Chichester Yacht Club, Snowflake Races 3 & 4, Sunday 29th of January


Romantic Race officer Peter Harrison set a heart shaped “Valentines” course in Chichester Lake. Competitors were blessed with consistent southerly winds of 12 knots gusting 15. A good turnout on the day meant the racing was keenly contested.


There were 17 Boats in the Fast fleet. Race 3 was a 1,2,4 and 5 for the RS200’s with Dicken Maclean and Hannay Young crossing the line 7 seconds ahead of Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson, The Fireball of David and Fiona Sayce were fastest over the water but could only finish third when the handicap was applied. In race 4, Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson won, followed by the Sayces in their Fireball.


There were 25 boats in the Medium fleet. Races 3 & 4 were both won By Steve and Sarah Cockerill, in race 3 they finished over a minute ahead of their nearest competitor over the water.


There were 10 boats in the slow fleet,

Race 3 was won by a Mirror Helmed by Alice Bullock with crew Richard Bullock, making their debut at the snowflake. Race 4 was won by Samuel Blackley from Felpham SC in his Topper.




Fast Fleet Snowflake CYC Results Overall After 4 Races

1 RS 200 1642 Maria Stanley Rob Henderson ISC 3.0
2 RS 400 1062 Simon Townsend Ben Townsend ESC 12.0
3 BLAZE 773 Ross Fisher FSC 14.0
4 BLAZE 782 Peter Jones FSC 17.0


Medium Fleet Snowflake CYC Results Overall After 4 Races

1 2000 2035 Steve Cockerill Sarah Cockerill SBSC 3.0
2 SOLO 5691 Guy Mayger FSC 6.0
3 SOLO 4558 Martin Frary 10.0
4 SOLO 5545 Paul Lewis HISC 15.0
5 LASER 196664 Bruce Grant ISC 18.0


Slow Fleet Snowflake CYC Results Overall After 4 Races

1 RS QUBA 151 Alice Serna Alex Cray FSC / CYC 11.0
2 RS FEVA XL 13731 Georgie Cosens Maddie Warwick ESC 12.0
3 RS FEVA XL 394 Nina Radford Connie Radford LSC 15.0