Solent Gaffers

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Yarmouth Gaffers Regatta 2019

Solent Gaffers 2019 Yarmouth Regatta. 

Solent OGA’s biggest annual event took place between 30 May and 2 June.  Quite a few of our regulars couldn’t make it this year; through illness, boat problems or being elsewhere, but we still had some 56 boats attending.  If absent regulars would like to buy a Yarmouth pennant to keep their collection complete, we have a few spares – please get in touch. Wind and rain on the Thursday made it a hard and wet passage for those coming from the East. On Friday evening, Gaffers enjoyed music from JC and the Dance Preachers after their meal, and on Saturday evening we had the unexpected treat of hearing Hughie Jones (of Spinners fame) who had been performing at the concurrent and excellent shoreside Festival of Sea Songs and Shanties. A gaffer’s whip round raised £75.50 for the festival charity, the National Coast watch Institute.

Friday’s Dutch gaffel race was won by David Pennison in Golant Gaffer “Satellite” and the Saturday main race/drift was won by Miles and Emily Atherton in “Mouse”; their (very!) newly rigged Oysterman 16. Lack of wind made it a day for the smaller boats and only two managed to cross the start line against the tide! The passage race was won by Jeremy Retford in “Margherita”, with a fast beam reach from Poole, instead of the usual miserable wet and bouncy beat.  He also won the Concours. 

Full results are in the table below.

 

Passage race

Skipper

Boat

3rd

Huw Hallybone

Mincarlo

2nd

Andrew Paterson

Codling

1st

Jeremy Retford

Margherita

Gaffel Race

 

 

3rd

Andrew Paterson

Codling

2nd

Paul Spooner

Snippet

1st

David Pennison

Satellite

Main Race

 

 

Class 5 under 19ft – 2nd

Andrew Paterson

Codling

Class 5 under 19ft – 1st

Miles & Emily Atherton

Mouse

Long tackle Trophy – overall winner

Miles & Emily Atherton

Mouse

Mayors Cup - Concours D’elegance        

Jeremy Retford               

Margherita

Blake Simms HMS Hurricane trophy – for overcoming adversity

Dave Moore

Fritha

Petronella Cup distance travelled under 20ft LOA

Jeremy Retford                               

Margherita

The Vigilance Trophy

Chris Hoare

Daisy

Peter Garlick Trophy for panache

Shane and Felissa

Iris

Published: 
11 Jun 2019