Thorpe Bay Yacht Club TT : Winter Series
Sunday 12th February 2017

A somewhat fresh grey Sunday greeted sailors at the first ever winter TT at Thorpe Bay YC.

Rupert Snow our RO for the day made the very best of an offshore North Easterly setting a leeward mark in the perfect position to give the fleet a true beat on their leg back up towards the club line.

3 races were held back to back with a very quick turnaround between races so we kept as warm as was humanly possible.

Notable absence from the IOW clan, maybe they couldn’t a visa for the day.

Race 1.
All off to a clear start with a two tack beat to the first mark, Jenny Ball rounded first followed by Garry Burrows, Chris Tillyer, Steve Sawford and Darren Fitchew. Jenny extended throughout enjoying the medium fresh winds. Garry and Steve were next followed by Darren.  

Race 2.
All clear again except for David Ball who was not having his normal day although he was in a borrowed boat all organised by sister Jenny.

Chris Tillyer lead (temporarily) until Jenny passed on the first reach, followed closely by Gary, Steve and Jim Bowie. By the end of the race Jenny had it all sewn up with another first, followed by the usual suspects.

Race 3.
The wind had swung slightly more to the North enabling boats starting close to the shore to lay the mark in one. David Hopper using a borrowed boat nailed the first beat and led down the first reach, closely followed by Chris, Gary, Jenny and Steve. At the end of the first lap Chris had taken a good lead which he held to the finish, followed by the ever-present Jenny Ball, Gary Burrows, Steve Sawford and David Hopper.

All in all, a decent day's racing. Paul Morgan presented the generous prizes and Jenny thanked the TBYC team for all their efforts, particularly as it was a very cold day to be sitting in the race hut or in a rib.

Hopefully there will be another TT next winter. Looking forward to the warmer nationals at TBYC in July.

Sail No. Helm Club Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Nett
1917 Jenny Ball Marconi SC 1 1 -2 4 2
2011 Gary Burrows Thorpe Bay 2 2 -3 7 4
1953 Chris Tillyer Thorpe Bay -6 5 1 1 6
1989 Steve Sawford Rutland 3 -4 4 11 7
1642 Daren Fitchew Thorpe Bay 4 -8 5 17 9
2021 Jim Bowie Thorpe Bay 8 3 -11 22 11
1923 David Ball Marconi SC 5 -10 8 23 13
1977 David Hopper Thorpe Bay -11 7 6 24 13
1940 Ed Tuite-Dalton Draycote Water 7 -12 7 26 14
2017 Gerald Sverdloff Thorpe Bay -14 6 10 30 16
1776 Jon Pearse Marconi SC -15 11 9 35 20
1913 Jan Elfring Draycote Water -12 9 12 33 21
1551 Keith Persin Thorpe Bay 9 13 - 17/RET 39 22
2002 Graham Dare Thorpe Bay 10 14 - 17/RET 41 24
1825 Alan Grant Thorpe Bay 13 -15 13 41 26
1525 Stephan Smith Thorpe Bay 16 - 17/RET 14 47 30


Full Series Results available here

Una Fleet
CompetitorsEvent Placings
NameSailClubFormatHandicap PlaceFleet Place
Jenny Ball1917Marconi Sailing ClubUna Rig11
Gary Burrows2011Thorpe Bay Yacht ClubUna Rig22
Chris Tillyer1953Thorpe Bay Yacht ClubUna Rig33
Steve Sawford1989Rutland Water Sailing ClubUna Rig44
Daren Fitchew1642Thorpe Bay Yacht ClubUna Rig55
Jim Bowie2021Thorpe Bay Yacht ClubUna Rig66
David Ball1923Marconi Sailing ClubUna Rig77
David Hopper1977Thorpe Bay Yacht ClubUna Rig88
Ed Tuite Dalton1940Draycote Water Sailing ClubUna Rig99
Gerald Sverdloff2017Thorpe Bay Yacht ClubUna Rig1010
Jon Pearse1776Marconi Sailing ClubUna Rig1111
Jan Elfring1913Draycote Water Sailing ClubUna Rig1212
Keith Persin1551Thorpe Bay Yacht ClubUna Rig1313
Graham Dare2002Thorpe Bay Yacht ClubUna Rig1414
Alan Grant1825Thorpe Bay Yacht ClubUna Rig1515
Stefan Smith1525Thorpe Bay Yacht ClubUna Rig1616