Autumn’s Over?

Well the Autumn Cup at least! Saturday saw the end of the final long series of the season. In the GP 14s the Autumn Cup was already decided so Hugh & Rhonwen didn’t need to sail and chose to stay in the nice warm clubhouse whilst the others ventured out in windy conditions. Other positions and championship points were up for grabs –  Dave Nicholson gaining second and Ginge 3rd overall in the GP14’s.

Steve Hunt won both handicap races to take the Skiddaw trophy, with Ian Macpherson and Tony Flynn the only others to brave both races.

GP14 AUTUMN CUP

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 Pts
 1   13905  H GODFREY     GP           2   2 DNS DNS   1   3 DNS DNS   8
 2   13867  D NICHOLSON   GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   1   1   2  11
 3   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   2   2   1  12
 4   13176  D LAWSON      GP           1   1 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  16
 5   13655  N LEWIS       GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS   2 DNS DNS DNS  23
 6   13371  J RILEY       GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD DNS  24

                     Points for RTD =  3   3   0   0   3   4   3   3
                     Points for DSQ =  3   3   0   0   3   4   3   3
                     Points for DNS =  7

 4 races to count

HANDICAP FLEET SKIDDAW TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 Pts
 1    1298  S HUNT        RS400        3   1   2   3   1 RTD   1   1   6
 2    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        1   3   3   1   3   1 DNS DNS   9
 3     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        6   2   5 DNS   2   2 DNS DNS  17
 4    1148  N CURRIE      RS400        2   4   6   4   4   3 DNS DNS  17
 5  174889  S HALL        LASER RADI   8   6   8 DNS DNS RTD RTD DNS  38
 6  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS          4   7 DNS DNS DNS DNS   2   2  40
 7   91029  R BLACKBURN   RS400      DNS DNS RTD   5   5 RTD DNS DNS  54
 8    9558  P HODGKINS    B14          7 RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS  70
 9     114  T FLYNN       M16        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   3 RTD  76
10   13885  M FAIRLAMB    GP         DNS DNS   1   2 DNS DNS DNS DNS  78
11  130338  RiCRITCHLEY   LAS         OD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS  79
12    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        5   5 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  82
13  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS          9   8 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  92
14     913  JoHARDIE      RS200      DNS DNS   4 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  96
15    1140  J CHRISTIE    LAS        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS DNS 101
16  173813  P BURNELL     LAS        DNS DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 103
17   40892  J HEMINGWAY   TOP         11 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 103
18      41  K HEMMINGWAY  OPPPIE      12 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 104
19    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS DNS 105
20    9382  C HEMMINGWAY  RSFEVA      13 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 105
21    3520  S BROOKES     FF         DNS DNS   7 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 107
22     924  S MCCLENNAN   FF          10 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 110

                     Points for RTD = 14  10  10   6   6   9   7   4
                     Points for DSQ = 14  10  10   6   6   9   7   4
                     Points for DNS = 23

 5 races to count

Sunday was another blustery day but not as windy as expected. It was still windy enough though for Neil Garrison to capsize his catamaran in the first race. He made up for it though in the second race with a first place on personal handicap.

End of the Indian Summer?

Roy Blackburn took the lead on Saturday, well for the greatest number of capsizes. For the first race of the October series, Shunty and Robbie D were a bit too eager at the start and had to return, giving Roy the chance to break free. At the windward mark Roy hoisted the kite, headed for the wrong mark and went for swim No 1!

Race 2 had both Roy and John Halliday swimming (and Roy took great pains to point out they capsized more than once). Robin again pulled away from Steve and won the race, but they they enjoyed it so much they each went for a jolly after the race to take advantage of the excellent reaching conditions.

Sunday’s forecast for wind and rain was wrong! The wind seemed to fill in before racing started and the fleets had a good beat up to mark 7, but by the 2nd beat the wind had eased and the 3rd beat had next to no wind resulting in several retirements and Neil losing a place back to William on the final leg as the wind filled back in. On a positive note Roy didn’t capsize!

Hugh was doing a little coaching with Marty Wright, but Dave and Sarah Nicholson showed the way with a convincing win.

The pennant race in the afternoon was postponed until the wind came back again about 1515hrs, but it was accompanied by further showers and there weren’t that many takers, and even fewer finishers. That old pot hunter Shunty took the trophy of the Bass Burgee. Keith Thomas showed that perseverance pays, because he won the Flying Enterprise trophy as 1st F15

While we were all drifting the Denwood sisters were on the Great North run – each completed it in 2:49:34. Don’t forget to sponsor them so they can hit their £3k target for West Cumbria Hospice at Home

HANDICAP FLEET SKIDDAW TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6 Pts
 1    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        1   3   3   1   3   1   6
 2    1298  S HUNT        RS400        3   1   2   3   1 RTD   7
 3     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        6   2   5 DNS   2   2  11
 4    1148  N CURRIE      RS400        2   4   6   4   4   3  13
 5   91029  R BLACKBURN   RS400      DNS DNS RTD   5   5 RTD  29
 6  174889  S HALL        LASER RADI   8   6   8 DNS DNS RTD  31
 7   13885  M FAIRLAMB    GP         DNS DNS   1   2 DNS DNS  49
 8    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        5   5 DNS DNS DNS DNS  54
 9  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS          4   7 DNS DNS DNS DNS  57
10    9558  P HODGKINS    B14          7 RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS  61
11  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS          9   8 DNS DNS DNS DNS  63
12  130338  RiCRITCHLEY   LAS         OD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  69
13     913  JoHARDIE      RS200      DNS DNS   4 DNS DNS DNS  70
14  173813  P BURNELL     LAS        DNS DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS  72
15    1140  J CHRISTIE    LAS        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD  75
15    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD  75
17    3520  S BROOKES     FF         DNS DNS   7 DNS DNS DNS  76
18   40892  J HEMINGWAY   TOP         11 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  77
19      41  K HEMMINGWAY  OPPPIE      12 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  78
20     924  S MCCLENNAN   FF          10 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  79
21    9382  C HEMMINGWAY  RSFEVA      13 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  79

                     Points for RTD = 14  10  10   6   6   9
                     Points for DSQ = 14  10  10   6   6   9
                     Points for DNS = 22

 4 races to count
GP14 AUTUMN CUP

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6 Pts
 1   13905  H GODFREY     GP           2   2 DNS DNS   1   3   5
 2   13176  D LAWSON      GP           1   1 DNS DNS DNS DNS   8
 3   13867  D NICHOLSON   GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   1  13
 4   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   2  14
 5   13655  N LEWIS       GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS   2 DNS  14

                     Points for RTD =  3   3   0   0   3   4
                     Points for DSQ =  3   3   0   0   3   4
                     Points for DNS =  6

 3 races to count
BASSENTHWAITE BURGEE AND FLYING ENTERPRISE

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1 Pts
 1    1298  S HUNT        RS400        1   1
 2    2504  K THOMAS      FF           2   2
 3    1066  J CONNOR      RSFEVA     RTD   5
 3    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400      RTD   5

                     Points for RTD =  5
                     Points for DSQ =  5
                     Points for DNS =  5

 1 races to count

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