What a beautiful day we enjoyed on and off the water today at Chipstead! The highlight for the WS Racers was the first victory for Rachel Ibbottson who was sailing an Access 303 together with her trusty crew Meg Warren. WS Race 11 2 But we also had a surprise celebration for Brian Mac to whom we all wished and sang a very Happy Birthday at lunch time. Brian has been with Wealden Sailability from its inception with Brian Stanley. A very special sailor!!

There was lots of good, competitive sailing on a fine day for sailing… do notice another excellent start from the fleet with lots of boats starting close together…but then one boat inexorably slips away into the lead. BUt also please look for and admire the 303 with a yellow sail #1 – not the biggest craft but very nicely placed at the start – which is why it finished first (on handicap)! Lots of fun – well done all round.


The Final Result is:

  1. Rachel Ibbotson (with crew Meg Warren) – Access 303
  2. Kim Sparkes – 303
  3. Keith Eeles –  Liberty
  4. David Mason – 2.4m
  5. Mike Blatchford – Martin
  6. Lisa Holland (Mike Mackenzie) – 303
  7. Peter Gregory – 2.4m
  8. Martin Norman – Martin
  9. Peter Wagner – 2.4m
  10. Louise Fisher – 303
  11. Steve Farmer – 303
  12. Fay Watson (Tony Merrick) – 303
  13. Tom Phillips (John Douglas) – 303
  14. Paul Hagan and Brian Mac – Venture


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