Whilst South Cerney Sailing Club (SCSC) promotes all forms of sailing, Racing is a very important feature on the calendar. The very healthy racing scene carries on throughout the year, wind permitting. With Handicap racing (Saturday pm), Class racing (Sunday am) and Pursuit races (Sunday pm) every weekend, Handicap racing on Wednesday evening and Kite Runners on Friday evenings from March to November and the aptly named Frostbite and Chilli Dog series (Sunday am) throughout the autumn and winter months there is plenty to involve all sailor’s.
SCSC holds an annual open event which also hosts the final round of the Western Series for the National Solo Association. In 2015 this is scheduled for Saturday 3rd October. In 2014 24 Solos entered including 10 visitors. The racing was close and final results: 1st James Ross, Hamble River Sailing Club, 2nd Guy Lonsdale, SCSC and 3rd Andy Miles, SCSC. It was so good to welcolme so many really good national level Solo Helm to the club. The full results are included below.
The results from 2014 listed below highlight just how successful the fleet is:-
The Coot Trophy winner and Club Champion for 2015 is Andy Miles
And this year saw the first Bart Bash, run as first race of the Corinium Cup, with 1st Place Blair Jamieson, Solo, by a few inches from Andy Miles in 2nd.
All except for 1 Senior 2014 Trophy is now sitting proudly in a Soloist’s trophy cabinet. Well done to Liz Macdonald, Europe, for taking the Olympic Trophy.
In addition to the Solo Class taking most of the silverware the success continued through most of the general racing series run throughout the year.
It is obvious that there are some pretty capable helm’s sailing Solo’s with a vast depth of experience in everything from boat set Up to racing strategy. This is employed during the Training events throughout the year that are all aimed to improving the experience on the lake. There is also a very healthy pre and post race scene with tips and techniques being transfered within the fleet, it is a very freindly atmosphere. Also we organise training events from outside sources including the RYA and other friends.
Most importantly we are not aware of anybody that did not enjoy the racing or receive a tremendous level of support and camaraderie from the fleet.
If you want to come along and race then contact the Fleet Captain. Visitors are always welcomed.
Result from SCSC 2014 Open on 4th October 2014:
Position Helm Name Club
1st James Ross Hamble River Sailing Club
2nd Guy Lonsdale SCSC
3rd Andy Miles SCSC
4th Vanda Jowett Littleton Sailing Club
5th Jonathan Jowett Littleton Sailing Club
6th Rob Mitchell Chew Valley Lake SC
7th Paul Teague Bristol Corinthian SC
8th Mike Round SCSC
9th Blair Jamieson SCSC
10th Andy Shaw SCSC
11th Nick Fisher Chew Valley Lake SC
12th Mike Weeks SCSC
13th Steve Sandercock SCSC
14th Duncan Syme Banbury Sailing Club
15th Chris Jeffries SCSC
16th Paul Kimmens SCSC
17th Brian Gow Frampton on Severn SC
18th Vernon Perkins SCSC
19th Nigel Annett Llangorse
20th Richard White Clevedon Sailing Club
21st Keith Hill Frampton on Severn SC
22nd Kit Beazley SCSC
23rd Ian Bartlett SCSC
24th Malcolm Stone SCSC
Photographs of the Solo Open are available at: http://southcerneysailingclub.org.uk/galleries/solo-open-october-2014
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