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12th Pilot Cutter Review May 2018

Pilot Cutter Review

Classic Sailing 2018 Pilot Cutter Review - Results and Prizes

Welcome Evening - Thursday 24 May - Gallants Sailing Club Fowey - Free Pasty and Pint

Event Winner Prize 2nd place Prize 3rd Place

Prize

Passage Race Friday 25 May 18

Sponsored by Freemans Wharf Boatyard

Jolie Brise 2 Wine and a Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging.+ Passage Race Trophy

Joint 2nd Palce

Polly Agatha 

Agnes

Each Receive

1 Wine and a Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging.

Amelie Rose Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging.
Saturday 26 May 18 - St Mawes Series
Race 1 St Mawes Series Agnes 2 Wine and a Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging.

No other pilot cutter finished.

1 Wine and a Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging. No other pilot cutter finished. Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging.
Race 2 St Mawes Series Agnes 2 Wine and a Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging. Polly Agatha 1 Wine and a Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging. Unity Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging.
Sunday 27 May 18 - St Mawes Series
Race 3 St Mawes Series Jolie Brise 2 Wine and a Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging. Unity 1 Wine and a Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging. Agnes Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging.
             

Overall Winner

St Mawes Series

Agnes I Champagne +  2 Wine and  a Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging.+  St Mawes Series Trophy Jolie Brise 1 Wine and a Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging. Unity Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging.

Tim Pratt's Prize for the Pilot Cutter with least time between the Start Time and actually Crossing the Start Line.

Marguerite  with 12 Seconds - Pack of Bottled Beer in cardboard packaging.

Classic Sailing Discretionary Prize.

Amelie Rose for the Smallest Crew and helping us with "No to one use Plastic"

 

Every Boat Gets 3 Classic Sailing 'Metal Not Plastic' Water Bottles

Sunday 27 May - Pilot Cutter Review Celebration

St Mawes Sailing Club 7.30 pm

Free Super Buffet for all Participants.

Agnes, the overall winner, leads Jolie Brise in the 2018 Pilot Cutter Review
Agnes, the overall winner, leads Jolie Brise in the 2018 Pilot Cutter Review

 

See more photos on our Facebook Page 

 

 

Day 1 - Thursday 24th  May 2018

 

Social Event 1

Opening evening in Fowey, Hosted by the Fowy Gallants sailing Club. only for Review Participants and invited guests, Join us for a pasty and a pint.

Pilot Cutter Review in Fowey

Day 2 - Friday 25th May 2018

Passage

Passage from Fowey to St Mawes – Start time 10am adjacent to Royal Fowey Yacht Club start line.
This is a Parade of Sail as we leave Fowey Harbour subject to weather, the Harbour Masters approval and shipping movements on the day.

Depending on the wind arrival in St Mawes is from about 2pm.

       

Results Passage Race 25th May 2918 Fowey to St Mawes -

Sponsored by Freemans Wharf Boatyard 

The ideal winter home for Pilot Cutters and quality yachts of all distinctions.

 

Cutter Start Time Finish Time Elapsed Time Position
Jolie Brise 10.01.36 17.40.30 07.38.24 First Place
Polly Agatha 10.03.27 18.03.25 07.59.58
Joint 2nd as there were discrepancies in the passage instructions.
 
Agnes 09.59.00 17.59.00 08.00.00
Amelie Rose 10.03.00 08.08.00 08.05.00 Third Place
Unity 09.57.00 18.49.00 08.52.00 4th Place

 

Pilot Cutter Review - Fowey to St Mawes Passage Race Winners Jolie Brise. Race Sponsored by Freemans Wharf Boatyard, Falmouth.
Pilot Cutter Review - Fowey to St Mawes Passage Race Winners Jolie Brise. Race Sponsored by Freemans Wharf Boatyard, Falmouth.

Social Event 2

8.00 Evening Paella in the Bohella Bar.  Supper needs to be paid for individually. Thanks to Simon at the Bohella Bar for using cardboard bowls and wooden utensils.

Presentation of Welcome Hamper to all Pilot Cutters provided by Freemans Wharf Boatyard.

Pilot Cutters

Day 3 - Saturday 26th  May 2017

Race 1

10 am Race from two of St Mawes outer harbour limit buoys in a staggered pursuit race with one course in the Carrick Roads or out into Falmouth Bay.

Race 2

2pm Race from two of St Mawes outer harbour limit buoys in a staggered pursuit race with one course in the Carrick Roads or out into Falmouth Bay.

Social Event 3

Evening Gathering  for Pilot Cutter​s ‘Ruan Pontoon’ Truro River. Thanks to Truro Harbour Commissioners for the use of  Ruan Pontoon.

 

Sunday 27th May

Race 3 

13.30 Race from two of St Mawes outer harbour limit buoys in a staggered pursuit race with one course in the Carrick Roads or out into Falmouth Bay.

Social Event 4

Prize Giving St Mawes Sailing Club

Over £400 of Prizes were Presented by the St Mawes Sailing Club Commodore Brian Chenoweth, many thanks Brian.

Thanks also to Tim Pratt, Melissa, Julie and Anna for the excellent buffet.

Pilot Cutter Review – Overall All Winner – Agnes built and skippered by Luke Powell seen here squatting and holding the trophy he made himself.
Pilot Cutter Review – Overall All Winner – Agnes built and skippered by Luke Powell seen here squatting and holding the trophy h

Mighty Thank You's

 The Organisers of the Pilot Cutter Review, Classic Sailing

  • Thank all the Pilot Cutters for joining in the racing and making the social events such fun.
  • Thank you to Fowey Harbour Commissioners for the pontoon in Fowey.
  • Thank you to the Fowey Gallants Sailing Club and namely Paula.
  • Thanks to St Mawes Pier and Harbour Company for the free anchoring in St Mawes Harbour.
  • Thanks to the Bohella Bar, Simon and Stevie.
  • Thanks you to St Mawes Sailing Club, Brian Chenoweth and Anna.

Thanks to the St Mawes Series Race Team

  • Race Officer Nigel Sharp
  • Time Keeper Tim Pratt
  • Race Crew Melissa and Julie.

A big thanks to Melissa Williams for organising the event.

 

Feedback requested.

Any ideas  please drop us an email.

Feedback from St Mawes Harbour Master.

Problem One.

A Pilot Cutter had to be assisted in moving its anchoring position to avoid being in the way of the Gig Boat Racing.

Problem 2

The Harbour Master in has launch went close and slow past all Pilot cutters whist they were at anchor and not one acknowledged his presence.

Classic Sailing considers this down right rude, Cornwall is not a stand-off place, we like to welcome visitors but we do like to be acknowledged in return.  Let’s hope the other Harbour authorities have not had similar problems. Adam has a made an apology to the Harbour Master on behalf of the Pilot Cutters and promised to ensure a better attitude in the future.

Graciousness

It would be highly appreciated that if the harbour master lets us come back in 2019 that the Pilot Cutter skippers brief their crew so that as many peoples as possible can acknowledge the Harbour Master and his staff and show some gratitude for the free anchoring we have had and hope to have in the future.

 

These questions were asked during the event.

Question 1 When is the Pilot Cutter Review in 2019

23rd to 26th May 2019

 

Question 2 Handicap Information prior to Racing.

Yes we can provide the handicap rating to pilot cutters prior to the Race, and if it changes during the event.

 

Question 3 Why does Classic Sailing Sponsor the Event.

Classic Sailing is happy to sponsor the Pilot Cutter Review because it is one of the ways we can help promote sailing on Pilot Cutters. It is good to involve commercial and private pilot cutters and also to be involved with other vessels beyond the fleet of vessels Classic Sailing normally works with.

 

Question 4 How much does it Cost to run the event

In 2018 Classic Sailing spent as follows

Catering and hospitality 2 events £562

Prizes £442.00

Total Direct Costs £1004.

In addition it took 5 days staff time during the event plus administrative time before and after event.

 

As ever glorious fun, many thanks to all from Adam.

 

Eve racing in the Pilot Cutter Review

 

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