Colemere 2002

The Classic & Vintage Racing Dinghy Association went to their 5th and last event of the year on the beautiful lake of Colmere in Shropshire over the weekend of the 14/15th Sept 2002.

Numbers were a little low on our first visit up north with 9 boats competing, but we still recieved an incredbible welcome from the small and friendly club on the banks of the beautiful Colmere bathed in sunshine for the whole weekend (well that’s how I remember it).

A good selection of classic dinghies took part with two 12s, two Fireflies, two Merlins and of course the almost unbeatable Pegasus of David and Keith Rollinson returning to sail at the club of their childhood.

Wind was light and thermal, gently fluctuating around the lake, but always enough to keep everyone moving around the interesting courses laid by Jim Wilson our able Race Officer, which always provided a good beat and a fair reach.

After 5 races the Pegasus of the Rollinson brothers had managed 3 wins with the National 12 of Stuart Budden and the Firefly of Ed Bremner each managing to snatch one win.

1st: David & Keith Rollinson – Pegasus 194, 2nd: Stu Budden & Lizzie – N12 2204, 3rd: Ed Bremner – Firefly 2942. 1st Colmere Sailing Club boat: Don Dickenson – Solo 206.


Pos Boat Name Class Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Pts
1st Blast from the Past Pegasus 194 David Rollinson Keith Rollinson   0.75 2 0.75 0.75 2 4.25
2nd Dirty Dozen National 12 (classic 2204 Stuart Budden Lizzie Roadford Lake Sailing Club 2 0.75 3 3 DNS 8.75
3rd Goonfly Firefly 2942 Ed Bremner Various Roadford Lake Sailing Club 3 4 4 4 0.75 11.75
4th Boat 9 Solo (classic) 1910 Don Dickenson   Colmere Sailing Club DNS DNS 2 2 3 17
5th Boat 4 National 12 (classic 3237 Howard Elcock     5 5 5 5 4 19
6th Boat 8 Merlin Rocket (old) 3077 Dave McKay     DNS 6 6 6 5 23
7th Boat 6 Firefly 2753 Nigel Osborne Max Theis Baltic Wharf Sailing Club 4 3 DNS DNS DNS 27
8th Boat 7 Merlin Rocket (class 765 Tony Crosby   Colmere Sailing Club 6 7 DNS DNS DNS 33
9th Boat 3 Solo (classic) 206 Joseph Tierney     7 8 DNS DNS DNS 35