Thames Cup & EDCS 5

Coalhouse Fort MBC hosted the Thames Cup and Round 5 of the Eastern District IOMCoalhouseMarks (1) Championship series on Sunday 21st September 2014. The day started off as a relatively warm sunny day with a good North North West wind. However as the day went on the wind veered round to a more northerly direction with some gusts which caused some of the skippers some problems. Whilst several skippers changed down to second suit after the first race a lot of the skippers stayed on top suit. As the wind strength varies some skippers opted to change up and down whilst others remained on their original choice.

The course was two triangles as shown with a minor change later in the day only to the first two marks, basically moving to the two windward marks from 9 and 8 out to 1 and 9.

With 15 skippers initially entered and two failing to participate the fleet was reduced to thirteen and so it was decided to run one fleet. However, this was reduced further to 12 throughout the morning due to Glen Meekcoms having problems with his receiver – when he managed to repair this he had some good races after lunch.

The day was dominated by Trevor Binks from Eastbourne who had some very good races with local skipper Colin Goodman, who was really the only skipper who appeared to be capable of beating Trevor, although Barry Raven of Chelmsford also managed a win.

The front of the fleet was basically dominated by five skippers, namely, Trevor Binks; Colin Goodman; Barry Raven and Vernon Appleton with one or two others having the occasional foray into the top four. In the end Trevor Binks was the clear winner with Colin Goodman second and Barry Raven third – congratulations to all three.

All skippers are to be complimented on their behaviour, as all protests were settled on the water, with most penalty turns being started before the protest was called.

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score
1 Trevor Binks 72 Eastbourne BritPop 12.0
2 Colin Goodman 33 Coalhouse Evo 3 23.0
3 Barry Raven 32 Chelmsford Arrival 39.0
4 Vernon Appleton 36 Coalhouse MX7 46.0
5 Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford Isotonic 75.0
6 Rick Buxton 41 H & Dovercourt MX14 77.0
7 Howard Dalton 46 Southchurch Shiraz 100.0
8 Brian Foskett 28 Coalhouse Lintel MMX 106.0
9 Rodney Latham 63 Lee Valley Italiko 107.0
10 Glen Meekcoms 34 Southchurch Lintel MMX 109.0
11 Henry Farley 97 Lee Valley Italiko 109.0
12 Angela Mears 60 Southchurch Single Malt 110.0
13 Ray Bland 54 Coalhouse Arrival 117.0

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Following Round 5 and with the best four to count, there has been quite a bit of shuffling at the top but Colin Goodman keeps his unbeaten run and retains the lead of the Eastern District Championship. The final at round, the Norfolk Trophy, to complete the series is at the Broads on Sunday 19th October 2014.

Pos.

SKIPPER

CLUB

EDCS 1

EDCS 2

EDCS 3

EDCS 4

EDCS 5

BEST 4

1 Colin Goodman Coalhouse Fort 100 0 100 100 100 400
2 Vernon Appleton Coalhouse Fort 0 91 93 82 84 350
3 Malcolm Harris Chelmsford 92 96 0 91 0 279
4 George Beacroft Chelmsford 84 83 85 0 0 252
5 Barry Raven Chelmsford 75 0 78 0 92 245
6 Richard Buxton Harwich & Dovercourt 26 0 70 55 67 218
7 Alf Reynolds Chelmsford 43 49 40 0 75 207
8 Malcolm Schaffer Brentwood 0 46 63 28 46 183
9 John Torrance Chelmsford 84 87 0 0 0 171
10 John Richmond Chelmsford 51 66 48 0 0 165
11 John Davies Lee Valley 59 57 33 0 0 149
12 Graham Bartholomew Chelmsford 67 79 0 0 0 146
13 Henry Farley Lee Valley 0 61 44 0 26 131
14 Richard Daniels Chelmsford 0 70 10 46 0 126
15 Barry Jarvis Chelmsford 0 36 55 19 0 110
16 Mark Dennis Chelmsford 0 100 0 0 0 100
17 Rodney Latham Lee Valley 0 27 25 0 43 95
18 Vinnie Zammit Broads 10 74 0 0 0 84
19 David Hope Harwich & Dovercourt 0 0 0 73 0 73
20 Angela Mears Southchurch 0 53 0 0 18 71
21 Roy Joslin Chelmsford 35 31 0 0 0 66
22 Brian Foskett Coalhouse Fort 0 14 0 0 51 65
23 Terry Burton Broads 0 0 0 64 0 64
24 Howard Dalton Southchurch 0 0 0 0 59 59
25 John Jones Lee Valley 0 40 18 0 0 58
26 Mike Palfrey Chelmsford 0 44 0 0 0 44
27 Paul Clayden Lee Valley 0 19 19 0 0 38
28 Chris Esdale-Pearson Harwich & Dovercourt 0 0 0 37 0 37
29 Glen Meekcoms Southchurch 0 0 0 0 35 35
30 Andy Thompson Southchurch 0 23 0 0 0 23
31 Charles Clark Chelmsford 18 0 0 0 0 18
32 Peter Bone Southchurch 0 10 0 0 0 10
32 Keith Whiddett Broads 0 0 0 10 0 10
32 Ray Bland Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 10 10
0 John Newton Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 Geoff Appleton Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 Graham Childs Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 Norman Clarke Lee Valley 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 Jon Alexander Harwich & Dovercourt 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 Mike Collins Harwich & Dovercourt 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 Robin Bloyce Harwich & Dovercourt 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 Mervyn Smith Harwich & Dovercourt 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 Malcolm Button Harwich & Dovercourt 0 0 0 0 0 0
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