Roadford 2003

OK…’s done, it’s overa and we’re all recovering from aching arms, legs and heads – What a weekend! Looking forward to next years cvrda events already! We had it all, No wind & Sun – Wind & Sun, Wind & Rain, Wind (o That’s another story!)

38 boats from the 1930s to 1975 met for the main event of the Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Association over the bank holiday. The first event was a fun treasure hunt involving some taxing maths to be calculated from clues to be found on, or near the water. At least one beached landing and rushed departure left a crew up to her neck in the water, whilst the helm had to return for her.

Sunday morning the sun shone and the wind disappeared for the first of the races. After a long delay it was decided to go for a start even though the wind strength was still only approaching ‘light’. Roadford has never let us down and right on cue, as the one minute blue peter fell, the wind picked up to a very reasonable breeze which kept up (more or less) throughout.

A few minor mishaps were noted out on the water, accompanied often by a few vintage words! Tillers came off, extensions snapped, a rudder pulled through a transom, and how did the crew of the five-o-five come off the trapeze wire and into the water?

Overall winner was Andy Hayes in a Pegasus, 2nd Rupert Whelan, 3rd Sonia Callaway, but many private battles were closely contested and enjoyed by all. Thanks to all for a great weekend.

Overall Results:

PosBoat TypeSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubPts
1st Pegasus 48 Citrine Andy Hayes Matthew McCann Saltash Yacht club 6.5 
2nd Minisail 8122 Paddling Pool Rupert Whelan  Whitefriars 8.25 
3rd Flying Fifteen 1293 Fflipside Sonia Callaway Kevin Boyd Roadford Lake SC 20 
4th 5o5 1423 Shadey Lady Bob Corfield Sean Cater Bristol Avon SC 21 
5th Bosun 645 Make and Mend Alestair Wallace  Roadford Lake SC 28 

Overall Results

Results By Fleet