2021 Club Championships Race 2 line up

The big event – SHSC Club Champs 2021 – 18th July

The 18th July dawned hot and sunny to provide a very Mediterranean Club Championships for 2021. Whilst the Regatta was very much an everything goes to get round the course, this time the wind was kinder, and racing was in full force. Over 20 boats took to the water, with sailors determined to make the best of the light and shifty winds as they competed for some of the top prizes in the Staunton Calendar.

Racing

Pete/Rich Club Champs 2021 - ScorpionThe first race was postponed whilst sailors waited for the wind to fill in. With the committee boat in prime position the starting sequence commenced about an hour later than scheduled. Boats jostled for the best position and then they were off!  Competition throughout the fleet was fierce, with boats constantly swapping places.

Pete/Rich (Scorpion) sailed a great first race and took the bullet, with Pepperdine seniors – Nigel and Di taking second spot in the RS200 and M J Gifford (Solo) finished third. For M J this race proved a warm up as he fine tuned his finishes gaining a second and then a first respectively in race two and three.

Pete/Rich continued on winning form in race two with another bullet – giving them the overall win of the day. Meanwhile Nigel and Di’s fourth spot in race three secured them a third place overall on the day. A special mention goes to Marcus, taking part in his first major club championships in a Laser.

Our SUP members were also out in force enjoying a great day out on the water. For fun we have created a SUP STIG course – results for this will be posted later in the year once both current and new SUP members have had a chance to fine tune their SUP skills and post their best results.

Results

Spot prizes

MJ Gifford (Solo) Club cb Champs 2021Always awarded at the club champs, to spread the championship fun across the fleet, prizes went to:-

20th – Rich Barnet and Stuart Mansfield (Laser 2000)
10th – Paul Williamson (Aero 7)
First Junior/ Youth – Amy Nugent (RS 200)
First Lady – Rachael Gray (Solo)First Laser – Terry Forbes
First Slow Fleet – MJ Gifford (Solo)

Overall winners:-

Nigel/Di (RS200) club champs 20211st Pete Gray and Rich Pepperdine (Scorpion), 2nd MJ Gifford (Solo), 3rd Nigel and Diana Pepperdine (RS 200)

For a list of the full results please click here.

Thank you

A big thank you goes to Simon and Debi and their race team and well done to all of our sailors.

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