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Clive Hand Postponement

Latest News 21st September 2020

Lincoln Radio Sailing Club have made the sad decision to postpone the Clive Hand until the spring of 2021 or as near as possible thereafter. The safety of all , with many skippers and familys coming from all over the country is paramount. We do hope you understand and we shall keep you updated. Lincoln radio sailing Club wish you all well for the future, stay safe keep your distance, and wash your hands regularly .


The 2020 Clive Hand has been scheduled for 4th October 2020

NOR will be posted 1st week in September 2020 , and entry list has been limited and mainly by invitation,

This years Clive Hand has been limited in Entrants Due to the continuing Covid 19 Situation,, 23 skippers are permited so that we can run two fleets only. the following Skippers have entered and paid .

  1. Nigel Brown Holder of the trophy Sedici
  2. Tim Long Vision
  3. Ken Binks Brit Pop
  4. Mick Chamberlain Sedici
  5. Tim Hand V10
  6. Wayne Stobbs H/B
  7. Chris Graves Brit Pop
  8. Dave Burke Brit Pop
  9. Chris Elliott Brit Pop
  10. Mick Cooper Titan
  11. Colin Walton Brit Pop
  12. Rob Wilson Brit Pop
  13. Pete Walters Slim Tell
  14. Peter Cogill V 9
  15. Dave Rigby Vision
  16. Stephen Haywood Brit Pop
  17. Derek Priestley TBA
  18. Darin Ballington Brit Pop
  19. Tracy ballington Brit Pop
  20. John Tushingham Vision
  21. Bob Geary Sedici
  22. Geoff Farrar Brit Pop
  23. Graham Whalley Brit Pop
Support the lifeboats , the theme of the Clive Hand 2020

OOD Jen Hand , Scoring/fleetboard, Jackie Hunt ,

Helpers TBA

The 2019 Clive Hand Memorial trophy for I.O.M                                        

The winner of the Clive Hand for 2019 is Nigel brown from Gosport.

Many congratulations and we hope to see you next year . Many thanks also to all competitors and the race team for a great event.

The 2020 Clive hand has been scheduled for 4th October 2020

2018 Clive Hand

   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 .

Sedici 55
good racing
The Fleetwood mob looking serious
Keeping an eye on the scores
Great crowd


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 .

2nd place Craig Raistrick


3rd place Simon Clarke










1st in the raffle Chris Graves


2nd in the raffle Neil Coleman


 2016  Clive Hand Memorial Trophy

results pictures below



OOD Phil Harpham on the left With Jen Hand centre and the winner for 2016 Darin Ballington .


Date should I believe read 2016 on the results



3 of the best .

Darin 98 in good company .


scanned phots 170

Clive Hand



Tracy and Jen at last years race piccy Sue Brown

A report by the Lincolnshire Echo written by Caroline Wilson with photo’s by John Jenkins

Lincs Echo cutting


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

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  1. […] Just a quick reminder from the host club to get your entries in for this popular event. 22 entries so far but room for many more! […]

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