Dinghy Week 2018 – Storms then Sun and Wind!

Dinghy Week 2018 ended on a high with a Barn Dance and BBQ. The glorious summer weather was back, allowing everyone to dance and sit in the garden until after 10pm. The week started in very different conditions, after weeks of beautiful summer weather, the Sunday forecast had wind gusting up to 42knts and rain, We had no option but to cancel Sunday’s racing and on the water coaching. The bad weather  didn’t stop the coaching from having a full day of activity, the coaches did a great job of inventing games that kept the children entertained and taught them about sailing.

By Monday the storm was much reduced, the wind was still very lively, but we managed to get everyone on the water. The Racers had some white knuckle sailing with reaches that saw the boats planing at speed. The weeks Race officer, Pete Harrison set a trapezium course, which gave a good combination of sailing angles.

CYC’s Dinghy week combines coaching, racing and Social, this year we tried a new event on the Monday evening, a Silent Disco. It was fun to see the kids doing a Conga through the club wearing headphones, then singing this years favorite song “three Lions” at the top of their voices. Later in the evening it was the adults turn, with three music channels to choose from, it was impossible to sit down!

On the Tuesday we had a record attendance for Johnathan’s Dinghy Week Quiz. Johnathan had put together another fiendish quiz, with rounds of puzzles, sounds, tastes and questions. By wednesday the Sunday storm was a distant memory as we de-camped to west wittering beach for a beach BBQ. A large group enjoyed relaxing on the beach, while the younger members went off to play rounders.

At the prize giving on Thursday, prizes were awarded for the kayak Race, Instructors race, Model Boat Building and fun and games on the clubs lawns. The winners of the main fleet racing were Cathy McHale in the slow fleet, Ian Payne in the Medium and Mike & Paula Olliff in the Fast fleet. The Winner of the Thursday pursuit race were Nick & Roger Eliman.

Dinghy Week is a fantastic week to be around the club, it’s always good, but when the weather is kind, there can be fewer better places to spend a week than beside the water in Chichester Harbour with friendly people enjoying watersports and after-sailing fun.


There are many photos from the week available on our Yogile Site

Full Race Results are available here.

Event

Place

Names

Kayak Race

1st

Sally, Patrick & Stewart

Model Boat Building

1st

Ollie Davies

2nd

Rufus Parker

Best Design

Marcus Blackmore

Instructors race

1st

Ross, Izzy & Charlie

Monkey & Back in a reasonably priced Topper

1st & Hamish Scott Trophy

Mike linney

2nd

Anne Watkins

3rd

Andy Palmer-felgate

Start To Race Optimists

4th & Optimist Model Boat Trophy

Ollie Davies

3rd

Ewan Edwards

2nd

Effie Grant

1st & Optimist Summer Plaque

Thomas Dempsey

Start to race -fast fleet

1st laser 4.2 & Topper Tankard

Jamie Edwards

3rd

Tom Hogg

2nd

Findley Jackson

1st & Eric Bramsby Williams Trophy

Freddie Willing

Turbo Regatta

Endeavour

Thea Carpenter

3rd

Freddie Willing

2nd

Effie Grant & Sarah Harris

1st

Lucas Sproul

Pursuit Race

4th

Ian Payne

3rd

Tom Dobbs

2nd

Bill Grose & Sally Cantello

1st & CYC 50th Anniversary Trophy

Nick & Roger Eliman

Slow Fleet

3rd

Perry Philip Milton

2nd

Thomas Machell

1st & 122 Trophy

Cathy McHale

Becky Pie Trophy for Youngest Qualifying Helm

Thomas Machell

Medium Fleet

6th

Liz Palmer-Felgate

5th

Roger Millet

4th

Paul Trevan

3rd

Ben Thompson

2nd

Ian Lissamore

1st

Ian Payne

Fast Fleet

6th

Jo Hargreaves & Julian Wilkins

5th

Bill Grose & Sally Cantello

4th

Ian Farr & Katherine Farr

3rd

Chris Hodge & Louise Varley

2nd

Nick & Roger Eliman

1st & Brunt Trophy

Michael & Paula Olliff