Weymouth Open Meeting Report

Steve Cumley - 04th June 2007

Weymouth SC hosted the 9th round of the Belle Isle travellers series on 2nd and 3rd June. 20 teams travelled south to find sunshine but generally light and fickle winds. The open meeting was held alongside the Weymouth Dinghy regatta, and with over 100 boats on the same race course there was plenty for everybody to think about.

3 races were held in the bay on Saturday. Steve Cumley and Eluned Jones quickly worked out that hard right up the beats was paying and posted two wins and a third. Also on form Emma Harris and Becky Priest demonstrated their impressive ability to pick their way through the fleet picking up a 4th, 2nd and a 1st.

With lighter winds forecast for Sunday the usual fun and frolics were had in the bar. Toby Tastic Lewis’s turned 24 and in true form had a huge night. Toby seems determined to help Pete Vincent fill his website with funny stories and managed to keep up the good work this weekend.

The racing on Sunday was held in Portland Harbour. Only one race could be held before the wind died completely and this was won by Jonathan Lewis and Tessa Nicholls.

Our thanks go to Pedrollo, Pinnell & Bax and Speed Sails for sponsoring the Lark Belle Isle Travellers Circuit and to all of the many volunteers from Weymouth SC, Castle Cove SC and the Academy for organising a great weekend.

1st 2496 Steve Cumley & Eluned Jones, Barnt Green
2nd 2356 Jonathan Lewis & Tessa Nicholls, Burghfield
3rd 2301 Stuart & Julia Allen, Banbury
4th 2264 Jon Fish & Toby Lewis, Waldringfield
5th 2508 Tom Jeffcoate & Toby Wincer, Notts County
6th 2311 Emma Harris & Becky Priest, Waldringfield

1st Silver 2301 Stuart & Julia Allen, Banbury
2nd Silver 2472 Nigel Scott & Rachel Rhodes, RYA
1st Bronze 2263 Stuart & Lousie Norris, Shropshire
2nd Bronze 2504 John Crooks & Helen Winward, Burghfield