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Falmouth Working Boat Association

Silver Oyster Race 2014

Wednesday, 5th November 2014

Course No.1, Green.


Class B
 
Class B - Large
Licensed Working Boats
1st
2nd
3rd
Holly Anne
Alf Smithers
Ada
Richard Clapham
Chris Ranger
James Brown
84:04
90:25
95:17
Class C
 
Class C - Small
Licensed Working Boats
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Julie
Ivy
Mistress
Kelsie
Jay Pascoe
Aidan Becbie
Adam Spargo
Kevin Leity
95:01
95:04
105:59
106:01
Class B
 
Class B - Large
Unlicensed Working Boats
1st
2nd
3rd
Moon
-
-
Patrick Selman
-
-
79:01
-
-
Class C
 
Class C - Small
Unlicensed Working Boats
1st
2nd
3rd
Gazelle
-
-
Bailer Ferris
-
-
90:53
-
-

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Nine Falmouth Working Boats turned out for this year's Silver Oyster Race held, as always, on 5th November. They were rewarded with a fairly steady Force 3 from the north and bright sunshine. There were four of the larger Class B boats with one unlicenced and five of Class C, again, with one unlicenced.
The fleet got away cleanly accompanied by the skirl of the bagpipe from Ivy. The only startline drama was Moon, arriving early at the line on port, being forced to gybe away. In the process she lost a hat overboard so on her second approach she gybed away again to recover it.
The race was shortened at the St Just PHM on the second round as the boats were well spread out but within this there were some close tussels; only two seconds seperated the last two boats.

Photos:

  • The first boats away.
  • Piper aboard Ivy.
  • Moon recovers her handicap.
  • Julie(?) with the youngest crew member in the fleet.
  • Alf Smythers and Gazelle cross tacks at the gate.
  • The three Chrises head off to shorten at St Just.
  • Holly Anne running for the line.
  • Mistress & Kelsie battle to avoid the wooden spoon.