Pattinson Cup 2015

Posted: Friday, 15th May 2015

The opening two races of the EAORA season took place over the 9th and 10th May with the Pattinson Cup raced over a 50 mile course on the Sunday, from Burnham on Crouch to West Mersea. The day after the Ralph Herring Trophy was a totally different day than the previous one starting in a light 8 knot breeze from the south south west with a shy reach out of the Crouch. Class 3 was led away by ‘Woozle Hunter’. ‘Amazon’ again led Class 2 with ‘Titian’ and ‘Charlie Don’t Surf’ in her first EAORA season close behind. In Class 1 ‘Oystercatcher XXX’ was off and away, with ‘Assarain IV’ reaching well until she missed out the Whitaker buoy and decided to retire, followed by ‘Snatch’ and ‘Brave’ close behind. ‘Oystercatcher XXX’ was round the NE Gunfleet before the tide started to flood and stretched away with the new tide, but the rest of the fleet had a 6 mile run against the building tide before rounding the mark. Next round the NE Gunfleet was ‘Snatch’ followed by ‘Brave’ then ‘Amazon’. From there it was a reach to the finish with a short beat across the tide to the Gunfleet windfarm, with the wind heading and building towards the finish to a blustery 18 knots. In another quick race of around 7 hours the top 7 yachts all finished within 8 minutes on corrected time with ‘Amazon’ winning the Pattinson Cup.

The Pattinson Cup Results:

Overall:

1st Amazon – Sun Fast 3200 Tony and Chuffy Merewether

2nd Charlie Don’t Surf – Everitt 31 – David and Adrian Gibbons

3rd Snatch – Swan 48 – Adrian Lower and David Smith

Class 1:

1st Snatch – Swan 48 – Adrian Lower and David Smith

2nd Oystercatcher XXX- HH42 – Richard Matthews

3rd Inn Spirit – Humphreys 11m – Alan Bartlett

Class 2:

1st Amazon – Sun Fast 3200 - Tony and Chuffy Merewether

2nd Charlie Don’t Surf – Everitt 31 – David and Adrian Gibbons

3rd Titian – Elan 40 – Stuart and Richard Galloway

Class 3:

1st Woozle Hunter – Sigma 33 – Ian and Laura Ivermee

2nd Salteazer – Dehler 32 – David Ellis

3rd Dark and Stormy – Tartan 10 – Richard Bailey

Full results can be found on the EAORA website www.eaora.org.uk/results

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