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RG 65 Open George Cliff Trophy Series Event No 10 Report

Report on
RG 65 Open George Cliff Trophy Series Event No 10.
12th October 2019
Rotherham Model Yacht Club.

Racing commenced at 10.00am seven boats entered five from Rotherham one from Lincoln and one had travelled from ROFWAC in Batley.
Weather was good to us with the wind from SSW strength up to 10mph and cloudy so most started on A+ rigs, four races then coffee. Racing finished at 12.30 after twelve races.
First place Brian Quinn 16 points.
Second place Malcolm Yeoman’s 21 points.
Third Place John Goodyear 36 points.

Many thanks to Roy Randell who was our O/D and John Gray who was our scorer.
A good mornings racing enjoyed by all.

Roy Randell.

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Jubilee Shield 2019 report & results

Jubilee Cup round 5 of the Yorkshire interclub event.
Report, results and excellent photos by Ian Smith of Ripon SC

The final round of the 2019 Jubilee Shield series for International One Meter RC Yachts was held at Ripon SC on Friday 20th September.
Five clubs from the Yorkshire area took part in the 3 boat team racing series, Askern RSC, Bridlington MBS, Keighley & District MES, Ripon SC and Scarborough MYC.  Each club hosted one round of the series with the final round and prize giving being held at RSC.
The original intention of the series was to bring helms from the regions clubs together for a day of RC yacht racing in a competitive but friendly series, this was certainly the case at Ripon where the 15 skippers enjoyed a great days racing with a decent breeze that built during the day accompanied by brilliant sunshine, a “champagne sailing day” as the saying goes.A selection of well know expert helms including Neil Thornton and John Tushingham ensured that the racing was well behaved and very competitive, all run under the watchful eyes of Norman Rowley who kindly stepped in as PRO for the day.Although not true team racing the event is run as a series of races with each member of the teams score being added together to provide an overall team score, the team with the lowest combined score for the day wins the day, team scores are tabulated for the series to produce a winning club for the series.  Prizes are also awarded for the top helm from each club for the days racing so there is a lot to keep track of both across the series and for each event of the series.

Individual results for the day were:

1st John Tushingham       Keighley
2nd Neil Thornton            Scarborough
3rd David Darwell            Askern

Team results for the day were:
1st Scarborough
2nd Keighley
3rd Ripon
4th Askern
5th Bridlington

Series Overall Positions:
1st Scarborough
2nd Keighley
3rd Askern
4th Ripon
5th Bridlington

Full series results can be found here:

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St Ledger Trophy and Wooden Hull Open at Askern RSC

Report & Results of the St Ledger Trophy and Wooden Boat Trophy at Askern RSC on Sat 15/9.2019

Following a quick car change back in Tynemouth, we arrived a touch later than planned to see lots of familiar smiling faces – in fact 18 competitors, almost all from East of the Pennines, plus the race team of Paul Rudkin ably assisted by David Darwell and other helpers.

The weather was quite kind, with no rain, so warm clothes were quickly shed. Winds at Askern can be both variable wind direction and strength, which makes course setting tricky, but Paul and Dave did a sterling job using 3 different courses during the day. Those same wind shift give boats that have had bad start a chance to catch up, and of course the reverse. The event also had a significant proportion of home built boats, notably the wooden ones, and also my first race against Sam Gill’s printed boat, which went very fast in spurts.

The earlier car problems must have got Roger Errington’s adrenalin flowing, as he went out and won the first race in style, closely followed by the wooden boats of Brian Cheetham and Simon Robinson. The next race was won by Chris Moore sailing his beautifully presented near new Sedecci, and he repeated the same result in the next race also. By this stage, new visitor to Askern Dave Burke was getting to know the waters better, and from then on was challenging in most of the races.

Askern has an excellent and very popular lakeside café – so popular this time they actually sold out of food by the end of the day. Note order food for lunch when you arrive. Luckily, I had.

At lunchtime the top 4 skippers had almost identical points. After lunch Roger Errington (V8) put in some highly impressive results to take the St Ledger Trophy, with Dave Burke (Britpop) a good second. Simon Robinson (V8) won the Wooden Hull Trophy.

It was good to see lady helmswoman and comparative newcomer Vivien Jeffs getting noticeably better as the racing continued (watch out David Jeffs) and the biggest cheer was reserved for Dave Tucker winning race 9 in his wooden boat.

A great day out.  Simon Robinson 16/9/2019


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Craig Rastrick event 9 report

Rotherham MYC – September IOM Open “Craig Raistrick” Trophy Series Regatta No 9

Nine sailors with visitors from Askern and Lincoln came to sail in the ninth “Craig Raistrick” series regatta. We welcomed back Mick Cooper (Lincoln RSC) and Craig Raistrick.
The steady northerly wind greeted the fleet and was ideal for a figure of 8 Course; with a few bends / shifts in the wind to test the skippers’ upwind skills and to give opportunities for gaining places.
The skippers were well behaved and made good clean starts on a starboard biased line.

In the first race Craig Raistrick (MX16), Brian Quinn (MX16) and Peter Cogill (V9) broke away; Brian won from Peter and Craig. In the second race Craig who was brushing off the cobwebs, won from Mick Cooper (TNT) and Sam Gill (Askern RSC – Cock a Too).
During the week the strong winds had blown a large patch of floating weed onto the course, but the Wednesday team cleared it near the jetty and round the marks. However during the races some of us found bits of floating weed and needed to make pit-stops on the jetty to clear it.
Craig was now back on form and won races three and four from Mick and Peter (race 3) and Alan Lees (Cock a Too) race 4. In Race 5 Mick won from Craig and Alan.
Race 6 saw Brian win again from Peter and Mick; then Craig was first from Peter and Brian in race 7. In race 8 Brian won from Mick and Craig.
Craig missed the last four races, and would probably have won overall had he been able to stay.
Brian won nos 9 from Mick and Gerry Beresford (KG1) and 12 followed by Mick and Peter
Mick won races 10 and 11 – 10 from Peter and Brian, and 10 from Gerry and Brian.

A good morning of clean, competitive yet friendly racing which kept everyone on their toes watching the wind for small changes in strength and direction.
Thanks to Roy Randell for the OD for the day and all the competitors for taking part in a very friendly and competitive mornings racing.
Mick Cooper won the bottle of wine and won overall from Brian Quinn and Peter Cogill.

In the Craig Raistrick Series after 7 Regattas, with one discard, Brian Quinn is now leading by two points from Peter Cogill followed Geoff Farrar, all of Rotherham MYC, the Jen Hand (Lincoln RYC)  

Thanks to Peter Cogill for the report

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