For all previous results see Race Results Archive
The results of all previous race series are given below as excel files:
Autumn 2010 series results:
SAMM Race Series – Autumn 2011
Results from the 2011 Autumn Series;
SIXTH AND FINAL RACE DAY
OF THE SAMM AUTUMN SERIES
Sunday 9th November 2011
The races take place from the CAR Infanta Cristina Sailing Centre at Los Narejos on the Mar Menor and are run under the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system.
The morning race started at 11.30am, with a north easterly wind speed of 12 knots, 7 boats competed over three laps. Unfortunately, due to ill health, John Clarke and Doreen Squires in their Miracle, were not able to take part in the final race of the series. This left the race wide open to the rest of the competitors to pit their skills again the Catamaran and its crew. The first three boats on the corrected times were:-
Place, Boat, Helm, Crew,
1st GAMBA, John Down – Tony Ray, Les Dawson
2nd catamaran, Robert Hudson - M Harding, D English, E Penning
3rd laser 2000, Vernon O’Byrne – Ingo Wilson
By 2.30pm the wind had increased to 15 knots. Six boats started the second but the Laser 13 capsized at the fourth buoy on the second lap, the Pastanaca retired and just before the finish the Laser 2000 capsized, the wind had increased in strength during the race and was gusting at 20 knots. The results on the corrected times were:-
Place, Boat, Helm, Crew,
1st catamaran, Robert Hudson – M Harding, D English, E Penning
2nd GAMBA, Vernon O’Byrne – Ingo Wilson, Les Dawson
3rd DELTANIA GEMINI UNO, Iain Hamilton - Peter and Lyn Ewers, B Norris
The Cups which have been donated by Bankia will be presented at the SAMM Annual Christmas Dinner Dance in December.
The next monthly meeting of SAMM will be at Las Claras Cultural Centre in Calle Irene, Los Narajos, on the second Wednesday 14th December 2011. For further information about the Sailing Association Mar Menor and it’s race program which will start again in April 2012 go to www.sailingmarmenor.com and follow the links or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
See below attached files for pictures!
Sunday 23rd October 2011
(The 4th race day was postponed from 16th October to 23rd October.)
The morning race started at 12.00 noon, with a north north easterly wind with a speed of 2 knots increasing during the race, 5 boats competed over two laps. The results on corrected time were:-
Place, Boat, Helm, Crew, Times
1st Miracle, John Clarke - Doreen Squires
2nd catamaran, Derek English - M. Harding, J. Parker, G. Wharrad,
3rd Laser 2000, John Down – Vernon O´Byrne
4th GAMBA, Janice Penning – Cristobal Jurado, Carl Vogt
5th laser 13, Roger Drew - Anne Marie Tasney
By 3.30pm the wind was in a north easterly direction with an increased speed of 10 knots. Six boats started and fought an exciting two lap contest. The results on corrected time were:-
Place, Boat, Helm, Crew, Times
1st Miracle, John Clarke, Doreen Squires
2nd Laser 2000, John Down - Vernon O’Byrne
3rd catamaran, Derek English – Mike Harding, John Parker
4th SEA HOPPER, Mick Burgess
5th LASER 13, Roger Drew – Annemarie Tasney
6th gamba, Janice Penning - Cristobal Jurado, Carl Vogt
The 5th Race Day of the Autumn Series will be on Sunday 30th October.
Wow, after an inauspicious first day of the Sailing Association Mar Menor’s Autumn Series, the second day on September 18th was fantastic with perfect weather and exciting racing.
The races take place from the CAR Sailing Centre at Los Narejos on the Mar Menor and are run under the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system.
The morning race started at 11am in a gentle 6.5 to 7.5 knot westerly wind with 8 boats competing over three laps of a short anticlockwise course. The light wind proved difficult for some and the results on corrected time were:-
1st John Clarke Miracle 44mins 25secs
2nd Tug Wilson Laser 2000 49mins 22secs
3rd John Down Pastanaca 56mins 18secs
4th Janice Penning Laser 13 57mins 56secs
5th Vernon O’Byrne Gamba 59mins 56secs
6th Edward Penning Weta 78mins 09secs
The Deltania and Sea Hopper did not finish.
By 2.30pm the wind had backed to South, South East and increased to 11 to 13 knots so the start line was changed and a figure of eight course set. Six boats started and fought an exciting three lap contest to provide a really exciting finish with only 16 minutes separating the whole fleet and only 1 second between the first and second placed boats. The results on corrected time were:-
1st Tug Wilson Laser 2000 32mins 36secs
2nd John Clarke Miracle 32mins 37secs
3rd E. Penning Weta 42mins 23secs
4th Ingo Wilson Gamba 44mins 28secs
5th Janice Penning Laser 13 44mins 28secs
6th Mick Burgess Sea Hopper 48mins 57secs
For more information about SAMM and its race program go to www.sailingmarmenor.com and follow the links or email to email@example.com.
The first race day of the Sailing Association Mar Menor’s Autumn Series on September 4th got off to a bad beginning.
The races take place from the CAR Sailing Centre at Los Najeros on the Mar Menor and the competitors and officials arrived to find that a children’s Optimist dinghy race was also organised. Just as the SAMM morning race was starting the crew of the safety boat were approached by organisers of the children’s race and told to change the course that had been set to avoid a clash. The resulting last minute confusion led to the race being abandoned.
The afternoon race started promptly at 2.30pm and six boats fought an exciting 3 lap contest in 15 to 17 knot winds. The racing is run under the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system and the results on corrected time were:-
1st John Clarke and Doreen Squires Miracle 51mins 15secs
2nd John Down and Mike Harding Laser 2000 53mins 17secs
3rd O. Midttun, L. Anderson
- Young and B. Young Gamba 55mins 6secs
4th E. Penning and H. Lenhard Weta 57mins 48secs
5th B. Murray and O. Fseldsbo Weta 64mins 59secs
The Deltania of D and M. Scott did not finish.
Everybody is looking forward to the next race day on September 18th and the special MABS Cancer Support race on September 25th.
For more information about SAMM and it’s race program go to www.sailingmarmenor.com and follow the links or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Autumn Series Race Dates are as follows;
October 2, 16 and 30