Corden Cup & EDCS 4

Congratulations to Graham Bantock on winning the Corden Cup and Round 4 of the Eastern District Championship Series for IOM Boats. The event was hosted by the Harwich & Dovercourt Club on Sunday 12th August 2012.

With fourteen competitors and nine races, Graham managed to take four wins making him a clear winner on 10 points. Next up was Graham Bartholomew on 21 points closely followed by Terry Burton in third place with 22 points.

Corden cup report. H&DMBC 12.08.12

At the Model Yacht Pond Dovercourt – Eastern Region.

As I sit in the back garden writing this report on the day after the
event-the rain clouds are brewing. Very different from the weather we had for the event. We were lucky to pin it to the final day for the
Olympics as  the prayers of those who had made representation to the
Olympian gods for good weather had been spectacularly well answered!

Certainly it was also a great deal better than the conditions causing the flooding and the subsequent cancellation of the initial event.
The day was mostly sunny and warm with a light to moderate East  /
South East breeze which picked up strength for a while in the
afternoon. 14 competitors came up to the line. Many of the Eastern region clubs were represented and the decision was taken to divide the fleet into two heats.

Harwich pool is oval but bot  not particularly wide.
The wind direction meant it was not straight up and down the pond but
offset by some 30 degrees. This provided the officer of the day with
a slight head ache in setting a course and the competitors were
eventually confronted with a course giving them a long beat up the  to
the windward Mark – but meant the finishing line was on the opposite bank and thus
some distance from the competitor area. This was to lead to several
protests at the end of hotly contested races  as boats both collided
with each other and made contact with the finishing buoy!  One or two
competitors were at odds with each other and  race officials  about whether such rule breaches were down to them – but again the ‘Happy and Glorious’  Olympic spirit seemed to have percolated down as far as Harwich and by the end of  a truly glorious day – everyone appeared to have enjoyed the show and clapped heartily at the  wine distribution at the end.

 

The Cup  was won by Graham Bantock – Chelmsford and other wine winners in order of honour were :-

Graham Bartholemew – Chelmsford

Terry Burton –Broads

Vinnie Zammit – Broads

Peter Sutton  Broads

Richard Buxton  – Broads

 

Particular Thanks must go to our secretary – who had a difficult job as the race computer started spewing out some odd results despite the valiant attempts of  the IT mogul.  As a former maths  teacher the secretary  was obviously the man for the job – so while the rest of us muzzled into sandwiches and enjoyed  the sunshine in the break – he spent the time with pencil and paper constructing hand written results and doing all the sums!

 

 

Thanks everyone  – competitors – officials and club Commodore Jon Alexander– for a delightful day’s sailing  – one of the few this summer so far!

 

 

R, W. Howard  – Treasurer H&DMBC.

 

 

A copy of the full results can be found by clicking on Corden Cup

Our thanks to Mike Collins for the results.

This was the fourth round of the EDCS for IOM boats and with the best of two of four to count now leaves Terry Burton (Broads) narrowly leading the Championship on 194 points, with Graham Bantock (Chelmsford) in second on 193 points and George Beacroft (Chelmsford) third on 192 points. With two rounds still to come the final positions are still up for grabs.

EDCS Positions after Round 4

 

POS.

SKIPPER

CLUB

EDCS 1

EDCS 2

EDCS 3

EDCS 4

BEST 2

1

Terry Burton

Broads

94

55

100

82

194

2

Graham Bantock

Chelmsford

83

93

 

100

193

3

George Beacroft

Chelmsford

89

100

92

 

192

4

Graham Bartholomew

Chelmsford

72

78

75

91

169

5

Peter Sutton

Broads

61

85

67

64

152

6

Richard Buxton

Broads

 

 

84

55

139

7

Augustin Moreno

Chelmsford

78

 

 

46

124

8

Phil Playle

Chelmsford

100

 

 

 

100

9

John Newton

Brentwood

38

45

51

 

96

9

John Torrance

Chelmsford

48

48

 

 

96

11

Malcolm Schaffer

Brentwood

 

43

43

 

86

12

John Richmond

Chelmsford

44

40

35

10

84

13

Vinnie Zammit

Broads

 

 

 

73

73

14

Malcolm Harris

Chelmsford

 

70

 

 

70

15

Barry Raven

Brentwood

10

 

59

 

69

16

Vernon Appleton

Coalhouse Fort

66

 

 

 

66

17

Mark Dennis

Chelmsford

 

63

 

 

63

18

Graham Leigh

Brentwood

55

 

 

 

55

19

Geoff Josey

Brentwood

33

18

10

 

51

20

Alf Reynolds

Chelmsford

25

25

 

 

50

21

Brian Berry

Brentwood

16

33

 

 

49

21

Phil Newman

Chelmsford

49

 

 

 

49

23

Vicky Mills

Harwich & Dovercourt

 

 

 

37

37

24

Rodney Latham

Lee Valley

 

10

26

 

36

25

Robin Bloyce

Harwich & Dovercourt

 

 

 

28

28

26

Mike Palfrey

Brentwood

27

 

 

 

27

27

Mark Holt

Broads

21

 

 

 

21

28

Chris Esdale-Pearson

Harwich & Dovercourt

 

 

 

19

19

29

John Jones

Lee Valley

 

 

18

 

18

30

John Davies

Lee Valley

0

 

0

 

0

31

Graham Childs

Coalhouse Fort

0

 

 

 

0

31

Henry Farley

Lee Valley

 

 

0

 

0

31

Derek Davies

Lee Valley

 

 

0

 

0

31

Malcolm Button

Harwich & Dovercourt

 

 

 

0

0

31

Mike Collins

Harwich & Dovercourt

 

 

 

0

0

31

Jon Alexander

Harwich & Dovercourt

 

 

 

0

0

Our thanks to Henry Farley for these results.

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