The 2019 Clive Hand Memorial trophy for I.O.M
will be on Sunday November 3rd 2019,
The full NOR can be seen here Clive Hand Nor for 2019 3rd November 2019,
Entry list as at 28th October 2019
Jen Hand 69 Brit Pop
Nigel Brown 55 Sedici
Tim Hand 46 Sedici
Ken Binks 83 Brit Pop
Gary Box 1 Rubix
Dave Burke 30 Brit Pop
Stephen Haywood 57 Brit Pop
John Tushingham 51 Vision
Liz Tushingham 71 Vision
Pete Walters 95 Slimtel
Darin Ballington 86 Widget
Colin Walton 3 Brit Pop
Derek Preistly 67 Dead Reckoning
Garry Benson 93 In Transition
Rob Wilson 97 Brit Pop
Chris Elliott 74 Brit Pop
Peter Cogill 110 V9
Graham Whalley 16 Brit Pop
Geoff Farrar 65 Brit Pop
Tim Long 199 Vision
Tracy Ballington 08 Brit Pop
John Smith 43 Brit Pop
Ray Atkinson 19 Fraktal
Mick Cooper 39 Titan
Adrian Cripps 77 Sedici
Dave Holyoak 11 V9
26 entries so far
Scroll down for all past Clive Hand events and pictures inc results
2018 Clive Hand Memorial Trophy
report results and a few pics below
Venue Scotland Farm and it was 8am and not a breath of wind, as the Lincoln team arrived to get the boiler going for tea and coffee, and more importantly the club house cooker for the now legendary Lincoln Sausage burgers. Competitors arrived in drips and drabs the flags were put up and showed no signs of life, The motor home campers stirred into life after a chilly night and having having driven a very long way from the south coast of England, but hey enough of all that nonsense what about the racing.
The V9 of David Alston and the Brit Pop of Darin Ballington won the seeding races after a short delay ( the only delay in the whole day) and then David won the first A fleet race before his day turned a kinda pear shape ( sorry Dave ) We then get to race 4 and Derek Priestley got moving winning the next two races with his slightly older boat and Nigel Brown our eventual winner was getting to grips with his nearly new Sedici, gaining a fifth place, battles were going on all across both fleets with some great racing, and I have to say, good course setting by OOD Peter Cogill, The Breeze got better by Lunch time probably around 6/8 knots and the beat was no easy task but playing the shifts paid dividends as it does in any race, getting to know them was a little tricky. Races 6 and 7 were won by Nigel when the scores were neck and neck with Derek, at the end it was 20 points apiece, and Nigel edged it on count back with Darin Ballington taking third spot. All in all a good day at Lincoln steady breeze and warm sunshine great hospitality by all the helpers tasty cakes in the afternoon all calorie free I was told.
Many many thanks to all the helpers and competitors for making it a special day and you will be pleased to know that £ 100 plus was raised for the R.N.L.I so thanks for your generosity.
We hope to see you all again soon and especially for the same event next year. One or two pics below and well done Nigel Brown from the Gosport club .
THE CLIVE HAND MEMORIAL TROPHY 2017
Congratulations to John Tushingham who is now a two times winner of the trophy , and a cheque for £ 10.000, “it is in the post”
some randon pictures below .
A very calm lake greeted the first arrivals at the lake with not a breath of wind as the first of the bacon butties got served up. 23 skippers with a variety of design came out to play some from as far afield as Norwich , West Cornwall and Fleetwood, many probably wishing they had not botherd. But by 10 am there was a faint wisp of wind and after a thirty minute delay a course was set along the south bank and the first of the seeding races got underway. Frustrating was a word used by many not just because the wind was light and fluky but there was also a little green stuff that attacked when you least expected it some suffered more than there fair share but it was annoying. Stephen Haywood and Peter Cropper won the two seding races, and racing proper started soon after, ( the bacon butties were going down very well at £ 150.00 each and with free tea or coffee all day the galley was busy. Nine skippers from Lincoln took part, and all in all it was quite good racing and if I may say so seem to improve as the day wore on. Soup and French bread for lunch Leek and Potatoe with many returning for seconds. After lunch the breeze probably increased to around 6 knots so things were really hotting up, good banter on the bank and i dont think I heard a raised voice all day. The very last race was increased to two laps , and sods law had it that on the final run the wind deserted the lake and we waited an age for a small puff to take the fleet to the finish. As many of you saw we had a man with a couple of drones doing some filming his name is Phil , we had hoped for more breeze to make it interestin but I am sure in the weeks to come we shall see the edited footage and it will be splendid. many thanks to all the helpers for the day race team and galley staff it is allways appreciated the effort you all put in and we could not do it with out you. also many thanks to all the skippers who made it such an enjoyable day. we hope you were not put off by the green stuff and ther is talk of making the event a few weeks later for next year to allow it to clear completely .
2016 Clive Hand Memorial Trophy
results pictures below
Date should I believe read 2016 on the results
A report by the Lincolnshire Echo written by Caroline Wilson with photo’s by John Jenkins
The Clive Hand Memorial Trophy 2015
A fine day greeted the 26 competitors for the 2015 Clive Hand Memorial Trophy , not to much breeze maybe 5to 10 knots by the sky was clear and although a hint of a shower, we all stayed dry. Bacon Butties were the order of the day from 8am, along with Normans tea and coffee stand doing brisk business. Phil Harpham was Race Officer and did a superb job when you consider it was his first time, he was assisted by son Joe and two young ladies Jackie and Jill did the finishing line and scoring, so a massive thanks to all of them ,, so on to the racing, there was always enough breeze to keep the boats moving and the beat was very tricky with some quite big shifts that lay in wait for the inexperienced and experienced alike, It wasn’t the only thing that caught skippers out,, but we will not go into that as it seemed to even itself out throughout the fleet, frustrating as it was . The two seeding races were won by Don Charlesworth and Nigel Brown ( Britpop and V9 ) Last years winner John Tushingham unfortunately had a multitude of problems in the first three/four races with Radio and green stuff and so was always playing catchup, It was interesting that the top three only had one win each. also interesting was that the Lincoln club had 6 members in the top ten. At the end of the day Dave Thomas 41 sailing his new secondhand V9 for the first time was the most consistent to take the Trophy from Graham Allen and John Tushingham full results below , and pictures will be updated on this post as they come in. We also believe a large amount was raised for the R.N.L.I from competitors and visitors so thank you all so much. We also hope you had a pleasant days racing and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Congratulations to Dave Thomas .
Date should i believe read 2015
Sue Brown very kindly did the pics for us Many thanks Sue
The 2014 Clive Hand Memorial Trophy
The day dawned quiet and foggy as the race team awaited the arrival of 30 competitors to Scotland Farm, Kettle was on and bacon butties made ready, but the lake was a different story, apart from the very close buoys only a few coots could be seen scurrying away about there business in the early morning mist, The sun was trying but as the competitors started to arrive it was painfully obvious that B suits would not be used today. The Lincoln club helpers turned up in force from far and wide to try and make this event work well Norman setting up his caravan as the race office complete with flag pole Seymore did a grand job sorting out the car parking , Caz and Tim had a steady stream of customers for Bacon Baps and tea and coffee. By 0930 there was little change one minute the flags were fluttering the next hanging like rags, a half hour postponement was announced with a loud hail of the whistle, and by 10 20 it became apparent that we would be sailing from the south bank and a course was laid , the briefing was held and the first of the two seeding fleets (B) were on the water making the way to the start in 1/2 knots of wind , amazingly the first boat finished the race 16 minutes after starting , but that was about as good as it got as the second seeding race did not finish until 1145 am. The race team decided that an early lunch was in order, in the hope that a breeze would fill in once the fog lifted , this was in fact the case but hey don’t get too excited we are still talking about drifting conditions with some drifting faster than others. By 1330 there was a significant change in the wind direction and racing was moved to the East bank and increased some times to a massive 3 knots , but as you all know in these conditions the clever guys always consistently do the right thing and come out on top although not always in every race Well done to John Tushingham with his new design Vision, who won the event, his boat obviously drifted far quicker than the rest , Alex Corey finished in a very good second place with a home design, and in third place was Nigel Brown sailing his V8 Vickers design, Thanks to all who made it a good day in spite of the frustrating conditions, I was extremely pleased with the general conduct on the bank, and rule observance saved us all a lot of time , Only seven races completed , so we must pray for wind a lot harder next time . race results are below and Sue Brown has very kindly allowed us to use her pictures of the event , so many thanks to her see link below the results
All above pics thanks to Sue Brown more pics on the link below