Battling Vikings

The Viking Trophy was up for grabs this weekend with the annual Flying 15 team racing event. This year a strong fleet of 21 boats took to the water in good, but testing, easterly winds.

All the President's MenThe racing takes the form of a straightforward series, in which teams of three boats aggregate all their scores to give a team total. An adjustment for older boats (not older helms) has been introduced in recent years to help give teams sailing older boats a chance. This year it worked to the benefit of the idea’s author, FF president Ian Preston, whereby his team benefited from a weighting of eight points to win overall by a single point.

'Proud' recipient of the Grotty Potty - Steve GoacherOne of the reasons why the event is popular is the opportunity to make a fool of yourself in some way, hoping that no-one else has noticed, and be rewarded with the grotty potty! One of the regular winners, John Hardisty was in the driving seat this year (having won the potty last year) and was able to nominate this year’s recipient. Although John had a select list of nominees perhaps he had missed one key candidate who struggled to put on his drysuit due to not having removed the coat hanger – Mike Moore! However, obviously John was feeling in a benevolent mood when making his choice because it was at Loch Lomond last weekend that Steve Goacher had one half too many and let slip that he wondered what he had to do to win the coveted trophy – on this occasion, all he needed to do was get tipsy!

While the Fifteens were fighting it out at the Club, John Telford and Andy Smith concluded a successful season on the open circuit by coming third at the Midland Championships in some extremely windy conditions – too windy for a kite?!  Dave and Lyn Lawson hung on in to gain a deserved sixth place overall.

Team Name

Boat / Helm

Wtg

R1

R2

R3

R4

Tot Adj

Pts

3770 N Platt

1

3

1

2

0

82

All the presidents men

3721 S Goacher

8

5

8

1

0

82

1

3293 (3593) I Preston

-2

11

15

16

19

-8

82

3817 M Hart

2

1

9

3

0

83

the green dots

3612 D Giles

6

4

6

12

0

83

2

3734 H Green

12

6

12

10

0

83

3590 D Douglas

7

7

10

8

0

103

No to the grotty potty

3801 J Hardisty

17

13

7

6

0

103

3

3829 T Crumpton

10

8

3

7

0

103

3673 S Beattie

3

2

14

4

0

140

Baastaards

3560 I Campbell

9

12

11

14

0

140

4

3473 M Moore

16

20

20

15

0

140

3815 A King

15

18

2

18

0

141

In no particular order

3737 S Robinson

5

10

5

11

0

141

5

3587 R Donaldson

13

14

17

13

0

141

3521 P Burnell

18

16

21

16

0

159

the blue stars

3332 M Somerville

-2

4

9

13

9

-8

159

6

1117 K Jamieson

-3

21

17

15

20

-12

159

3539 J Eaton

19

21

18

17

0

188

Bala Marauders

3479 J Saunders

20

19

19

21

0

188

7

3675 A Tattersall

14

11

4

5

0

188

A selection of pics from the weekend courtesy of Stephen Kirkpatrick




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