Friday 15th – Sunday 17th April 2022
‘We couldn’t have wished for better’, was the prevailing sentiment following a wonderful event sailed in beautiful weather.
Courses were set just to the east of the moorings, except the first race on the third day when fickle winds and a building flood took us to the Jubilee area of the Roach.
Racing was competitive to say the least, with the first five races of the eight-race series all having different winners.
The event was not settled until the final mark of the final race, resulting in two teams on equal points with a double count-back to the highest number of seconds determining the winner, “Quicksilver VI” (Rob Campbell, Penny Anderson, Jonathan Hill & Matt Walker) ahead of “Beauty & The Beast” (Peter Marchant, Katie Cole & Andrew Norden).
It was wonderful to welcome a visitor from the Medway, “Fit Chick” (Chris Grosscurth & Emma York, joined by RCYC’s Harriet Norden), who were amongst the race winners. [scroll down for full race results.]
The social side was lively with excited chat in the bar after racing, a fish supper on the Friday night and a superb dinner on Easter Sunday.
Thanks all round to so many, but naturally to Class Captains Ian & Gerry Gray, Race Officer Edwin Buckley and his great Team Phoebe, to RCYC staff for looking after us ashore but probably most of all to the weather gods.
- Jonathan Hill
- Photo Credit: Roger Mant, Burnham
Dragon Easter Regatta 2022 Royal Corinthian Yacht Club
Results are provisional as of 13:54 on April 17, 2022
Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 7, Scoring system: Appendix A
|Rank||SailNo||Boat Name||Club||HelmName||CrewName||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Race 7||Race 8||Total||Nett|
|1st||GBR788||Quicksilver||RCYC||Robert Campbell||Jonathan Hill and Penny Anderson||2||2||4||1||3||1||(6)||2||21||15|
|2nd||GBR746||Beauty and the Beast||RCYC||Peter Marchant||Katie Cole and Andrew Norden||1||3||3||2||2||(5)||3||1||20||15|
|3rd||GBR722||Avalanche||RCYC||Mark Wade||Amanda Wade and Nigel Cole||3||1||2||3||(4)||4||4||3||24||20|
|4th||GBR827||Still Crazy||RCYC||Ian Gray||Ian Simons and Rene Nel||4||(5)||5||4||1||3||1||4||27||22|
|5th||GBR753||Fit Chick||Medway||Chris Grosscurth||Emma York and Harriet Norden||5||4||1||5||5||(6)||5||5||36||30|
|6th||GBR760||Hands Off||RCYC||Andrew Moss||Tim and Teresa Wilkes||6||6||6||(8 OCS)||6||2||2||6||42||34|
|7th||GBR826||Dublin Bay||RCYC||David Warner||David Clarkson and Geoff Butcher||(7)||7||7||6||7||7||7||7||55||48|