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Mar 06 2008

2008 Sandhopper Nationals

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26 Sandhoppers made the trip to Burnham on Crouch for the Lonton & Gray Sandhopper National Championships held over the weekend of 31 May and 1 June, the majority coming through the creeks from Thorpe Bay. The event was hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club and sponsored by Lonton & Gray Sailmakers. Saturday dawned […]

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Mar 06 2007

2007 Sandhopper Nationals

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You’ve heard of Debenham’s ‘Blue Cross’ day, and ‘Red Nose Day’, well last Saturday was ‘Black Flag’ Day at the 2007 Sandhopper Nationals hosted by TBYC. Race Officer Howard Hawkes initiated this Rule during Day 1 of the Championships, catching several notable contestants out at the start of Race 2. The fleet consisted of 23 […]

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Mar 06 2007

2007 Sandhopper Nationals

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You’ve heard of Debenham’s ‘Blue Cross’ day, and ‘Red Nose Day’, well last Saturday was ‘Black Flag’ Day at the 2007 Sandhopper Nationals hosted by TBYC. Race Officer Howard Hawkes initiated this Rule during Day 1 of the Championships, catching several notable contestants out at the start of Race 2. The fleet consisted of 23 […]

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Mar 06 2006

2006 Sandhopper Nationals

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The 2006 Sandhopper Nationals was held in the beautiful location of the river Blackwater, just south of historic Maldon in Essex. We were very lucky to be blessed with fine, dry weather with a very nice breeze for both days. Coincidentally, we were also the venue for the Kestrel open so it was a very […]

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Mar 06 2005

2005 Sandhopper Nationals

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Thirteen Sandhoppers including two visitors from Thorpe Bay Sailing Club enjoyed good racing in a force 3 on the River Blackwater with Chris Clarke and father Ken crewing, winning both races on Saturday. Lighter winds on Sunday saw many places changing hands with Bill Wright winning race 3 and Doug Galpin with John Primmett winning […]

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Mar 06 2004

2004 Sandhopper Nationals

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This year’s championship event with five races over three days attracted 16 boats. The light winds proving quite a challenge for Race Officer Geoff Appleton. Race 1 on Saturday with very light winds saw MBSC’s S40 sailed by Frank and Doreen Levy make a good start leading for some considerable time but were ultimately overhauled […]

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Mar 06 2003

2003 Sandhopper Nationals

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In glorious sunshine and with moderate wind and wave a good turnout of 20 Sandhoppers graced the startline for the Sandhopper National Championships held at Thorpe Bay yacht Club over the weekend of 31st May-1st June. Sandhoppers are the shoal draft derivative of the National Squib keelboat and recognisable on the water by blue sails […]

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Mar 06 2002

2002 Sandhopper Nationals

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The weekend of May 24th – 26th saw Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club host the 2002 Sandhopper national championships. With the weather forecast for the weekend looking very bleak, it was with some trepidation that 18 boats with very hardy (may by foolhardy) crews took to the water early on Friday 24th, for the day’s one […]

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