1988 Inland Championships at Bough Beech Sailing Club

RACE 1

On the 8th-9th October, with some 43 entries and although the forecast was gale force winds, the first race started in a moderate wind of around 3-4, with 41 starters, on an olympic post handed course of 4 laps.

Peter Harper & Neil Hapgood, in boat No. 68552, sailed into the lead on the first beat and found a lift from the  foreshore that gave him the edge to increase his lead over the rest of the fleet for the overall position of first place. Guy & Teresa WIlkins, who followed the same pattern as 68552, could not make up the distance and had  to settle for a second place. Meanwhile, further down the fleet Luke Tumbull & Gillian Toman, who sailed the  first lap in 9th position, made up ground on the second beat to rise to third on the line. This effort must have given encouragement to Dave & Chris Warren in 67866, who came from 10th place, following 66666, and claimed a 4th. Adrian Lynham in 66066 also raised him self from 8th to a 5th place in the same way.
Lower down the fleet, a capsize by V. Appleton left his crew with an injured hand, so their racing was over for the event.

RACE 2

Guy & Teresa Wilkins took an early lead, with a good start, and maintained the position for the best part of half the race, with Peter Harper & Neil Hapbood hard on their transom, but, one mistake by Guy Wilkins let Peter Harper to the front position. Guy Wilkins, not to be outdone, climbed past Harper into 1st, only to lose it on reach leg of a shortened course, by Harper blocking Wilkins wind from his windward position, giving him just that extra bit of speed, only some 30-40 yards from the finish, to claim first place.

RACE 3

Again we see Peter Harper & Neil Hapgood in good form, with Lee Goodey & Chris Greenstreet coming through fast with 66076. John McKeand & Bruce Mills achieved second place on a shifty third beat, with the wind increasing in strength. Guy & Teresa Wilkins, who had shown signs of fading for a while, improved somewhat in the increasing wind, but by this time John McKeand had setttled into the lead and claimed his right to a win over Peter Harper by some fifty yards. Meanwhile, lower down the fleet, Terry & Philip Hunt, although with a good start, fell back down the fleet after a starboard/port collision that did not help their position, Ian Balaams, with not one of his better starts, was in the running at 11th, but lost a few places to finish at 14th. 64932, having lost his chainplate, retired in not the most efficient way.

RACE 4 (Sunday)

With the wind at a force 1-2 and rain and the start being delayed, the wind began to shift from S.E. to South and, just 30 seconds from the start gun, a wind shift gave the line a port bias. These conditions Colin & Elaine Goodman read and took advantage of, to get a flyer and lead the fleet to take first place, after rounding the 1st mark some 14 boat lengths in front of the fleet. Paul Irons & Roger Douglas, who were in 3rd place and going well for the big one, had to contend with a falling gaff at the end of the first lap, that put them out of the contest. Halfway into the race, Adrian Lynham, who was rather low down, fought back to claim a 2nd on the line. Guy & Teresa Wilkins were 3rd and Peter Harper & Neil Hapgood, due to a wind shift, could only manage a 9th, leaving the last race as a good decider.

RACE 5

The fifth race started in a force 6-7 wind, as  promised by the weathermen. With a clean start, 66666 - Luke Turnbull & Gillian Toman led the fleet up to the windward mark  on a port tack and retained this position to round in the lead, with Adrian & Chris Lynham in hot pursuit. By the end of the sausage, the Lynhams had taken a clear lead and not until the third laps did 68552 - Peter Harper & Neil Hapgood gain second place, only to give it away later at the end of the 2nd Sausage. Guy & Teresa Wilkins, who were in 7th place, gained one and arrived in 6th by the 4th beat. In front of Wilkins was Colin & Elaine Goodman, who retained their position until the finish. Peter Harper, with some determined sailing, took a 2nd on the line, with the Lynhams 1st, Goodmans 3rd and Wilkins 6th.

Prizes were presented to the first ten places overall in the form of engraved glassware, incorporating the 25 year motif. They were handed over by the Commodore of Bough Beech Sailing Club, Nick Prosser, after material prizes by our sponsors. Other glassware was also given to the perpetual trophy winners.

We thank the following sponsors:(Please note if members want shirts with the special edition contact:- APT Designs).
APT DESIGNS — 10 Special Edition Sweat Shirts with Indland Motif.
RACING SAIL BOATS —2 Gull Jackets.
AQUATOGS —1 Thermal Coat
OSSIE STEWARD —2 Sets Boat Straps
BELL WOODWORKING —12 cans Spray on Waterproofing.
MONEY COOKE PLC —10 Bottle Screws.
THE GEAR CHANGE CLOTHES SHOP —3 Tee Shirts

Results

5 races, 4 to count, 1985-1988 low point system (1st = 0.75, 2nd =2, 3rd=3...), J=Junior, Y=Youth, C=Committee member, L=Lady, O=Over 40

Position Helm & crew Club Code Boat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Discard Points
1 Peter Harper & Neil Hapgood Sidmouth   68552 - No Hurry Harry 1 1 2 9 2 14.5 9 5.5
2 Guy & Teresa Wilkins Blue Circle   67008 - Salami Tactics 2 2 3 3 6 16 6 10
3 Adrian & Chris Lynham Kingsmead J 66066 - True Brit 5 4 5 2 1 16.75 5 11.75
4 John McKeand & Bruce Mills Wigan J 66076 - Archaic Tippler 9 3 1 4 5 21.75 9 12.75
5 Luke Turnbull & Gillian Toman Wigan Y 66666 - Hathi 3 5 7 14 4 33 14 19
6 Colin & Elaine Goodman Bexhill J 68262 - Aeolus 10 13 10 1 3 36.75 13 23.75
7 Dave & Chris Warren Burton   67866 - Wozatru 4 9 4 7 12 36 12 24
8 Lee Goodey & Chris Greenstreet Broadstairs   68550 - Odin 7 11 6 5 9 38 11 27
9 Jeremy Stevens & A Jellis Penzance   56000 - Wish You Were Here 16 7 8 11 8 50 16 34
10 Paul Irons & Roger Douglas Spinnaker C 68302 - Penguin Pie 6 8 9 43 15 81 43 38
11 Wright & Davies Maylandsea Bay Y 63392 - N.M.T.R. 15 6 17 18 11 67 18 49
12 Jamie Lea & Adam May Sidmouth J 68272 8 21 18 10 14 71 21 50
13 Matthew Hood & Louise Meen Waveney & Oulton Broad   66766 - The Black Adder 21 17 11 6 43 98 43 55
14 Nigel & Russell Masding Chipstead Y 67210 - Welly Machine 22 18 12 17 13 82 22 60
15 Ian Balaam & M Riley Bough Beech J 66055 - Turbo 14 19 14 15 19 81 19 62
16 Julian & Melanie/Stephanie ? Lord Brightlingsea O 64223 - L.I.T.E.H 27 12 19 21 10 89 27 62
17 C King & D Fern Norfolk Broads J 19064 - Orion III 17 16 13 19 18 83 19 64
18 Richard Baker & M King Weston J 60100 - Super Sidewinder 18 14 22 20 16 90 22 68
19 Richard Warren & Susan Day? Burton Y 67566 - Wozacru 11 20 15 23 43 112 43 69
20 B Smith & Mcarthy Noidea J 67559 - Tigerella 19 22 20 8 43 112 43 69
21 Nagle & Peacock Bassenthwaite Y 65002 - Glossop 13 23 24 22 17 99 24 75
22 K Leslie & Deanley Hickling Broad Y 63933 43 10 43 16 7 119 43 76
23 Terry & Philip Hunt Bough Beech J 66503 23 24 21 13 20 101 24 77
24 L Hallam & Hapgood Sidmouth   64932 12 15 43 12 43 125 43 82
25 A Narncott & M Starkey Reading   68456 20 30 23 26 23 122 30 92
26 J & A Heissig Christchurch Y 30966 31 25 16 24 43 139 43 96
27 S Eldred & Knowled Bexhill J 64799 - Dolphin 25 31 31 25 24 136 31 105
28 C Tonkin & Davies Sidmouth J 37922 - Small Fry (?) 28 28 29 33 21 139 33 106
29 Frary & Woodcock Norfolk Broads J 66543 24 26 25 32 43 150 43 107
30 Mortimer & Mortimer Steeple Bay O 68600 26 36 28 34 22 146 36 110
31 Grieves & Pell Noidea J 61868 29 27 26 28 43 153 43 110
32 Susanna Bickford & Davies Rickmansworth L & J 57095 30 29 30 27 43 159 43 116
33 J Windibank & Mcrowan Noidea O 67304 32 32 27 30 43 164 43 121
34 D Barker & Amy Marpole Bough Beech O 65530 37 38 34 35 25 169 38 131
35 R & A Turk Chipstead   68000 36 33 33 29 43 174 43 131
36 C Maunders  & S Marpole Mercers Park J 4839 38 39 35 31 43 186 43 143
37 Kirby & Hall Chipstead O 5999 33 37 32 53 43 198 53 145
38 Elizabeth Kent & Alison Marsh Chipstead L 67300 - Plumber's Mate 34 35 43 36 43 191 43 148
39 Goode & Smith Maidstone Y 32053 35 34 43 53 43 208 53 155
40 S Saward & Beacon Chipstead O 32259 43 40 36 53 43 215 53 162
41 Robert & Nicola Marsh Chipstead   67965 43 43 43 37 43 209 43 166
42 Nigel Carling & Brown Maidstone O 67560 43 43 43 53 43 225 53 172
43 V Appleton & Potkins Up River J 62691 - Apple of My Eye 43 43 43 53 43 225 53 172

 

Trophy Winners

Trophy for Trophy Winner Club
Overall Winner George Over Trophy Peter Harper & Neil Hapgood Sidmouth SC
1st Youth (under 19) Commodore's Bowl Adrian & Chris Lynham Kingsmead SC
1st Junior (16 & under) Anchor Trophy Adrian & Chris Lynham Kingsmead SC
1st Over 40 Sailing the Mirror Trophy Julian Lord Brightlingsea SC
1st Committee Member Apple Trophy Paul Irons Spinnaker SC
1st Points Race Derwent Cup Peter Harper & Neil Hapgood Sidmouth SC
2nd Points Race Techno Sunley Trophy Peter Harper & Neil Hapgood Sidmouth SC
3rd Points Race Fox & Hounds Trophy John McKeand & Bruce Mills Wigan SC
4th Points Race Peter Drysdale Trophy Colin & Elaine Goodman Bexhill SC
5th Points Race Directors Trophy Adrian & Chris Lynham Kingsmead SC
First Lady G. & C. Sheward Trophy Susanna Bickford Rickmansworth sc



Editors Note: This article is from Reflections No. 79 Winter 1988, pages 5 and 6. It has been captured by OCR, so typos & errors are possible. Also the results only show surnames. I've added first names were possible, but might have one or two wrong.

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