2019 TT – Final Results

That’s it, the 2019 TT is done. Going into the last event the winner was already secured, 2nd was almost safe but 3rd and 4th were vulnerable to a few people who would be adding their 5th score to count towards the series.

In the end all of those 4 places remained unchanged but there was some significant movement in the places thereafter.

You can see the full results table HERE

Well done to John Tushingham for securing another series title with 494 points out of a possible 500.

There was a special award made to Neil Westbrook who was the only person to take part in every round of the 2019 TT. Well done Neil.

Thanks to all 50 participants and we look forward to seeing you all for the 2020 series

Two Islands – Final round of the 2019 TT series

15 Skippers took part in the final round of the 2019 TT at Two Islands on Saturday with a number of people needing good scores to get them to move up the overall standings.

Don’t let this picture bluff you about the conditions, it is from a year or two ago

The forecast was for light winds and rain, and that forecast proved to be very accurate. At least the wind direction was quite consistent, so everyone only needed to deal with the big wind shifts caused by the houses, trees, islands etc. Nicely challenging.

it is safe to say that Tobias Laux turned up intent to repeat his performance from the recent National Championships, but he met some stiff opposition from a number of others.

Another very notable appearance on the water was Clive Cockayne’s Sith sporting a single sail rig, which his own admission, was a shot in the dark. It proved to power the boat very well and I have no doubt that we will see it again after some minor adjustments to the fullness.

Sadly we do not have any pictures of the sailing as everyone was on the water for the single fleet racing, and our resident photographer was off at another event.

At the end of the day, John Tushingham took the event win after 20 races with 30 points, followed by Tobias on 44 points and Alex Cory on 52.

The full scoresheet sheet can be viewed HERE

Thank you to all of the Race Team for running the day. Great Job.

RG65 TT8 – Two Islands

12 October 2019

The final round of the 2019 RG65 UK TT takes place at Two Islands on 12 October and entries have stared to come in.

Two Islands on Furston Lake, Milton Keynes, is a regular stop on the RG65 tour and always delivers us a good and challenging event. 

The NOR has been published so please take a look and enter using the MYA entry system HERE

Entries to date as follows (as of 24/09/2019):

  1. Peter Baldwin – Pocket Rocket
  2. Wayne Stobbs – Scurry
  3. Terry Wright – Sith
  4. Clive Cockayne – Sith
  5. Noel Donaldson – Argon
  6. Roger Dunklin – Scurry
  7. Liz Tushingham – Scurry
  8. John Tushingham – Scurry
  9. Neil Westbrook – Pocket Rocket
  10. Alan Watkinson – Pocket Rocket
  11. Alex Cory – Minus10
  12. Mike Kemp – Sith
  13. Tobia Laux – Nuraghe
  14. John Brierley – Pocket Rocket (Provisional Entry)
  15. Phil Holliday – Electronica

New Website

So……. you may have noticed, the UK RG65 NCA has a new website.

We have been working to create a new website for some time to make it easier for us to publish information, event details, results etc and here we are, we have taken the plunge and enlivened it.

This is still very much a work in progress so please let us have your comments and suggestions. Just email your ideas and comments to contact@rg65.org.uk.

And don’t forget to “follow” us using the link you will see on the, normally the bottom right, so that you are alerted when we add something to the website

Happy Reading

Last Call for the UK Nationals

The RG65 UK National Championships take place in Gosport on 14&15 September and the entry window closes on 30 August. 

John Smith has published the NOR and online entry is open via the MYA Entry System

Please note that any entry is only confirmed once payment is received.

For those that are interested the current entry list is as follows.

Mike Kemp 
Peter Baldwin
Wayne Stobbs
Phil Holliday
Noel Donaldson
Gerard Chauvel
Martin Gray
Nigel Brown
Alan Watkinson
John Brierley
Graham Elliott
Neil Westbrook
Ralph Wilkinson
Chris Forman
Ken Binks
Mark Dicks
Clive Cokayne
Christel Cracco
Alex Cory
Roger Dunklin
John Tushingham
Liz Tushingham
Tobi Laux
Colin Moss
Trevor Binks
Peter Moore

Eastbourne TT Report

Skippers were greeted with a forecast of 20 mile an hour winds gusting 30 from the west. 20 Helms had pre-entered but on the day 18 arrived starting at 10 o’clock, not before people enjoyed bacon BAP‘s and egg and bacon rolls to start the day.

Roger Clifford was RO along with the usual group of Eastbourne club members and wives to run the event for which the skippers thank them enormously.

Racing started at 10 o’clock and continued at slick pace as you can see from the number of races completed. It became a war of attrition as boat and electronic failures arrived regularly during the day.

Rig choice was between B and C initially some using A- but it very soon became apparent that B rig was the order of the day until later in the morning with the gusty wind becoming even stronger most opted for C rig.

After an excellent lunch break with hot soup French bread sausage rolls and hot dogs were the order of the day as we all warmed up.

Racing resumed at 1:45 and continued until 4 o’clock. During the afternoon the wind abated and we opted to go back to B rig which most people finished up with.  At some point the wind was even light enough for people to go back to an A minus momentarily but it soon became clear as it’s was just too much sail area.

23 Races completed and the top 3 on the day were within 10 points of each other.  Ken Binks took the win, closely followed by Alex Cory and Clive Cockayne

Full results are shown below and we almost achieved a fourth discard but the clock just beat us.

Thank you to Roger Clifford and all his team along with the catering wise made it a superb day to start the season. Thanks also to the Eastbourne club for once again providing a great day’s sailing.

Thanks to Dave Pickett for the use of his photos.  Move pictures available on his Flickr Page