Worldwide Police Regattas....
|14th Police World Sailing Championships 2016|
Police World Sailing Championships 2014
incorporating the PSUK Yacht Racing Championships 2014
|Sailing at the World Police and Fire Games 2013||12th Police World Sailing Championships 2012|
|11th Police World Sailing Championship 2010|
|IPA Adriatic Cup 2009||10th Police World Sailing Championship 2008|
|IPA Adriatic Cup 2008||9th Police World Sailing Championship 2006|
|Police World Sailing Championships
Results for previous WPSC and Coppers Cup regattas also appear on the
|1st||Mitja Vehovec||Slovenia PST||Slovenia||2.0||2.0||3.0||2.0||4.0||1.0||(5.0)||1.0||3.0||2.0||25.0||20.0|
|2nd||Roger Schumacher||Lucerne PST||Switzerland||3.0||4.0||(10.0)||1.0||3.0||3.0||1.0||2.0||2.0||4.0||33.0||23.0|
|3rd||John McVae||PSNI 2||Northern Ireland||5.0||(6.0)||1.0||3.0||1.0||2.0||2.0||3.0||4.0||6.0||33.0||27.0|
|5th||Rolf Lange||German Oldies||Germany||1.0||7.0||2.0||6.0||7.0||(9.0)||4.0||5.0||5.0||8.0||54.0||45.0|
|6th||Nick Mason||Met Police SC||Great Britain||4.0||3.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||6.0||6.0||8.0||(10.0)||16.0||68.0||58.0|
|7th||Andreas Neumann||Austria Police||Austria||7.0||(15.0 DNF)||8.0||4.0||6.0||10.0||8.0||7.0||6.0||12.0||83.0||68.0|
|8th||Dominique Thurner||KaPo Zurich||Switzerland||6.0||5.0||9.0||9.0||8.0||8.0||(12.0)||9.0||8.0||14.0||88.0||76.0|
|9th||Justin Shave||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||10.0||10.0||(14.0)||8.0||9.0||7.0||9.0||6.0||7.0||18.0||98.0||84.0|
|10th||Karl Stefan Holm||Go For The Money||Sweden||(15.0 DSQ)||13.0||6.0||10.0||10.0||5.0||3.0||11.0||11.0||20.0||104.0||89.0|
|11th||Andreas Schroder||Schleswig Holstein||Germany||(13.0)||11.0||12.0||7.0||11.0||11.0||11.0||10.0||13.0||22.0||121.0||108.0|
|12th||Gary Bowers||Waterguard||Great Britain||9.0||8.0||7.0||(14.0)||14.0||13.0||10.0||13.0||9.0||28.0||125.0||111.0|
|13th||Bryan Tucker||Dorset Police||Great Britain||11.0||9.0||13.0||13.0||13.0||(14.0)||13.0||12.0||12.0||24.0||134.0||120.0|
|14th||Yohnatan Kach||PCV Sailing Team||Switzerland||12.0||12.0||11.0||11.5||12.0||12.0||(14.0)||14.0||14.0||26.0||139.0||125.0|
* Race 10 counted for double points
For a selection of pictures taken at the event, See: http://www.iccadria.com/en/gallery/wpsc-2018/
See our 'Reports & Stories' Section for a short report on the event.
For further details:
Contact Franjo Stancin -
14th Police World Sailing Championships, 2016
The 2016 World Police Sailing Championships were held
between 10-17th September in Croatia, based in Split and saw 17 crews compete in
matched Benetau 35 foot yachts.
The Met were represented by two teams, Met A, skippered by Mason King and Met B skippered by John Oldham. The Met B team were the current holders of the World Title from 2014 and the Met A team are the current National Champions from last year's PSUK event on the Solent. John Oldham had his usual crew from years gone by and Mason King had a changed crew from his usual team, due mainly to annual leave constraints. Both the crews were partly funded by the MPAA but the vast majority of the entry, charter, accommodation and flight costs were paid for by the crews.
Other crews included PSNI, Devon and Cornwall, City of London, Dorset, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, UK Customs, Hong Kong and Slovinia. Out of the 17 boats entered there were 8 from the UK! A really good UK police showing.
The format of racing was to be a standard two and a half lap windward/leeward course and the organisers, from Slovinia, were aiming for 3 races per day with a total of 12 races for the week.
The weather was forecast as scorching hot with very light winds for the whole week....it turned out to be an accurate forecast!
The first day was to be typical of the week, with no wind until lunchtime the boats headed out to the race area about 4 miles away at about midday in the hunt for a steady wind....all week the average wind speed was 7-10 knots....tricky!
On day 1 the Swiss team, who had been in Croatia with the Hong Kong team the previous week for some practice, put down their marker as the dominant team for the week with a 1st and 2nd place and racing was drawn to a close after two races due to the wind dying. The two Met teams scored a 3rd and a 7th place and a 4th and 7th. Both teams tried to get the hang of the boats and the tricky conditions.
Day two saw John Oldham's Met B crew showing consistency, putting in two top 3 places. Not so the Met A crew, who put in a disappointing performance with some average starts and a slight lack of experience across the crew, which cost them dearly.
Determined to show an improvement the Met A team pulled their socks up on day 3 with a 3rd place in the only race of the day, as the wind died completely halfway through race 2 which was abandoned as a result. Met B scored a 4th.
Although the crews all set off slightly earlier on day 4 in the hope and hunt for wind, it just did not happen and all racing on day 4 was abandoned, with the championships finishing with only 5 races having been sailed, all in very light wind. Slightly disappointing to say the least.
The overall results were Swiss 1st place, Dutch 2nd place and John Oldham's Met B crew winning a well deserved podium place with 3rd. The Met A team finished in a below par 7th place overall.
Met 'A' team
It was a great week though and we couldn't complain about the amount of sunshine, racing in shorts and T shirts all week, but more and varying wind strengths would have been welcome! Many thanks to Frenk from Slovenia who did a fantastic job organising the event which was superbly run. Kastela Marina in Split were also fantastic hosts.
The next World Championships are scheduled for the September 2018, also to be held in Croatia. The Met offshore racing fraternity are always looking for crews to race with them, mostly in the UK, so if you are interested, please contact the club or John or Mason direct.
See Regatta Results at:
'Metropolitan B' team acknowledge the race finish
'Met B' team celebrate with the overall Swiss winner - and Franjo..
full Metropolitan Police B team comprised:
Nick Mason, Stu Jenkins, Fran Gifford. Andy Taverner, Tim Bewick,
Pete Walker, Andy Rowell, John Oldham.
Organiser/Contact: Franjo Stancin - email@example.com
Police World Sailing Championships
incorporating the PSUK Yacht Racing Championships 2014
held on 18th -23rd May, 2014
P.S.U.K. Offshore Sailing Championships this year took on an international
flavour. The Metropolitan Police Sailing Club (M.P.S.C.) had previously taken on
responsibility for staging the 2014 UK Championships. Then, during the early
stages of planning this event, the club was approached and asked if they would
consider staging the Worlds. Australia had previously indicated an intention to
stage the Worlds but retracted their offer after not finding a suitable charter
The World Police Sailing Championships is a bi-annual event and this year was the 13th. The 2010 Worlds took place in Phuket, Thailand and the 2012 event in Hong Kong.
The M.P.S.C. Committee agreed to stage the 2014 Worlds and it was decided that the UK and Worlds could be combined and run in tandem. This meant that all UK teams taking part in the UK Championships would also be eligible to compete in the Worlds.
At the close of entries twelve UK teams had entered and Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Hong Kong had signed up to compete in the Worlds.
The Championships were staged in the Solent and Sunsail’s 40 foot Beneteau fleet were chartered. The Sunsail race officer was none other than Pete Walters, retired Nottingham officer and helm of the Nottingham team that has won on numerous occasions over previous years.
Teams assembled at Port Solent on Sunday, 18th May to take over their yachts in preparation for the five day event. The foreign teams had made strenuous efforts to prepare themselves; the Hong Kong Team had chartered an identical yacht in Greece the previous week for race practice. The Swiss team had taken a two day Sunsail course in order to equip themselves to deal with the strong Solent tides, an element they were hitherto unfamiliar with.
From the Monday to Friday a total of twelve races took place, all in the Solent, except for a ‘Round the island’ race on the Thursday. Weather conditions during the week were variable with teams experiencing winds from force two to five. Thursday’s 'Round the island' produced some "interesting" weather with crews subjected to a violent thunder storm and hail stones whilst racing south of the island.
The UK Championships were won by The Metropolitan ‘B’ team skippered by Stuart Jenkins. The Met team achieved no less than six wins from the twelve races. The Metropolitan ‘A’ team were second with four wins and Hampshire were placed third overall. Full results of all races are published elsewhere on this website.
The Worlds overall positions were Met ‘B’ first, Met ‘A’ second, Switzerland third and Hong Kong fourth.
During the week yachts were berthed at The U.K. Sailing Academy in Cowes where meals and bar facilities were made available for crews. On the Tuesday evening a dinner was held at Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes. This function was attended by Sara Thornton, Thames Valley Chief Constable and chairman of the PSUK Sailing Section. The guest speaker was Nick Craig, six times winner of the Endeavour Trophy. Nick is one of the greatest amateur dinghy sailors of all time with seven world championship titles in a variety of dinghy classes attained over the past decade.
The chosen charity for this year’s event was The Ellen McArthur Trust, and a short presentation was given on the work of the trust, a charity raffle run during the dinner raised £1,054.
Next year’s UK Championships will be run by Cleveland Police, no doubt using the Solent venue. The 2016 Worlds venue has yet to be decided, but Germany have already volunteered to host the 2018 Championships.
Report by: Bryan Tucker
View photos from the Event
with thanks to Stuart Regler
|Police World Sailing Championships 2014|
|Boat No.||Skipper||Mate||Team||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Race 7||Race 8||Race 9||Race 10||Race 11||Race 12||Subtotal||Discard||Discard||Total Points||
|4014||Stuart Jenkins||Nick Mason||Met Police||2||1||5||3||2||1||1||1||1||3||1||5||26||5||5||16||1|
|4006||Mason King||Bob Mahoney||Met Police||1||2||17||1||1||4||9||2||5||6||5||1||54||9||17||28||2|
|4029||Roger Schumacher||Franz Vogal||Switzerland||4||5||1||2||8||2||2||3||4||2||17||8||58||17||8||33||3|
|4031||Justin Shave||Paul Stripp||Hong Kong||6||3||4||7||6||5||8||9||2||1||2||2||55||9||8||38||4|
|4022||Andrew Buchanan||Richard Griffiths||Hampshire Police||5||4||3||6||11||8||5||8||6||4||10||6||76||10||11||55||5|
|4008||Alan Beckett||John Snowden||National Crime Agency||9||10||9||5||5||12||7||6||3||5||6||4||81||10||12||59||6|
|4011||Philip Quinn||Clive Patterson||Northern Ireland||7||12||10||17||3||6||3||7||10||9||3||12||99||12||17||70||7|
|4027||Ian Ingram||Andrew Carter||West Midlands Police||3||8||11||17||4||11||4||11||14||7||9||7||106||14||17||75||8|
|4019||Jason Crammer||Lee Mosscrop||Met Police||8||15||7||4||17||9||17||4||12||10||11||3||117||17||17||83||9|
|4003||Rolfe Lange||Kurt Haarmeyer||Germany||10||7||2||12||9||15||10||13||8||12||4||11||113||13||15||85||10|
|4026||Marcel Migchelsen||Arthur de Rijk||Netherlands||11||6||6||8||7||3||12||10||9||14||13||17||116||14||17||85||11|
|4016||Henry Scutt||Andrew Barker||Warwickshire Police||13||9||14||10||10||7||6||5||13||15||8||17||127||15||14||98||12|
|4028||Tony Riordan||Iain Tribick||Cleveland Police||12||13||11||9||14||14||11||12||7||14||7||17||141||17||14||110||13|
|4013||Dave Frey||Kevin Wallis||Sussex Police||16||11||12||11||12||10||13||15||11||8||12||10||141||15||16||110||14|
|4001||Graham Higginson||Charles Pitman||Devon and Cornwall||14||14||13||13||15||13||15||16||16||13||14||9||165||16||16||133||15|
|4023||Stan Thingsaker||John Walsh||Herts Police||15||16||15||14||13||16||14||14||15||16||15||13||176||16||16||144||16|
Organiser/Contact Nick Mason.
For all the results see also:
PSUK Yacht Championships incorporating the Police World Yacht Championships, 2014
Sailing at the 2013 World Police and Fire Games in Northern Ireland.
The WPFG Dinghy Regatta took place on 2nd-4th August, 2013 at Ballyholme Yacht Club.
12th Police World Sailing Championship 2012
21st-27th October, 2012
The 12th Police World Sailing Championships
were held in Hong Kong on 21st-27th October, 2012.
For further information, please contact Mr. Joe Tsang, Secretary General IPA Hong Kong by email.
Over the years the IPA sailing fraternity have taken an interest in many international police sailing events and an information document (an Adobe .pdf file) regarding the history and current plans is now available for viewing.
Further detail at: Hong Kong Police Sailing Club .
11th Police World Sailing Championship 2010
11th-18th September, 2010 at Lake Constance
Update: 28th September, 2010
11th Police World Sailing Championship homepage: www.police-sailing-championship.de
Orga-Team Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Championship is Hong Kong, 2012
10th Police World Sailing Championship 2008
10th Police World Sailing Championship 2008
The 10th Police World Sailing Championship was held in Koudum, Freisland, in the Netherlands from 13th until 21st September 2008.
10 teams took part representing police teams from Germany, Croatia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Norway and Holland. The United Kingdom was not represented..
The event was won by 'Switzerland 1'. 2nd: 'Hong Kong 1', 3rd 'Germany 2'. Detailed Race Results can viewed at: http://www.policesailingteam.nl/index2.html
The event was organised by the Friesland Holland Police Sailing Team, contactable via Email to: email@example.com or to Nico Nuyen .
The regatta used Fox yachts
9th Police World Sailing Championship 2006
9th Police World Sailing Championship
28th October to 4th November, 2006.
The 9th World Police Championships held in Phuket, Thailand drew teams from Europe, Asia and Australasia - with competitors arriving to practise in the previous week before embarking on the hard fought race series in the second week.
The Hong Kong Police Sailing Team emerged as the overall winners of the 10-race series after beating teams from Holland, Australia, Switzerland and England.
During the week, winds were variable but averaged about 6 knots,
rising to about 10 towards the end of the week. The lighter winds disadvantaged
crews using SO 40s - Switzerland and UK.
The boats were allocated by a draw with the majority
of the skippers voting to retain the boat drawn on day one. The disparity in the
boats resulted in a decision by the skippers that future events will only be
held where sufficient boats of the same design are available.
The bulk of the fleet were using SO 350s that were fairly evenly matched. As can be seen from the results the racing was very competitive and the final result was only determined on the final day.
9th Police World Sailing Championship
9 races to count - 1 discard
|Out of T'Blue||4||5||2||4||6||4||4||5||6||5||39||5th|
A further page on the race appears via the Hong Kong Police website.
2006 Organiser: Chief Superintendent David Madoc-Jones - firstname.lastname@example.org
The next World Championships will be hosted by the Dutch Police at Freisland in Holland in September 2008, where a significantly larger fleet will be made available.
The Police World Sailing Championships have been held since 1991:
|2004||Phuket, Thailand||Hong Kong|
|2006||Phuket, Thailand||Hong Kong|
|2008||Koudum, Freisland, Holland||Friesland Police Sailing Team|
IPA Adriatic Cup 2009
9th - 16th May, 2009
Venue: Waters of Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia
More information is available on
www.ncp.hr , by e-mail: email@example.com
From Aug 2009, Ana's new email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone call: +00 385 99 312 0181 (Miss Ana Gojceta)
IPA Adriatic Cup
10th-17th May, 2008.
See 'Reports & Stories' section of this website for results etc., of this event