- Whitefriars are hosting yet another 2 day Open Meeting for Comet Trios, Versas and Miracles.
- The camping field has dried out nicely and campervans caravans and tents are welcome to enjoy our lovely lakeside views.
- The camping will be available from Friday afternoon. Contact Steve Ashford 07502266408 firstname.lastname@example.org for access and I will provide you with codes etc to gain access. There are toilet and shower facilities available in the clubhouse and water supplies etc.
- There will be a barbecue available on Saturday. Please book early to let the caterers know.
- Notice Of Race Sailing Instructions
Cody Sailing Club are delighted to have teamed up with CCCA to offer two Solent based fleet dinghy cruises in the summer to CCCA members. Cody have planned a sail from Lymington to Newton Creek on the Isle of Wight, and a sail from Stubbington to Bursledon.
All two or three person Comet boats are welcome on these cruises. There are some cruises, beach days, and daysails from our camps which suit single handed vessels better.
Please see details for the events
http://www.codysailingclub.co.uk/a/event/lymington-to-newton-creek-ccca 30th June (Standby date 1st July)
http://www.codysailingclub.co.uk/a/event/seafarers-to-bursledon-ccca 14th July (Standby date 15th July)
We will need to cap the numbers to about 6 boats from CCCA at each event, and we need to know the contact details for everyone who is planning to attend as we decide at the last possible moment whether to sail or not, which may be the evening before or 6am on the morning of the event if the weather is marginal.
To let us know what we need to know in order to plan the cruise, the information required is at http://www.codysailingclub.co.uk/a/attending-a-fleet-dinghy-cruise/ Mail email@example.com with these details to register interest.
We will facilitate the daysail, in that we will organise a group of people together who may make the independent choice to sail from the same location at roughly the same time to the same destination, and then return together. At all times the skipper of the vessel is responsible for the vessel itself and has a duty of care to their crew. They take the decision to sail for themselves.
We will look out for each other, and if someone gets in difficulty we will all stop, gather together, and render assistance as proportionate to the situation. We may provide direct assistance to others, and help to ensure that the right decisions are taken to maximise safety.
More information about what to expect on one of our fleet dinghy cruises can be found at http://www.codysailingclub.co.uk/a/welcome/introduction/ and http://www.codysailingclub.co.uk/a/dinghy-cruising/
I’m the Advanced Organiser for both these events, so if you are interested in joining us please contact me for more information.
Steve White email ccca cruise firstname.lastname@example.org
Cody Sailing Club
2018 Events are now available http://cometcombinedclasses.co.uk/event/
A fantastic event once again hosted by Exe Sailing Club
The latest Comet Trio rules are available reflecting the changes to the boat voted in favour in July 2017.
Comet Duo Championships
Cransley Sailing Club
Sunshine, Force 2 slightly shifty winds and 8 Comet Duos – the perfect combination for the 2nd World Championships of this class which despite only 175 being built (the last nearly 20 years ago) – is still active and is particularly suited to smaller waters like Cransley. With 6 locals and 2 visitors (Stephen Linton/Gerry Mogg from Hawley Lake SC and Nigel and Ann Ford from Oulton Mere SC) there was a friendly huddle at the hugely starboard biased startline in Race 1. Last years winner Nigel Austin and his new crew Charlie Guyett (103) failed to break through the resilience of Peter Stein (99) and John Linnell and Emily Britton (90) and was nearly beaten by Jane Townsend (73) who sailed a blinder. The remainder of the fleet (Sarah Austin/Sue Bull, John Townsend and the visitors) were still finding their feet but with close racing and much changing of places all enjoyed a fantastic lunch of chicken casserole with an air of anticipation still in the air.
Lunch provided Nigel and Charlie with a chance to rig the boat properly (mast shrouds horribly uneven and the original blown out sails were a feable excuse though), and the 2nd race saw the fleet start much cleaner (albeit John and Emily were horribly leebowed by Nigel and Charlie which clearly put them off their stride). The result saw a return to winning ways for 103 and with Peter in 2nd, it meant that the final race was the decider. However in true Cransley style, the fleet retired for afternoon tiffin on the verandha before that – very civilised, not a sniff of a protest in the breeze!.
The third race saw Stephen and Gerry master the conditions before being overhauled by Nigel and Charlie, then Peter, and John and Emily. Despite the winds being ideal, there was an occasional freak gust and usually it saw John Townsend fill up with water, but cruelly one such blast tipped his wife Jane over in front of him, shame on you sir for leaving her in the water at the mercy of the fishermen as she drifted towards their swims!!.
A great days sailing was had by all though. If you have a Comet Duo why not plan your fitness regime to peak about the beginning of July 2018 for the next championships, we’d love to see you!!…………….
Photos by Helen Britton and Sophie Guyett
Results are final as of 16:40 on July 1, 2017
|1st||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||103||Cransley SC||Nigel Austin||Charlie Guyett||1175||(3.0)||1.0||1.0||5.0||2.0|
|2nd||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||99||Cransley SC||Peter Stein||1150||1.0||2.0||(3.0)||6.0||3.0|
|3rd||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||90||Cransley SC||John Linnell||Emily Britton||1175||2.0||3.0||(4.0)||9.0||5.0|
|4th||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||150||Hawley Lake SC||Stephen Linton||Gerry Mogg||1175||6.0||(8.0)||2.0||16.0||8.0|
|5th||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||165||Cransley SC||John Townsend||1150||5.0||4.0||(6.0)||15.0||9.0|
|6th||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||73||Cransley SC||Jane Townsend||1150||4.0||5.0||(9.0 RET)||18.0||9.0|
|7th||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||145||Cransley SC||Sarah Austin||Sue Bull||1175||(7.0)||7.0||5.0||19.0||12.0|
|8th||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||93||Olton Mere SC||Nigel Ford||Anne Ford||1175||(8.0)||6.0||7.0||21.0||13.0|
|Comet Championships||1st||Comet Duo 103 Nigel Austin & Charlie Guyett – Comet Duo|
|Comet Championships||2nd||Comet Duo 99 Peter Stein – Comet Duo|
|Comet Championships||3rd||Comet Duo 90 John Linnell & Emily Britton – Comet Duo|
R1 – 2017-07-01 at 1130
|1||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||99||Cransley SC||Peter Stein||1150||61.48||6||1.0|
|2||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||90||Cransley SC||John Linnell||Emily Britton||1175||63.40||6||2.0|
|3||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||103||Cransley SC||Nigel Austin||Charlie Guyett||1175||64.44||6||3.0|
|4||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||73||Cransley SC||Jane Townsend||1150||66.20||6||4.0|
|5||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||165||Cransley SC||John Townsend||1150||67.45||6||5.0|
|6||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||150||Hawley Lake SC||Stephen Linton||Gerry Mogg||1175||69.23||6||6.0|
|7||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||145||Cransley SC||Sarah Austin||Sue Bull||1175||69.31||6||7.0|
|8||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||93||Olton Mere SC||Nigel Ford||Anne Ford||1175||69.43||6||8.0|
R2 – 2017-07-01 at 1330
|1||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||103||Cransley SC||Nigel Austin||Charlie Guyett||1175||46.01||5||1.0|
|2||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||99||Cransley SC||Peter Stein||1150||47.18||5||2.0|
|3||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||90||Cransley SC||John Linnell||Emily Britton||1175||50.55||5||3.0|
|4||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||165||Cransley SC||John Townsend||1150||50.40||5||4.0|
|5||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||73||Cransley SC||Jane Townsend||1150||50.52||5||5.0|
|6||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||93||Olton Mere SC||Nigel Ford||Anne Ford||1175||52.56||5||6.0|
|7||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||145||Cransley SC||Sarah Austin||Sue Bull||1175||53.01||5||7.0|
|8||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||150||Hawley Lake SC||Stephen Linton||Gerry Mogg||1175||53.12||5||8.0|
R3 – 2017-07-01 at 14:30
|1||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||103||Cransley SC||Nigel Austin||Charlie Guyett||1175||45.33||5||1.0|
|2||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||150||Hawley Lake SC||Stephen Linton||Gerry Mogg||1175||48.56||5||2.0|
|3||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||99||Cransley SC||Peter Stein||1150||47.59||5||3.0|
|4||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||90||Cransley SC||John Linnell||Emily Britton||1175||50.26||5||4.0|
|5||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||145||Cransley SC||Sarah Austin||Sue Bull||1175||51.53||5||5.0|
|6||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||165||Cransley SC||John Townsend||1150||50.58||5||6.0|
|7||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||93||Olton Mere SC||Nigel Ford||Anne Ford||1175||52.19||5||7.0|
|8||Comet Duo||Comet Duo||73||Cransley SC||Jane Townsend||1150||RET||9.0|
Sailwave Scoring Software 2.19.8
A small but competitive fleet of six, mainly comprising of home boats began their contest. Within the pack was last year’s winner Bob and Colette Horlock from Exe Sailing Club, which is the home to the strongest Comet Trio fleet in the country.
In the first race it was the “Bushwackers” with dad and son team of Stuart and Rory Bush who established a substantial lead to take the first race ahead of Adrian and Tracie Padro. Last year’s winner came in third.
In the second race Stuart and Rory were looking confident managing to stay ahead of the Adrian and Tracie and opening up a safe margin. With minds clearly elsewhere, probably contemplating that having had most of the winter off was a good thing, the Padro’s nearly took Stuart and Rory on the final two downwind legs. With Stuart and Rory now forced into defensive play, it wasn’t long before Adrian and Tracie were able to seize their opportunity and win the race. Third and fourth positions were equally hotly contested with a draw on the line between Tony Fulford and Bob / Colette Horlock!
Into the last race and for the decider….. Well it was certainly going to be a Shustoke boat home first, which was good to see given that in previous years both crews had been bridesmaids in this event.
It was at this point that it is rumoured that Adrian suggested that Tracie wore his lucky snood to keep her warm in the closing race. Tracie, always suspicious of a gift from Adrian, checked out the item of clothing and realised that the snood was branded “Calvin Klein” with an extra hole at one end. Despite Adrian trying to pass-off his undergarments as a snood Adrian and Tracie managed to win the last race snatching the victory from Stuart and Rory.
Final Comet Trio results:
1st – Adrian and Tracie Padro, 2nd – Stuart and Rory Bush, 3rd – Bob and Colette Horlock, 4th – Tony Fulford, 5th – Anthony and Carol Campion and 6th Chris Padro and Peter McDonald.