Cool Hand Carl in Winning Form
Comet Sailor Carl Jefferies has a knack of turning up late, getting to the start line just on time and winning races, as he did last week, arriving at the end of the day and still finishing in the chocolates of the last race.
Seen here holding his Comet Points Trophy for 2020, Carl is equally competitive in a double handed boat with Larissa, and we look forward to some more cool starts this season.
Linda Makes Her Mark
Todays Photo of the Day demonstrates how a person, with a little determination, can master the basics of helming and start to race dinghies.
Linda Shaw has been a long term Member of our Club, and in all those years has been a crew for other helms. In fact, a very successful crew, winning numerous trophies along the way.
However, as time moves on, her helms are not always racing every week, but Linda still wanted to sail, so after learning the basics in Topper, Linda bought herself a Comet and started entering races.
Initially she found herself at the back of the fleet, but last year showed remarkable improvement with some encouraging positions in her fleet.
The Sailing Committee therefore awarded Linda with the Beginners Cup for 2020, as the most successful Adult helm in their first full season. Well done Linda, we look forward to tracking further progression this season.
Enterprising Duo Score a Great Start to the Season
Back in August 2020 the RYA issued guidelines to double-handed boats being sailed by people from two different households.
Meghann Thorp and Malcolm Friar were our pioneers and successfully navigated their way through the RYA risk framework.
With such a late start to the 2020 season they still managed to finish second in the Handicap Trophy Day, Porter Cup Day and Pursuit Trophy Day, plus they won back the Enterprise Season Trophy and retained their Points Trophy.
Meghann and Malcolm are already off to a great start this season, with plenty of chattering and giggles on the water.
Top Comet Performance from Steve
In the 2020 season, our RYA Principal, Steve Bellamy, again showed that he is a difficult sailor to beat in the Comet Fleet, by winning the overall Comet Points Trophy.
In addition, he finished second in the Wednesday series and fourth overall in the Sunday Pursuit series.
We are expecting great things of him this year, especially with the Comet Class Association Championships being held on the Flash later in the Summer.
Well done Mr. Principal.
Martin's Hard Work Pays Off
Post Lockdown 1.0 and before we were allowed to race together, the Club launched two Strava competitions during the month of June 2020.
The Lockdown Cup for the most distance travelled was won by Martin Loud and from there, Martin continued to work hard on improving his sailing and found himself with some really encouraging race results as the season progressed.
With all this hard work, the Sailing Committee awarded him with the most improved Helm in the Club.
Well done Martin, and good luck with your journey this year.
Well Done Rosemarie
Congratulations to Rosemarie Benson for winning the 2020 Laser Points Series for the Season.
Rosemarie also took top honours on Laser Points Trophy Day and the coveted Ladies Handicap Series which was calculated on Pursuit Races whilst we were in the grip of Covid-2020.
Rosemarie also finished third to Pete and Eric in the overall Sunday Pursuit Series.
There is increased competition expected this year with the impressive progression of our other ladies during last season.
Celebrating Pete Coop's Great First Season
Today we are celebrating Pete Coop’s sailing successes during our 2020 season.
Seen here holding the superb Handicap Trophy in memory of Les Owen, but also winner of the Porter Cup, Pursuit Trophy Day, Gold Fleet winner in the Wednesday Evening Series and the Sunday Pursuit Series.
Not bad for his first season at Winsford Flash Sailing Club!
Pete, we look forward to celebrating with you at the Prize Giving Evening (hopefully) in July.
Tomorrow Pete starts the defence of his titles, with plenty of challengers!
A Warm Welcome on a Cold Day
It may have been an unseasonably cold April day but there was a warm welcome to the Mid Cheshire SUP Club on their first night as Group Members of the Club.