Thursday Night Sailing

Those of you competing in this series will know that the series completes at the end of August 2017.  The early lead of the series taken by Cole Briscoe has changed quite considerably, but there remains a tight scramble for the top 3.


The current positions are as follows:

2017 Thursday Night  Series – as at 3 August 2017  
1st Stuart Hydon Solo 5 points
2nd Jim Hopton Phantom 7 Points
3rd Cole Briscoe Solo 7 Points
1st Silver Fleet Ann  Biglin Solo 14 points
1st Bronze Fleet Brian Webley Phantom 24 Points
1st Mirror Fred Briscoe    
1st Youth Annabel Thornton Optimist 144 points

So far there are 34 entrants to the series with 13 having completed 5 or more races. Points to note are:

  • Jim Hopton and Cole Briscoe are level pegging on points for 2nd and 3rd spot.
  • Mike Evans is narrowly behind 4th place Ann Biglin with a 3 points gap.
  • Malc Coombs is only 2 points behind Fred Briscoe in the battle of the Mirrors.
  • Andy and Toby Ward lead the 2 handed from David Griffiths in the 2000

Full results are on the club website.

Out and about 
A number of our sailors have been competing nationally and these include:
Ann Biglin finished 2nd crewing for Nigel Hufton in his Lark at Lee on Solent.  This was a two day open and Ann said they came very close to winning it, if it hadn’t been for Nigel misreading the course and trying to finish a lap early whilst having a good lead.
Harry Marlow has just completed his Optimist Nationals at Weymouth Sailing Academy amidst some horrendous wind conditions and 380 entries! Rob and Sarah managed to get some selfies with Sir Ben Ainslie!
Ade Padro, sailing with Jane Scott-Davies, nailed the Comet Trio Open at Cotswold Country Park Open with 1st places in all races! Well done!

Boat Stakes
Not sure I am allowed to mention this but…… Autumn is approaching, then Winter…., but with winter comes those high winds (hopefully).  As you are aware, all boats should be attached firmly and securely via ties to stakes in the ground, even if on road trailers.  Thanks to Andy Ward, our Site Manager, he has acquired 20 sets of stakes for £10 a pair.  If you need stakes then please purchase them from behind the bar.

Stuart Hydon
Rear Commodore Sailing