Chipstead Sailing Club

Chipstead Sailing Club Comet Open Meeting Report 2019

The Chipstead Comet Open Meeting, took place on Sunday 22nd September. 24 boats entered including 8 visitors with 4 ladies sailing which is our best ever.

The event was shared with open meetings for the Enterprise and Firefly fleets leading 3 separate starts for each of the 4 races. OOD John Masters did a fantastic job setting good start lines and courses in the face of mixed weather conditions and changeable wind directions.

On arrival competitors were faced with very still conditions with what little wind there was coming from the south. This led to some frequent changes in positions, particularly in the middle of the fleet in the first two morning races.

The winners were:-
1st Eddie Pope
2nd Guy Wilkins
3rd Bob Dodds.

Our visitors were:-
Chris Robinson   Burghfield
Annette Walter   Welwyn GC
Henry Jaggers    Beer
John Sturgeon    Hanley Lake
Eddie Pope        Ogston
Bob Dodds         C Mariners YC
Steve Gregory   Frensham Pond
Andy Dale          Eyott   SC

Others worthy of mention for helping out throughout the day were:-

Don Blackman our social member who helped and was all smiles.
Jean Wilkins did all the administration.
Andy Simmons of Comet Dinghies was repairing boats and joining in too.