The Certificates and Prizes were handed out to the winners by the Wealden Sailability Trustee responsible for WS Racing activities , Mike Coleman,  in front of an enthusiastic crowd who applauded the winners’ achievements. John King, another WS Trustee, addressed the crowd (below) about a new award for which WS Racers will be able to compete  – The Peter Hazlewood Trophy. 

Our winners of the Summer Series  are: 1st Mike Blatchford, 2nd Martin Newman and 3rd Malcolm Hill. all pictured below with their certificates and they were also given a printed WS Race Winners Coffee Mug!!

Our winners of the Spring Series , raced between April and July, were also recognised with certificates and appropriately  printed coffee mugs. They were 1st Mike Blatchford, 2nd  David Mason and 3rd Martin Newman. Unfortunately David was unable to attend the prize giving ceremony so instead he is shown below sailing his 2.4m #109 to victory during the season:

All the other WS Racers who had completed at least 5 Races in either or both Race Series in 2018 were awarded a Certificate of Qualification

The full details of the WS Racing Results for 2018 are:

Spring Series Result 

Podium

1st was Mike Blatchford (10 points – Best five finishes 1 1 2 3 3)

2nd was David Mason (11 points – 2 2 2 2 3)

3rd Martin Newman (17 points – 1 3 3 5 5)

Qualifiers

Fay Watson (17 – 2 2 3 4 6)

Steve Farmer (21 – 3 4 4 5 5)

Peter Wagner (21 – 4 4 4 4 5)

Louise McSweeney (30 – 2 5 7 8 8)

Tom Phillips (35 – 4 5 8 8 10)

Imogen Fletcher (40 – 3 5 9 10 13) 

Summer Series Result 

Podium

1st Mike Blatchford (8 points – Best five finishes 1 1 2 2 2)

2nd Martin Newman (10 – 2 2 2 2 2)

3rd Malcolm Hill (11 – 1 1 2 3 4)

Qualifiers

David Mason (11 – 1 1 3 3 3)

Kim Sparkes (14 – 1 1 1 5 6)

Jake Jones (17 – 1 3 4 4 5)

Peter Wagner (18 – 2 2 4 5 5)

Peter Gregory (21 – 1 2 5 6 7)

Mark Cayzer (28 – 5 5 6 6 6)

Louise McSweeney (31 – 4 5 6 7 9)

Fay Watson (33 – 4 7 7 7 8)

Steve Framer (38 – 3 7  7 10 11)

Keith Eeles (41 – 5 6 10 10 10)

Imogen Fletcher (44 – 6 7 8 11 12)

The Peter Hazlewood Trophy – Racer of the Year 

2018

Mike Blatchford

 

Well done for all your achievements this year and we look forward to seeing you on the water again in April.

 

2 comments on “WS RACING – 2018 SEASON AWARDS CEREMONY – 25th OCT

  • Well done to Mike and all the other sailors…some great races and certainly light wind skills have been honed this season!!

  • What an amazing bunch you sailors are! You’ve achieved so much – I’m not sure though who’s getting more from this sailing business, you or us volunteers!. It’s been a great season. Thank YOU, all the writers of thank you cards and letters, the drinks and boxes of chocolates, mostly eaten by Steve and David – they say, to protect us from overdoing the chocolate intake! Hmmmm!
    See you all next season.
    MIKE

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