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Dinghy Prize Giving Sunday 30th November 2014

Dinghy Prize Giving Sunday 30th November 2014


Winter series Race 6 of 6

With light winds and brilliant sunshine - and the tide on the turn at high water – sixteen dinghies took part in the final race of the winter series.  The race team set a course starting with a beat upriver to the first mark, Ferry, and a broad reach to St Johns One which took full advantage of the outgoing tide. In a race of ever changing fortunes, Keith Watts (Laser) made a good start and led the fleet around the mark but Brian Jones (Feva) started late and never quite managed to make up the earlier time lost.  The Dart 18 crewed by Andy Sinclair & Chris Hammond got through the pack on the reach to take the lead but dropped back again on the beat back to Ferry. After rounding the second mark Keith Watts and Rob Loader (Laser) headed along the beach below the Ballast Pound wall. However Keith was caught out by the current off the wall and seeing what was happening ahead, the Wanderer crewed by Jack Mann & Ron Goggin avoided the same trap and were first through the line on the first lap.  Ronnie Carter (Laser) had managed to catch the leaders as they raced to Ferry but lost his place in the fleet after slipping out of his boat. On the second lap Matt Reeves (Feva) spinnakered through the fleet on the reach back to St Johns Lake. Bill & Olga Shimell (Vision) held their place as the Lasers Radials helmed by Noah Rees, Cliff Webb, Derek Reynolds and Peter Grzelinski jostled for eleventh place.  Cliff lost this battle having caught his main sheet on the buoy.  Although he managed to free himself he lost several places as a result.  Finally as the wind picked up a little as the fleet came back up past the Ballast Pound, Roger Holman & Stef Franzola in the Jolly Boat pulled ahead to take line honours.  On the water Keith Watts (Laser) held on to second place as Andy Sinclair & Chris Hammond (Dart 18) came through in third.

Race officers Richard Richmond, Paul Fortt, Mark Helyer.

Results on corrected time: 1. Jack Mann & Ron Goggin (Wanderer) 2. Matt Reeves (Feva) 3. Keith Watts (Laser) 4. Ronnie Carter (Laser) 5. Roger Holman & Stef Franzola (Jolly Boat).

Cadets working for funds to keep them on the water


Re Bart's Bash Message from Ade Beaven-Smith Royal Plymouth Corinthian
Hi Jack

Please pass on my thanks for the help from Seaguard today with the Bart's Bash. Your chaps were a great asset and kept busy on the race track.


Cadets out in Plymouth Sound for Barts Bash

I'd also like to thank you and the TMSC competitors for coming across to amalgamate with RPCYC for the Bash record attempt. It was fantastic to see you all mixing it up around the course and what a great sight at the start.


I hope everyone enjoyed the racing and that we are able to work together again in the future. Do let me know if we can ever support TMSC.

Once again many thanks for your assistance also gratefully appreciated.
Kindest regards

Ade Beaven-Smith
Sailing Sec


About Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club – sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving
Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club is a friendly family water sports club with dinghy and yacht racing, cruising, windsurfing and scuba-diving sections. It welcomes new members.

The club was founded in 1891 and has a long history of sailing – from historic Mosquito class boats through to modern dinghies and yachts with regular racing, cruising and an active social section. In recent years it has expanded to include windsurfing and scuba diving sections. In 2013 it secured £40,000 funding from Sport England and the Lottery Fund as part of the ”Inspired Facilities” legacy after the London 2012 Olympics which allowed it to update its changing rooms, provide disabled access and new workshop and storage facilities serving all the water-sports run at the club.


The club is on the banks of the Tamar just below the Torpoint Ferry. Sailing can take place at all states of the tide. Run by volunteers, with low membership fees, training, a good choice of club dinghies for those that do not own their own boat, try-dives and regular windsurf sessions, water sports are accessible to all at Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club.


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