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Results 2012

Last update 6 September 2012

2012 Regatta Results

Inter Club Races

An impressive fleet of nineteen snipes turned out for the Annual Inter-Club races on Tuesday 21st August. The Inter-club event is a team racing event for Snipes, open to all Orkney Sailing Clubs. Course 4 was sailed in the South Easterly wind. Raymond Grieve was sailing his new boat Still Game with which he won the second race. Neil Foubister's No Fear won the first race, with his daughter Ilona as crew. The third race was won by Hamba sailed by Leighton Venables and Adrian Askew.

The top seven results from each club were summed to give a total of 152 points for Holm and 178 points for the visitors, Holm Sailing Club was declared the winner. The trophy was presented by Freddy Johnstone of Stromness Sailing Club, the trophy was received by Ilona Foubister and Joshua Brown, the two youngest competitors from Holm Sailing Club.

Many thanks to Jim Macdonald and Isobel Tipler for the race management, Bruce Johnstone and Stuart Rosie for the safety boat and to all the visitors who turned up to make the event a success.

Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Club
No Fear 1 3 2 6 H
Bonxie 2 4 7 13 S
Skeldro 3 17 16 36 S
Aoleus 4 7 12 12 H
Wild Goose 5 12 5 22 S
Go Quickly Red 6 5 4 15 S
Hassfang 7 14 3 24 S
Moonstone 8 10 10 28 H
Aquamania 9 8 8 25 H
Smurf 10 6 6 22 H
Rio 11 15 11 37 H
Offbeat 12 11 9 32 S
Hamba 13 2 1 16 H
Nemo 14 9 13 36 S
Jaws 15 18 17 50 H
Still Game 16 1 15 32 H
Red Bull 17 16 14 47 O
Crewzen 18 19 19 56 H
Kontiki 19 13 18 50 H

Port to Port

Three boats took part in the Port to Port race from St. Mary's to St. Margaret's Hope. The brisk South Easterly breeze gave a quick race with Andrew Leslie's Moonstone winning both legs.

Boat Away Home Overall Skipper Crew
Moonstone 1 1:07.15 1 59.24 1 Andrew Leslie Joshua Brown
Aquamania 2 1:09.00 2 59.46 2 Malcolm Gordon Russ Madge
Rio 3 1:19.18 3 1:05.22 3 Simon Kemp Will Madge

Points Racing 2012

Results from Holm Sailing Club's Tuesday Evening points series are given below. These results are based on 31 races over thirteen evenings. No discards have been applied and boats which don't finish a race are scored 14 points for each race.

Boat 8 May 22 May 29 May 5 June 12 June 19 June 26 June 3 July 10 July 17 July 24 July 7 Aug Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Smurf     1 2 2 2 3 7 2 2 3       2 1 1 3 3 2 1 1 5 1 6 4 4 5 3 7 8 136
Siesta     5 3 4 5 2 4 5     5 5 5 3 3 3 5 4 5 3 4     4 5 2 4 5 1 7 185
No Fear 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 2       1 2 2 1 1 1                       220
Kontiki 2   4     4 4 3 4   4 4 4 2 7 4 5           6 6 5 9       4 5 254
Aquamania     6 4 3             2 2 1 5 6 4 2 5 3 6 2     1 3           265
Rio 3 2 3 5 5               6   6 7 9 7 6 4 5 6 4 4           3 2 269
Moonstone               1 1 3 1 1 1 3 4 5 6                   3 1 1     283
Jaws 4 3 7 6           4 5       10 10 8       4 5 7 7 9 8       5 3 301
Crewzen     8 8 7 7 6 9       3 3 4 9 8 10           8 8           8 4 320
Boreus           6   6                   4 2 6     1 2 7 7           349
Red Bull           3 5 8                         2 3     2 2 6 3 6     361
Hamba           8   5             8 9 7 6 7       3 5               366

On Tuesday 7th August eight snipes raced in St. Mary's for the last of the Summer points sailing series. Two races were held.

Boat Race 30 Race 31 Skipper Crew
Siesta 1 7 Leighton Venables  
Skeldro 2 1 Doodie Robertson Paul Williams
Rio 3 2 Simon Kemp Will Madge
Kontiki 4 5 Robbie Stevenson Freya Stevenson
Jaws 5 3 Mark Causer Mike Sinclair
Red Bull 6 6 Neil Foubister  
Smurf 7 8 Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson
Crewzen 8 4 Graham Ramage Audrey Cameron

Only six boats were racing in St. Mary's on Tuesday 24th July but the competition was as close as ever. The very light and fickle Westerly breeze gave a drift around the short course for the first race. A short course of 5 to 6 to finish was sailed. Despite the tricky conditions the first three finishers all finished within ten seconds of each other, with Neil Foubister's Fiddlesticks crossing the line first. By the time of the 2nd race the breeze had moved to the South although it was still very light and shifty, the course was changed to 6 to 1 and finish. In the third race the breeze had settled to the South giving fine racing conditions. Siesta seemed to get away with a great start, unfortunately she was over the line and had to go back. Moonstone took a lead in the first leg and finished the race well ahead of the others.

Boat Race 27 Race 28 Race 29 Skipper Crew
Fiddlesticks 1 2 2 Neil Foubister Ritchie Irvine
Siesta 2 4 5 Leighton Venables Will Madge
Moonstone 3 1 1 Andrew Leslie Alex Baikie
Smurf 4 5 3 Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson
Skeldro 5 6 4 Doodie Robertson Paul Williams
Red Bull 6 3 6 Barbara Bailey Lydia Bailey

17th July saw nine snipes racing in St. Mary's. Course 2 was selected for the NE breeze. Many thanks to Brendan and Catherine Baikie for doing the safety boat duties and Isobel Tipler for doing the timekeeping.

Boat Race 25 Race 26 Skipper Crew
Aquamania 1 3 Malcolm Gordon Lindy Birss
Red Bull 2 2 Peter Tipler Malcolm Tipler
Fiddlesticks 3 1 Neil Foubister Alex Baikie
Siesta 4 5 Leighton Venables Will Madge
Kontiki 5 9 Robbie Stevenson Ewan Miller
Smurf 6 4 Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson
Boreus 7 7 Charlie Siderfin Maggie Nicholson
Aureolus 8 6 Merv Bigden Shirley Bigden
Jaws 9 8 Mark Causer Emma Thomson

There were light winds and evening sun for the nine Snipes that took to the water in Holm for points racing on 10th July. Leighton Venables in Siesta did not have a crew but sailed single-handed and capitalised on the reduced weight and light winds to finish ahead in both races, although his excellent sailing did not win him a position in the races. It was close racing and for a few minutes during the 1st race 5 boats sailed side by side, each nudging ahead as they caught a following wave to surf into the lead for a few moments each as they all ran to the 3rd mark.

In the first race Boreus just managed to keep ahead of Skeldro by 7 seconds to take first place and again finished ahead of Skeldo by 3 seconds in the 2nd race, although Smurf had finished almost 2 minutes ahead to win convincingly. There was also only 1 second between Rio and Hamba for 4th and 5th place. By the third race the wind was dropping away and so a decision was made to call it a day. Some took advantage of the earlier finish to freshen up with a brief swim.

Boat Race 23 Race 24 Skipper Crew
Boreus 1 2 Charlie Siderfin Eve Harwick
Skeldro 2 3 Raymond Grieve Doodie Robertson
Hamba 3 5 Sheena Taylor Adrian Askew
Rio 4 4 Simon Kemp Will Madge
Smurf 5 1 Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson
Kontiki 6 6 Robbie Stevenson Ewen Miller
Jaws 7 7 Mark Causer Emma Thomson
Crewzen 8 8 Graeme Ramage Lori Henry

3 July Only seven snipes took part, but the racing was very close. Smurf won both races but only two seconds ahead of Aquamania in the second race.

Boat Race 21 Race 22 Skipper Crew
Smurf 1 1 Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson
Red Bull 2 3 Neil Foubister Glen Foubister
Siesta 3 4 Leighton Venables Adrian Askew
Jaws 4 5 Mark Causer Emma Thomson
Rio 5 6 Simon Kemp Will Madge
Aquamania 6 2 Malcolm Gordon Lindy Birss
Topas DNS 7 Magnus Woolham Sarah Jessen

26 June Seven snipes sailed on a fine midsummer evening.

Boat Race 18 Race 19 Race 20 Skipper Crew
No Fear 1 1 1 Neil Foubister Alex Baikie
Aquamania 2 5 3 Malcolm Gordon Lindy Birss
Smurf 3 3 2 Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson
Boreus 4 2 6 Charlie Siderfin Jack Siderfin
Siesta 5 4 5 Leighton Venables Emma Thomson
Hamba 6 7 DNS Sheena Taylor Adrian Askew
Rio 7 6 4 Simon Kemp Will Madge

Ten snipes turned out for the racing on Tuesday 19 June. Course 8 was sailed, which had a short beat from the start followed by a broad reach, a run then a long beat from the Glimps Holm Pier mark back up to number five and then a short run back to the finish. The first beat was a shifty affair along the shore, which allowed boats to make or lose lots of places in a short stretch. Neil Foubister and his son Glen sailing No Fear got a good lead early in the first race and held on to the end. In the second and third races Mairi Fleet and Alan Donaldson sailing Smurf showed good boat speed and won both races with No Fear close behind.

Boat Race 15 Race 16 Race 17 Skipper Crew
No Fear 1 2 2 Neil Foubister Glen Foubister
Smurf 2 1 1 Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson
Siesta 3 3 3 Leighton Venables Magnus Woolham
Moonstone 4 5 6 Andrew Leslie Joshua Brown
Aquamania 5 6 4 Malcolm Gordon Lindy Birss
Rio 6 7 9 Simon Kemp Will Madge
Kontiki 7 4 5 Robbie Stevenson Ewan Miller
Hamba 8 9 7 Adrian Askew Alex Baikie
Crewzen 9 8 10 Graham Ramage Audrey Cameron
Jaws 10 10 8 Mark Causer Emma Thomson

On 12 June seven snipes enjoyed a cool blustery Northerly wind for the fifth Tuesday evening points racing. Three races were held, the first two were won by Moonstone with Aquamania close behind. Aquamania won the third race with Kontiki second and Moonstone close behind in Third. Hamba hit a rock near the point of ness in the first race, then retired with an injured crew.

Boat Race 12 Race 13 Race 14 Skipper Crew
Moonstone 1 1 3 Andrew Leslie Joshua Brown
Aquamania 2 2 1 Malcolm Gordon Lindy Birss
Crewzen 3 3 4 Graham Ramage Neil Foubister
Kontiki 4 4 2 Robbie Stevenson Ewan Miller
Siesta 5 5 5 Leighton Venables Sheena Muir
Hamba DNF DNS DNS Adrian Askew Russ Madge
Rio DNS 6 DNS Simon Kemp Will Madge

5 June: A moderate South Easterly flow of air provided superb conditions for the six snipes taking part in Tuesday evening's points racing. Course four was sailed. The first beat into the shifty breeze coming over Lamb Holm provided lots of overtaking possibilities, the racing was close. In the second race Kontiki capsized at the first gybe mark but managed to be back racing for the third race.

Boat Race 9 Race 10 Race 11 Skipper Crew
Moonstone 1 3 1 Andrew Leslie Joshua Brown
Smurf 2 2 3 Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson
No Fear 3 1 2 Neil Foubister Sarah Jesson
Kontiki 4 DNF 4 Robbie Stevenson Ewan Miller
Siesta 5 DNF DNF Leighton Venables Sheena Muir
Jaws DNF 4 5 Mark Causer Emma Thomson
Hamba DNS DNS DNS Adrian Askew Sheena Taylor

29 May: A fine Northerly breeze of about 10kts and bright sunshine provided great conditions for the Tuesday evening points racing at St. Mary's. Nine snipes turned out for the racing, although Moonstone was a bit disorganised and only managed to compete in the last of three races. No Fear won the first two races. Moonstone won the third race, while No Fear was close behind in 2nd. Boreus missed the second race due to gear failure, losing her tiller extension.

Boat Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Skipper Crew
No Fear 1 1 2 Neil Foubister Glen Foubister
Smurf 2 3 7 Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson
Red Bull 3 5 8 Simon Kemp Daniel Sargent
Kontiki 4 4 3 Robbie Stevenson Ewan Miller
Siesta 5 2 4 Leighton Venables Sheena Muir
Boreus 6 DNS 6 Charlie Siderfin Maggie Nicholson
Crewzen 7 6 9 Graham Ramage Audrey Cameron
Hamba 8 DNF 5 Adrian Askew Emma Thomson
Moonstone DNS DNS 1 Andrew Leslie Joshua Brown

Results from Tuesday 22nd May are given below. Nine snipes took part in the fine sailing conditions.

Boat Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Skipper Crew
Smurf 1 2 2 Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson
No Fear 2 1 1 Neil Foubister Glen Foubister
Rio 3 5 5 Simon Kemp Sarah Kemp
Kontiki 4 DNF   Robbie Stevenson Ewan Miller
Siesta 5 3 4 Leighton Venables Sheena Muir
Aquamania 6 4 3 Malcolm Gordon John McGregor
Jaws 7 6 DNF Mark Causer Emma Thomson
Crewzen 8 8 7 Graham Ramage Audrey Cameron
Topas 9 7 6 Magnus Woolham Alex Baikie

Results from Tuesday 8th May are given below. Four snipes took part in the first two races of the Holm Sailing Club summer points series.

Boat Race 1 Race 2 Skipper Crew
No Fear 1 1 Neil Foubister Glen Foubister
Kontiki 2   Robbie Stevenson Ewan Miller
Rio 3 2 Simon Kemp Daniel Sargent
Jaws 4 3 Mark Causer Emma Thomson

Results from Monday 1st May are given below. There was a great turn out of boats for the start of the 2012 sailing season.

Boat Race 1 Race 2 Skipper Crew
No Fear 1 1 Neil Foubister Glen Foubister
Jaws 2 3 Mark Causer Mike Sinclair
Boreus 3 2 Charlie Siderfin Robbie Stevenson
Rio 4 4 Simon Kemp James Kemp
Kontiki 5   Leighton Venables ?
Topas 6   Magnus Woolam Alex Baikie
Crewzen 7   Graeme Ramage Audrey Cameron
Red Bull 8   Daniel Sargent Martin Turner