Enterprise National Inland Championships

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Saturday

0900    There’s a multitude of keen sailors that arrived last night queuing up for bacon and egg baps. The weather is overcast, but the breeze is from the south west, and is due to freshen as the morning moves on

1200    The entries are still coming in, and the fleet list has reached 51 boats. The weather is not as sunny as expected, but at least there seems to be wind under the black clouds 🙂 The wind is in the forecast direction and forecast to increase slightly as the afternoon goes on. The OD is considering holding three races today in what is expected to be the better conditions

1300    The entries have closed at 51 boats. The competitors are preparing for the first ‘decent length’ race (as the OD put it). The fleet will come ashore and venture out again with a view to having a further two races back to back

1345    The competitors have all launched, at least two have capsized, and one has returned to shore! What will follow?

1400    There was a good clean start and a fleet of 50 boats set off for the first race. Perhaps the ODs promise of black flagging was taken heed of!?

Getting ready for the off
1st boat to the windward mark - Nick Craig
A little busy at first mark!

Ooops!

1455    The winner of the first race crosses the line – Nick Craig of Frensham Pond

End of 1st race

1600    The fleet are preparing to go out for race 2. One helm looking for a replacement crew was, sadly, not inundated with offers from stand-ins!

1615    Race 2 gets under way – another clear start

1705    Nick Craig wins race 2

1735    No peace for the wicked – Race 3 gets underway – another clear start!

1820    The wind having eased slightly for the last race (not that the sailors would feel the benefit after three long races), did not alter the position of the strongest competitor of the day – it was Nick Craig that again led the way and take his third win of the day

All that’s left is for the competitors to come ashore, pack away their boats and get ready for their Christmas dinner! You think we’re joking!

A protest relating to an incident in race 2 led to the non discardable disqualification of Steve Blackburn – will he take out on the revellers in the disco?

Sunday

Christmas dinner is served!Three windy races, a Christmas dinner and a quiz were enough to tire out most of the visitors and they had a relatively early night with most having gone to bed by midnight.

0800    There are only occasional zephyrs breaking up the mirror like water. The forecast is for light winds gusting 15-19mph. It seems unlikely that it will come to fruition in just two hours, but we hope it does! There’s not much activity on site at the moment (a bit like the wind I suppose)….

1040    The start time for race 3 has passed, but the wind has not settled in yet. Until the direction settles down into a NW direction the prospect of a good race is poor. The galley had some brisk business with bacon/ bacon & egg baps. Head chef Elaine said to some of the late night revellers that service would be available until 930. Little did she know that 930 would be the time when the food stocks ran out! Unfortunately there were a few disappointed sailors still in the queue at that time. Ah well, there’s always lunch!

1110    The wind is settling down to the forecast WNW, the course is set, and the fleet’s lining up for the start. Now that the wind is in the right direction, the breeze should strengthen a little

1325    Race 4 got underway at 1135 after several general recalls. The wind held out, but didn’t freshen as expected, or hoped! Nick Craig failed to make it four in a row, coming in 2nd but with an unassailable position that means he has won the championship even before the final race gets underway. Over lunch the wind has continued to ease, and has swung to the north. Hopefully the final race will get underway shortly

1415    After quite a while hanging around, and a general recall, the final race has been underway for about 5 mins, but the wind is continuing to swing significantly. Fortuitously, the wind pattern matches the route of the course (or did the OD set the course within the wind?). The general recall resulted in the use of the black flag rule being applied – three boats fell foul of it and it meant they were to come ashore early and pack their boat away.

1505    The final race is coming to and end. The wind did hold out till the end, but only just!

Enterprise National Inland Championship 2008

Overall

Sailed:5, Discards:1, To count:4, Entries:51, Scoring system:Standard
Rank Division SailNo Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Nett
1st 23170 Nick Craig Toby Lewis Frensham Pond SC 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 (BFD) 57.0 5.0
2nd Helm over 40 23127 Tim Sadler Richard Sault Ripon SC 2.0 2.0 2.0 (7.0) 5.0 18.0 11.0
3rd 23087 Rich Adams Mart Weatherspoon Midland SC 3.0 3.0 (18.0) 4.0 2.0 30.0 12.0
4th Helm over 40 23194 Ges Brown Craig Wheatley Hallamshire SC 12.0 6.0 7.0 1.0 (BFD) 78.0 26.0
5th Lady Crew 23219 Russell Short Kate Fry Rotherham SC 7.0 9.0 (DNC) 6.0 4.0 78.0 26.0
6th Helm over 50 23135 Brian Garrison Tim Elliott Rotherham SC 5.0 4.0 (DNC) 5.0 13.0 79.0 27.0
7th Helm over 40 & Crew under 16 23165 Tony Woods Samuel Woods Etherow Park SC 15.0 (22.0) 3.0 9.0 1.0 50.0 28.0
8th 23089 Jonathan Woodward Hannah Sadler Redditch SC 4.0 (18.0) 8.0 16.0 7.0 53.0 35.0
9th Lady Crew 23222 Andrew Richie Rachel Jackson Hykeham SC 10.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 (DNF) 89.0 37.0
10th Helm over 50 & Lady Crew 23015 Nick Jackson Katherine Bradley Burghfield SC (23.0) 15.0 11.0 3.0 10.0 62.0 39.0
11th Helm over 50 & Lady Crew 23048 Alan Beaney Jess Holley London Corinthian SC 6.0 16.0 12.0 (19.0) 6.0 59.0 40.0
12th Helm over 40 22536 Phil Snewin Royal Windermere YC 13.0 10.0 10.0 14.0 (DNF) 99.0 47.0
13th Helm over 60 and Lady Crew 23008 Barry Moss Julie Moore Shustoke SC (19.0) 11.0 19.0 8.0 11.0 68.0 49.0
14th Helm over 40 & Lady Crew 22272 Charles Adams Hannah Adams West Lancs Yacht Club 8.0 (19.0) 13.0 12.0 17.0 69.0 50.0
15th Lady Helm & Helm over 40 22702 Jane Scutt Nick Scutt Middle Nene SC 11.0 13.0 5.0 (26.0) 22.0 77.0 51.0
16th Helm over 40 22405 Pete Lawson Gareth Balfour Bassenthwaite SC 14.0 17.0 14.0 (25.0) 9.0 79.0 54.0
17th Lady Crew 23166 Robin Dawson Ruth Critchley Bassenthwaite SC 18.0 (24.0) 16.0 20.0 3.0 81.0 57.0
18th Lady Helm & Helm over 50 22933 Ann Jackson Alan Skeens Burghfield SC 29.0 14.0 6.0 (DNC) 8.0 109.0 57.0
19th Lady Crew 22453 Andrew Short Kate Smith Rotherham SC 16.0 20.0 4.0 (36.0) 19.0 95.0 59.0
20th Helm over 50 23158 Edward Pilling David Boustead Arnside SC (DNF) 5.0 21.0 23.0 12.0 113.0 61.0
21st Helm over 40 20518 Nigel Pepperdine Tom Keay Staunton Harold SC 21.0 (29.0) 15.0 11.0 14.0 90.0 61.0
22nd Lady Helm 22270 Alison Morrish Mark St Mary’s Loch & Forfar SC 9.0 12.0 33.0 (41.0) 28.0 123.0 82.0
23rd Helm over 60 and Lady Crew 23224 Graham Kirkup Katie Dolling Grafham Water SC 24.0 7.0 28.0 (35.0) 24.0 118.0 83.0
24th Helm over 50 & Lady Crew 22823 Mike Cosssey Christine Barron Tamworth SC 25.0 (28.0) 23.0 24.0 15.0 115.0 87.0
25th 23223 Steve Graham James Holmes Northampton SC 22.0 26.0 22.0 (30.0) 18.0 118.0 88.0
26th Helm over 60 and Lady Crew 22695 Alan Baker Gill Kincaid Tynemouth SC (27.0) 25.0 17.0 27.0 20.0 116.0 89.0
27th Helm over 40 & Lady Crew 22629 Neil Parsloe Siobhan Ladyman Broadwater SC 26.0 30.0 (36.0) 17.0 21.0 130.0 94.0
28th Helm over 40 19980 Mark Dingsdale Alan Roberts 20.0 23.0 (38.0) 32.0 29.0 142.0 104.0
29th Helm over 40 & Lady Crew 22911 Martin Bradley Rachel Bradley Ogston SC (32.0) 21.0 31.0 29.0 23.0 136.0 104.0
30th 21350 Steve Blackburn Nick Hampson Pilkington SC 17.0 DNE 25.0 13.0 (27.0) 134.0 107.0
31st 20673 Richard Critchley Rob Lea Bassenthwaite SC 34.0 (42.0) 40.0 18.0 16.0 150.0 108.0
32nd Helm over 50 23159 Martin Boittomley Ray Ball Emberton Park SC 28.0 33.0 20.0 28.0 (34.0) 143.0 109.0
33rd Helm over 40 & Lady Crew 22112 Charles Morrish Alison Geddes St Mary’s Loch & Forfar SC 30.0 27.0 27.0 (33.0) 25.0 142.0 109.0
34th Helm over 50 & Lady Crew 21983 John Berry Fiona Ratigan Etherow Park SC (DNF) 34.0 29.0 22.0 26.0 163.0 111.0
35th Lady Helm & Lady Crew & Helm over 40 22163 Karen Morris Lisa Woods Etherow Park SC (44.0) 39.0 39.0 15.0 32.0 169.0 125.0
36th Helm over 40 & Lady Crew 22901 Paul Young Siobhan Pearson Midland SC 31.0 36.0 32.0 (37.0) 30.0 166.0 129.0
37th Helm over 60 and Lady Crew 23050 Tim Finch Jacky Finch Chester SC (DNC) 35.0 24.0 42.0 31.0 184.0 132.0
38th Lady Helm & Helm over 50 22564 Alison Payne Kevin Law Toddbrook SC 33.0 38.0 30.0 31.0 (DNC) 184.0 132.0
39th Helm over 40 & Crew under 16 & Lady Crew 22322 Keith Tyler Katie Tyler Grafham Water SC 35.0 32.0 26.0 (40.0) 40.0 173.0 133.0
40th Crew under 16 2240 Paul Graham George Graham Burwain SC 41.0 (43.0) 35.0 21.0 41.0 181.0 138.0
41st Lady Crew 22277 Colin Munro Mel Munro Glenridding SC 37.0 31.0 37.0 (44.0) 35.0 184.0 140.0
42nd Lady Crew 22619 Kevin Rose Gill Bilton Olton Mere (40.0) 40.0 34.0 39.0 33.0 186.0 146.0
43rd Helm over 50 22874 Alistair McDonald Peter Gasken Berwick on Tweed SC 36.0 37.0 42.0 45.0 (BFD) 212.0 160.0
44th Lady Helm & Helm over 40 22936 Jackie Craven Nick Craven Ripon SC 38.0 41.0 41.0 43.0 (DNC) 215.0 163.0
45th Helm over 50 20687 David Staniforth Lynne Gilbertson Ulley SC 42.0 44.0 43.0 (46.0) 36.0 211.0 165.0
46th Helm over 60 and Lady Crew 21318 Mike Maddocks Carys Done Chester SC 43.0 46.0 (DNC) 38.0 39.0 218.0 166.0
47th Helm over 60 and Lady Crew 22940 Michael Wilde Rhiannon Hood Berwick on Tweed SC 45.0 45.0 44.0 (49.0) 38.0 221.0 172.0
48th Helm over 40 & Lady Crew 22131 Paul Holdsworth Lydia Cole Killington Lake SC (DNF) DNF DNC 34.0 37.0 227.0 175.0
49th Helm over 60 and Lady Crew 22269 Larry Gray Becci Biddlecome Yorkshire Ouse SC 39.0 (DNC) DNC 48.0 42.0 233.0 181.0
50th Helm over 60 and Lady Crew 20378 Glen Coe Karen Hoad Island Barn RSC (DNF) DNC DNC 47.0 43.0 246.0 194.0
51st Helm over 40 & Lady Crew 22439 Phil Bevan Catriona Bevan Grafham Water SC (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC 260.0 208.0

Scoring codes used

Code Description Points
BFD Black flag disqualification under rule 30.3 52
DNC Did not come to the starting area 52
DNE Disqualification (other then DGM) not excludable under rule 88.3(b) 52
DNF Started but did not finish 52

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The Commodore thanked all the competitors for travelling so far and wished them a safe journey home. Prizes were presented by his wife Elaine

National Inland Champions Nick Craig and Toby Lewis with Elaine Hunt

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