Results of the
EPSC EASTER EGG RACE (1 April 2018)
1st Rob Bell
2nd Nicki Fisher
3rd Luke Fisher
4th Serena Stewardson
5th Elizabeth Richardson
6th Derek Bryant
7th John Human
8th Ian White
9th Joan Taylor
10th Stuart Campion
Results of the
Trials were held at Haversham SC on 18 November 2017 to select 25 young sailors to represent Milton Keynes & Bucks Youth Sailing Association (MKBYSA) at the National Schools Sailing Association (NSSA) Regatta at Datchet Water in July next year.
Usually at this event the wind is blowing a gale and with it, horizontal rain, but this year, the wind was a little more scarce and the rain stayed away.
The MKBYSA team for 2018 included four EPSC sailors:
Jack Bryant (Laser Radial)
Oliver Human (Laser Radial)
Daniel Fisher (Laser Radial)
Elizabeth Richardson (Laser 4.7)
Daniel Fisher was also chosen to be MKBYSA Team Captain 2018.
Also at this event, the young sailors competed in 3 Fleet Races, each race lasting 45 minutes with Trophies for the Slow Fleet (Laser 4.7’s) and Fast Fleet (Laser Radials).
EPSC sailors were amongst those collecting the trophies.
Daniel Fisher – 1st in the Fast Fleet.
Jack Bryant – 3rd in the Fast Fleet.
Elizabeth Richardson – 1st in the Slow Fleet.
Helm Of the Year 2017
Following a rather gusty race that lasted 100 minutes and saw several of the competitors capsize, Luke Fisher won the coveted Helm Of the Year Trophy 2017.
The final results were:
1st – Luke Fisher (vareo)
2nd – Karl Richardson (laser)
3rd – Silvio Tigano (byte)
4th – Jack Bryant (laser radial)
5th – Serena Stewardson (supernova)
6th – Rob Bell/Karen Bell (RS200)
7th – John Human (laser)
EPSC has now been awarded RYA Recognised Training Centre status, which is fantastic news. A great big “thankyou” to everyone who made this possible.
This means we can formally certificate all RYA courses we run.
The next training sessions are 23 & 24 October, 0930 to 1600 each day – members only.
Luke Fisher from Emberton Park Sailing Club recently competed in and won the Volvo Noble Marine RS Vareo National Championship at Weston Sailing Club on 18th September 2017.
For the full report, follow this link…
First overall and also Grand Prix Winner – Luke Fisher, Emberton Park
Second overall, first Master and Grand Prix Third – Nick Crickmore, WOBYC
Third overall and first Grandmaster – Alan Bassett, Weirwood
Fourth overall, First lady and Grand Prix second – Cheryl Wood, Pennine
Best newcomer Darren Prior, Langstone
Persistence prize – Mike Dicker, Dell Quay
|1st||407||Emberton Park SC||Luke Fisher||‑2||1||1||1||2||1||1||1||‑3||8|
|2nd||165||Waveney & Oulton Broad YC||Nicholas Crickmore||1||2||4||‑5||3||4||2||‑5||2||18|
|3rd||247||Weirwood SC||Alan Bassett||‑5||4||2||2||1||2||4||3||(DNC)||18|
|4th||660||Pennine SC||Cheryl Wood||3||‑5||‑5||3||4||5||3||2||1||21|
|5th||147||Langstone SC||Darren Prior||4||3||3||4||5||3||5||‑6||(DNC)||27|
|6th||436||Dell Quay SC||Mike Dicker||6||6||6||6||(DNF)||6||6||4||(DNC)||40|
|7th||416||Warsash SC||Chris Hughes||(DNC)||(DNC)||DNC||DNC||DNC||DNC||DNC||DNC||DNC||63|
|7th||547||South Cerney SC||Kevin Weatherhead||(DNC)||(DNC)||DNC||DNC||DNC||DNC||DNC||DNC||DNC||63|
A contingent of 23 youngsters from Milton Keynes & Bucks Youth Sailing Association (MKBYSA) took part in the annual National Schools Sailing Association Regatta at Grafham Water during the last week of July.
The MKBYSA team was selected from sailors from 4 local sailing clubs, namely Emberton Park SC, Haversham SC, Milton Keynes SC and Great Moor SC.
This event attracts over 400 youngsters (11 to 18 yrs) in 20+ sailing teams from all over the UK. The Regatta comprises of 6 different fleets with 11 races each over 4 days, with the Wednesday considered a “day off” …unless you were competing in the “All Comers” race or the prestigious Mount Hayes Cup race which are both held that day.
Monday was the first race day, and the racing was tough going as the wind decided it was going to try and blow the boots off the young sailors. The rescue cover was kept very busy all day, with most people getting a “dunking” at some point. The uploaded photos from the day showed just how tough the conditions had been. The 4 sailors from EPSC secured good results in their first 3 races.
Tuesday, “what a difference a day makes”. The sun was out, but the wind had disappeared. The racing was subdued until the wind decided to make more of an appearance in the afternoon. The Emberton Park sailors are used to light wind conditions and gained some high positions in their second 3 races, i.e. Jack a 1st, Elizabeth an 11th.
Wednesday, was the Mount Hayes Trophy race. Each team races in similar boats, in knock out heats. Unfortunately, the MKBYSA team were knocked out in the early stages, with Cambridge going on to win the Trophy.
Thursday, normal racing was resumed, with Daniel Fisher achieving a 5th and 6th place in the Laser Radial fleet and Jack Bryant finishing in the top 6 again, in the Laser 4.7 fleet, both sailors putting pressure on the other leading teams.
Friday saw the wind return in force, with gusts over 22mph. The last 2 races of the event today were going to decide the top positions for the Laser fleets. The final positions after 11 races were:
Laser Radial Fleet (55 boats competing):
Daniel Fisher 15th and Oliver Human 48th
Laser 4.7 Fleet (34 boats competing):
Jack Bryant 2nd and Elizabeth Richardson 13th
During the Trophy Presentation on Friday Evening, Jack Bryant was presented with a trophy for being the highest placed boat in the MKBYSA team, and Daniel Fisher was presented with a trophy for his contributions to the team.
The selection for next year’s MKBYSA team takes place at Haversham SC in November for the NSSA Regatta 2018 at Datchet Water.
The weekend of 4/5 March sees the Dinghy Show returning to Alexandria Palace.
A great start to the season with every dinghy you can think of, and more, on display and polished to perfection.
Discount for advance tickets and even better group rates for 10 or more. We will have a sign up sheet displayed in the club house nearer the time.