Belton Trophy and EDCS 1

Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club hosted the Belton Trophy and Round 1 of the Eastern District IOM Championship Series (EDCS) on Sunday 19th February 2017

The day started with a moderate, westerly breeze blowing at the Blackwater Sailing Club practice lake.Feb17 515

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.

Feb17 508An Olympic triangle and sausage course was sailed for the first race and with one buoys slight relocation this course remained for the rest of the day.

The sky changed from blue to grey and back again throughout the day but it remained dry.

The tricky course and conditions resulted in 5 different skippers attaining a first place finish, despite this the Trophy winner, Colin Goodman did so with 23 points from the 21 races completed.Feb17 517

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.


Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score
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

John Richmond

CRYC 19th Feb 2017


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