13_Yachtsman 2015.qxp_Yachtsman Magazine 19/08/2015 4:28 pm Page 12 Club Yachting Wednesday Racing Report 2014 - 2015 By Brian Ellis Over the last season there were a lot of light weather days, but still most boats finished due to the race officers shortening course at the right time. Competition over the four divisions was close on point scores, thanks to close handicapping. Division 4 had a big increase in numbers thanks to the Couta boats. For the 2014-15 season there has been more races added to the Wednesday program, with more races available to sail. Courses have been adjusted at some rounding marks. Still Dangerous racing in the Club’s Wednesday Race Winners of the Waterford Trophy Tinworth /Waterhouse Div 1 1st Le Billet 2nd Leroy Brown Warren Wieckmann 3rd Harlequin Williams / Fluhrer Winners of the Summer Pointscore Carl Russett Div 1 1st Windy Too 2nd Le Billet Tinworth / Waterhouse 3rd Ghost Rider Ross Hennessy Div 2 1st Nirvanas Kitchen 11 Leon Wilson 2nd Windy Passage Carl Russett 3rd Starlight Julian Noakes Div 2 1st Venue 2nd Sirocco 3rd Still Dangerous Staples / Ellis John Ellis Ivor Burgess Div 3 1st Isolde 2nd Dancelot 3rd Le Mika Helm / Procter Richard Pearse Mike Robertson Div 3 1st Hans Free 2nd Ricochet 3rd Isolde Ken Plumb Ron Mathew Helm / Procter Div 4 1st Sylvia 2nd Emily 3rd Cariad Sylvia Syndicate Bob Fowler James George Div 4 1st Emily 2nd Tenacity 3rd Sylvia Bob Fowler Donald Telford Sylvia Syndicate Winners of the Spring Pointscore Tinworth / Waterhouse Div 1 1st Le Billet 2nd Ghost Rider Ross Hennessy 3rd Wild Oats X Robert Oatley Div 2 1st Sirocco 2nd Showdown 3rd Venue John Ellis Ian Downing Staples/ Ellis Div 3 1st Isolde 2nd Dancelot 3rd TWM Helm/ Procter Richard Pearse Neville Wells Div 4 1st Emily 2nd Cariad 3rd Sylvia Bob Fowler James George Sylvia Syndicate 12 The The Alfred’s Alfreds Yachtsman Yachtsman The 2015 Waterford Trophy series is being sailed from June through to August. The added bonus of good racing is the free sausage sandwich after the race, cooked by the Chef in winter and by rostered yacht crews in summer. Always a good way to resail the race and spin yarns. Members are invited to race on Wednesdays, no excuses not to enjoy competitive and social racing almost all year round (50 weeks of the year).