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Optimum Time Watches Phantom Southern Travellers race report and results for Round 2 at Island Barn SC

The forecast of strong winds did not put off 18 sailors for round 2 of the travellers series. One rigged then thought better of it so 17 started the first race, not all finished. After 2 races we enjoyed a choice of hot lunches and a few decided to stay on dry land as the wind increased.
The race officer had a good day getting all four races completed and a great course set. The support boats were kept busy with Phantom and Aero swimmers all day.
Simon Hawkes and Mike Tustin were tussling all day up the front of the race with Simon clinching overall after a count back. Thats the first 2 opens to Simon who will be looking to defend his Frensham title from last year in round 3 on 23rd April.

1st   Phantom   Phantom   14   Wimbleball SC   Simon Hawkes
2nd   Phantom   Phantom   1438   Bowmoor SC    MikeTustin
3rd   Phantom   Phantom   1414   Shoreham         Steve Popple
4th   Phantom   Phantom   1419   Wimbleball SC   Paul Birbeck
5th   Phantom   Phantom   1386   Island Barn SC    Nick Mason
6th   Phantom   Phantom   1351   Island Barn SC   John Oldham
7th   Phantom   Phantom   1300   Shoreham SC   Ivan Walsh
8th   Phantom   Phantom   1289   Island Barn SC   Richard Barker
9th   Phantom   Phantom   1320   Creeksea SC   Roger Smith
10th   Phantom   Phantom   1   Minnis Bay SC   Clive Morley
11th   Phantom   Phantom   1443   Stone SC   Phil Longley
12th   Phantom   Phantom   12   Bowmoor SC    Olly Hopkins
13th   Phantom   Phantom   1256   Creeksea SC    Eric Howe
14th   Phantom   Phantom   1451   Tenby SC   Jon Nuttall
15th   Phantom   Phantom   1408   Island Barn SC Thomas Alex Dawson
16th   Phantom   Phantom   1167   Broadwater SC  Dave Patrick
16th   Phantom   Phantom   1184   Creeksea SC   Graham Dale-Jones

Optimum Time Watches Phantom Southern Travellers Round 2 at Island Barn SC Saturday 25th of March

After licking our wounds from the Wimbleball open and Beastie last week we head off to Island Barn SC for the second Phantom open of the new season, for a joint event with our rivals in the Eastern region. This is very central and a good turn out is expected with many coming up from the south west for the challenge. The forecast is looking a bit calmer than last week I'm pleased to say...

Briefing is at 10.30 and first race at 11.00 with 2 races in the morning and 2 races after lunch.
Cost is £15 to include post racing cream tea
Full details at http://www.islandbarn.org.uk

Optimum Time Watches Phantom Southern Travellers at Wimbleball Sailing Club

Optimum Time Watches Phantom Southern Travellers at Wimbleball Sailing Club

The 'Paunch was Launched'

The forecast had been looking fierce all week but on the day looking from the Clubhouse across the course it looked a bit gusty but nothing outstanding.

A gusty force 5 blowing from the west did not deter 9 fine specimens eager to start their 2017 Phantom Southern Series. With visitors from as far as Shoreham, Plymouth and Lee on Solent some had put in a great deal of effort to be there.

A strange correlation became apparent in that the further the competitor had travelled the less the "Paunch" label could be applied, although most that attended as you expect sailing were of some stature.

A guest appearance from a previous National Champion Mr Tyler Harmsworth caused a buzz in the dinghy park but he decided to save himself for the Beasty in a Phantom the following day.

Optimum Time Watches 2017 Phantom Southern Travellers Series Round 1 at Wimbleball Sailing Club on Saturday 18th March

Optimum Time Watches 2017 Phantom Southern Travellers Series Round 1 at Wimbleball Sailing Club on Saturday 18th March

The Optimum Time Watches Phantom 2017 Southern Travellers Series begins this Saturday at Wimbleball
sailing club on picturesque Exmoor National Park in Somerset. Details and NOR can be found on the club website. www.wimbleballsc.org.uk
Enthusiasm is high and at least treble the attendance of last yesr is expected with many top helms returning to the class for some heavy weight fun...

Competitors can stay on for the Exmoor Beastie on Sunday for a 3 hour pursuit race and make a weekend of it. Details and NOR again to be found on club website.

Looking forward to seeing a fright of Phantoms !!

Ivan 1300

Optimum Time Phantom Southern Wimbleball Open - 18th March

Eastern Dates 2017

14th January Eastern Winter Championships – Harlow Blackwater SC.
25th March Island Barn Sailing Club Saturday event
6th May Fishers Green Saturday event
10th / 11th June Creeksea Sailing Club Weekend
17th / 18th June Stone Sailing Club Weekend
22nd July Oulton Broad SC Saturday event
26th / 27th /28th August Eastern Region Championships RCYC / Burnham Week Combined Clubs Bank Holiday weekend
14th / 15th October Alton Water Weekend

Optimum Time Watches to Sponsor the 2017 Phantom Southern Travellers Series

Optimum Time have kindly agreed to sponsor the Souther travellers series again. And after getting feedback following last season's series we have a calendar of 10 events with 4 to count as follows

18th March Winbleball
25th March Island Barn ( joint with east region)
23rd April Frensham
6th May Training and 7th May Open Lee on Solent
28th 29th May Shoreham
8th 9th July Weymouth
5th 6th August Downs
8th 9th 10th September Nationals
14th October Bowmoor
11th November Burghfield

Looking forward to seeing some new faces !!

Ivan

Optimum Time Watches 2016 Phantom Southern Travellers Series Round 6 at Burghfield Sailing Club on Saturday 3rd December

This weekend final round and prize giving raffle. Perfect forecast for sprint racing. See Burghfield website for who is going...

Many thanks
Ivan 

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