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2009 Season

posted 8 Jan 2010, 11:02 by Alex Phillips

Saturday April 25th

BSDRA East Kent Region Team Racing Championships - at Westbere SC, Canterbury

Richard Maltby writes:
The first team racing fixture of Summer term 2009 was sailed on Saturday April 25 at Westbere lakes SC, near Canterbury. Enjoying bright sunshine and a good SSW F3/4 breeze eleven teams raced very well in lively conditions throughout the afternoon.  We were delighted to welcome two teams entered by Kent Schools Sailing Association (KSSA) as links between BSDRA and NSSA at local and national level develop. Close results in many races reflected a good standard of sailing with Sevenoaks, in particular, showing impressive team-racing skills as the afternoon progressed.  After three hours of “round robin” races four teams were adjudged to be finalists:- KSSA 1, King’s, Magdalen College School Oxford and Wellington. For the third successive year MCS Oxford were worthy winners of the East Kent trophy.

Gold League: 1st MCS Oxford, 2 Wellington, 3 King’s, 4 KSSA 1.
Silver league: 1st Sevenoaks
also sailed: RGS Guildford, Aldenham, KSSA 2,  Tonbridge, King’s 2, King’s 3.

I wish to thank Martin Pascoe (Ardingly) and Richard Crook (Sevenoaks) for umpiring,  the  team managers for their  help,  the Commodore and members of Westbere SC for their generous support, and, above all, all 66 sailors for their enthusiasm, co-operation and great sense of fun.

Saturday May 9th

BSDRA Eastern Region Team Racing Championships - at Middle Nene SC, Thrapston
SW Force 2/3 Sunny intervals - perfect!

Richard Atkins (Race Officer) writes:

The 2009 Eastern Championships were held in lively conditions at Middle Nene SC on May 9th.  Please download the results spreadsheet.  14 teams participated and had exciting sailing with several capsizes during the day.   A total of 51 races were sailed and it is a great credit to all the competitors that they coped well with the conditions and we finished the programme.  Ipswich, Uppingham and Sevenoaks won their groups in the round-robin phase, winning all their races; whilst second places were held by Oundle, Norwich and Rugby.  It was very clear that Norwich had a very good team as they had won all but one match convincingly, so it was no surprise that they dominated the repechage stage for the last semi-final place.  They defeated Ipswich in the semis, and Sevenoaks defeated Uppingham in a close contest being decided eventually on points.  Meanwhile in the Silver Fleet semifinals, Kings Canterbury beat Oakham and Haileybury beat MCS, Haileybury eventually going on to beat King's 2-1 in a well-contested and exciting final. 

In the Gold Fleet, the four outstanding teams on the day were Norwich, Ipswich, Uppingham and Sevenaoaks, any two of whom could have reached the finals.  In the end Sevenoaks and Norwich battled it out. Norwich won the first race but this had to be resailed because of a procedural error, and Sevenoaks then won it 10-11.  Norwich then dominated the second race, winning 1,2,3, so it was down to the final race.  This was a frenetic affair which Sevenoaks won on the line 10-11.  So Sevenoaks were the eventual winners, possibly against the run of play, against an outstanding Norwich team, who in their turn had been defeated by Uppingham in the round-robin stage. 

Overall I think the standard of sailing from all the competitors was the highest we have seen since we started the event in 2002.  I would like to thank our excellent team of umpires, Bruce Hebbert, Jack Edwards and Andy Cornah for their clear and decisive arbitration throughout over five hours of continuous racing.

Schools participating: Haileybury, Oundle School, Norwich School, Ipswich School, Rugby School,
Stamford Schools, Kings Canterbury, Stowe School, Sevenoaks School, Uppingham,
Oakham School, Kimbolton School, Magdalen College School Oxford, Aldenham School

Saturday May 9th

BSDRA Southern Region Team Racing Championships - Spinnaker SC

Stephen Wilkinson has posted Entries (.xls) and Results (.doc) and writes:

Sunny conditions and a gentle breeze made for a great competition on Spinnaker Club lake near Ringwood, where ten schools gathered for the Southern Region championships. The first round established Wellington, Sherborne and MCS as the teams to beat and the close final was between Wellington’s A team and MCS. The latter, having lost to Wellington in the second round and, narrowly, in the first race of the final, managed to win eventually with a 126 on the last beat. The event was also Graham Nurser’s final event in charge of Wellington: he will be much missed, and we hope that the terrific performances from both Wellington teams in this event will continue despite his absence in the future.

Sunday 7th June

BSDRA Northern Region Team Racing Championship - Killington SC

Miles Ripley writes: 
Seniors, Match Racing - Omegas and Bosuns:
1st Merchant Taylors’ Crosby; 2nd = Sedbergh, Rydal Penrhos, Windermere St Annes;
Juniors, Team sailing in toppers:
1st – Sedbergh; 2nd Rydal Penrhos 1; 3rd Merchants; 4th Rydal Penrhos 2

A dire forecast suggesting single figure temperatures accompanied by rain didn’t bode well but in reality the rain held off , even if the temperature was pretty cold. Merchant Taylors’ Crosby, Rydal Penrhos, Windermere St Annes and Sedbergh duly arrived to take part in match racing for the seniors and Topper team racing for the Year 10’s and below.

The match racing was held in pairs of Omegas and Bosuns and saw some very tight sailing especially in the pre start manoeuvres by Merchants, Rydal and Sedbergh. The outcome of this component almost always determined the outcome of the race apart from one capsize situation at the leeward mark! Merchants had to work hard but then won all three of their races and so retained the Killington Salver. A three way tie of one win each for the other three places could have been resolved but underlined the competitive nature of the racing.

Meanwhile Sedbergh were out on the team sailing course showing the other schools how it should be done with a series of victories in each of their races. All of them at one time or another individually won races, but in the end it is the team’s combined places that count and they were emphatic winners which bodes well for the future. Rydal put in two teams who held 2nd and 4th places while Merchants took 3rd place.

2008 Season

posted 8 Jan 2010, 10:36 by Alex Phillips   [ updated 8 Jan 2010, 11:00 ]


• 2008 RYA Team Racing Development Programme [Entry by Fri 30 Nov 07]
Qualifying stage: Mon/Tue 7/8 Jan 08, Bough Beech SC
Second Stage: Sat/Sun 26/27 Jan 08, Location TBA

• Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jan 2008

RYA Team Racing Umpiring Course, at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
Contact: Bruce Hebbert, Sevenoaks School, Kent - Application Form

• Wed 5 Mar 2008

BSDRA 2008 INSET day and AGM
Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, 10:00- 16:30

• Fri 11 - Sun 13 April 2008

3 days pre-season Team Racing training at Westbere Lakes SC (420s)
Open to BSDRA school members
Contact: Richard Maltby, King's School, Canterbury. Details and Application Form


• BSDRA Thames Valley Team Racing Championship, at Broxbourne SC
Contact: TBA

• BSDRA Midlands Fleet Racing Championship (Prism Trophy), at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
Contact: TBA

• Thu 24 April 2008

BSDRA South East Team Racing Championship (The Hoad Shield), at Bough Beech SC
Contact: Keith Sammons, Tonbridge. Download NOR and Entry Form

Bruce Hebbert writes:
The Hoad Shield kicked off the team racing season with no less than 17 teams from as far away as Norwich making the trip to Kent. Racing was in 3 seeded leagues in 3 flights of Fireflies. Each race was overseen by a national umpire  and in the brisk conditions there was some good racing. After a break for thunder and lightning and changing to cutdowns the final stages saw some very close action between the teams now divided into Gold Silver and Bronze leagues.

Sevenoaks "A" win overall with no losses, followed by MCS (Oxford) who were only defeated by Sevenoaks and third Tonbridge "A".  Eton College won the Silver League an Wellington College the Bronze.

 South East Results spreadheet

• Sat 26 April 2008

BSDRA East Kent Team Racing Championship at Westbere Lakes SC (420s)
Contact: Richard Maltby, King's School, Canterbury. Download NOR.

Richard Maltby writes:
Eleven teams enjoyed the best of team racing conditions in a steady SW F3 breeze and bright sunshine. Two round robin leagues were sailed with MCS Oxford and Tonbridge A winning all races in their respective league. Eight teams progressed to a final knock out stage. Some very close races were sailed in the quarter-finals: Wellington, Tonbridge A and King’s, each winning by one point, joined MCS Oxford in the semi-finals.

Our thanks to Mr Richard Gaskell, Commodore Westbere SC, to umpires George Barker and Richard Crook, and to all team managers for their support in running the event. First team prizes were sponsored by IBI Sailing. The worthy recipients were MCS Oxford, who won all of their races.

Final positions: 1, MCS, Oxford; 2, King’s; 3, Wellington; 4, Tonbridge A.
Also sailed: Alleyn’s, Ardingly, Eton, Kent Schools SA, St Lawrence College, Sevenoaks (Jnr), Tonbridge B.

A photo gallery has been posted on the IBI Sailing web site - click here!

• Sat 3 May 2008

BSDRA Midlands Team Racing Championship, at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
Contact: James Unwin, Magdalen College School, Oxford. Download NOR and Sailing Instructions

Results (16 teams): Gold: Magdelen College School (Oxford) A; Silver: Wellington A; Bronze: Oundle
Also sailed: Tonbridge A,B; Uppingham A,B; MCS B, Wellington B,
Sevenoaks, Bradfied, Haileybury, Pangbourne, Eton, Radley, Clifton

 Midlands Results spreadsheet (James Unwin)

• Sat 10 May 2008

BSDRA Eastern Team Racing Championship, at Middle Nene SC (Thrapston)
Douglas Butler writes:
Most parts of England suffered "glorious" weather today - for sunbathing that is!! This championship bravely went ahead with 15 competing teams, but the wind barely reach 3-4 knots, and we could not even finish the initial round robin stage. Everything was set up for a great day's racing, with three national level umpires on hand: Bruce Hebbert, Jack Edwards and Bevis Field, but it was not to be. This did not stop everyone having a very enjoyable day, and the prizes were distributed amongst the best scoring in each league. The Eastern Trophy was not awarded.

Eastern Region schools: Greshams, Ipswich, Kimbolton, Norwich, Oakham, Oundle School (A+B), Stamford,
Stowe, Uppingham. Out of region visitors: Aldenham, Haileybury, Rugby, Sevenoaks and Kings Canterbury.

 Eastern Results Spreadsheet (Richard Atkins, PRO)

• Sat 10 May 2008

BSDRA Northern Team Racing Championship, at Killington Lake
Contact: Myles Ripley, Sedbergh
Myles Ripley writes:
The weather gods did not want this regatta to proceed smoothly! After quite a slow start all was looking well: race after race proceeded taking about 15 minutes each, until we got to Race 5 when the wind died. The race officer cancelled the race, and just managed a second attempt at it . Had the wind help up, we might have had yet another re-race! Race 6 was also abandoned amidst no wind. Thus we had only 4 of the scheduled 15 races from which to decide a winner.

This problem was exacerbated from the Sedbergh point of view by the penalty which lost them the race and consequently the truncated competition. For the three Upper Sixth sailors who have sailed with the team for 5 years this was probably their last “outing” for the school. I owe a debt of gratitude to them for their loyal service to the team and the sport of sailing at Sedbergh.

1: MTS, 2= Sedbergh, WSA, 4: Rydal Penrhos

• Sat 10 May 2008

BSDRA Southern Team Racing Championship, at Spinnaker SC
Contact: Stephen Wilkinson, Canford. Download NOR

Stephen Wilkinson writes:
Sadly, there was absolutely no wind, and we cancelled at 1300 without a single hull being wet. A great shame. There was a good turnout with 15 teams registered (though 3 pulled out the night before!).


• Mon 30 Jun - Tue 1 July 2008

BSDRA International Team Racing Championship, at Bough Beech SC
Entry fee: £250 per team. Download: Notice of Race, Entry Form

• Wed 2 - Fri 4 July 2008

Schools 420 and Firefly National Championship at Itchenor SC
High Tide 12:21 New moon: 3rd July. Ideal tide.
Provisional costs: £240 per boat

• Mon 3 - Fri 8 August 2008

RS Feva European Championships, at Gottskar, Sweden

Nick Neve writes: RGS Guildford pupil Tim Gratton is the new Feva World Champion with crew Chris Taylor.

Tim's elder brother Ben was the previous title holder with James Peters. Ben is now a national 420 sailor while James is 29er ISAF Youth World Champion. Frances Peters, who was 2005 Feva National & European Champion, is now 29er Ladies Youth World Champion. They're awesomely talented sailors who would have done well no matter what their sailing background; and surely the Feva is both a superbly competitive class and great preparation for youth sailing. It's also the RYA choice for U16 team racing. Every school should have some...

Team GBR fielded 27 boats among the 103 entries from 11 countries at the World Championships in Sweden in August. Our 4 boats in the top ten included included Oakham School pair Alice Kent & Lucy Childs who finished 10th overall, 3rd Ladies and 1st GBR girls.

Air temperatures were no worse than in the UK, but the water was a whoppingly glorious 21C and the local diving platform became a major source of non-sailing fun. If you get the chance to sail in Sweden - grab it.

• Sat-Mon 23-25 August 2008

RYA Youth National Match Racing Championships
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.
Download: Notice of Race, Entry Form


• Sat 20 Sept 2008

East Kent Autumn Team Racing Championship at Westbere Lakes SC (420s) near Canterbury.
Contact: Richard Maltby, King's School, Canterbury. Download: Notice of Race/Entry Form

Richard Maltby writes:

For the second time this year visiting teams to Westbere lakes SC, near Canterbury, were fortunate to enjoy perfect conditions for team-racing with a steady 10-12 mph easterly breeze, blue sky and sunshine. Five teams took part, none of which were official 1st teams, and the event provided an opportunity for younger sailors and new combinations to gain experience.

In three hours of races each team sailed eight races in a "round robin" league and there was time to complete the afternoon with a round of play-offs to determine final positions. Many thanks to BSDRA colleagues who brought teams and took on duties and particularly to Richard Crook of Sevenoaks School as senior umpire. King's looks forward to return visits later in the term to Oxford and to Ardingly.

Teams that took part: The King's School, Canterbury; Magdalen College School, Oxford; Sevenoaks School; Ardingly College; Kent Schools Sailing Association.

• Wed/Thurs/Fri 24/25/26 Sept 2008

RYA Pre University Team Racing Camp
Cost: £90 per person. The RYA will be running a Pre-University training camp at Farmoor sc (Oxford) to teach some of the skills necessary for team racing. This training is for anyone who is about to start University, who wants to get a 'jump start' for university team selections early in the first term.
To apply please complete the form and send it with your cheque (payable to the 'RYA'). (You will need to arrange your own accommodation and food. Anyone under 18 will need to have a parent/guardian in attendance.) ENTRY DEADLINE: 22nd August 2008. Application Form

• Sat 8 - Sun 9 Nov 2008

TWINAME-RYA Youth and Juniors Team Racing Championships, at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
Racing in Fevas and Fireflies. Coaching support, commentators for all the family. Download NOR

• Sat 29 Nov 2008

One day team racing event at Bough Beech SC.
See NOR and Entry Form. This event wil be 'graded', meaning that this event can count towards points for the UKTRA Championships. Also we clash with a major University event so will not have the privilege of being beaten by the big guns

2007 Season

posted 8 Jan 2010, 10:24 by Alex Phillips   [ updated 8 Jan 2010, 11:01 ]


• Sat/Sun 20/21 January 2007

RYA Team Race Umpire Course at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
Contact: David Campbell James at the RYA.

• Thu 8 March 2007

Team Racing Coaching: Training for teachers at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
Contact: Stephen Wilkinson, Canford. Download details.
9.45 for a 10.15 start, tea and EGM at 3.30
Tom Kreuger reports: Magnetic boat kit (around £40) and Laminated Team Racing Rules Book (£20), available from:
Chris Simon, 13 Malt House Close, Old Windsor, Berks SL4 2SD. Tel: 01753 862194

• Sat/Sun 24/25 March 2007

Belvedere Cup, organised by the Royal Thames YC - Flier - Information - Notice of Race
Teams of 4 from Independent Schools alumni, team racing in The Docklands

• Wed-Fri 11-13 April 2007

East Kent BSDRA Team-Racing Training (420s and Toppers)
Open to BSDRA school members
Contact: Richard Maltby, King's School, Canterbury


• Sat 21 April 2007

BSDRA East Kent Team Racing Championship (420s) at Westbere SC
Contact: Richard Maltby, King's School, Canterbury - Notice of Race
Seven teams enjoyed near perfect conditions for team-racing in bright sunshine and a consistent F2/F3 breeze. 21 races were sailed in 420s on a league basis, each team sailing each other team. With thanks to the umpires, George Barker and John Weavers, to colleagues for the starts and finishes, and to ferrymaster Richard Gaskell, Commodore Westbere SC, all races ran smoothly with lots of keen, competitive and enjoyable racing.
Results: 1 Magdalen College School, 2 King’s Canterbury 1, 3 City of London,
4 King’s Canterbury 2, 5 Tonbridge 2, 6 Dover College, 7 King’s Canterbury 3.

• Thu 26 April 2007

BSDRA South East Team Racing Championship (The Hoad Shield), at Bough Beech SC
Contact: Keith Sammons, Tonbridge. Notice of Race - Entry Form

• Sat 28 April 2007

BSDRA Thames Valley Team Racing Championship, at Broxbourne SC
Contact: Alex Phillips, Haileybury

• Sat 28 April 2007

BSDRA Midlands Fleet Racing Championship (Prism Trophy), at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
Contact: John Wylie, Radley College, Abingdon

• Sat 5 May 2007

BSDRA Midlands Team Racing Championship, at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
Contact: Peter Emms, Magdalen College School, Oxford. Briefing at 11am - Entry Form - Notice of Race

• Sat 12 May 2007

BSDRA Eastern Team Racing Championship, at Middle Nene SC (Thrapston)
Contact: Douglas Butler, Oundle. Briefing at 12noon

15 teams took part in an exciting tournament hosted by Oundle School at Middle Nene Sailing Club. The day was dominated by a blustery SW wind that peaked well over force 4 at times. Everyone coped really well; there was a lot of very competitive team racing and many close races.

Results: Gold Fleet winners: Magdalen College School; Silver Fleet winners: Norwich School. Also took part: Greshams School, Haileybury, Oundle School, Ipswich School, Rugby School, Stamford Endowed Schools, Kings Canterbury, Stowe School, Tonbridge School, Uppingham (A, B), Oakham School, Kimbolton School.
Results Spreadsheet from Richard Atkins (PRO)

Oundle's fleet of 18 420s with 90 competitors and 22 officials all set to do battle in the strong winds at Middle Nene.

• Sat 12 May 2007

BSDRA Northern Team Racing Championship, at Killington Lake
Contact: Myles Ripley, Sedbergh

• Sat 19 May 2007

BSDRA Southern Team Racing Championship, at Spinnaker SC
Contact: Stephen Wilkinson, Canford - Notice of Race

Results: 1 MCS, 2 Charterhouse, 3 Tonbridge, 4 Eton, 5 Bradfield, 6 Lancing, 7 Radley
8 Sherborne, 9 Wellington,l 10 Canford A, 11 St Helen's, 12 Canford B, 13 Clifton, 14 Clayesmore
Results on Spreadhseet


• Mon/Tue 2/3 July 2007

BSDRA International Team Racing Championship, at Bough Beech SC
Contact: Nick Prosser, Tonbridge or Stephen Wilkinson, Canford - Notice of Race - Sailing Instructions

Bruce Hebbert reports:
The Championship now in its 20th year was held this year at Bough Beech using Sevenoaks School Fireflies. Fifteen teams including Newport Harbor High School from Southern California battled it out over 2 days. Day one saw strong winds and several capsizes, but some tough racing. Day two and the teams now in leagues saw much closer team racing and the highly experienced umpire team was hard pressed as the teams fought their way around the "S" course. Boat handling and boat speed proved to be the key to winning. Here NHHS and MCS Oxford proved themselves in a league of their own. Hiking hard and keeping the boats dead flat the winner would be the superior team racer. In the semi's Sevenoaks lost to MCS while Tonbridge were worsted by the Americans. The long predicted final saw the Americans at their best. In two excellent races their superior starting and boat speed gave them commanding leads by the windward mark. The level of good humour and sportsmanship was the outstanding feature of the event.

International Champions and first overall:  Newport Harbor High School
First British and Second overall: Magdalen College School
Second British School: Sevenoaks School
Third British School: Tonbridge School

• Wed-Fri 4-6 July 2007

Schools 420 and Firefly National Championship at Itchenor SC
Tue pm registration for those who can get there. Wed is training day and practice race.
Download a poster! (3Mb) - Further details

Nick Prosser reports:
Itchenor was f 4/5/6 occasionally with 7 gusts!  Rain/hail, cool and brief sunny spells. Training was good on Wednesday - we had 23 420's and 11 Fireflys - a net gain on '06.

After retreating to Chichester basin on Wed afternoon to complete practising, a first points race was completed. Tea was flooded at ISC after the hail storms and reduced visibility which made boat counts extremely difficult.  A wearing Thursday produced 4 more results and a happy, wet, exhausted youth returned to ISC. Unfortunately Friday dawned with stronger wind and after a look up harbour at 11.00 am, racing was cancelled leaving no-one with discards.

Andrew Shaw (Bishop Luffa) was again a worthy winner and the Newport HHS team should have been 2nd or competed for top slot, but for a split trapeze harness and 2 DNF's. Bedales, Milton Abbey, Oundle, Rugby etc were another class, but impressive all the same in the conditions [Ging was 4th and Tom 11th - well done].

The Fireflys were won by George Yeoman sailing a championship boat with Tonbridge and Radley 2nd and 3rd in school spec f/f's.  It was great racing. RGS High Wycombe - becoming a new BSDRA member won the BSDRA (second day trophy) for the lower half of the fleet (on day 1!!).
Results spreadsheet (420 and FF)

Fantastic gallery of 197 photos of the breezy Itchenor Championships (by Charles Ainsworth)
on the IBI Sailing website.

• Mon 30 July - 3 August 2007

RS Feva European Championships, at Waterford Harbour SC, Ireland

Nick Neve, Oakham School, reports:

Sun, fun, and frolicking dolphins welcomed 70 Fevas to the European Championships in Waterford Harbour. The week’s end saw Guy Stephens and Rory Spriggs from Abingdon School in second place, with four different nations in the top four.

After the final race 138 sailors lined the harbour to applaud as the victorious Swedes were towed in, national flag at the masthead and national anthem playing over the PA system. 6 dolphins escorted them as far as the pier head. A magical end to a superb week.

BSDRA schools were well represented with Abingdon, Oakham, Oundle (Sam & Celeste Green), RGS, RHS and Wellington pupils amongst the GBR boats. Full Results

Next year there will be special prizes for school teams at both the National and World Championships. A team would need just two representative boats. Perhaps you should put the dates in your school calendar:
The 2008 RS Feva National Championships will be at Hayling Island, 24-26 May
The 2008 RS Feva World Championships will be at Gottskar, Sweden during the first week in August.


• Sat 22 September 2007

BSDRA Pairs Fleet Racing Championships (Fireflies)
All you need to do is bring 2 helms and 2 crews, for a great day of fleet racing in 26 provided Fireflies!
Further information from Bruce Hebbert - NOR

• Sat 29 September 2007

BSDRA (East Kent) Autumn Term Schools’ Team Racing Championship (420s)
Further information from Richard Maltby - NOR

Results: 1, Magdalen CS; 2, King's; 3, Sevenoaks "A"; 4, Sevenoaks "B"; 5, Sutton Valence.
Races were sailed in light airs. We managed to finish a full round before Westbere became a millpond. We were delighted to welcome teams from as far as Oxford and it is excellent to see Sutton Valence now in the BSDRA circuit.

• Sat/Sun 6/7 October 2007

ARROW TROPHY (Sunsail Sun Fast 37s)
Teams of 7 or 8 alumni from UK Schools. BSDRA in long trousers! See separate website.
Boats based at Port Solent (Portsmouth), and raced off Cowes IOW.

Results: 1 Rugby, 2 Dulwich, 3 Wellington, 4 Shrewsbury,5 Winchester,6 Uppingham, 7 Harrow, 8 Oundle, 9 Wellington B, 10 Charterhouse, 11 Cranleigh,12 Bryanston, 13 Sherborne, 14 Harrow B, 15 Sherborne B, 16 Radley, 17 Bradfield, 18 Stowe, 19 Haileybury. See Arrow Trophy Results website

• Sat/Sun 6/7 October 2007

420 INLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
Contact: Richard Stanley - Information and NOR.

• Sat/Sun 3/4 November 2007

Contact: Jessica Mapplebeck, RYA - Information and NOR

• Sat/Sun 3/4 November 2007

420 END OF SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS (with Ovington Inlands) at Grafham Water SC
Contact: GWSC - NOR.

• Sat/Sun 10/11 November 2007

Contact: RYA - Information and NOR

2006 Season

posted 8 Jan 2010, 10:14 by Alex Phillips


• Thu 27th April 2006

BSDRA South East Team Racing Championship (The Hoad Shield), at Bough Beech SC
Contact: Keith Sammons, Tonbridge

14 teams competed. It was always going to be a light wind day, and indeed at 0830 we rang around to consider cancellation of the event. However in the end, a workable breeze continued from the start at midday until after 6 p.m. For much of the afternoon conditions were even perfect for team racing. The NNE breeze blowing only slightly askew of 'straight down the reservoir' (completely full for the occasion!) enabled the usual S course to be set quite close to the near shore, enabling spectators to view much of the racing with ease. Over 24 members of staff, invited umpires and other helpers kept the show moving and enabled the teams to compete in an orderly and continuous programme.

The 3 leagues of 'round robins' were followed by a 3 team play off between those teams placed 3rd in each league. 2 teams moved up to join the 6 placed 1&2 and a quarter/semi and final ensued. The lower 6 teams played off first for places 9/10/11 and finally for all places. This enabled fewer races to take place in the light breeze, while all teams raced almost to the end of the programme. 8 teams were able to win until the last rounds.

1: Charterhouse; 2: Sevenoaks 1; 3: King's Canterbury 1; 4: Radley; 5: Tonbridge;
6: Wellington; 7: Sevenoaks 2; 8: Sevenoaks 3; 9: Lancing; 10: City of London; 11: King's Canterbury 2;
12: Ardingly; 13: Dover; 14: Haileybury

• Sat 29th April 2006

BSDRA Midlands Fleet Racing Championship (Prism Trophy), at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
Contact: John Wylie, Radley College, Abingdon

RESULTS (7 singles and 14 two-man boats competing):
1: Sam Petty, Radley (Laser); 2: Grant Blake, Fitzharry's (Laser); 3: Suzy Russell, St Helen's (Radial);
4: Tom Bennet, Abindgon (4.7); 5: G.Hall/P.Derry, MCS (49er); 6: K.Bicket/F.Macnamara, Radley (420)

BSDRA Thames Valley Team Racing Championship, at Broxbourne SC
contact: Alex Phillips, Haileybury - Directions

A good day's racing.

RESULTS: 1st CLS (70pts), 2nd Merchant Taylors (78 pts), 3rd Harrow (81 pts), 4th Haileybury (88 pts), 5th Aldenham (103 pts)

• Sat 6th May

BSDRA Midlands Team Racing Championship, at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
Contact: John Wylie, Radley College, Abingdon

1: Uppingham A (BSDRA TROPHY); 2: Canford A; 3: MCS A; 4: Abingdon; 5: Oundle A; 6: Radley;
7: Tonbridge (ROSEBOWL); 8: St Helens; 9: MCS B; 10: Bradfield: 11: Malvern; 12: Oundle B;
13: Eton (FARMOOR PLATE); 14: Canford B; 15: Clifton; 16=: Rugby, Uppingham B; 18: Clayesmore

BSDRA East Kent Team Racing Championship (420s) at Westbere SC

Contact: Richard Maltby, King's School, Canterbury - Notice of Race

This event, held at Westbere lakes SC near Canterbury, attracted a strong entry in the six teams that competed: Dover College, King’s A, King’s B, Sevenoaks A (senior L6 team), Sevenoaks B (year 11 team), and Kent Schools’ Sailing Association.

The light, shifting breeze that necessitated two 90 degree rotations of the course put a premium upon sailing in light airs, but did not prevent good team-racing. As a steady NW breeze developed in the latter half of the afternoon the schedule moved faster to reach an exciting finish. The outcome called for the application of the Umpires’ Rules in the event of a tie. Three teams - Sevenoaks A, KSSA and King’s A - tied for 1st place by each winning 4/5 races. Each of the tied teams had also lost to one of the other tied teams. By umpires’ rules the order was determined by the points scored when the three tied teams sailed each other.

1: Kent Schools’ SA; 2: King’s A; 3: Sevenoaks A; 4: Sevenoaks B; 5: King’s B; 6: Dover College

• Sat 13th May

BSDRA Eastern Team Racing Championship, at Middle Nene SC
Contact Douglas Butler, Oundle

We deserved a gentle Westerly after last year (Force 6/7) and the year before (Force 0/1), and were rewarded with a record entry of 15 teams and some excellent racing, albeit with a few surprises and a few disappointments. We were indeed fortunate to have Chris Atkins, Bruce Hebbert, John Wiley and Nick Prosser as umpires, and it was a pleasure to welcome Mike Maconochie out of retirement to help keep the 420s afloat.

1: Kimbolton; 2: Greshams; 3=: Tonbridge, Uppingham A; 5: Sevenoaks; 6: Stowe; 7: Oundle A; 8: Radley;
9=: Uppingham B, Norwich; 11: Ipswich; 12: Haileybury; 13: Rugby; 14: Bradfield; 15: Oundle B

BSDRA Northern Team Racing Championship, at Killington Lake

Contact: Myles Ripley, Sedbergh

Six Bosuns assembled from a variety of sources, plus an ideal NE Force 3 made ideal conditions for this event, even if the temperature had taken a 10 degree dive since the balmy weekdays. Merchant Taylors ' Crosby, Rydal Penrhos and Sedbergh were the contenders in this event (rather smaller than previous years) .

MTS and Rydal took to the water for a warm up preceding their first match, consisting of two races. Unfortunately in their first race, rudder damage was sustained by MTS and the result was put on hold in case it would have to be resailed later. In the second race of their match, MTS beat Rydal by a relatively slender margin of 9.75 to 11.

MTS stayed on the water and Sedbergh joined them. Sedbergh won both races by the even more slender margin of 10 to 10.75 in both cases. Some interesting team sailing tactics were employed which just gave the edge to Sedbergh.

In the final match, the team sailing necessary aggression, somewhat overboiled and there was almost a Rule 69 protest lodged. The umpires pre-judged that there was fault on both sides and briefed both teams to concentrate on sailing rather than “banter”. In the final race of this match Sedbergh won by the relatively large margin of 14 to 7 which outweighed the deficit of the 9.75 to 11 defeat in their first race against Rydal

Sedbergh were adjudged the winners, but a very close afternoon's sailing had been had.

• Thu 18th May => rescheduled Thu 25th May

BSDRA Southern Team Racing Championship, at Spinnaker SC
Contact Stephen Wilkinson, Canford - Notice of Race

As we might all have expected, very light winds followed the postponement of the event the previous week due to Force 7 gusts. But we did get a result, after a fairly curtailed programme. Thanks to all for making the effort to rearrange at such short notice.

1: Magdalen College School; 2: Sevenoaks A; 3: Eton, 4: Winchester; 5: Radley; 6: Lancing;
7=: Canford A, Sevenoaks B; 9=: Bradfield, Canford B.

• Mon 10th, Tue 11th July 2006

BSDRA International Team Racing Championship, at Bough Beech SC.
Contact: Nick Prosser, Tonbridge or Stephen Wilkinson, Canford
Monday 10:30am Briefing. Event to finish Tuesday lunchtime
Notice of Race and Guardianship Form

Gold competition: 1: Sevenoaks, 2: Radley, 3: MCS Schull
Silver competition: 1: Tonbridge, 2: Sevenoaks B, 3: Sevenoaks C, 4: Kings Canterbury
Bronze competition: 1: St Helens, 2: Canford, 3: Haileybury.

Whitstable Sevenoaks Rondar Shield: Sevenoaks; Hyde Cup: Radley; Fairfield Plate: Tonbridge
Datchet Plate: St Helens; Founders Trophy: Schull; Radley Quaich: MCS

Monday gave us a steady wind and two full round robins. Tuesday was shifty but warm and sunny. The programme was completed. A very worthwhile event with 10 teams entered. Two schools camped on site. 1 hostel, 2 Premier Lodge, 1 friends. We all hope for larger things next year.

• Wed 12th - Fri 14th July 2006

Schools 420 National Championship at Itchenor SC
Tue 11th pm registration for those who can get there. Wed is training day.


1: 51421 Charterhouse School - Jack Yeoman + George Yeoman (Fairey Trophy)
2: 51741 Parkstone Grammar - Kate Allam + Sarah Burge (Astral Ladies Prize)
3: 52407 St Pauls - William Kalderon + Marius Hutchenson
4: Talbot Heath; 5: Bishop Luffa; 6: Charterhouse School; 7: Cranleigh School; 8: Radley College
9: The King's School; 10: Bedales; 11: Edgbaston High School; 12: Magdalen; 13: Magdalen
14: Radley College; 15: St Mary's Ascot; 16: Rugby; 17: Sherborne School; 18: The King's School
19: Rugby; 20: Aldenham School; 21: Haileybury; 22: Haileybury; 23: Haileybury; 24: Rugby
25: The King's School; 26: Seaford College; 27: Radley College.



• Sat 30th Sept 2006

BSDRA East Kent Team Racing Championship (420s) at Westbere SC
Contact: Richard Maltby, King's School, Canterbury - Notice of Race

King's Canterbury played host to teams from Magdalen College School, Oxford, Sevenoaks School and Sutton Valence. A F3 breeze enlivened by gusts provided good conditions for team racing and plenty of interest for the full round of 12 races. Many thanks to umpires George Barker and Simon Dodds, and to colleagues and parents for their support. Well done to all who took part. 

1: King's Canterbury, 2: Magdalen CS, 3: Sevenoaks, 4: Sutton Valence

• Sat 7th October 2006

BSDRA Fleet Racing Championship, at Bough Beech SC
Contact: Nick Prosser - Notice of Race and Entry Form
Schools to enter 'teams' of 2 boats 'A' and 'B', to be raced in Sevenoaks Fireflies.

Bough Beech on a PERFECT day for sailing: steady Force 3 Westerly and bright October sunshine. Here the Oundle 'A' pair relax at the Club House while the 'B' pair battle it out on the water! 18 pairs entered and the results were:

1: Magdalen Coll. Sch. Oxford (MCS A), 2: Tonbridge A, 3: Sevenoaks C, 4: Sevenoaks B, 5: Radley

Also took part: Abingdon, MCS B, Lancing, Merchant Taylors, Oakham A+B, Oundle, Royal Hospital School, Sevenoaks A+D+E, Tonbridge B, Uppingham.

• Sat/Sun 14/15 October 2006

ARROW TROPHY - Teams of 7 from Independent Schools alumni, on Sunsail Sun Fast 37s, based at Port Solent (Portsmouth) and raced off Cowes IOW.
Dulwich narrowly beat Oundle in the final match race.

NSSA Topper Team Racing Championship, at Notts County
The Twiname RYA Junior and Youth Team Racing Championships 2006 will be taking place at separate dates and venues this year.

• Sat/Sun 28th/29th October

The RYA YOUTH Championships [under 19 on 31st Dec 2006]
at West Kirby SC

Bruce Hebbert reports:

Fantastic weekend, brilliantly organised by West Kirby Sailing Club. 15 teams in total.
Lots of racing as there were 3 flights.
5 BSDRA Schools teams. 3 from Sevenoaks, Kings and MCS.
Top BSDRA School Sevenoaks "A" placed 5th.

• Sat/Sun 4th/5th November

The RYA JUNIOR Championships [under 16 on 31st Dec 2006]
at Spinnaker SC

ABANDONNED - lack of wind

• Monday 6th November 2006

7pm BSDRA AGM, at Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge

2005 Season

posted 8 Jan 2010, 10:06 by Alex Phillips


Tue 1st March 2005 at Burghfield Sailing Club, Theale Lake, Reading


• Sat 23 April

BSDRA Midlands Fleet Racing Championship (Prism Trophy), at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
contact John Wylie, Radley College, Abingdon

30 entries (wind light and damp) Range: Optimist to 29er, which gave some problems!

Results 1: (420)  M Stanley & S Weguelin,  Abingdon College 2: (420) Radley & Abingdon Coll.
3: (29er)  G and J Hall, Magdalen College School 4: (Optimist) Abingdon 5: (420) Sedbergh
6: (420) Rugby 7: (Laser 4.7) Radley 8: (Laser) Fitzharry's 9: (420) Rye St Anthony
Also competed: Bradfield, Harrow, Rugby St Edwards, Sedbergh

• Thu 28th April

BSDRA South East Team Racing Championship (The Hoad Shield), at Bough Beech SC
contact Keith Sammons, Tonbridge

Fifteen teams attended this year's event. The conditions were overcast, cool but breezy. Using Sevenoaks Schools fleet of 18 Fireflies, the teams were divided into three leagues each sailing a round robin.  Sevenoaks"B", Radley and Tonbridge emerged as the winners of the leagues and then went on to face the winner of a mini league of those finishing 2nd, Sevenoaks "C" .

While racing continued for remaining 9 teams, the top four teams battled it out in a Round Robin, with Sevenoaks "B" emerging the eventual winner with 3 straight wins. Tonbridge, Radley and Sevenoaks"C" all took races off each other in some very close racing. A demanding day with it fair share of capsizes saw the teams gaining hugely in confidence. As usual the help of the many staff involved made what could have been a difficult day great fun for all who attended.

Results   1: Sevenoaks B  2: Tonbridge 3: Radley 4: Sevenoaks C  5: Norwich  6: Haileybury 
7: Charterhouse  8: Kings Canterbury A 9=: Harrow/Kings Canterbury B 11: Wellington,
12=: City of London/Dover  14: Aldenham  15: Lancing. Ran from 12 until 7.30!

• Sat 30 April

BSDRA Thames Valley Team Racing Championship, at Broxbourne SC
contact: Alex Phillips, Haileybury

Despite failing wind conditions the first round and a half were sailed competitively before we had to call things off.  The atmosphere was excellent and all pupils competed in a good spirit. 

Results:1: Sevenoaks, 2: Aldenham (Thames Valley Winner), 3: Haileybury, 4: Eton,
5: Wellington (Plate Winner), 6: Merchant Taylors, 7: Brentwood, 8: City of London

BSDRA Northern Team Racing Championship, at Killington Lake
contact: Myles Ripley, Sedbergh

Sad to relate, the event petered out after only 5 of the scheduled 12 races - since the 5th race took just under an hour of drifting, you can understand..... conveniently amongst the area teams, MTS Crosby had beaten both other
regional teams, Sedbergh and Windermere St Annes so they were deemed regional champions.  We were very grateful to John Wylie for bringing a team from Radley - sadly only 3 races for 8 hours driving.

• Sat 7th May

BSDRA East Kent Team Racing Championship, at Westbere SC
contact: Richard Maltby, Kings School, Canterbury

This was the third BSDRA EK Championship hosted by King's. The event was set up to encourage sailing among East Kent schools, but we are pleased to accommodate entries from West of the Medway if numbers permit. Given just one fleet of six 420s we are at present a little limited in the number of schools that we can take, but this year we had entries from Dover College, Bordern GS Sittingbourne, King's Canterbury 1 and 2, and Sevenoaks U 15.
The Umpire, John Weavers, is RYA East Kent coach.

In Force 6 squally winds conditions were on the brink of viability as the"Westbere triangle", as it was appropriately named by a visiting Sevenoaks parent, took its toll. However, we completed a full cycle of races and, at the conclusion, John Weavers congratulated all the teams upon some excellent sailing.

The results:
1: King's 1  (W4), 2: Sevenoaks U 15 (W3), 3: Bordern GS (W2), 4: King's 2 (W1), 5: Dover College

For the young Sevenoaks team this was a very pleasing result in their sailed their first competitive event.

My thanks to all tems and helpers, especially Nick Lockhart of Dover College. I am trying to get other EK schools involved - given the sailing clubs around the Kent coast there really ought to be more school / youth teams. We look forward to next year's event, for which I have already received an entry from Tonbridge. In the meantime I must get on with the repairs !

• Sat 14th May

BSDRA Eastern Team Racing Championship, at Middle Nene SC
contact Douglas Butler, Oundle

A very breezy start (blasting 20-24 knots from the NE) gave the 12 teams some hairy action, and the need for some fast repairs from Mike Machonochie to keep everyone afloat (Mike is sadly in his final term at Oundle). The conditions forced a late start, and occasional gear failure meant Richard Atkins' ambitious schedule of 57 races had to be curtailed. Hosts Oundle-A dominated the round-robin, emerging unscathed, but were unlucky in the semi-finals against Norwich, who sailed well and went on to beat Greshams in an all-Norfolk final.

Results 1: Norwich, 2: Greshams, 3= Oundle A, Sevenoaks. Also taking part: Northamptonshire Youth Squad, Haileybury, Oundle B, Rugby, Stowe, Tonbridge, Uppingham A and B.

BSDRA Midlands Team Racing Championship, at Oxford SC (Farmoor)
contact John Wylie, Radley College, Abingdon

Same day as Easterns: pretty windy again, but far less than at Middle Nene. 4 leagues of 4.
Repechages: Abingdon bt Wellington; St H bt Sedbergh; Harrow bt Aldenham; Tonbridge bt MCS B
Mini leagues: Radley A, Sevenoaks, St H (in order); Canford A, Abingdon MCS A; Canford B, Radley B, MCS B
Bowl semis: Sedbergh bt Wellington; Tonbridge bt Harrow; Bowl final: Tonbridge bt Sedburgh.
Plate final: Clifton bt Canford B. 3rd v 4th: Sevenoaks bt Abingdon. FINAL: Canford A bt Radley A.

Overall order: Canford A, Radley A, Sevenoaks, Abingdon, MCS A, St H, Tonbridge, Sedberg, = Wellington & Harrow, Clifton, Canford B, MCS B, Aldenham, Malvern, Radley B.

• Sat 21st May

BSDRA Southern Team Racing Championship, at Spinnaker SC
contact Stephen Wilkinson, Canford - Notice of Race

16 teams and a very good day (pretty windy). 4 groups x 4 competed for places 1,2,3,4. 1's played off and top 3 to semis. 2's played off and top went to semis. 3's played off, 4's played off.

Semi finals: Sevenoaks, Radley, Sherborne, Charterhouse. The final: Sevenoaks, Charterhouse. Sevenoaks won 2-1, but only after a final call on the final reach against Charterhouse were lying 1,2,6. 5th place went to Spinnaker (lost top group) and Sevenoaks B, Canford A and Winchester took places up to 8. The other 8, won by Tonbridge, teams St H, MCS, St Swithuns, Lancing, Canford B, Wellington, Clayesmore.

• Mon 4th - Tue 5th July 2005

BSDRA International Team Racing Championship, at West Kirby SC.
Contact: Stephen Wilkinson, Canford - Notice of Race  and Guardianship Form
Sevenoaks B bt Severn (Annapolis USA) in final 2 - 0.  
3= (no playoff - Gold Fleet)  West Kirby Juniors/Sevenoaks A
5th   Radley Silver Fleet:  Schull bt Canford  2 - 0.
8= (no playoff - Silver Fleet)  MTSCrosby/St Helens and St Katharines
Bronze Fleet:  Norwich bt MCS Oxford  2 - 0   12= (no playoff - Bronze Fleet)   Tonbridge/Brentwood.
Trophies:   Whitstable -S/Oaks B    Hyde Cup - Radley  Rondar - GB (S/O B)  
Founders' - Severn  Fairfield - Schull   Datchet - Norwich                
Radley Quaich - Radley

• Wed 6th - Fri 8th July 2005

Schools 420 National Championship (9 races on 7th/8th) at Itchenor SC
Tues 5th pm registration for those who can get there. Wed is training day.
Both these events are in the same week and make a great week of sailing.

1st: Edgbaston High School for Girls (Fairey Plate and Astral tophy) 2nd: Rugby (Ollie Dix)
BSDRA trophy to Corfe Hills (boys) Old boat  - Portsmouth Grammar School boat - Radley

IMPORTANT -  the equivalent dates for Itchenor would be impossible in 2006 - tides are low at mid-day.
Can Itchenor be in the week Tues - Friday    11 - 14 July  2006 ?
Can West Kirby (if we go there) be in the same week  Mon/Tues 10/11 July 2006?
Should the 2 events be in different weeks?    Which weeks?
Can anything be in the week 26 - 30 June 2006 - presumably not.
Views and comments to Nick Prosser, Tonbridge School, Kent, cc to Stephen Wilkinson, Canford

• Mon 11 - Thu 14 July 2005

Fastnet Schools International Regatta, Schull, Cork
Contact: Tim O'Connor


• Sat 1st Oct 2005

BSDRA Fleet Racing Championship, at Bough Beech SC
Contact: Nick Prosser, Tonbridge School, Kent - Notice of Race (Word file)
Schools to enter 'teams' of 2 boats 'A' and 'B', to be raced in Sevenoaks Fireflies.

RACE REPORT (Nick Prosser):
In brief , a great day, wind - sun - rain - squalls - lots of racing, fun and all seemed to be very happy. We were lucky as our clubhouse refurbishment will not complete next week so we were outside and it was OK. 20 teams (19 turned up) with 38 boat pairs (76 kids) + staff etc.

Sevenoaks took top 3 slots, but it was not at all plain sailing and Kings Canterbury and Radley gave good account. Then Tonbridge and among the other s/o teams were Magdalen CS, Lancing, Abingdon, City of London.

1st Sevenoaks John Platt-Mills/Lisssie Lockwood, Andreas Ness and Penny Beddoes
2nd Sevenoaks Chris Willis and Katie Smorhwaite, Tom Sain and David Miller
4th Kings Canterbury Philip Spicer and Alice Moxley, Andrew Lewis and Micky le Blanc
6th Radley Sam Petty and Kit Bicket, Alex Gilbert and Henry Holman

Full result 1. SO1 2. SO2 3. SO4 4. KCant 1 5. SO3 6. Radley 7. SO8 8. Tonb 9 SO5 10 SO6 11 SO7
12 KCant 2 13 SO9 14 MCS 15 Abingdon 16 CofL 1 17 Merchant Tay North 18 Lancing 19 City of London 2

• Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Oct 2005

ARROW TROPHY - for crews of 7 on Sunsail 27s, based at Cowes IOW.
Teams of former pupils from independent schools.
Contact: Peter Jennings of the Royal Thames YC

• Sat 15th - Sun 16th Oct 2005

NSSA Topper Team Racing Championship, at Notts County

• Sat 12th - Sun 13th Nov 2005

RYA Youth Team Racing Championship, at Grafham Water SC
The Championships are open to teams from Clubs, Schools, Zones or other organisations:
24 Junior teams [under 16 on 31st Dec 2005 ] - 3-boat teams in Feva Dinghies
24 Youth teams [under 19 on 31st Dec 2005] - 3-boat teams in Firefly dinghie

2004 Season

posted 8 Jan 2010, 09:58 by Alex Phillips   [ updated 8 Jan 2010, 10:06 ]


• Sat 24 April: BSDRA Midlands Fleet Racing (Prism Trophy) Oxford SC (Farmoor)

NO WIND!! Rescheduled for Sat 19th June

• Thurs 29 April: BSDRA SE Championships (The Hoad Shield) Bough Beech SC

Perfect force 2/3 breeze, but cold and damp. 12 teams
Tonbridge A won the Hoad Shield (Gold League) from Sevenoaks A/Sevenoaks B/Charterhouse
Tonbridge B won the Silver League from Radley/Wellington/Harrow.
Kings Canterbury won the Bronze League from Lancing/Tonbridge C/Dover

• Sat 1 May: BSDRA Northern Championships Killington Lake

Gusting 4-5. 5 schools
Magdalen lost narrowly to MTS Crosby in "nailbiting" final.
Sedbergh came 3rd and Windermere St Annes and Rydal came joint 4th.
One big T bone port starboard when the wind decided to gust up to a 5 or so!!

• Sat 8 May: BSDRA Midlands Championships Oxford SC (Farmoor)

NW 3-4. 23 teams entered
Gold fleet: 1: Tonbridge A; 2: Sevenoaks A; 3: Oundle A
Silver Fleet: 1: St Helens, 2: Sedbergh, 3: Radley
Bronze Fleet: 1: Uppingham B, Oundle B, Haileybury

• Sat 8 May: BSDRA East Kent Championships Westbere SC

Gusting F4. 3 teams. 1: Kings Canterbury, 2: Sevenoaks (U16), 3: Dover College

• Sat 15 May: BSDRA Eastern Championships Middle Nene SC

Only just enough wind to move the boats! 9 teams entered; programme reduced to a knock-out!
Gold Fleet: 1: Norwich beating Greshams, Oundle A and Uppingham
Silver Fleet: 1: Sevenoaks U16, beating Bradfield, Oundle B, Haileybury, and Rugby

• Sat 22 May: BSDRA Southern Championships Spinnaker SC

15 Teams (Fireflies) Good wind

• Sat 22 May: Informal meeting Bough Beech SC

..Sevenoaks A & D, Oundle A & B, Uppingham A & B, Tonbridge A & B

• Sat 19 June: BSDRA Midlands Fleet Racing (Prism Trophy) Oxford SC (Farmoor)

..[rescheduled from 24th April]

• Mon 5th - Tue 6th July: BSDRA National Team Racing Championships, West Kirby SC

SEMI-FINAL: Point Loma (6,10,9) bt Hotchkiss (15,11,12)
WHITSTABLE FINAL: Sevenoaks A (8,7) bt Sevenaoks B (13,14)
Silver Fleet: SEMI-FINALS Point Loma beat Sevenoaks B; FINAL: Hotchkiss beat Sevenoaks A

• Wed 7th - Fri 9th July: 420 Schools Championship, Itchenor SC

2003 Season

posted 8 Jan 2010, 09:56 by Alex Phillips   [ updated 8 Jan 2010, 10:05 ]


• Sat 27 April BSDRA Individual Championship:

Oxford SC, Farmoor - contact John Wylie (Radley)
1: Henry Maples/Jack Robinson (Harrow), 2: Gyles Rolls/Duncan Winton (Radley), 3: John Pinner (Abingdon)
[36 boats, blustery conditions]

• Tues 30 April South East Region BSDRA Meeting:

Bough Beech SC - contact David Tennant (Tonbridge)
[CANCELLED, too much wind!]

• Sat 4th MayEast Kent Region BSDRA Meeting:

Westbere SC - contact Richard Maltby (King's Canterbury)
1: Kent College, 2: King's Canterbury, 3: Dover College
[3 teams, perfect conditions]

• Sat 11 May Midlands Region BSDRA Meeting:

Oxford SC, Farmoor - contact John Wylie (Radley)
1: Tonbridge A, 2: Radley, 3: St Helens, 4: Haileybury, 5=: Harrow, Magdelen CS, Oundle A, Wellington A
[20 teams - perfect conditions]

• Sat 11 May Southern Region BSDRA Meeting:

Spinnaker SC, Ringwood - contact Stephen Wilkinson
1: Canford A, 2: Sherborne, 3: Spinnaker Juniors
[5 teams, perfect conditions]

• Thurs 16 May Thames Valley Region BSDRA Meeting:

Datchet Water SC - contact Charle Baker (Harrow)
1: Haileybury, 2: Harrow
[Light winds]

• Sat 18 May Eastern Region BSDRA Meeting:

Middle Nene SC - contact Douglas Butler (Oundle)
1: Oundle, 2: Uppingham, 3: Greshams, 4: Haileybury, 5: Rugby, 6: Stowe
[6 teams, breezy and blustery at times]

• Mon-Tues 8-9 July BSDRA Championship:

Spinnaker SC, Ringwood
1: Milton Academy (USA), 2: Sevenoaks Wilson, 3: Canford, 4: Sevenoaks Seniors, 5: St Helen's
Rondar Shield (International) and Founder's Cup (best overseas school): Milton Academy (Milton, MASS, USA)
Whitstable Cup (BSDRA Winner): Sevenoaks - Radley Quaich (most improved): Canford
Fairfield Plate (silver fleet): Charterhouse - Datchet plate (bronze fleet): Winchester
[14 teams entered, from 12 schools + Spinnaker SC)

• Weds-Fri 10-12 July 420 Schools' Championship (50th Anniversary):

Itchenor SC
1: Sevenoaks, 2: Portsmouth GS, 3: RGS Guildford, 4: Rugby, 5: Milton Academy (USA)
[44 teams entered, from 29 schools]

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