Grotty Potty Stakes

The flying fifteen team racing had a fleet of 20 boats competing for the Viking Trophy. If only last year’s winner, that forgetful president, had remembered to return the trophy! Saturday had much close racing, (even if Steve Goacher and Phil Evans did stand in as lead boat for the weekend yet again!), and the eagerness to start resulted in a few general recalls, but no black flags. Hugh Godfrey, the stand-in official starter tried to get into the Grotty Potty stakes by being distracted at a crucial moment (no it’s not what you think – the OD wouldn’t allow it!) and forgot to blow his horn.

Sunday’s conditions were much more blustery, and with the wind from the south-west, gusts wrapping around Sale Fell made tacking in mark 9 ‘interesting’. The conditions did result in several boats being flattened, and one even managed to get a mast stuck in the mud (that shouldn’t happen with such a big lump of iron under the boat). Keith Thomas and Andrea Preston’s antics resulted in their boat being renamed the green submarine.

The final results show there was a good mix of performance over the weekend, and it was Derwentitis that are this year’s victors.

Last year’s winner of the Grotty Potty had the pleasure of nominating and awarding the potty to this year’s contenders. Apart from Ian Preston who had forgotten the trophy, Steve nominated Alan Robinson’s crew, Carl Whitehill, for falling out of the boat in the final race and causing his team to drop from 2nd to 3rd overall (in favour of Steve’s team). But it was to be the crew that had to retie a spinnaker, but managed to do so after wrapping the sheet several times around the shroud – who could it have been other than Steve’s crew Phil Evans. We understand he won’t be doing that again.

Team Name

Sail No

Boat / Helm

Wtg

R1

R2

R3

R4

Tot Adj

Pts

Pos

Natural Born Sinners

3734

H Green  

9

6

11

8

0

107

 

(yellow stars)

3265

A Robson

-2

10

10

8

20

-8

107

3

 

3293

M Ninnim

-2

6

16

9

10

-8

107

 

Ffink Pink

3473

M Moore  

16

17

21

11

0

134

 

(pink squares)

3673

S Beattie  

3

7

5

3

0

134

4

 

1117

K Jamieson

-3

17

13

16

17

-12

134

 

The Misfits

3418

J Walter  

19

19

14

15

0

152

 

(red triangles)

3479

J Saunders  

18

18

20

21

0

152

6

 

3770

N Platt  

2

2

2

2

0

152

 

Derwentitis

3801

J Hardisty  

5

3

3

5

0

78

 

(orange octagon)

3829

J Maithe  

11

9

6

4

0

78

1

 

3590

D Douglas  

8

8

10

6

0

78

 

The Kiwis

3595

P Kitchen  

7

4

7

9

0

134

 

(red circles)

3695

T Lee  

12

12

17

12

0

134

4

 

3815

A King  

14

15

12

13

0

134

 

Bev’s Hillbillies

3523

B Armer  

13

14

15

16

0

99

 

(blue triangles)

3721

S Goacher  

1

1

1

1

0

99

2

 

3816

N Tullett  

15

11

4

7

0

99

 

Bass not completes

2504

K Thomas

-3

20

20

20

18

-12

186

 

(green trapeziums)

3521

P Burnell  

4

5

13

14

0

186

7

 

666

A Spectre  

21

21

21

21

0

186

 

 

 

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