Monthly Archives: June 2017

Points Week 2017 Photographs

IMG_5802Please follow this link to view an album of photographs from the Wednesday of Points Week.  If you would like a digital copy of any of these photographs (at no charge) please contact David Priscott.


Points Week Results


Benson Platter:    1st   X80  Lass             John Tremlett, Jeremy Lear, R Bullock, I Andrews

2nd  X50   Xcitation         Roger Yeoman and Mike Moss

3rd  X91   Astralita         Mike Martell, Fraser Graham, Tim Copsey.

4th  X51   Athena            David, Renee  McGregor, Beverley Coghlan

5th  X175 Gin                 Guests, Jonathan Clark, James Meaning & others

Treloar Trophy:       X51 Athena

Onward Cup:           X152 Beaver    C & Clare Blevins, W & P Plant, M Marsdin

Halfway:                  X73 Zephyr                Peter Taylor

75th Anniversary Bowl:    X55 Falconet   A Perry, R Parker, J Dunn, P Lawrence

Measurers Model:                X26 Catherine  Colin McKinnon, Neil, Ros Hart

Skua Trophy:                        X91 Astralita

David Lipscombe Trophy: X50  Xcitation

Dion’s Decanter:                  X 50 Xcitation

Dick Hoare Memorial Trophy: X152 Beaver C & Clare Blevins, W &  P Plant,  M Marsdin

Lone Star:                           Al Ashford                  X 174 Foxglove

Grenfell Challenge Cup:  Nicki Cath                   X189 Onyx

Hands Cup:                         Ged Roope                   X 101 Thora




Class Captains Drinks

100 guests attended the drinks party on Thursday, I think you can say it was really successful and so very kind of Cheryl and Roger to host the event in their lovely garden. Thank goodness it was a dry warm evening.
its been a fantastic week of sailing/socialising, a great highlight of the club and such a delight to have such lovely friendly guests from other divisions join us. Lots of laughter, lots of fun and lots of serious sailing.

​photo by Caroline Dunn
Last Saturday Goerge gave a brilliant talk on the racing rules and answered a number of questions that has been troubling people. What resoundingly came out of the talk is that many skippers (experienced ones as well) are making “errors/mistakes” and not owning up to them and doing their spin when they are in the wrong. Perhaps, as a fleet, we might adopt this mindset. We may ask George to do another session later in the season and hopefully more people will attend with lots more scenarios. If anyone would like the slides please let me know.

Second best is good enough for Lass

X80 1c

Of the 50 boats racing during Points Week half were in the XOD fleet – 22 local boats augmented by three visitors from Cowes.  Monday’s race provided one of the closest finishes with X55 Falconet (Peter Lawrence, Ron Parker and Jim Dunn) just half a boat’s length ahead of X80 Lass (Jeremy Lear and John Tremlett) after two hours racing.  Tuesday’s race was a little more clear cut when X26 Catherine (Colin McKinnon with Neil and Ros Hart) established a early lead that could not be bettered by Lass who was again second.  On Wednesday for most of the race it appeared that this would be Lass’s day but X90 Astralita (Mike Martell, Fraser Graham and Tim Copsey) thought better and overhauled her by the final leg home.  Winds on Thursday were the strongest of the week gusting 25 knots and clearly suited X50 Xcitation (Roger Yeoman with Roddy Bridge) taking first place ahead of Lass in the two spot yet again.  In Friday’s medium breeze X50 established a lead from the start, took the direct route to the windward mark on the Winner Bank and was not challenged although Lass held on to make it a full set of second places.  However, Lass’s consistency was more than enough to take first place overall in the series for the Benson Platter.  Xcitation was second and Astralita third.