2018 Events Recap

2018 Events Recap

Our Traveller Series continues to grow with events better attended than ever. We look to provide interesting venues and different sailing conditions, ranging from river sailing on the Thames to our sea championships.

We continue with our Nationals at the excellent Northampton SC on Pitsford Reservoir, providing some superb sailing water for this two day event.

Notice of Racing (NORs) and Sailing Instructions (SIs) are posted on the NOR’s and SI’s page about two weeks prior to the events.

Click HERE for 2018 series results

Click HERE Individual Race Reports and Results.

Click HERE for the Class Travellers’ Series Sailing Instructions.

Calendar – 2019 Series:

Date Event
Up River YC
2 Day Event Trg Day & Open: Club Post Code – SS5 6PA Up River YC
 28 April Class Training Day:
 29 April Open Event:  NOR 2018
Denholme SC and Ulley SC – Northerns
Two individual open meetings at the two clubs, with combined results giving the Northern Champion
One Day Event Post Code – BD13 4LN Denholme SC
19 May Open Event – Northerns: NOR -DSC 2018
One Day Event Post Code – S26 3XL Ulley SC
20 May Open Event – Northerns: NOR Ulley SC 2018
Cookham Reach SC
16 June Open Event: Club Post Code – SL6 9SD Cookham Reach SC
Notice of Racing: NOR lightning open CRSC 2018
Royal Lymington YC – Southerns
Two Day Event Southern Champs – Post Code – SO41 3SE Lymington YC
7 July Open Event: Online Entry
8 July Open Event NOR
Broxbourne SC
11 August Open Event: Club Post Code – EN9 2PB Broxbourne SC
Notice of Racing: NOR
Langstone Race Weekend – Sea Champs
2 Day Event Open Event: Club Post Code – PO3 5LY Langstone Harbour Race Weekend
25 August Open Event – Sea Champs: NOR
26 August Open Event – Sea Champs:  LHRW2018 Poster with link
27 August Last Day of Regatta (Class invited to sail)
Northampton SC – 40th Anniversary National Championships
2 Day Event Northampton SC, Post Code: NN6 9DG Northampton SC
22 Sept National Champs
23 Sept National Champs NOR
Chase SC – Inland Champs
 7 Oct Open Event – Club Post Code – WS7 3QY Chase SC
Notice of Race: NOR Chase SC 2018
Sailing Instructions: Sailing Instructions Chase SC 2018
 Hunts SC
20 Oct Open Event: Club Post Code – PE27 4YA Hunts SC
Notice of Racing:  NOR
West Oxford SC
10 Nov Rum & Mince Pies Meeting – OX29 5AG West Oxfordshire SC
Notice of Racing NOR R&MP 2018

Ayup, we’re off to Yorkshire!

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Ayup, we’re off to Yorkshire!

Our next event on the Noble Marine Insurance Travellers Trophy Series will be the 2 venue Northern Championships, starting on Saturday 11th May at Denholme SC near Bradford, followed by the second day at Ulley SC near Sheffield on the Sunday 12th. The start time of the 1st race at Denholme is at 12.00 noon. Entry Fee : £10 at each venue For the full Notice of Race click...

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The Lightning 368 Allen 2019 National Championships entries are now Live!

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The Lightning 368 Allen 2019 National Championships entries are now Live!

The Lightning 368 Allen National Championships will take place on Saturday 1st & 2nd June at Northampton SC and entries are now live Early entries are now open at the discounted rate of £30 for entries received before Friday May 24th, with entries after that date increasing to £35. The Entry Form can be downloaded HERE

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Unfortunately the Open Meeting at Shotwick had to be cancelled

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Unfortunately the Open Meeting at Shotwick had to be cancelled

Locals Jeremy (Germany) Cooper and Mark Heaton were disappointed not to be welcoming the keen Lightning 368 travellers to their club, Shotwick Lake, on  Saturday 27th April due to the untimely arrival of Storm Hannah that led to its...

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Up River Training Day & Open Meeting

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Up River Training Day & Open Meeting

The first event of the Noble Marine Insurance Travellers Series of the Lightning 368 Class took place at Up River Yacht Club in Essex, over the weekend of 6th/7th April, and Sunday’s racing on the water was shared with the Comet Class. Click HERE for the Full Report

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Up River Training Day & Open Meeting

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Up River Training Day & Open Meeting

Caroline Hollier’s Race Report and the official (UPDATED & CORRECTED) Race Results from Up River… The first event of the Noble Marine Insurance Travellers Series of the Lightning 368 Class took place at Up River Yacht Club in Essex, over the weekend of 6th/7th April, and Sunday’s racing on the water was shared with the Comet Class. On the Saturday, 14 very keen sailors arrived from as far afield as Yorkshire and Cheshire for a special Lightning Training Day led by Simon Hopkins, with an opportunity to do a bit of boat tuning, practice starts and a chance for the inland sailors to get a feel for the salty stuff. A good wind allowed some great fun, a capsize or two, and the fleet were able to try out the spare Mark 3 that class builder John Claridge had brought along with an experimental carbon lower mast section. A guest who joined us for a test sail was so impressed he placed an order for a new boat with John there and then! The Sunday was the Open Meeting, and we lost a few who could not stay, but gained the Up River club boats for a respectable entry of 15. While Saturday was the perfect wind, Sunday was pretty dire, and Matt Pickett our race officer for the day, decided to change the published race programme to 3 back to back races, due to the light wind conditions. Courses were set using the Upper Crouch navigation marks. Race 1 got underway, with 3 boats over the line, including Simon Hopkins who had obviously not listened to his own advice from the day before. Due to the wind direction, the fleet set off on a reach down the river to the East mark. Penny Yarwood and Ben Harris got off to a flying start, hotly pursued by Jeremy Cooper, sailing for the first time on this tidal river. Bryan Westley meanwhile was trying out the new proposed rig, with a borrowed better sail, and had a storming first leg. The fleet headed off down the South Bank and had been advised in the familiarisation walk earlier that morning to cross the river at Brandy Hole due to the strong current round the bend. Meanwhile Penny Yarwood, Robbie Claridge and John Claridge bucked the trend and hugged the South Bank. Penny was first to the East mark, followed by Jeremy. Robbie’s hunch paid off as he rounded 3rd, closely followed by Ben, Bryan and Caroline Hollier. Up the beat to the Clements mark, Caroline, who was pointing higher than Ben and Bryan, got past them both. The finishing leg took the fleet back towards the East mark. At the finish it was Penny, Jeremy, Robbie and then Caroline. Race 2 got off very soon after the last Comet had finished. The course this time was Clements, Stowe, East, Clements, Finish. Robbie was quickest off the very biased start line, followed by Marcus Ingram and Ben Harris who elected to start on port behind the fleet. Caroline Hollier was doing her best to try and get past John Claridge whilst being pursued by Penny Yarwood. Going right paid, and Ben and Marcus led at the first mark, but were soon overtaken by Robbie down the reach to Stowe. After gybing at...

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Next up, a trip across the border into Wales

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Next up, a trip across the border into Wales

Locals Jeremy (Germany) Cooper and Mark Heaton are excited to be welcoming the keen travellers to their club just on the Welsh side of the border from Cheshire on  Saturday 27th April for their 2019 Lightning 368 Open Meeting  The start time of the 1st race is at 11.00am, with registration from 09.30am and a briefing at 10.30am.  Entry Fee £10.For the full Notice of Race click HERE There will be 3 races in total, with all counting towards the 2019 Noble Marine Insurance Travellers Trophy Series.   Contact details for the club Sailing Secretary are in the Notice of Race The address of the club is :off Weighbridge Road, Deeside, Clywd CH5 2LLplease follow the directions off the A548 on the map...

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We’re off to Essex for the kick-off to the Season….

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We’re off to Essex for the kick-off to the Season….

We now look forward with great anticipation to the start of the racing season, and the annual trip down to the River Crouch at Up River YC in Essex…. We now look forward with great anticipation to the start of the racing season, and the annual trip down to the River Crouch at Up River YC in Essex…. We start with the Up-River YC Training Day on Saturday 6th April and the 1st Lightning 368 Open Meeting on the Sunday 7th April with 3+races to count for the 2019 Noble Marine Travellers Trophy series. Up River Yacht Club is situated on the River Crouch in Essex. It can be found in the village of Hullbridge just next to the Anchor Public House. Up River Yacht Club Pooles Lane Hullbridge Essex SS5 6PA Postcode for your SatNav is SS5 6PA The Notice of Race can be found HERE Let Simon Hopkins or Penny Yarwood know (via the Lightning 368 Facebook Group or by Facebook Messenger) if you plan to attend. There are only limited sleeping places nearby with the locals, but there is plenty of space for hardy campers and wimpy campervanners and motorhomers from Friday afternoon at the club as long as you notify Simon or...

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy Series 2019

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy Series 2019

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it’s renewal time again…

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it’s renewal time again…

You can renew your Lightning 368 membership for 2019 by 3 methods… cheque in the post, bank transfer, or setting up a direct debit… Download the Renewal Form HERE

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a clean Mk3 deck layout…

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a clean Mk3 deck layout…

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