A warm Warming Pan

59 year old Firefly wins the Hamble Warming Pan

Wednesday March 14th 2007, Author: Barnaby Smith, Location: United Kingdom
Over 50 dinghies competed in the 45th annual Hamble Warming Pan hosted by Hamble River Sailing Club over the weekend of 10-11 March. The event was blessed with amazing weather normally only seen at the height of an English Summer. With bright sunshine and moderate winds prevailing all weekend the competitors enjoyed four superb races up and down the River Hamble.

The 23 strong Firefly Class was won by Mark Tait and Sally Wakefield from Wessex Exiles in Mark’s superbly restored, 59 year old, Firefly Dido, originally built for the 1948 Olympic Games. Mark and Sally just edged out Ian Sanderson from the Royal Lymington who sailed with Claire Wood (Saturday) and Debs Hill (Sunday).

The Merlin Class, also comprising 23 boats, was keenly fought with Richard Whitworth and Nichola Brook in Filthy/Gorgeous taking the Warming Pan title by a single point from Tom Stewart and Chris Downham. Things might have been different if Tom and Chris hadn’t missed the first race on Saturday due to some significant travel errors.

The local Foxer class was convincingly won by John Duff in Hale Fox. Despite having the smallest entry this class had some of the keenest racing and provided excellent entertainment as they used some very small courses set adjacent to Hamble Green.

Once again the many volunteers members of HRSC provided excellent race management, plenty of hot food all day, a friendly welcome and following a very hectic week running up to the event some superb new changing rooms. Over the year the club will consider plans for the 46th Warming Pan which will take place on 8-9 March 2008 but rest assured the event is now back on a firm footing and the club looks forward to welcoming an even bigger entry in 12 months times.

Results:

Firefly

Pos Helm/Crew Boat R1 R2 R3 R4 Tot
1 Mark Tait and Sally Wakefield Dido 2 1 2 1 4
2 Ian Sanderson and Claire Wood/Debs Hill Genesis 1 2 3 3 6
3 Steve Greaves and Sally Wilson Cumulus 4 5 4 4 12
4 Barney Smith and Alannah Witherby Fourwood Thinking 5 3 5 5 13
5 Peter Cook and Janet Exelby Mrs Brock 3 7 7 23 17
6 Simon Spolton and Verity Birch  The Sith 9 4 6 23 19
7 Lizzie Edwards and Carina  Atomic 8 9 8 23 25
8 Nigel Wakefield and Emily Sanderson Flo 23 23 1 2 26
9 Peter Slimming and Charlotte McGarry Tit Willow 16 14 10 8 32
10 Lucy Boreham and Rachel Crebbin Felix 10 12 12 10 32
11 James Fryatt and Lizzie Shawcroft Ross E 12 16 13 9 34
12 Andy Palmer-Felgate and Liz Sutton Minke 6 6 23 23 35
13 Andy Reynolds-Jones and Dave Thompson Special Brew 14 13 11 12 36
14 Tom Shawcroft and Tom Gall Katie B 13 11 15 13 37
15 Russell and Emily Peters Bloodhound 7 8 23 23 38
16 Richard Anderton and crew Minke 23 23 9 6 38
17 Fiona Jones and Sammy Burns Ian 15 15 16 11 41
18 Simon Reynolds-Jones and Imogen Warren  Arjosarus 11 10 23 23 44
19 Alex Lomer and Tom Burns John Merricks 17 18 14 14 45
20 Mike Steele and crews TBC 23 23 23 7 53
21 Callum and Kieran Rocks Eric 18 17 23 23 58
22 Pelham Olive and crew John 23 23 23 15 61
23 Alexandra and Colin Olive John 19 23 23 23 65

Merlin Rocket

Pos Helm/Crew Boat R1 R2 R3 R4 Tot
1 Richard Whitworth and Nic Brook Filthy /Gorgeous 2 7 2 1 5
2 Tom Stewart and Chris Downham Little Blue 24 1 1 4 6
3 William Warren and Chris  The Black Pearl 4 2 3 2 7
4 Roger Gilbert and James  Wild Card 5 3 5 6 13
5 Will Rainey and Vicki Tarbet djelibeybi 1 11 10 3 14
6 Dan Alsop and Jennie King Gangsta Paradise 3 9 4 13 16
7 David Sayce and Graham  Time and Tide 7 4 8 10 19
8 Andy Davis and Elle Bremner Keyser Soze 9 5 14 7 21
9 Pat and Jill Blake Hot Totty 6 13 9 8 23
10 Chris Lewns and Jane  Devilled Kidney 10 15 13 5 28
11 Alex Jackson and Georgie  Moist 13 14 6 9 28
12 Judith Massey & Claire  Artemis 12 6 17 12 30
13 Steve Tyler and Ally  Puff the Magic Dragon 8 16 12 16 36
14 Matt Biggs and Claire  Still Not Over 11 10 23 15 36
15 Nick Scroggie and Frances  Boadicea 16 12 11 14 37
16 Graham and Ben  Schmoozy Blue 15 8 16 19 39
17 Simon and Anna  Smart Tart 24 24 7 11 42
18 Mark Fuller and Chris Chambulls 14 17 15 18 46
19 Mark Emmett and Gaby  Cloud 9 17 24 19 17 53
20 James and Helen  Dangerbat 18 18 18 20 54
21 Phil Emery and Dave  Revolution 24 19 23 23 65
22 Carl Whitehill and Julian  Time Lords 19 24 23 23 65
23 Joe McLaughlin and Bryn  Pocket Rocket 24 24 23 23 70

Foxer

Pos Helm Boat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Tot
1 Mr John Duff Hale Fox 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 5 10
2 Mr Ian Savill Fox 2 2 2 1 4 5 5 3 19
3 Mr Ian Sumner Rennfox 3 3 4 4 5 4 1 1 20
4 David Criswick Ace 4 4 4 4 1 2 3 2 20
5 Alan Fuller Grandy 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 26

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