Solo Open At Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club July 2003


The Thames Valley and Southern Solo open was held on a glorious day. Very warm, not a cloud in the sky but with a fickle force 1 to 4 wind blowing in all directions. 12 home boats and 9 visitors made the start line for the first of 4 testing races.

After much place changing Mike Wilkie[4190] won from Godfrey Clark[4120 with Ian Ayres[4220] third.

Race two was won by Will Loy[3171] with Mike Wilkie second and Godfrey Clark third. A leisurely lunch was taken before racing was resumed for the afternoon. Conditions were much the same as the morning with the wind as unpredictable as ever.

Race three was won by Rob Vincent[4109] with Godfrey Clark second and K Smith[4287] third.

There was a slight increase in the wind for the final race which predictably produced one capsize. First was Godfrey Clark, Second Rob Vincent and Arthur Phillips[3854] third.


Overall Results:

Pos Helm Sail No Club
1st Godfrey Clark 4120 King George SC
2nd Mike Wilkie 4190 RYA
3rd Rob Vincent 4109 Weirwood SC
4th Will Loy 3171 IBRSC

Will Loy is notable for the fact that he borrowed an old boat that morning and was the first home boat which earned him a bottle of wine as well as his prize. Well done.