a plaque as one of the RYA Club of the Year Finalists. This whole experience was very positive and put their members in touch with other Clubs around the country to share in the combined pool of knowledge that the RYA can give to help Clubs grow and develop. Their award was presented to them by Olympic 470 Silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clarke and this is the reason why, we felt it fitting to name our new boats “Hannah” and “Saskia”

No sooner that Lord Coe, the Prime Minister and Boris Johnson were telling the Nation to go out and be inspired by sport and participate Salcombe Ladies that Launch set sail with their new training dinghies, two RS Visions.

The RYA have been a great help to our Club in 2012.

The SYC Vision is to introduce more people to sailing and inspire sailors to progress to regularly sailing and engage in a sporty and healthy lifestyle. The social aspects of the group are evident on the Yacht Club Terrace after sailing and this encourages everyone to look forward and plan the next time they will venture out on the water.

helper and his guidance of how to look for the ever

Salcombe Yacht Club is so grateful for the Small Grant Award from Sport England which has enabled the purchase of the new boats.

Our Olympic Legacy will certainly be enjoyed for many years to come. Thank you to Sport England and to the Club volunteers who make the weekly sessions possible. Geof Gilson has been a regular changing winds in the Estuary is highly valued by the Ladies ! So thank you Geof. When the Ladies join the mental and physical challenges of weekly racing, or simply enjoy time on the water under sail, we know they will be engaging in what can be lifelong passion and that the Yacht Club will play an important role in promoting sport.

Jayne Morris


Year Venue

Name

Boat No. Championship

SOLOs

Year Venue

Name

Boat No. Championship

Martin Payne

Dragon Spanish Nationals

DRAGONS Alec Stone

170

Solo Nationals

1999 Palma

1961 Hayling Island

Alec Stone

200

Solo Nationals

1963 Gorleston

Alec Stone

600

Solo Nationals

1999 Lowestoft Martin Payne Dragon UK Nationals, Edinburgh Cup

1964 Holyhead

Alec Stone

666

Solo Nationals

1966 Torbay

Alec Stone

1102

Solo Nationals

1967 Hayling Island

Alec stone

1102

Solo Nationals

1969

Alec Stone

1212

Solo Nationals

1971 Hayling Island

Alec Stone

1370

Solo Nationals

1972 Hayling Island

Alec Stone

1370

Solo Worlds

2006 Lake Garda

Alistair Morley

4587

Solo Nations Cup

2010 Quiberon

Paul Ellis

5024

Solo Nations Cup

-

Tilman Trophy

Plymouth

CRUISERS

2000 -

Martin Payne

Dragon 3rd Europeans

2001 Cascais Martin Payne Dragon Portugese Nationals 2005 Kinsale

Martin Payne

Dragon Irish Nationals

2008 San Remo

Martin Payne

Dragon Italian Nationals

2010 St Tropez

Martin Payne

Dragon French Nationals

2010 Ostend

Martin Payne

Dragon Belgian Nationals

2011 Hong Kong Martin Payne Dragon Hong Kong Nationals

LARKS

1992 Three Peaks Race Jeremy Gurney

1993 - Tim Law - Fastnet Race Trophy

NATIONAL TWELVES 1964 - Peter ‘Bungy’ Taylor 2137

Nat 12 Corrigan Cup U21

1969 -

Andrew and 1870 Malcolm Squire

Nat 12 Corrigan Cup U21

2011 Brightlingsea

Tom Ballantine - and Nicky Bass

Nat 12 Corrigan Cup U21

2012 Hayling Island

Tom Ballantine - and Nicky Bass

Nat 12 Corrigan Cup U21

2012 Hayling Island

Peter Ballantine and Mary Henderson

Admirals Cup

-

1968 Shannon Law

Julian Hereward

20

Lark Nationals

1969 -

Julian Hereward

200

Lark Nationals

1970 -

Julian Hereward

43

Lark Nationals

1972 -

Julian Hereward

43

Lark Nationals

1973 -

Julian Hereward

43

Lark Nationals

1974 Whitstable

Julian Hereward

43

Lark Nationals

FINN 1981 Los Angeles Tim Law - Pre Olympic Champion

ETCHELLS 1995 Cowes Tim Law - National Champion 1999 Lymington Tim Law - National Champion

LASERS 1975 Paignton

Tim Law

-

National Champ.

1978 Plymouth

Tim Law

-

National Champ.

NB. If you can add more names or details to the above list please contact the SYC Office

57

1960 Salcombe

Salcombe Yacht Club | roll of honour

Championship roll of honour


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Dinghy Sailing Programme

Dinghy Sailing Programme 2013 MONTH March

DATE DAY RACE/RALLY CLASS 2 Saturday 9 Saturday Commissioning Race Handicap 16 Saturday Spring Series Race 1 Solo and Handicap 23 Saturday Spring Series Race 2 Solo and Handicap 30 Saturday Spring Series Race 3 Solo and Handicap

Start Times Sailing, Summer & Autumn Series Spring & Winter Cadets 13.40 Slow Handicap 13.50 13.10 Fast handicap 14.00 13.10 Solos 14.10 13.00 Salcombe Yawls 14.20 13.10

60

April 6 7 13 20 27 May 4 5

Saturday Spring Series Race 4 Sunday Saturday Spring Series Race 5 Saturday Spring Series Race 6 Saturday Sailing Club Series Race 1 Saturday Sailing Club Series Race 2 Sunday

6 7 8 11 15 18 22 25 26 27 29 June 1 5 8 12 15 19 22 23 26 29 30 July 3 6 10 13 14 17

Monday Salcombe Yawl & National Twelve Open Tuesday Cadet Tuesday Evenings start Wednesday Midweek Series Race 1 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Sailing Club Series Race 3 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Wednesday Midweek Series Race 2 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Sailing Club Series Race 4 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Wednesday Midweek Series Race 3 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Sailing Club Series Race 5 Yawl and Solo Open Junior H’cap, 12 & H’cap Sunday Yawl & Solo Open Meeting Monday Yawl & Solo Open Meeting Wednesday Midweek Series Race 4 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Sailing Club Series Race 6 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Wednesday Midweek Series Race 5 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Sailing Club Series Race 7 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Wednesday Midweek Series Race 6 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Sailing Club Series Race 8 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Wednesday Midweek Series Race 7 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Summer Series Race 1 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Sunday Wednesday Midweek Series Race 8 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Summer Series Race 2 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Sunday Topper Traveller Open Wednesday Midweek Series Race 9 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Summer Series Race 3 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Wednesday Midweek Series 2 Race 1 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Summer Series Race 4 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Sun-Friday Merlin Week Merlin Week Wednesday Midweek Series Race 2 Handicap Racing/All Classes

RYA London Dinghy Show Commissioning Supper

Solo and Handicap Merlin Silver Tiller Merlin Silver Tiller Solo and Handicap Cadet Parents training Solo and Handicap Cadets boats launched to Smalls Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Cadet start & Mini Series Yawl and 12 Open Junior H’cap, solo,& H’cap Salcombe Yawl & National Twelve Open Laser Open

Mini Series

Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival Salcombe Gig Regatta Topper training & Mini Series

Mini Series


DATE DAY RACE/RALLY 20 Saturday Summer Series Race 5 21 Sunday Yawl Pursuit Race 24 Wednesday Midweek Series 2 Race 3 27 Saturday Summer Series Race 6 28 Sunday 31 Wednesday Midweek Series 2 Race 4 3 Saturday Bucket & Spade Series Race 1

CLASS Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap

5 10

Mon- Friday Saturday Bucket & Spade Series Race 2

Salcombe Town Regatta Handicap Racing/All Classes

11 17 21 24

Sun - Friday Saturday Bucket & Spade Series Race 3 Wednesday Midweek Series 2 Race 5 Saturday Bucket & Spade Series Race 4 & 5

Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta Handicap Racing/All Classes Handicap Racing/All Classes Handicap Racing/All Classes (Sea Race)

September October November December January

25 28 31 1 4 7 11 14 15 17 21 28 5 12 19 20 26 2 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 26 28 1

Sunday Yawl Sea Race Wednesday Midweek Series 2 Race 6 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Summer Series Race 7 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Sunday Free Sailing Wednesday Midweek Series 2 Race 7 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Summer Series Race 8 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Wednesday Midweek Series 2 Race 8 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Autumn Series Race 1 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Sunday Yawl Open Tuesday Saturday Autumn Series Race 2 Junior H-cap, 12, solo & Handicap Yawl Open Saturday Autumn Series Race 3 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Saturday Autumn Series Race 4 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Saturday Autumn Series Race 5 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Saturday Autumn Series Race 6 Junior H-cap, Yawl and H’cap 12 & Solo open Sunday Twelve & Solo Open Saturday Autumn Series Race 7 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Saturday Autumn Series Race 8 Junior H-cap, 12, solo, Yawl and Handicap Saturday Winter Series Race 1 Solo and Handicap Saturday Winter Series Race 2 Solo and Handicap Saturday Winter Series Race 3 Solo and Handicap Saturday Winter Series Race 4 Solo and Handicap Saturday Winter Series Race 5 Solo and Handicap Saturday Winter Series Race 6 Solo and Handicap Saturday Winter Series Race 7 Solo and Handicap Thursday Boxing Bay Race / Festive Series Race 1 Handicap Racing/All Classes Saturday Festive Series Race 2 Handicap Racing/All Classes Wednesday New Years Day Race / Festive Series Race 3 Handicap Racing/All Classes

Denotes special Open meeting

Handicap Racing/All Classes Class Racing Free Sailing Handicap Racing/All Classes Handicap Racing/All Classes * No Cadets *No Cadets

Dinghy Sailing Programme

MONTH August

Shrimper & Hawk Open & Mini Series Shrimper & Hawk Open Cadet Race Morning

61

Devon Yawl Open Devon Yawl Open Final Tuesday Cadet Evening Mini Series Final Saturday Cadet morning Mini Series

Cadet Party Annual Prize giving


Cruiser Programme 2013

Cruiser Programme 2013 MONTH

DAY

62

DATE

RACE/RALLY

START TIME

ORGANISER

November

17

Cruiser Winter Supper Evening

19:00

Peter Sandover

January

12

Cruiser Winter Supper Evening

19:00

Peter Sandover

February

16

Cruiser Winter Supper Evening

19:00

Peter Sandover

March

23

Commissioning Supper

19:00

Peter Sandover

Fri-Mon

29 to 2

Easter

-

-

April

Sunday

7

Pursuit Racing in the Range

10:30

-

Sunday

14

Racing in the Range (white sails only)

10:30

-

Saturday

20

Plymouth Rally Weekend

-

Jude Newman

Sunday

21

Race return for Eddystone Trophy

-

-

May

Sunday

5

Racing in the Range (white sails only)

10:30

-

Saturday

18

Westward Rally to Fowey

-

June

Sunday

2

Skerries Race

09:30

Saturday

8

Eastward Rally to Torbay and Weymouth

-

Sunday

16

Racing in the Range

10:30

July

Saturday

6

Rally to Roscoff

-

Sunday

14

Racing in the Range

10:30

-

Sunday

28

Racing in the Range

10:30

-

August

Saturday

10

-

-

-

Sunday

11

-

-

-

Saturday

24

Shrimper, and Hawk Weekend

-

-

Sunday

25

Racing in the Range

10:30

-

September

Sunday

1

Racing in the Range

10:30

-

Saturday

14

Newton Ferrers Rally Weekend & Devon Yawl Open Weekend

-

-

Sunday

15

Race back for the East Rutts Trophy

-

Paul Ellis

Sunday

22

Racing in the Range

10:30

-

Sunday

29

Pursuit Race in the Range

10:30

-

October

Sunday

13

Pursuit Race in the Range

10:30

-

Saturday

26

Laying up supper

19:00

-

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