2016 Topper Winter Open Results & Photos

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Chilly, but a pretty decent sailing breeze for the Winter Topper event. The turnout, though, was even more bitterly disappointing than the wind was bitterly cold. A report will appear here in due course. For the moment the results are here. Some pretty good racing on the whole I think.

Magnus Handley won three races and the event, Edward Brown won the other race and was 2nd overall, Scott Parker 3rd and Tamsin Dodworth 4th. There were no IBRSC boats as the Topper association had organised a clashing training event for the smaller rig boats.

4th Place Tamsin Dodsworth at the Island Barn Reservoir Topper Winter Open - photo (c) Andy GrovesAaron Evans from Silver Wing SC 1st non Squad Sailing at the Island Barn Reservoir Topper Winter Open - photo (c) Tessa GrovesEvent Winner Magnus Handley and 3rd place Scott Parker at the Island Barn Reservoir Topper Winter Open - photo (c) Jim ChampEvent Winner Magnus Handley at the Island Barn Reservoir Topper Winter Open - photo (c) Jim ChampEvent Winner Magnus Handley rounding the leeward mark at the Island Barn Reservoir Topper Winter Open - photo (c) Andy GrovesLeon Stein under an ominous sky prestart at the Island Barn Reservoir Topper Winter Open - photo (c) Tessa GrovesRunner Up Edward Brown at the Island Barn Reservoir Topper Winter Open - photo (c) Andy GrovesWrapped Up Warm - Aaron Evans and Alfie Lester at the Island Barn Reservoir Topper Winter Open (c) Jim Champ

Photos © Tessa Groves, Andy Groves and Jim Champ

 

If you'd like copies of photos we took from the event you can email me here, but my enthusiasm for trawling through 130 odd photos to email out a selection is not unlimited - a SAE and a USB stick/SD card (SD cards are better 'cos they are easier to get into a PO max letter thickness package) with 1GB free coming to me in the post is my preferred route and you can have the whole lot, or for local sailors there are copies on the club laptop. I'll freely admit my shots were not very good: I had to take them from the bank so they were taken from too far away with light at the wrong angle.

Jim C