Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club hosted the Belton Trophy and Round 1 of the Eastern District IOM Championship Series (EDCS) on Sunday 19th February 2017
By 9-45am the briefing took place under clear blue skies and pleasant winter sunshine. The course was set and explained to the assembled 14 skippers who had travelled from as far as Norfolk and Eastbourne to join the local Essex sailors, by race officer Graham Childs.
The sky changed from blue to grey and back again throughout the day but it remained dry.
Trevor Binks ( a visitor from Eastbourne ) achieved the second place with Vernon Appleton of the Coalhouse Fort MBC came third.
The next three fishers were all from the local club, Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club. David Hope 4th, Malcolm Harris 5th and 6th place Phil Newman.
All racing incidents were remedied by penalty turns which reflected well the good mannered and good tempered atmosphere that existed throughout the day.
|1||Colin Goodman||61||Coalhouse Fort RYC||Brit Pop||23.0|
|2||Trevor Binks||72||Eastbourne||Brit Pop||61.0|
|3||Vernon Appleton||36||Coalhouse Fort RYC||Brit-Pop||61.0|
|4||David Hope||11||Chelmsford RYC||Kantun S||74.0|
|5||Malcolm Harris||88||Chelmsford RYC||Brit Pop||77.0|
|6||Phil Newman||74||Chelmsford RYC||Picanto||102.0|
|7||Graham Bartholomew||47||Coalhouse Fort RYC||MX||109.0|
|8||Rick Buxton||41||Harwich & Dovercourt MBC||Vision||142.0|
|9||Chris Esdale-Pearson||45||Harwich & Dovercourt MBC||Kantun S||144.0|
|10||Roy Joslin||82||Chelmsford RYC||MX 14||172.0|
|11||Alf Reynolds||42||Chelmsford RYC||Italico||178.0|
|12||Charles Clark||55||Chelmsford RYC||Italico||184.0|
|13||Lawrence Crispin||08||Chelmsford RYC||Hawk||201.0|
|14||Andy Seymour||85||Southend MBC||V 8||208.0|
A copy of the full results can be found by clicking on Belton Trophy
CRYC 19th Feb 2017