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Series: Series Eastern (e) Midlands (m) Northern (n) Scotland (s) South West (sw) Thames (t) Vintage (v)    
Date Venue
7 Queen Mary SC
22 Ranelagh SC
28 Northampton SC
3 & 4 Alexandra Palace
10 & 11 Hamble River SC
18 Tynemouth SC
24 Burghfield SC
14 & 15 Annandale SC
21 & 22 Spinnaker SC
22 Burwain SC
5,6 & 7 Salcombe YC
12 Desborough SC
12 Trent Valley SC
13 Trent Valley SC
19 Staunton Harold SC
27 Yorkshire Ouse SC NoR
2,3,4 & 5 Hayling Island SC
23 & 24 Royal Harwich YC
1 Welland SC
1 Ranelagh SC
8 Midland SC
14 & 15 Filey SC
14 Frampton on Severn CANCELLED
22 Carsington SC
28 - 4 North West Norfolk Week
4 & 5 Norfolk Broads YC
5 - 11 Salcombe Town Regatta
12 - 17 Salcombe YC Regatta
25, 26 Leigh & Lowton SC
2 Redesmere SC
9 Trent Valley SC
9 Henley SC
15 & 16 Loch Tummel SC
22 & 23 Hykeham CANCELLED
30 Yorkshire Dales SC
6 Ripon SC Now a GILL Series
7 Yeadon SC
7 Twickenham
13 & 14 Salcombe YC
3 & 4 Northampton SC
11 Tynemouth SC
24 Olton Mere SC
26 Royal Harwich YC

Ranelagh open meeting


The breezy forecast didn't put off 8 Twelves hitting the Thames for the Royal Thames open meeting hosted at Ranelagh Sailing Club.

With a strong tide behind them, the fleet were cautious not to be over at the start. Graham Camm & Zoe Ballantyne in the Very Hungry Caterpillar were neck and neck with Jon Ibbotson & Char Stewart in Blue Kangaroo until a nasty shift changed the balance giving the advantage to Blue Kangaroo. Mike & Alex Storey in Electric Prune took the outside line and the stronger tide in the middle of the river helped them take the lead momentarily but Blue Kangaroo fought back to round the windward mark first. The Very Hungry Caterpillar jostled with Blue Kangaroo on the reach and run with place changes going both ways. The Very Hungry Caterpillar snuck ahead at the leeward mark and extended their lead over the next few laps to win the race and the first meeting in the 2012 Thames Area series. Back in the rest of the fleet the gusty conditions caused many capsizes with 5 boats finishing.


Photo: The leeward mark





















Whilst the race was on the Twelve fleet kids were enjoying their Thames Area series kids lunch. And after the race the sailors enjoyed their Thames Area series 2011 lunch and prize giving to make a very sociable afternoon.

Overall results

1st  Graham Camm & Zoe Ballantyne  Very Hungry Caterpillar
2nd Jon Ibbotson & Char Stewart      Blue Kangaroo
3rd  Mike & Alex Storey                   Electric Prune



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