High Winds Affect Open Meeting

Due to high winds, the start of the Flying 15 open meeting was postponed until Sunday morning. However, many visitors were put off by the poor weekend forecast (which was, unfortunately, right for a change) and there were only eight entries in total.

Although it was proposed to hold three races on Sunday, as torrential rain moved in, the winds eased by the end of race 2. Feeling somewhat cold and wet, OD Andrew Greenhalgh abandoned the last race (much to the relief of the sailors and Official Starter Herb Telford!).

Visitor Neil Platt and Richard Rigg gave Scott Beattie and John Somerville a run for their money, but Scott went on to win both races and the series overall.

Winners Scott Beattie and John Somerville with Bobbie Middleton

Overall results

FLYING FIFTEEN OPEN MEETING 2002

PN    Boat  Helm          Crew           Club             1   2 Pts
 1    3673  SCOTT BEATTI  JOHN SOMMERVIL BASS             1   1   2
 2    3729  NEIL PLATT    RICHARD RIGG   BOLTON/WEST KI   2   2   4
 3    3521  NEIL CURRIE   PAUL BURNELL   BASS             4   3   7
 4    3560  IAN CAMPBELL  TONY FISHER    BASS             3   4   7
 5    3473  M MOORE       I SMITH        BASS             5   5  10
 6    3332  WENDY SOMERV  ELAINE FAIRLAM BASS             7   6  13
 7    3385  MILES MIDDLE  JOE HARDON     BASS             6   7  13
 8    3293  MARK NIMMIN   EMMA POWELL    DRSC             8 RTD  17

                                        Points for RTD =  9   9
                                        Points for DSQ =  9   9
                                        Points for DNS =  9

 2 races to count
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