Stewartby Water Sports Club TT : Winter Series
Saturday 1st November 2008

On a reasonably mild and windy November morning, eleven boats in total, arrived at Stewartby to kick off the 2008 Sprint 15 winter series.

Adopting a large square course that utilized the majority of the lake, two races were run, one each side of a short lunch break.

The morning race was won by Stuart Snell, with Steve Sawford second and Ed Tuite-Dalton third. The afternoon race was again won by Stuart, with "Tiger Shark Steve" (as opposed to Seasick Steve) again second and Mark Aldridge third. Determination of the overall third place went to Mark ( when looking at the combined times ).

With several capsizes and various equipment breakages within the rest of the field, the overall placings of the other sailors was ; 4th Ed Tuite-Dalton, 5th = Chris Black, 6th = Frank Sandells, 7th = Steve Wakelam, 8th = Derek James, Joint 9th = Keith Bartlett and Robin Hall, 11th = Tony Skinner

After a good days sailing and just prior to the forecast rain, everyone retired back to the clubhouse for the results and customary crates of beers.

Many thanks go to all the participants, organisers, safety crew and galley staff who enabled this event to occur.

The next Sprint 15 winter event is to be held at Carsington Water on 6 December.


Full Series Results available here

Una Fleet
CompetitorsEvent Placings
NameSailClubFormatHandicap PlaceFleet Place
Stuart Snell1982Grafham Water Sailing ClubUna Rig11
Steve Sawford1733Rutland Water Sailing ClubUna Rig22
Mark Aldridge1522Grafham Water Sailing ClubUna Rig33
Ed Tuite Dalton1940Draycote Water Sailing ClubUna Rig44
Chris Black2005Grafham Water Sailing ClubUna Rig55
Frank Sandells1986Grafham Water Sailing ClubUna Rig66
Steve Wakelam1479Stewartby Water Sports ClubUna Rig77
Keith Bartlett1962Open Dinghy ClubUna Rig98
Tony Skinner527Stewartby Water Sports ClubUna Rig119
Sport Fleet
CompetitorsEvent Placings
NameSailClubFormatHandicap PlaceFleet Place
Derek James1744Draycote Water Sailing ClubSport81
Robin Hall1292Stewartby Water Sports ClubSport92