GP14 Open Meeting

The weather certainly couldn’t make its mind up this weekend. Sunshine and showers is part of the story, with the wind playing games for the competitors throughout the weekend, it made OD Neil Currie a nervous wreck!

Following a barbeque, a late night on the dance floor (or pool table), with a bit of Stella as sustenance, left some sailors jaded for Sunday’s racing. But the competition remained strong. At lunchtime on Sunday, after three races, there was all to play for in the final two races as David Lawson, Phil Smith, and Neil Platt were all on equal points.

David Lawson secured race 4, but this still left the other two in with a chance on the final race. Just after the start of race 5, the OD had his head in his hands as John Telford put up his spinnaker on the first beat to 7. Having managed to lead three others astray, Telf was able to watch the rest of the fleet for the way to go as he drifted in the shadow of Skiddaw. However, the Hodgkins boys heading for the shadow of Sale Fell, also put their spinnaker up and secured an excellent lead. Mum Jose couldn’t stand the tension and went for a shower to put on her glad rags for the prizegiving. When she came out, the boys had suffered the fate of many over the weekend, having been stuck in a hole while some of the fleet caught up and passed them by. From this point, David and Phil battled for first and second place through to the end, with David securing another first, and a commanding win of the open meeting.

Commodore Jose Hodgkins awarded the prizes, and leading visitor Neil Platt thanked the club for putting on another excellent event (despite the weather!)

 

 


Overall winners David and Lynn Lawson from Bass

 

 

GP14 OPEN MEETING 2003

PN    Boat  Helm          Crew           Club             1   2   3   4   5 Pts
 1   13176  D LAWSON      L LAWSON       BASS             1   2   3   1   1   3
 2   13791  P SMITH       M COWAN        BASS             2   4   1   6   2   5
 3   13816  N PLATT       E TURNER       BOLTON & WEST    3   1   2   4  11   6
 4   13115  J WADDINGTON  C WADDINGTON   BOLTON           7   5   4   7   4  13
 5   13789  J TELFORD     A SMITH        BASS             4  10   8   2  12  14
 6    5794  I THOMSON     M NEWTON       WEST LANCS       8   8   6   8   3  17
 7   13326  R DAWSON      W BEATER       BASS             6   7  10   5  14  18
 8   13749  H GODFREY     R BRYCE        BASS            14   9   7   3  13  19
 9   13819  A GREENHALGH  D GREENHALGH   BASS             9   3   9   9   8  20
10   13763  A YENDELL     M GREENHALGH   ABERDEEN UNI     5 DNS DNS  10   5  20
11   13142  R HODGKINS    P HODGKINS     BASS            10   6   5  11  10  21
12   13616  G MASSEY      C MEYER        DOVESTONE       15  12  11  13   6  29
13   13680  S HEYWOOD     R HEYWOOD      HOLLINGWORTH    13  11  13  14   7  31
14   13760  N CATTO       C CATTO        BUDWORTH        12  13  12  12   9  33
15   13733  A HODGKINS    J HODGKINS     BASS            11 DNS  14 DNS DNS  44
16   13187  A PENNY       I PENNY        DERWENT         16  16  16  15  15  46
17   13345  M COOPER      C CLAASSEN     DERWENT         18  15  15  16  16  46
18   12329  J WOOD                       BASS            17  14  17 RTD  17  48

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

 3 races to count

 

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