Reports 2011

East Kent 8 October

posted 11 Oct 2011, 04:40 by Alex Phillips   [ updated 11 Oct 2011, 05:02 ]

Autumn Team Racing at Westbere Lakes

 
A small but determined fleet of ten teams met on the first properly chilly day of the autumn for a team racing event hosted by King's Canterbury.
 
In busterly and difficult conditions racing was of a high quality with some resulting close matches.  Initially in two leagues of five each teams raced 4 races before being organised into Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets for the knock-out stage.  Emerging strongly in the early stages were Ardingly, Norwich and King's 1, they were joined by Sevenoaks in the Gold fleet.  The Suffolk teams, Ipswich and RHS, and the Kent teams, KSSA and King's 2 made up the Silver fleet.  The final pairing of Ardingly 2 and Winchester kept each other company in the Bronze Fleet.
 
The final rounds saw Ardingly 1 and King's 1 into the final with Ardingly winning in the best of three.  RHS and Ipswich making it to the Silver final, but even the threat of walking home wasn't enough to persuade RHS to relinquish the win to Ipswich!.  Winchester won out over Ardingly 2, which made Ardingly both the overall winner and loser at the event.
 
Thanks to both the Westbere Club and King's for hosting the event.
 
  Ardingly 2 King's 1 KSSA RHS Sevenoaks Wins Total
Ardingly 2   12 12 15 15 0 54
King's 1 9   10 9 8 4 36
KSSA 9 11   15 9 2 44
RHS 6 12 6   12 2 36
Sevenoaks 6 13 12 9   2 40
  Ardingly 1 Ipswich King's 2 Norwich Winchester Wins Total
Ardingly 1   9 8 12 9 3 38
Ipswich 12   7 15 8 2 42
King's 2 13 14   13 8 1 48
Norwich 9 6 8   6 4 29
Winchester 12 13 13 15   0 53
Ardingly 1 7
Norwich 14 3rd=
Ardingly 7 8 1st
King's 1 14 13 2nd
Sevenoaks 11 3rd=
King's 1 10
Ipswich 8
KSSA 13 7th=
Ipswich 12 6th
RHS 9 5th
RHS 8
King's 2 13 7th=
Ardingly 2 14 10th
Winchester 7 9th
 

Finals 4-5 July

posted 7 Jul 2011, 04:17 by Alex Phillips

Results below, report to follow.

Fleet

Team

Result

Trophy

Trophy

Trophy

Gold

MCS 1

1

Rondar

Whitstable

Radley Quaich

Schull

2

Founders

 

Event Plate

Sevenoaks 1

3

Hyde

 

 

Sevenoaks 2

4

 

 

 

Claires Court

5

 

 

 

MCS 2

6

 

 

 

Silver

Rochestown

7

Fairfield

 

Event Plate

RGS

8

 

 

 

Eton

9

 

 

 

Norwich 1

10

 

 

 

Karen Anholt

11

 

 

Event Plate

Tonbridge 1

12

 

 

 

Bronze

KSSA

13

Datchet

 

 

BBIS

14

 

 

Event Plate

Sevenoaks 3

15

 

 

 

Norwich 2

16

 

 

 

Haileybury

17

 

 

 

Kings 1

18

 

 

 

Kings 2

19

 

 

 

MCS 3

20

 

 

 

MTS

21

 

 

 

Hurstpierpoint

22

 

 

 

Tonbridge 2

23

 

 

 

Eastern 21 May

posted 24 May 2011, 01:41 by Alex Phillips   [ updated 10 Jun 2011, 06:45 ]

BSDRA Eastern Region Regatta at Rutland Water 21st May 2011

Sailed in superb conditions at Rutland water with 12 teams from around the region.  Oakham hosted the event with help from Rutland Sailing Club and Uppingham School.

The 12 teams sailed in three round robin groups using two flights of boats. The group stages were closely fought with only one team, Norwich, succeeding in winning all its first round matches. Oakham and Uppingham, also both won their groups and Rutland Raiders finished fourth at this stage.  Teams then sailed in Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets, with Norwich again coming top in their group closely followed by Oakham.  With one flight of boats out of order the Silver sail off was cancelled but Norwich and Oakham sailed for the Gold Trophy in a best-of-three play off.  Norwich won the first but lost the second in a very closely fought race, which really tested the umpires to the full.  In the final race, Norwich pushed too hard at the start and two boats were over, effectively finishing their chances. Oakham then closed the door on Norwich to win the Gold trophy 2-1.

Thanks to Alastair Spears and the Oakham Team for organising the event.

Alex Phillips

Final Rankings

1st Oakham
2nd Norwich
3rd Rutland SC
4th Uppingham
5th Haileybury
6th Ipswich
7th Stamford
8th Rugby
9th Oakham B
10th Oundle
11th Kimbolton
12th Stowe




Southerns 21 May

posted 24 May 2011, 01:40 by Alex Phillips

BSDRA Southern Area Championships 21 May 2011, 1030 to 1730

 

Held as in previous years at Spinnaker SC in the New Forest, entry was restricted to 12 teams sailing in three flights of fireflies. Present were Winchester, Canford, Clifton, Sherborne, Bryanston and Millfield from the Southern Area, plus Magdalen, Eton, Tonbridge, Claire Court, Wellington  and King’s. Weather conditions were perfect with Force 3 wind and sunny spells. Umpiring was led by internationally accredited David Steele supported by other experienced umpires /teachers.

A round-robin of three leagues of four schools led into a second round-robin of Gold, Silver and Bronze leagues. The top two in each league then went into 3-race finals.

MCS saw off King’s in the Gold final, with perfect 1-2-3 performances in both races, thus winning the Francis-Beharrall trophy. Sherborne beat Tonbridge 2-0 in the Silver final, so becoming the Southern Area champions.  Claire Court came back from one race down to beat Millfield in the Bronze final.

Complete results were:

1                     MCS

2                     King’s Canterbury

3                     Eton

4                     Wellington

5                     Sherborne

6                     Tonbridge

7                     Winchester

8                     Canford

9                     Claire Court

10                 Millfield

11                 Bryanston

12                 Clifton

The range of abilities was great. Pre-seeding with the aid of BSDRA data reduced the number of severely one-sided races. Restricted entry allowed 50% of the time on the water. Top class umpiring prevented dissent. Support from Spinnaker SC kept the boats operational and was greatly appreciated.

Eric Billington

Winchester College

Hoad Shield 14 May

posted 17 May 2011, 01:13 by Alex Phillips

22 Teams travelled to Bough Beech for the BSDRA SE Championships (The Hoad Shield) on Saturday 14th May. Away from its usual early season spot, the Hoad attracted teams from as far afield as Ipswich, Norwich and Royal Hospital School.

A stunning WNW F3 welcomed the teams and while there was some initial concern that Cutdowns would be required, the wind played ball and other than a few localised shifts, the weather could not have been better for an event at Bough Beech.

Racing was at times close; at times one sided and other than a few breakdowns early in the day, racing continued apace with ninety three races being completed in a shade under six hours.

Sevenoaks 1 triumphed over Wellington A in the first of the Semi Finals, with MCS 1 beating RGS in the other.

A close fought first of the three race final suggested that racing would go to the wire; however MCS 1 continued their unbeaten ways in the 2nd of the finals races to reach a very well deserved first Hoad Shield Victory.

Result

Team

1

MCS1

2

Sevenoaks 1

=3

RGS

=3

Wellington A

5

Ardingly College

6

Kings A

7

Ipswich

8

RHS

9

Norwich

10

Lancing

11

Tonbridge 1

12

Sevenoaks 3

13

MCS 2

14

Haileybury

15

Tonbridge 2

16

Kings B

17

Sevenoaks 2

18

Claires Court

19

MTS 1

20

Sevenoaks 4

21

Aldenham

22

MTS 2

East Kent 30 April

posted 9 May 2011, 02:25 by Alex Phillips   [ updated 9 May 2011, 02:39 ]

Sailed in bright sunshine and a consistent 15-18 mph breeze (E) on Westbere lakes, near Canterbury, 14 teams sailed in two mini leagues to qualify for the gold, silver and bronze fleet finals. Races were sailed in two flights of boats provided by King’s Canterbury, one of 420s and a brand new set of fireflies.
 
 

League A final order:

Sevenoaks A, Norwich, King’s A, Tonbridge, Rugby, Haileybury, Hurstpierpoint.

 

League B final order:

Magdalen College School, Uppingham, Ardingly, Wellington, Kent Schools SA, King’s B, Sevenoaks B.

 

Semi-Finals:

Bronze fleet:   Rugby (w) v King’s B; Kent Schools SA (w) v Haileybury.  

Silver fleet:      Ardingly (w) v King’s A; Wellington (w) v Tonbridge.

Gold fleet:       Sevenoaks A (w) v Uppingham; Norwich (w) v MCS.

                          

Finals:

Bronze fleet: Kent Schools SA (w) v Rugby.

Silver fleet:  Wellington (w) v Ardingly.

Gold fleet:  (best of three races) Norwich (w) v Sevenoaks A.   

 

We enjoyed good sailing throughout all the afternoon in 52 races and all teams are to be congratulated upon their excellent participation, enthusiasm and keenly contested team racing. Many of the races, including bronze and silver finals, were decided by just one point. Many Congratulations to Norwich School on their fine victory in the first BSDRA championship of the 2011 season.  

 

Richard Maltby

(Race organiser)

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