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Author Archives: Mark Handley
by John Middleton 5th May 2018 On a hot sun-filled day, with moderate winds of 5-8 knots (gusting up to 10-12 knots) 22 young sailors took to Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre to compete in the coveted Topper South East … Continue reading
by Matt Stein, Race Officer The CMYC Topper Open was as it should be, all about the wind. Unfortunately it was more about when it would eventually arrive! Plenty of drizzle and rain stopped anyone getting too hot under the … Continue reading
by Carolyne Vines Having experienced sunshine and strong winds the last couple of years, the Toppers this year were greeted by grey skies and an almost flat calm with the odd bit of interest being shown by the light south … Continue reading
Things are really hotting up in the Rooster SE Traveller series, which is turning out to be the closest in years. After nine events, it’s even closer at the front now than before. With four discards, Curtis is still leading, … Continue reading
Sunday 21st May saw Downs Sailing Club giving their usual warm welcome to the South East Toppers. 22 sailors took to the water with a good breeze at first, but becoming very light as the day progressed. The tides made … Continue reading
Congratulations to Coco Barrett, winner of the 5th Traveller of 2017 at Erith Yacht Club, and to Curtis McKay and Scott Wilkinson who came 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Saturday 22nd April saw the Toppers return to Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre. Here is our race report from Leo Wilkinson. Twenty two Toppers took part in this city Traveller Series event, with nine local sailors from DWSC entering. We … Continue reading
Congratulations to South East sailor Tim Hartnell from Lancing SC for an excellent 2nd place finish at the Topper World Championships at Ballyholme on Belfast Lough. Tim Hartnell (left), winner Elliott Kuzyk (centre) and Sam Cooper (right). Photograph by Simon … Continue reading
Congratulations to Morgan Archer, Liam Schiess and Nial Schiess for surviving the very difficult conditions at Hastings this weekend to take the top three positions. All the sailors who braved the conditions deserve mention; well done to Anabelle, Tom, Charlie, … Continue reading
We’ve reached the two-thirds point in the VR 2016 Traveller Series, and Morgan Archer has a commanding lead. While he can still be caught, it’s looking increasingly unlikely. The remaining trophy positions are still wide open though, and any of … Continue reading