Camel Week success at Rock Sailing Club
CAMEL WEEK AT ROCK:
Rock Sailing Club's premiére event of the year, Camel Week, brought fewer boats than last year, writes George Dale.
Perhaps a reflection on the current financial climate, perhaps on weather conditions over the past few years.
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Nevertheless, 47 dinghies (down on last year), 14 catamarans (up on last year) and 29 Shrimpers (again up on 2012) took to the water for a series of six race days last week.
The first races were for the Dinham Trophy – catamarans, the Brea Buoy Cup – dinghies, and the first of two races for the Shrimper Eclipse Trophy.
Taking first place in the dinghy fleet on handicap was Richard Broughton in his RS600, followed by David Bartlett in the Streaker and Helen and Dougal Scott in the Lark, Muppet.
The Dinham Trophy for cats was won by Mike and Viki Coulson in their Hurricane 5.9, Erbitz.
Out at sea, the winner in the Shrimpers was Peter Thomas in Jowster, followed by Chris Creak with Suzie Brushett in Bonney and Rick Pharoah and Sarah Harris in African Jacana.
Day two races were for the Porthilly Cup for dinghies, the Rush High Flyers for cats and the second of the two race series for the Shrimper Eclipse Trophy.
In the Porthilly Cup, Muppet was the winner with newcomers Stewart and Jack Bowen in their RS200 2ABS and Beyond second.
For the cats Erbitz and the Coulsons were winners, with long time member Jums Greaves with Henry Greville Collins in their Hobie 16 second.
For the Shimpers Bonney and Jowster battled it out, with Jowster taking the line honours.
The third day had two races, the first of two pursuits for the dinghies and cats racing together for the Renovation Trophy, the other for the second of the two race series for the Shrimper's Red Buoy Cup.
The Renovation Trophy was won in great style by Tom Offer in his foiling International Moth while five of the top ten places were taken by cats.
The Red Buoy Cup was won by Jowster with Bonney once again in second place.
Thursday, the Gentle Jane Cup for the dinghies, the Chisholm Cup for cats and the John Lees Memorial Trophy for the Shrimpers.
This was weather that evidently suited the Fireballs with Ian and Lucy Priest in Rascal in first place and Andy Barker with Jackie in their Fireball second.
In the cat fleet Hamish and Helen Leighton in their Hurricane 5.9 Mellow Yellow took first place, while Pink Panther was second followed by Smoking Bimbo.
Out at sea the John Lees Memorial trophy was won by Jowster with Bonney again second followed by African Jacana.
Friday, and the second of the two pursuit races for the dinghies and cats. This time it wqas the dinghies who were first to finish, taking the first 14 places.
First was Shmoozy Blue and second was Helen and Dougal Scott's Lark Muppet.
At sea, the Cibie Cup for Shrimpers was being competed for. Again Jowster took first place with Sophie and Chris and Peter Fuller second.
On Saturday, the final races were undertaken by the brave few in windy and wet conditions. The dinghies' Rock trophy was won by Andy Barker in his Fireball, while the Camel Silver Salver for the cats went to Jums Greaves and crew in Smoking Bimbo.
Out at sea, the final Shrimper race, The St Minver Cup, was won by Chris Creak.
Overall winners for the week were, for the dinghies, Graham Scroggie in his Merlin Rocket Shmoozy Blue, for the cats Mike and Vicki Coulson in Erbitz, and for the Shrimpers Peter Thomas and members of his family in Jowster.
On the social side, Steward Richard Smith at the bar and Chef Henry Waterworth provided the much needed refreshment in the Clubhouse, at the barbecue and for Family Quiz Night.
Race Officer Lynne Hough and her crew were congratulated on running and excellent series for the dinghies and cats.
Camel Week 2013 was sponsored by Sharps Brewery, Gul, Quay 4, Ocean Marine, Pinnell & Bax and Wadebridge Wines.
SISTERS COMPLETE IRONMAN SUCCESSFULLY:
Two sisters from Bude have just completed the UK Ironman event.
Sarah Burns, 30, an SHO in Plymouth, completed the Ironman in 10:56:03 with a marathon time of 3 hours 31, coming first in the 30-34 age group and fifth female overall.
This year she has completed the Jurassic coast challenge, three marathons in three days from Weymouth to Poole, and the Classic Quarter, a 44 mile run from the Lizard to Land's End in which she came first, second overall and set a new course record.
She also did the South Downs Way 50 mile and came third after having got lost.
She is fund raising for the Rotary Charity Fundraisers particularly as they are supporting a Polio eradication programme in Africa.
Lucy Morwood, 28, a Captain in the Royal Engineers, specialising as a Bomb Disposal Officer, completed the Ironman in 13:09:34, coming eighth in the 25-29 age group and having had a problem with her bike in the cycle section.
This was the first time that she has ever run a marathon so she was pleased to complete it in 4 hours 44.
Last year she competed in the Beirut Triathlon which she won and this year she has competed in several triathlons always coming in the top three.
She entered the UK Ironman this year while she was serving in Afghanistan. She finished her six month tour in March and neither sister knew that the other had entered until Lucy came back.
They both went to Marhamchurch Primary School and St Joseph's School, Launceston.
For the first of two pre-season games Liskeard welcomed Devon One club St Columba-Torpoint to Lux Park.
The game that was split into four quarters was evenly, keenly and fairly contested and was beneficial to both clubs.
All players who turned up had a run out and more than 45 players took part, enabling the respective coaches to judge fitness and skill levels for the upcoming season.
Liskeard had the edge overall, especially in the final quarter when their fitness told, and ran out the winners at 12-7 (2 tries with one converted to 1converted try).
New Zealand born Ben Miller had a good debut, coming on at full back in the second quarter, later switching to fly half; lock Mark Davy (returning from an extended lay-off) and flanker Yestin Hutchings (who'll be playing for Cornwall Clubs XV against Cornish Pirates on August 30) also performed well.
Thanks to Plymouth Referees Society for appointing two referees, experienced Lance Doggart and young Tom Osborne, with the forwards having to get used to the change in the scrum laws and possible different interpretations.
The second pre-season friendly takes place this Saturday against St Austell 2nd XV at Lux Park (3pm).