Cup and Youth Regatta 2007
Elizabeth page crewed by Phil Dalby - Merlin 1222 - Restless IV
Jane Chambers crewed by Imogen Jenkins - Enterprise 23162 - Egalite
Deidre Bell crewed by John Bell Enterprise 22812 - Prime Pitch.
1st Charles Anderson Laser 123926 - Distraction
2nd Suzi Bell Topper
3rd Olivia Bell Topper
Run as a
single handicap with three short races with two to count. There
were 14 entries. There was sunshine and light (but sufficient
) wind from a northerly direction. No wind up river of the clubhouse
but a reasonable amount in the area of the H and I marks. Followed
by an excellent BBQ afterwards provided by Nigel Cooper and Dave
on Sea Success at
Salcombe Yacht Regatta 2007
once again performed at the highest level at the Salcombe Yacht
Hampton on Sea Salcombe Regatta Team
& Jane Perkins & AJ being presented with the Salcombe
Yacht Club Tuesday Challange Cup and the Yawl Blue fleet runnings
up Cup at the Club Regatta in their Salcombe Yawl "Sandpiper"
and Nick Goulter came 5th in the Gold Fleet in Sea Pidgeon
Team - Salcombe Yacht Club Topper Class
Olivia Bell 2nd Charles Anderson 3rd & Suzanna Bell 4th
HSC Topper World Team having been presented with Club "Worlds
Team Colours" tops and kit bags. We wish them success at
Lake Garda in Italy.
winds threaten to disrupt the Junior Regatta at Hampton Sailing
Saturday 12th May 2007 Hampton Sailing Club held its annual Junior
Regatta. There were 8 toppers competing and 15 children aged between
4 and 15 were crewing and helming.
conditions were very testing with gusts of up to 20 mph. Before
the first start it soon became apparent that some of the dads
were going to have to helm to allow all the youngsters to sail.
The first race, which included having to sail around a course
and pick up balloons, was won by John Bell and Annabel
Cooper (6). During the race the gusts increased to between
25 30 mph and every boat capsizing except the winner. The
rescue boats were kept busy! Two more races were held for the
older children and these were won by Olivia Bell (15) sailing
single handed and John Bell again crewed by Annabel
final race involved the younger children and the boats had to
sail to and from the sailing club to the shore picking up sweets
on the way.
day was rounded off by a famous Hampton Sailing Club BBQ. Hywel
Bowen Perkins the Race Officer of the day awarded prizes to all
the children who had done so well in sailing is such windy and
Worlds Hampton Team
Topper Worlds 2007
to 31st August at Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy
from Hampton Sailing Club took the seniors trophy at the
Topper world championships held on Lake Garda in Italy. John who
is more usually seen helming a Merlin Rocket, for which he has
won many trophies, said that the transfer to the much smaller
Topper dinghy did cause him a number of problems but that the
experience of competing at the worlds was tremendous.
youth team who were also competing found that the step up to this
level of competition was very marked and amongst them the highest
finisher was to be one of Johns daughters Suzannah who finished
in 70th position out of the 175 competitors.
that the chance to take part in the Worlds was brilliant, especially
as this was their first time competing at this level. The experience
would certainly stand them in good stead for the future.
June - 1st July - a windy and exciting weekend of 5 races, the
report and results will appear on the events page soon.
on Sea wins at Salcombe Yacht Club
Bowen Perkins crewed by Rob
Heath took a historic First place at the Salcombe Yawl Open
Meeting at Salcombe Yacht Club taking place over the weekend of
of the competitors suffered broken masts and other disasters but
after battling strong winds the Hampton team took victory closely
followed by fellow Hampton sailors Kevin Anderson crewed
by daughter Sadie Anderson who came 4th and Nikki
Goulter (the only female helm) crewed by husband Steve
Goulter coming 6th.
to all of you !!
YC Open Results
Thames Victory for Hampton Team
Jenkins won the event with Oliver in their Enterprise, with Phil
and Jane, Richard and Phil, Hywel & Sophie all receiving prizes.
done to the rest of the team - Steve & Sue Harridge, Trevor
Philips & Claude, George Bell, Keith McArthur and Maureen
Dance, Kevin and Jamie Anderson, Tim Harridge, Richard Bates and
to Desborough Sailing Club for their welcome and hospitality.
Hampton SC will not only be defending their title in 2008 but
also hosting the event at their home club.
Place John and Graham
2nd Place Richard and Lizzie/Phil
3rd Place Hywel Jnr and Gareth
to follow but a couple of pictures of someone's new boat and the
happily engaged couple Hywel jnr and Rachel.