Handicap Open

This weekend we had over boats in three fleets racing on the lake. A brisk, cold north easterly greeted the fleets on Saturday, but the breeze eased before the start, and although boats kept moving, the wind came and went in fits and starts, with gains to be had from the gusts and accompanying shifts.

The 505 class northern area championship, has Jim Blyth from Largo on the same points but just ahead of John Webster from Carsington as the sailors rest with a curry and lager night!

The fast handicap fleet with 19 boats had Richard Smith from Glossop as overnight leader, and the slow handicap fleet, comprising a combination of mirror variations, was being led by Edward Grey from Royal Windermere.

As for tittle tattle, Roy and Kayla had a day of firsts (possibly best to get them out of the way in one go!). Having moved up to the RS400 fleet, not only were they sailing the boat for the first time, but it was their first open in it, and their first (but not only) capsize. Kayla had to do some helming for the first time as Roy tried to catch up with her when she and the boat sailed away after the capsize. Quite a day, but it didn’t stop them going out for more in the second race.

Despite a southerly wind, Sunday was just as cold. The winds had the sailors hanging out up the beats, but off wind planing conditions were sometimes marginal. This was certainly a frustration in the final race which took two fleets on a 35 minute beat to the southern end of the lake, but the wind seemed to lose its punch for the return trip so, again, the off wind legs were not as spectacular as many had hoped for.

All in all, the weekend had some excellent close racing, and all sailors will no doubt sleep well after so much exercise.

 

505 Northern Area Championship

Class SailNo Helm Crew Club R1 R2 Race 3 R4 Total Nett
505 8774 John Webster Adrian Coates Carsington SC 1.0 (2.0) 2.0 1.0 6.0 4.0
505 8552 Jim Blyth Danny Read Largo Bay SC 2.0 1.0 3.0 (4.0) 10.0 6.0
505 8526 Tim Bird Damon Smith Burton SC (3.0) 3.0 1.0 3.0 10.0 7.0
505 8429 Michael Ennis Fenton Parsons RNI YC (6.0) 6.0 4.0 2.0 18.0 12.0
505 8497 Bill Oliver Dennis Cartwright Burton SC 4.0 4.0 (5.0) 5.0 18.0 13.0
505 8700 Alan Henderson Alan Sinclair Prestwick 5.0 5.0 (6.0) 6.0 22.0 16.0

Fast Handicap Open

Class SailNo Helm Crew Club PY Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Nett
59er 108 Mark Fearnley Chris Spicer Morecambe & Heysham YC 905 (13.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0
Javelin 5 Richard Smith Curtis Etchells Glossop 926 (3.0) 2.0 2.0 3.0 7.0
RS400 1072 Robin Dawson Mike Cowan Bassenthwaite SC 952 (6.0) 4.0 3.0 4.0 11.0
Phantom 1214 Colin Barrie Redesmere SC 1045 1.0 (21.0 DNF) 4.0 7.0 12.0
Phantom 1173 Andy Downie Glossop 1045 (7.0) 3.0 5.0 5.0 13.0
RS400 1298 Steve Hunt Rebecca Dawson Bassenthwaite SC 952 8.0 5.0 (17.0) 2.0 15.0
Laser 165533 Martin Metcalfe Killington SA 1078 5.0 8.0 7.0 (9.0) 20.0
Phantom 1229 Eddie Brooks Elton SC 1045 2.0 9.0 10.0 (21.0 DNF) 21.0
RS400 937 William Carruthers Lesley Braddock Bassenthwaite SC 952 (11.0) 10.0 6.0 6.0 22.0
RS400 669 Graham Tullett Gavin Tullett Royal Windermere YC 952 (9.0) 7.0 8.0 8.0 23.0
Laser 169001 Philip Worth Delph SC 1078 4.0 (11.0) 9.0 11.0 24.0
RS300 338 Rory Yardley Bassenthwaite SC 1000 10.0 (14.0) 14.0 10.0 34.0
Laser Radial 130579 Sam Hall Bassenthwaite SC 1101 15.0 12.0 11.0 (21.0 DNF) 38.0
RS400 1049 Mark Somerville Andy Thomas Bassenthwaite SC 952 12.0 6.0 (DNC) DNC 39.0
Laser 160516 Tim Chittenden Bassenthwaite SC 1078 (DNC) 13.0 13.0 13.0 39.0
Contender 515 Kathryn Smith Glossop 994 14.0 16.0 16.0 (21.0 DNF) 46.0
RS400 1029 Roy Blackburn Michaela Sheard Bassenthwaite SC 952 (21.0 DNF) 15.0 12.0 21.0 DNF 48.0
RS400 647 John Whalley David Thompson Royal Windermere YC 952 (DNC) DNC 15.0 12.0 48.0
B14 748 Andrew Elliott Tim Elliott Rotherham 880 16.0 (21.0 DNF) 19.0 21.0 DNF 56.0
B14 640 Phiip Hodgkins Richard Hodgkins Bassenthwaite SC 880 (DNC) 17.0 18.0 21.0 DNF 56.0

Slow Handicap Open

Class SailNo Helm Crew Club PY R1 R2 Race 3 R4 Nett
Mirror (two man) 70101 Edward Grey Nick Elsdon Royal Windermere YC 1386 (1.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0
Mirror (Single Handed) 70142 Tim Smith Bassenthwaite 1366 (3.0) 3.0 2.0 2.0 7.0
Mirror (two man) 17074 David Grey Bethany Grey Royal Windermere YC 1386 2.0 2.0 (3.0) 3.0 7.0
Mirror (Single Handed) 58625 Robbie Cwik Hollingworth Lake 1366 4.0 (5.0) 5.0 4.0 13.0
Mirror (Single Handed) 69960 Mik Chappell Bassenthwaite SC 1366 (8.0 DNF) 4.0 4.0 5.0 13.0
Martin 114 Tony Flinn Rosemary Flinn Bassenthwaite SC 1164 5.0 6.0 (DNC) DNC 19.0
Mirror (Single Handed, no spinnaker) 44379 Eric Smith Bassenthwaite SC 1372 6.0 (8.0 DNF) DNC DNC 22.0

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