Enterprise NW Areas

The Lake District had the best of the weather on Saturday. Some contestants, from as far afield as Penzance, almost aquaplaned through water laden motorways on their way up. Here are a selection of pictures from the first race which saw local helm Pete Lawson take the lead from the end of the first beat through to the finish.

Race two proved devastating for those helms that did not know their port from their starboard, and rounded the windward mark the wrong way (despite there being a lead boat!). Mike Birch won race two following a big lift on the final beat which knocked Pete Lawson down to third.

Glorious blue skies and a terrible forecast for Sunday! Despite some gusts from the South West as the course was being prepared, the Southerly wind held, and increased at times, for the rest of the day. Again, there was some excellent racing throughout the three races of the day. There was the odd capsize (well by Mike Birch to be precise!), and one when the helm fell out of the boat.

The overall winner was Chris Fry from Hallamshire who beat Bass’ Pete Lawson by one point.

Photos from Sunday’s racing

Overall results

ENTERPRISE NORTH WEST AREA CHAMPIONSHIP

PN Boat Helm Crew Club 1 2 3 4 5 Pts
1 23008 FRY CHRIS FRY ALI HALLAMSHIRE 2 2 1 3 5 5
2 23039 LAWSON PETE SWAIN DENNIS BASS 1 3 2 7 7 6
3 23045 HONNOR MARTI BLUNDELL CHRIS HALLAMSHIRE 4 5 5 1 2 7
4 22918 STEPHENS JER SAULT RICHARD PENZANCE 5 6 4 10 1 10
5 19876 JOHNSON ALAN JOHNSON MATT SOUTHPORT DNS DNS 7 2 3 12
6 23006 MOSS BARRY MOORE JULIE SHUSTOKE 6 RTD 3 5 4 12
7 22810 WOODWARD JON ROBINSON MAT REDDITCH 7 RTD 6 4 6 16
8 22949 BROWN GES WHEATLEY CRAIG HALLAMSHIRE 3 4 10 RTD RTD 17
9 22344 BIRCH MIKE BOWYER CHARLIE WEST LANCS 10 1 RTD 8 9 18
10 23056 YOUNG PAUL HOLMES JAMES BIRMINGHAM BRO 8 7 8 6 8 21
11 21983 BERRY JOHN ANITA ETHEROW PARK 9 10 9 DNS 10 28
12 22272 GEORGE M THOMPSON SAM WINSFORD FLASH 11 9 14 9 12 29
13 22564 PAYNE ALISON LAW KEVIN TODDBROOK 13 8 12 13 DNS 33
14 21350 BLACKBURN ST BLACKBURN DAVI PILKINGTON 12 14 11 11 11 33
15 23050 FINCH TIM FINCH JACKY CHESTER 14 12 13 12 13 37
16 19540 COCKING ROB COCKING RACHAE DELPH 15 11 15 15 14 40
17 20319 ARMSTRONG DE ARMSTRONG THEA YORKSHIRE OUSE 17 15 16 14 15 44
18 21318 MADDOCKS MIK DONE CARYS CHESTER 16 13 17 16 DNS 45

Points for RTD = 18 18 19 18 17
Points for DSQ = 18 18 19 18 17
Points for DNS = 19

3 races to count
NW Area Champions Chris and Ali Fry from Hallamshire

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