National Solo Open Meeting at the Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club West Molesey Saturday 12th July. Thames Valley Series
16 Visitors from 11 sailing clubs with 10 home boats met in fine weather with a South West wind force 2-4 gusting 5. The race officer set a course making most of the 122 acres of raised water. There were four races with three to count, a break for midday lunch, and the day finished with the presentation of trophies and a cream tea.
First Race, Mike Hobin from Oxford, a previous winner here, was first to round the windward mark and went on to win from Godfrey Clark, Fishers Green and Will Loy of Reading sailing club.
Second Race, was tight with Will Loy winning from Simon Corper, Reading and Daniel Goodman of Kingsmead.
Third Race, here spectators were treated to a real nail biter with Will Loy and Rob Wilder of Tamesis, quickly getting clear of the fleet and battle throughout with often only a boats length to separate them. Will winning from Rob with Godfrey Clark third.
Forth Race, was another close race with Mike Hobin winning from Daniel Goodman and Rob Wilder
The Home fleet trophy was won by Arthur Philips 11th from Gareth Griffiths 12th and Peter Halliday in 15th position.
Final results were: -
Posn. Sail Name Sailing Club Score
1 4835 Will Loy Reading 5
2 4927 Mike Hobin Oxford 6
3 4836 Rob Wilder Tamesis 9
4 4120 Godfrey Clark Fishers Green 10
5 4922 Simon Corper Reading 12
6 4735 Daniel Goodman Kingsmead 13
7 4850 Joe McLaughlin Tamesis 16
8 4772 Mike Wilkie Littleton 23
9 4441 Andrew Voysey RYA 24
10 4741 Steve Jones Littleton 24
11 4048 Arthur Phillips Island Barn 33
12 3385 Gareth Griffiths Island Barn 35
13 4215 Claire Clark Fishers Green 38
14 4190 Paul Johnson Rickmansworth 39
15 4071 Peter Halliday Island Barn 39
16 4762 Anthony O’Connor KGSC 41
17 4647 Michael Lipscombe Island Barn 44
18 606 Malcolm Barnes Island Barn 52
19 4686 Hugh Jervis Island Barn 57
20 4064 Keven Fuller Datchet 58
21 4252 Glen Cole Island Barn 59
22 3457 Mervyn Cinnamond Island Barn 60
23 4073 Peter Cottrell Island Barn 67
24 978 David Lawton Island Barn 68
25 3171 Richard Wall-Budden Island Barn 69
26 3262 Stuart Whitmore Island Barn 76
Our grateful thanks to:-
Race Officer Peter Curtis and his Duty Team
June and Janet for catering
Jim Champ for his work on the computer.
And all those helm’s who took part.