Winners of the Llandegfedd Pin

Many people have tried to win this trophy over the last 50 years. It has some fine sailors on it, including more than one world champion and an Olympic Medallist. 

The Llandegfedd Pin
The Llandegfedd Pin

From Optimist to Cherub, variety has been the theme in boats, Recently the RS Asymmetric classes have done well. Indeed, they seem to be suited to the reservoir; enough distance to get going well and stretch out a lead, enough manoeuvrability to cope with windshifts rolling off the hills. 

The race is meant to be a significant sailing test, so it is longer than most of our races. It can be a navigational exercise depending upon the deviousness of the OD. Ideally it has to be potentially suitable for all classes of boats. 

Legend has it that the Pin used to come full of beer. (A Pin is a brewing industry measure of 4 and a half gallons.) When the wooden vessel was not used enough to remain scrupulously clean a tray of beer cans was supplied instead.  

We have had Junior and Youth winners of the overall race more than once. (They don't get the beer)

In 2023 Matt Sanderson made this handsome trophy, based on the start/finish line Pin Buoy. There is plenty of space on the base for many winners to be recorded. We have started another winner's table for the best junior or youth in the race, whether they won the overall race outright or not. 

Junior Pin
Junior Pin

Junior and Youth Llandegfedd Pin Race Winners

George Biggs & Jasper Focardi Dolling29er              Llandegfedd SC                   2023
Rhys PowellLaser RadialLlandegfedd SC2021
Dan OsborneEuropeLlandegfedd SC2016
Dan OsborneEuropeLlandegfedd SC2015
Dan EdwardsLaser RadialLlandegfedd SC2013

Some years we had no juniors and youths racing for the Pin. Some years had inadequate wind, Covid or builders' closures preventing racing.

Senior Llandegfedd Pin Race Winners

Tom & Sam HalheadMirrorLlandegfedd SC2023
Mark WilliamsRS 100Llandegfedd SC2022
Paul & Sharon FreelandRS 400Llandegfedd SC2021
Race not held (Coronovirus restrictions)2020
Mark WilliamsRS 100Llandegfedd2019
Jeremy SymonsRS VareoLlandegfedd2018
  Race not held (Inadequate wind)2017
Mark WilliamsRS 100Llandegfedd2016
Robin WoodInternational CanoeLlandegfedd2015
  Site Closed (Building work)2014
  Race not held (Inadequate wind)2013
Kahla DelahayEuropeLlandegfedd2012
Mark WilliamsRS 100Llandegfedd2011
Nick HamersleyLaserLlandegfedd2010
Mark WilliamsRS VareoLlandegfedd2009
Nigel TinklerRS VareoLlandegfedd2008
Dave TimsonAssymetric CanoeLlandegfedd2007
Myles JacksonOptimistLlandegfedd2006
Dave AstonRS 700Llandegfedd2005
Phil & Helen TilleyRS 400Llandegfedd2004
Andy & Ruth HowardRS 400Llandegfedd2003
Andy & Sue HowardRS 400Llandegfedd2002
Phil & Helen TilleyRS 400Llandegfedd2001
Phil & Helen TilleyRS 400Llandegfedd2000
Andy & Alex HowardRS 400Llandegfedd1999
John DanielsSoloLlandegfedd1998
Phil & Helen TilleyRS 400Llandegfedd1997
Robin WoodNational 12Llandegfedd1996
Robin WoodInternational CanoeLlandegfedd1995
Graham DickensonCherubLlangorse1994
Nick JerwoodLaserLlandegfedd1993
Nick TaylorFlying FifteenUskmouth1992
Mike SticklandLaserLlandegfedd1991
Paul Morcom505Llandegfedd1990
Graham PikeMerlin RocketLlandegfedd1989
Warren ArdernWayfarerLlandegfedd1988
No Racing Allowed  1987
Colin EvansInternational MothLlandegfedd1986
Ian BarkerEnterprisePenarth1985
Robin WoodInternational MothLlandegfedd1984
Colin EvansInternational MothLlandegfedd1983
Stephen RobertsonLaserLlandegfedd1982
David IzattInternational MothBroxbourne1981
Graham PikeMerlin RocketLlandegfedd1980
Stephen RobertsonLaserLlandegfedd1979
Pat MarshallSoloLlandegfedd1978
Graham PikeMerlin RocketLlandegfedd1977
David SayceFireballLlangorse1976
David Sayce470Llangorse1975
Roy SymonsKestrelLlandegfedd1974
H C N ProbertSoloLlandegfedd1973
H C N ProbertSoloLlandegfedd1972
Tim ClaypoleEnterprisePenarth MBSC1971
Norman BagleyFireballUskmouth1970
P T MillarKestrelLlandegfedd1969
M L SmithOspreyPenarth & Newquay1968


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