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The Oby Thistle and Emblem Trophy 2019

We had great racing Saturday and Sunday plus a good BBQ on Saturday evening just a bit cold but good fun for all, results in next newsletter

Race Title:   Oby Thistle

Location:   Anchorage

Race Date:   11th May 2019

Officer of the Day: Tom Parkinson

Timekeepers:  Judy Jarvey, Mike and Julia Morcher

No. of Entries:  7


Overall Regatta Result:

1st: Deja Vu

2nd: Cho Cho san

3rd: My Weigh

 Other boats racing: Tallulah, Nemesis, Quartet and Zig Zag


Report of the Event

The race was held in moderate conditions with the wind coming from the North or North East.

The line crew of Judy, Mike and Julia were the first to use the new Starting configuration above our upstream dyke.

The OOD was limited in the course available as the wind was more or less directly down the River but he set a buoy just downstream of the Anchorage for the spectators and to avoid the beat through the trees.


The first  race was started into the last of the ebb tide which favoured the faster handicaps, Nemesis broke away from the last start and recorded a first  with Cho Cho San second and Tallulah third.  

The tide had turned for the second race helping the early starters and My Weigh was first with Déjà vu second and Quartet third.

Leaving a tack too late meant that Nemesis picked up a large lily tuber round the rudder which caused a visit to the bank. It took a number of people on the bow to allow Christopher to clear the obstruction.


The racing was very even and ended with overall equal points for Déjà vu helmed by Jeff Harteveldt and crewed by Mick Bashford and Cho Cho San helmed by Nigel Wordingham crewed by Ray Segon as Déjà vu was ahead in the final race Jeff takes the trophy. Third overall was My Weigh helmed by John Redding and crewed by the Commodore Alison McDermid.


The evening meal was spent on the clubhouse as the evening temperature fell, the new gas BBQ worked well and a good evening was had by all.


Tom Parkinson

Officer of the Day


Race Title:   Emblem trophy

Location:   Anchorage

Race Date:   12th may 2019

Officer of the Day: Tom Parkinson

Timekeepers:  Judy Jarvey, Mike and Julia Morcher

No. of Entries:  7


Overall Regatta Result:

1st: Déjà vu

2nd: Nemesis

3rd: Cho Cho San

 Other boats racing: Tallulah, My Weigh, Quartet and Zig Zag

Report of the Event

Sunday dawned bright and sunny but with the wind in the same direction North to North East but lighter than the Saturday the course was therefore a beat and a run as before. As the racing was being held earlier the ebb tide was much stronger and the passage past both the wind pumps on the course made it very difficult.


In the first race Tallulah helmed by Brian Gray and crewed by Chris Evans finished a clear ten minutes ahead of the fleet from the second start. When handicaps were applied the winning margin was one second ahead of Nemesis with Déjà vu third.


In the second race Zig Zag managed to get clear of the fleet for line honours. The battle between Quartet and Tallulah lasted the whole race finishing across the line together. The race was won by Déjà Vu with Cho Cho San second and Nemesis third.


Overall results were winner Déjà Vu helmed by Jeff Harteveldt crewed by Mick Bashford, Second was Nemesis helmed by Tom Parkinson and crewed by Christopher Morcher, Third was Cho Cho San helmed by Nigel Wordingham and crewed by Ray Segon

The afternoon brought cakes and biscuits and sunshine for the journeys home.


Thanks go to all those that laid and retrieved buoys, the line crew, and those who kept the tea, coffee and cakes coming throughout the weekend


Tom Parkinson

Officer of the Day