1st April 2018 race report

AM: Cup 1

It was a day of moderate south easterly winds, not too many gusts (although Toby Tobias looked pretty courageous sailing the Bosun by himself, with lots of hull on display from time to time) and it attracted eleven boats onto the water. Jane Chadney (Laser 4.7) crossed the start line first but couldn’t capitalise and it was Nathan Pollard (Laser Radial) who got round Dam Green at the front of the fleet with Paul Anderson (Laser Full) following and Vicki Duncalf (Topper) next. Nathan stayed at the front, but didn’t get far enough ahead to beat the Laser 4.7s on handicap, particularly when Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7) made up a lot of ground on lap 3. Similarly, Paul Anderson who was third at the end of the race, got demoted to sixth. The Toppers  did well, Vicki Duncalf’s finishing tenth on the water but brought up to fifth on corrected time. The club Kestrel, a fast if awkward bird, had a rare outing, finishing lap one as high as fifth.


1.       Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7)
2.       Jane Chadney (Laser 4.7)
3.       Sue Murray (Laser 4.7)
4.       Nathan Pollard (Laser Radial)
5.       Vicki Duncalf (Topper)
6.       John Duncalf (Topper)
7.       Paul Anderson (Laser Full)
8.       Toby Tobias (Bosun)
9.       Adam Hilton and John Dabbs (Kestrel)
10.   Roger Heasman and Sally Wills (RS 200)
11.   Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Tasar)

PM: Tamar Memorial Trophy 1

The outstanding performance was from the Bosun of Roger Heasman and Sally Wills which came within 13 seconds of winning on handicap. They had started well, taking starboard tack to get to Dam Green which, with the wind having shifted a little, was advantageous and got them round the buoy in third place behind James Pollard (Laser Full) and Jane Anderson (who had taken a port tack start). Again the bigger sailed Lasers (the Pollard brothers) couldn’t really compete with the small sailed ones despite James leading from start to finish. Vicki Duncalf had her Topper turn turtle and spent an unpleasantly long time in the water as she and Steph Colwill (back in the safety boat for the holiday weekend) tried to right it.


1.       Jane Anderson (Laser 4.7)
2.       Roger Heasman and Sally Wills (Bosun)
3.       Jane Chadney (Laser 4.7)
4.       Nathan Pollard (Laser Radial)
5.        James Pollard (Laser Full)
6.       Linda Spiller (Laser 4.7)
7.       Robin Spiller (Streaker)
8.       Brian Pollard and Cilla Gilbert (Tasar)

Vicki Duncalf (Topper), Toby Tobias and John Duncalf (Bosun) rtd

Grateful thanks were given to John and Nicky Buckett who ran the race and to Mandy Pollard for photographs.