Please select your home edition
Edition
RS Sailing 2019 - Leaderboard

RS400 Open at Burghfield Sailing Club

by Steve Middleton 24 Jun 22:44 PDT 22 June 2019

An open meeting for RS400s at Burghfield SC on Saturday 22nd June was won by Steve and Sarah Cockerill from Stokes Bay SC.

With the forecast looking dire for most of the week and barely an isobar anywhere in the UK, things weren't looking promising for Burghfield's annual RS400 open meeting. But as the weekend drew closer, things started to look a little better. On the day, warm, bright sunshine and a very gentle breeze ranging between calm and F2-3 was enough for 11 teams to contest the event, four home boats joined by seven visitors.

The weather gods had dealt us what is probably the most tricky wind direction at Burghfield - a southerly across the width of the lake. So, almost everyone sampled a moment of glory at some point during the day, often quickly followed by utter calamity. But Steve and Sarah Cockerill signalled their intent by taking the first race convincingly and sealed victory in a gradually building breeze in the final race winning by a considerable distance.

Pushing the Cockerills all the way were Steve Restall and Chris Stubbs from Downs SC. A second in Race 1 and a first in Race 3, left them well positioned with one race to go, but a third place wasn't enough to trouble the Cockerill's.

Sean Cleary and Annalise Nixon from Oxford SC finished third overall with a consistent 3,5,2 scoreline. Other notable performances were Dave Hereward and Claire Shepherd from Datchet Water SC who nailed a first in Race 2, Howard Farbrother and Lou Hosken from Queen Mary SC posting a good second place in Race 3, and best Burghfield team James Cutler and Alan Glanville in sixth recording two very creditable fourth places.

So, a successful event for the Club on a hot, very light wind day, ably marshalled by Peter Blackman and his race team. Thanks also go to Virginia Leigh for her usual faultless results service.

Overall Results:

PosHelm & CrewSail NoClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1Steve & Sarah Cockerill1489Stokes Bay12‑314
2Steve Restall & Chris Stubbs1189Downs2‑5136
3Sean Cleary & Annalise Nixon1377Oxford3‑75210
4Dave Hereward & Claire Shepherd1331Datchet Water‑616613
5Howard Farbrother & Lou Hosken1418Queen Mary‑742713
6James Cutler & Alan Glanville1270Burghfield48‑9416
7Steve Middleton & Dave Smith1400Burghfield8‑104517
8Chris Brown & Andy Beadsworth854RORC‑1037818
9Andrew Leigh & Linda Anderson1431Burghfield568(DNF)19
10Roger Garrison & Andy Maw1297Burghfield99‑11927
11Trevor & Jonathan Griffiths445Roadford11(DNF)101031

Related Articles

RS400 Scottish Tour at Wormit Boating Club
Tidal race on the Tay The forecast was to be light, so Jamie and Neil (mainly Neil) took the opportunity to have a bit of a lie-in and take a leaf out of Angus and Imogen's book as seasoned pros at turning up late but still managing to make the first race. Posted on 15 Jul
Rope4Boats RS400 Northern Tour at Ullswater
Light and fickle suits Pickles A massive entry of 38 RS400s (by far and away the largest fleet) joined the 230 boat total that signed up for the annual Holy Grail of Sailing Events at Ullswater. Posted on 10 Jul
Rope4Boats RS400 Northern Tour at Bala
Catch us if you can The RS400 Northern Tour ventured to Bala SC for the first time as entrants in the Long Distance Race, part of the Great British Sailng Challenge. This was a combination of a mammoth long distance race on the Saturday and three races on the Sunday. Posted on 26 Jun
RS400s at Largo Bay
Latest event in the Stewart Brewing Scottish Tour The forecast didn't look good for the latest event in the Stewart Brewing RS400 Scottish Tour at Largo Bay. Light shifting winds with the prospect of rain. Posted on 26 Jun
Stewart Brewing RS400 Scottish Championship
A good mix of old hands and some new faces at North Berwick The third event in the RS400 Scottish Tour took place at ELYC North Berwick on weekend of 1 and 2 June. Sixteen boats arrived with a good mix of old hands and some new faces to the Scottish fleet. Posted on 14 Jun
RS400 Southern Championship at Lymington Town
Self-control isn't widespread in this fleet With a steady 24 knots at the river entrance with gusts hitting 30 and a forecast for conditions to strengthen, the opening day looked set to be a boisterous, boat breaking affair. Posted on 11 Jun
RS Summer Regatta at Lymington
A massive event with 170 sailors in 6 fleets Lymington Town SC was the host club for the RS Summer Regatta, a massive event with 170 sailors in six fleets, which included the RS500 UK National Championship. Posted on 11 Jun
East Lothian Yacht Club Regatta 2019
Over 110 dinghies made the journey to North Berwick East Lothian Yacht Club annual regatta took place on 1st and 2nd June 2019, supported by Dalgety Bay Sailing Club, Largo Bay Sailing Club, Rooster Sailing and sponsored by North Berwick Gin. Posted on 4 Jun
RS400s at Yorkshire Dales
With some 'no holds barred' family rivalry The RS200 fleet were visiting Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club on the 1st & 2nd June as part of their Northern Circuit, so YDSC made the opportunity for the 400 fleet to enjoy a day of close fleet racing. Posted on 3 Jun
RS400 Southern Tour at Salcombe
A three-day estuary binge Salcombe always offers something a little different, and this trip did not disappoint. Fourteen boats from eight different clubs assembled for the next instalment of the Rooster and Zest sponsored Southern Tour for a three-day estuary binge. Posted on 30 May
Zhik 2018 Hyeres 728x90 BOTTOMNaiad 660x82px_RescueSOUTHERN-SPARS-OFFICIAL-SUPPLIER-52-SS728-X-90 Bottom