On Sunday 3rd December 2017 skippers arrived at Coalhouse Fort RYC for the annual Icicle Trophy on what initially was a cold day with very little if any wind. It was good to see a few new faces at an IOM Open event including, Gavin Print; Bryan Southgate and Dennis Graham. Unfortunately Dennis had a transmitter issue causing him to have to withdraw after Race 6. There were initially 19 entrants but due to illness this was reduced to 17 skippers from 6 clubs on the day.
As the day went on the wind did increase slightly and was primarily from the North North West veering to North West and so Geoff Appleton, Race Officer for the day, set a windward/leeward course at the north end of the lake.
Unusually, Colin Goodman did not have a normal day, taking 8 wins and was closely challenged at times by Trevor Binks, Vernon Appleton and Vinnie Zammit with 2 wins; and Graham Bartholomew and Gavin Print with 1 win.
|1||Colin Goodman||61||Coalhouse Fort RYC||BritPop||18.0|
|3||Vernon Appleton||36||Coalhouse Fort RYC||BritPop||50.0|
|5||Mark Dennis||19||Chelmsford RYC||BritPop||62.0|
|6||Dave Allinson||4||Chipstead SC||Fractal-2||68.0|
|7||Graham Bartholomew||91||Coalhouse Fort RYC||MX16||77.0|
|8||David Hope||11||Chelmsford RYC||Kantun 2||88.0|
|9||Barry Raven||32||Chelmsford RYC||BritPop||104.0|
|10||Gavin Print||27||Chelmsford RYC||Cheinz||121.0|
|11||Bryan Southgate||13||Chelmsford RYC||Arrival||121.0|
|12||Alf Reynolds||42||Chelmsford RYC||Italiko||130.0|
|13||Angela Mears||33||Southend MBC||Shadow||155.0|
|14||Jim La Roche||55||Coalhouse Fort RYC||BritPop||156.0|
|15||John Moore||37||Southend MBC||Cockatoo||184.0|
|16||Terry Wright||66||Coalhouse Fort RYC||Kantun||190.0|
|17||Dennis Graham||23||Coalhouse Fort RYC||Wedge||198.0|
Our thanks to Malcolm Schaffer, Glenn Meekcoms and Peter Herbert for their valuable help throughout the day.