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F2012 Chipstead Open, 9th September

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The weather forecast was for a hot day with light winds building to a ‘fresh’ breeze in the afternoon and that is what happened. However, when competitors arrived they were greeted by a very glassy lake but compensated with bacon rolls.

 

Steve Kippin, the race officer, was inundated with ‘you’re not going to start racing in this?’ but he is very experienced and so slightly extended his briefing and his embarkation onto the committee boat and true to form the wind started to fill in from the south, south west allowing racing to start only about 15 minutes late.

Three visiting boats from Dell Quay, Emberton Park and Newport Boat Club joined the seven club boats. An exciting series of races followed, full details of which will be revealed in the next Firefly Bulletin magazine

The meeting was won with a perfect score of 3 wins, 2 to count, by Chipstead old boy and serial Walter Smith Trophy winner, Nigel Wakefield from Newport Boat Club crewed by Emily Saunderson. Second were Rob & Karen Bell from Emberton Park sailing the most beautifully prepared wooden Firefly this correspondent has ever seen and third were regular visitors Lucy Boreham & Rachel Crebbin from Dell Quay.

Neil & Jennie Banks took the Toby Jug prize for first Chipstead boat and John Taylor Ingle & Will Maguire won the Determination prize for the last boat in the results to have completed all races.

Tea and Chipstead’s famous cake rounded off a great day on the water

 

Sail No.

 

 

Helm

 

 

Crew

 

1st race

 

2nd race

 

3rd race

 

 

Points

 

 

Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3674

Nigel Wakefield

Emily Saunderson

1

1

1

2

1

2725

Rob Bell

Karen Bell

4

2

2

4

2

3739

Lucy Boreham

Rachel Crebbin

2

3

5

5

3

2166

Neil Banks

Jennie Banks

3

4

3

6

4

2095

Peter Lanham

Wendy Seaton

6

5

DNS

11

5

3999

Tony Meyrick

Duff Burns

7

6

6

12

6

3145

Anna Moore

Emily Moore

5

7

7

12

7

3893

Stuart Rickett

Ian White

9

8

8

16

9

3999

Tony Meyrick

Duff Burns

7

6

6

12

6

2486

Paul Handley

William Handley

DNS

11

4

15

8

209

John Taylor Ingle

Will Maguire

8

9

9

17

10