SAILING BEMBRIDGE SC
CONGRATULATIONS to Rob and Helen Mathieson, who convincingly won the Spouses’ Trophy on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Sophie Ross, crewed by Jos Coad, won the Cartwright Olympic Course Trophy and Jos won the Burrows single-handed race.
Anna Row, crewed by Rob Mathieson, won the Jubilee Trophy on Friday with two outright victories.
John and Will Harbord-Hamond won the Margetson Family pairs Trophy.
Matt Alexander and John Raymond won the Jeanie Cochrane before Matt Alexander in No 18 Harlequin came out ahead of Chloe Crisp in No 6 Flamingo in the BHYC (EWCC) Regatta Redwing race.
Tom Scott, in No 36 Siskin, won Sunday’s race ahead of Richard Jessel, in No 6 Flamingo. D. Orange won both the BHYC Regatta One-Design races.
Varied numbers of Scow helms were out during the week competing in the 12-race Lifeboat Pennant series. Congratulations to octogenarian David Earee (BHYC and SVYC), who was the overall winner with 20 points, ahead of Penny Stanley (BSC) with 32 points.
Graham Sutton, despite having to retire with a broken shroud on the last day, was third on 35 points.
The two-day regatta started on Saturday and at the end of the day, Thom D’Arcy was the leading Scow with Graeme Bowen and David Hedley both well placed.
Agatha Davies was the best placed Oppie and in the Handicap class Helen Sceales was at the head of the fleet.
With less wind on Sunday, tension was high among the three leading Scows. Thom took the third race with David second and Graeme third.
In the final race, David mis-read the course and led Keith Brettell astray, leaving Thom and Graeme to fight it out. Thom gained another first, which gave him the series win with Graeme second and David third overall.
Agatha’s two thirds were sufficient to earn her the Oppie cup.
Max Bradley gained two firsts to secure second overall and Bertie Reed was third. Helen Sceales maintained her overnight position to take the Handicap Cup with Sam Grade second, both sailing Lasers, and Joy Mowle’s Pico third.
Monday’s all-comers race for the Sailability Cup saw Paul Wickens’s Pico taking line honours but relegated to third on handicap. Next came the Scows with Peter Giles overtaking Mary Lord on the last leg to claim first place on handicap with Mary second. Entry donations and the sale of refreshments raised approx. £100 for the charity.