Fleetwood Dragon TT Results

Well who’d have thunk it, last weekend we sailed deep in C rig territory with a side order of horizontal rain. This weekend? well its was better, much much better.

DF65 Saturday

Round 5 & 6 of the Dragon TT kicked off with the 65’s launching into naff all wind but whatever, look at the sky!

The racing was a mixed bag of drifty beats, runs that turned into beats and then back to runs and everyone was nearly always in better wind than you. Conditions got better throughout the day which allowed the full quota of 16 races to be sailed. With the best winds¬†predictably arriving about 3:43pm. Honesty I can’t remember much else about the racing yesterday maybe I have sun stroke?! Look at the sky!

DF65 Results

  • 1st John Tushingham
  • 2nd Derek Priestley
  • 3rd Buzz Coleman

Here’s the Old School score sheet, dig in ūüėČ

DF95 Sunday

Today was much like yesterday only with slightly bigger boats, longer courses, better wind, less races and more miles walked. We had 28 boats on the water, 28! I haven’t got a picture to prove it (hint, hint send me some) but there was some great¬†racing throughout the fleet. Yes there were some banazi moves and strange tactics employed at times but then we were all half crazed with the sun and the walking. Considering the size of the fleet the racing was conducted in good spirits & despite some¬†shenanigans the same old faces went home with the wine.

DF95 Results

Big Thank You’s

  • First off, big shout out to all the new faces we saw over the weekend. Fresh blood is exactly what we need.
  • Thanks to Judith Baldwin for the scoring, truly the best in the game.
  • Thanks to¬†Eric ‚ÄėGet Back you lot‚Äô Watkinson for running the starts.
  • Thanks to all the Fleetwood members who chipped in throughout the weekend. And especially to Peter Ilses for cleaning up our new championship marks, fixing up the rescue boat and manning it all weekend. Cheers mate.
  • And lastly to the¬†3 generations of the infamous Priestley clan for running¬†the kitchen. Where else would you be served battenberg¬†and scones ‘off of a’ posh trolley at the prize giving? ūüôā


Finally let’s get stuck in to some serious math! As befits any proper¬†Fleetwood MYPBC race reportage, here’s the weekends competitor mileage data report, sponsored by Garmin* and 3 bottles of Brewdog Punk IPA.

5 miles each x 23 competitors (DF65 Saturday)
8 miles each x 28 competitors (DF95 Sunday)

= 339 miles (ish)

Which is about same distance as Fleetwood to Plymouth! Thats flipping bonkers right?!

 *I made up the bit about garmin


Fleetwood Dragon TT this weekend

Derek sends word that a number of competitors will be gathering at the lake early afternoon on Friday, club house will be open and there will be much chortling at the colour of the lake!

Find out more and get your entry in here:


If anyones entry is missing please let me know by clicking here

Fleetwood Dragon TT R5 & R6


Practice: Friday 24th March

  • Club House will be open early afternoon
  • Practice
  • Practice
  • Practice
  • Debrief

DF65: Saturday 25th March

  • 09:00 Registration Open
  • 10:00 Warning Signal
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Racing concludes
  • 16:30 Prize Giving


De-brief in the Mount on Saturday night.

DF95: Sunday 26th March

  • 09:00 Registration Open
  • 10:00 Warning Signal
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Racing concludes
  • 16:30 Prize Giving

Fine Print:

  • Event entry fee is ¬£5 per day payable at registration
  • Meal Deal is ¬£5 per day (payable on registration)
    • Tea & Toast on arrival
    • Soup & Sandwiches for Lunch
    • Tea & Biscuits in the afternoon
    • Cake at prize giving (won’t be a patch on Liz’s but we’ll try)
  • ¬†Proper notice of race is posted here in PDF format

Runners & Riders:

DF65 – Saturday

  • Chris Chatfield
  • Garry Benson
  • Tim Lanigan
  • Derek Priestley
  • Snackers McSnacker Shorts
  • John Sharman
  • Peter Baldwin
  • Buzz Coleman
  • Brian Holland
  • Mike Benson
  • Wayne Stobbs
  • Tony Wilson
  • John Tushingham
  • Liz Tushingham
  • Mike Parkington
  • Sue Parkington
  • Garry Box
  • Ian Hawtin
  • Mick Chamberlain
  • Mark Dicks
  • John Bush
  • Vic Bellerson
  • Ken Crabtree

DF95 – Sunday

  • Chris Chatfield
  • Garry Benson
  • Tim Lanigan
  • Derek Priestley
  • Snackers McSnacker Shorts
  • Chris Kirk
  • John Sharman
  • Peter Baldwin
  • Buzz Coleman
  • Brian Holland
  • Mike Benson
  • John Tushingham
  • Liz Tushingham
  • Eric Reid
  • Mike Parkington
  • Sue Parkington
  • Garry Box
  • John Brooks
  • Shaun Holbeche
  • Rick Ford
  • Pete Iles
  • Mick Chamberlain
  • Chris Spalding
  • Mark Dicks
  • David Stewart
  • Tommy Mills

Enter Below:

M & 10R Nationals

Marblehead Nationals

  • Thu 6th July¬†14:00 to 18:00 – Registration and Practice
  • Fri 7th July¬†08:00 to 18:00 – Day 1
  • Sat 8th July 09:30 to 18:00 – Day 2
  • Sun 9th July 09:30 to 16:00 – Day 3

10 Rater Nationals

  • Mon 10th July 08:00 to 18:00 – ¬†Day 1
  • Tue 11th July 09:30 to 16:00 – Day 2


On Saturday and Monday evenings there will be a meal after racing concludes, food will be provided for all (inc partners, kids & dogs) as part of the entry fee but please bring your own drinks. There are once again rumours circulating of uncle Dereks famous quiz being held (minimum 20% of the questions will be Sir Ben Ainslie related!) racing in ‘other’ classes and many a trip to the local pubs in between the serious stuff.

How to enter & further information:

Entry List:

Marblehead Nationals:

Name Sailnumber Design Club Country
Paul Allen 28 Astrix Fleetwood GBR
Darin Ballington 98 Grunge Manor Park GBR
Brad Gibson 42 Grunge Birkenhead GBR
James Edwards 88 Grunge Yeovil GBR
Victoria Gibson 2 Paradox Birkenhead GBR
David Thomas 88 F-4 Australian RYA AUS
Phil Holliday 66 Quark Datchet Water GBR
Colin Goodman 67 Quark Coalhouse Fort GBR
Eric Van der Kindere 157 Skalpel FRA
John Smith 43 Quark Manor Park GBR
Laurent Gerbeaud 71 Quark CV Bordeaux Lac FRA
Mike Cooke 74 TBC Sedgemoor GBR
Graham Whalley 16 Starkers Manor Park RSC GBR
Rob Vice 41 Uproar Clapham MYC GBR
Bill Culshaw 21 Grunge Birkenhead GBR
Robert Walsh 25 F3 Fleetwood GBR
Colin Walton 3 Starkers Cubed Manor Park GBR
Henning Faas 6 F-4 VdMYS GER
Terry Rensch 92 Quark Datchet Water GBR
Duncan Ellis 6 Starkers Cubed Norwich MYC GBR
Rolf Andersson 93 Gothic XP SMSF SWE
Tony Edwards 75 Grunge Yeovil MBC GBR
Per Martensson 27 Vici smsf SWE
Richard Uttley 70 Indie Datchet Water GBR
Yves Girod 116 Sisco Ploermel FRA
Hugh McAdoo 16 Prime Number Datchet Water GBR
Nigel Winkley 3 Nioutram VdMYS GER
Roy Stevens 54 Quark TRI-Services RYA GBR
Matteo Longhi 24 Nioutram NW Garda Sailing ITA
Yannick Rossignol 22 Nioutram US Carmaux Voile FRA
Marc Pomarede 44 Nioutram US Carmaux Voile FRA
David Potter 20 WTF Birkenhead GBR
Graham Bantock 95 Quark Chelmsford GBR
Nicky Ennion 48 Quark Harwich & Dovercourt MBC GBR
Michel BRUN 251 Nioutram France es Renault FRA
Mick Parkington 82 Starkers Cubed Fleetwood GBR
Thomas Blatter 60 Boogie MYCS Switzerland SUI
Roger Stollery 17 UPROAR Guildford GBR
Alf Reynolds 142 Paradox Chelmsford GBR
John Tushingham 51 Dreadnought Keighley GBR

10 Rater Nationals

Name Sailnumber Design Club Country
John Tushingham 28 Sonix Keighley GBR
Phil Holliday 66 Diamond Datchet Water GBR
Eric Van der Kindere 57 Kamsin FRA
Henning Faas 6 F-4 VdMYS GER
Terry Rensch 92 Diamond Datchet Water GBR
Richard Uttley 144 Grafito Datchet Water GBR
Hugh McAdoo 16 Diamond Datchet Water GBR
Nigel Winkley 3 Blade VdMYS D
Matteo Longhi 24 Kamsin2 NW Garda Sailing ITA
Yannick Rossignol 22 ?? US Carmaux Voile FRA
Marc Pomarede 44 Kamsin2 US Carmaux Voile FRA
David Potter 20 Defector Birkenhead GBR
Graham Bantock 95 Diamond Chelmsford GBR
Gilles DI CRESCENZO 25 Prizm FRA
Michel BRUN 251 RUBIS3 France es Renault FRA
Roy Stevens 54 IOTA TRI-Services RYA GBR
Colin Harper 85 Diamond MYSA & Hampton Court GBR
Thomas Blatter 60 Diamond MYCS Switzerland SUI
Nicky Ennion 48 Quark 10R Harwich & Dovercourt MBC GBR

Vane A Class – Jack Roberts Trophy

Thanks to Tony Wilson for footage and reports.

Jack Roberts Trophy Results:

1. David Bell, 21pts
2. Damian Akroyd, 15pts
3. Peter Whiteside, 14pts
4. Eddie Greenwood, 6pts


Northern District Championship Results:

1 Damian Akroyd, 12pts
2 Eddie Greenwood, 7pts
3 Peter Whiteside, 5pts
4 David Geldard, 3pts

Commodore Cup Results: (combined for the weekend)

1 Damian Akroyd
2 David Bell
3 Peter Whiteside
4 Eddie Greenwood
5 David Geldard

Northern District Champs Report on Yachts & Yachting

IOM Windsor Trophy Report


We don‚Äôt appear to have lifted the 2016 ‚Äėcurse of the dodgy winds‚Äô at Fleetwood. Sunshine we can do… good breeze? not so much.¬†Will it ever blow straight down the lake again? Do South Westerly winds even exist anymore? Do we have to build a giant crab shaped effigy to the Westerly wind god Zephyrus and make ‚Äėcertain‚Äô sacrifices on a moonlit night? Hang on, can we even find¬†any virgins in Fleetwood to utilise in this crazy¬†ceremony? So many questions too few Peroni‚Äôs ¬†ūüôā


Anyway, on to actual sailing, we had a healthy turnout of 13 boats today, 3 more than last year and 13 more than the year before. 16 races were run in good spirits with the occasional beat and a lot of reaching. Despite the¬†scalextric courses there was still plenty of tight battles¬†to be had throughout the fleet as can be witnessed in the final scores below. At the end of the day Walshy came out on top with Sean ‘the ringer’ Priestley in second and Mike Parkington earning a well deserved 3rd.

Final Results

  • 1st Rob Walsh: 17 pts
  • 2nd Shaun Priestley: 22 pts
  • 3rd Mike Parkington: 47 pts
  • 4th Bill Culshaw: 54 pts
  • 5th Derek Priestley: 60 pts
  • 6th John Brierley: 63 pts
  • 7th Peter Baldwin: 80 pts
  • 8th Rick Ford: 81 pts
  • 9th Tim Lanigan: 82 pts
  • 10th Tommy Mills: 101 pts
  • 11th David Foster: 120 pts
  • 12th Sue Parkington: 127 pts
  • 13th Chris Chatfield : 129 pts

Special mention for Derek, who having lent his boat to his son, played the role of super sub and sailed a race in every boat in the fleet. He was successful in this endeavour, helping a few of us out at the back of the fleet with tuning and tweaks but was ultimately bamboozled by Bill Culshaw’s transmitter. Apparently the waggling stick was on the left and stop/go stick was on the right!? Sounds like some kind of strange voodoo to me! Good effort Mr P.

Thanks, as always, to¬†Eric ‘Get Back you lot’ Watkinson for keeping us honest and keeping the scores.

And finally some great pictures from Peter Baldwin who snatched them while Derek was galavanting around with his boat. Cheers Peter.