NW Area Topper Open – 5/6 July

               
‘Turn round the man’s sinking’

There were 23 entrants for the North West Junior Travellers and 29 for the Topper North West  Area Championships. The first race was held in ‘challenging’ conditions with a brisk southerly wind straight down the lake.

OD Phil Smith set a beat from 1 to 8 through the white horses. One gust annihilated a large part of the fleet at which point our local superhero (and commodore) came to the rescue of a bright pink optimist (or was he really trying to enter the race?). Unfortunately he capsized at the first gybe mark and had to be rescued himself – maybe a flying fifteen next then – surely he can’t capsize one of them?? The first Ruth in the rescue boat knew of this drama was the former owner of said Optimist shouting ‘Turn round the man’s sinking!’.

The Bates helped with the rescuing and achieved the record ‘ how many kids can you fit in it’ – another challenge for Bass week?

After lunch the wind died down and did the usual Bass 360° shifts so the races were much more serene on the rescue front; maybe not for the competitors nerves though. Elsewhere there was some jiggery pokery  going on on the Bates where for some reason all the heavyweights had to hang off the front. Maybe Alan could explain?

In the travellers the final results were Sam Hall first in the Junior fleet Hayden Griffiths first in the Optimist fleet and Tom Neeson first in the Youth fleet. Well done to them all.

The Toppers are back tomorrow after a film show tonight although Elliot Hanson seems to have it all sewn up with three firsts today.

The Bass sailors were away at the Birkett –  apparently Toggle hasn’t needed rescuing this year so far. There’s always tomorrow though………..

        

Topper NW Area Championships

Overall

Rank Tally Fleet SailNo Helm Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st 11 46023 Elliot Hanson Redesmere SC (1.0) (1.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 4.0
2nd 12 44471 Joe Hanson Redesmere SC 2.0 (4.0) 3.0 (7.0) 2.0 2.0 20.0 9.0
3rd 18 46124 Andy Dawson Winsford Flash SC 4.0 (5.0) (6.0) 2.0 5.0 3.0 25.0 14.0
4th 2 45973 Chris Wheeler Leigh & LowtonSC 6.0 3.0 2.0 (8.0) (8.0) 5.0 32.0 16.0
5th 21 22 Briocman Blithfield Sc (10.0) 2.0 (DNF) 6.0 4.0 6.0 61.0 18.0
6th 14 45050 Chris Simpson WFSC 3.0 (8.0) 5.0 (9.0) 3.0 8.0 36.0 19.0
7th 3 U 13 44388 Lucy Yeates Leigh & LowtonSC (DNC) 7.0 7.0 5.0 6.0 (9.0) 67.0 25.0
8th 25 45489 Lucy Jackson Elton Sc (12.0) 12.0 4.0 4.0 9.0 (14.0) 55.0 29.0
9th 20 46134 Adam Millington Redesmere SC 7.0 9.0 (15.0) 11.0 (22.0) 7.0 71.0 34.0
10th 9 42637 Alan Roberts Pilkington SC (16.0) 6.0 9.0 13.0 7.0 (DNF) 84.0 35.0
11th 4 46272 James Asquith Redesmere SC 11.0 (15.0) 13.0 3.0 (14.0) 10.0 66.0 37.0
12th 10 U13 43896 Tom Cornthwaite Elton Sc (13.0) (17.0) 8.0 12.0 13.0 4.0 67.0 37.0
13th 24 45765 Abbie Hewitt WLYC 9.0 (13.0) 10.0 10.0 10.0 (13.0) 65.0 39.0
14th 22 46126 Laura Barnes Leigh & LowtonSC 5.0 10.0 14.0 14.0 (20.0) (25.0) 88.0 43.0
15th 28 46178 Megan Adams WLYC 8.0 14.0 11.0 (26.0) (18.0) 12.0 89.0 45.0
16th 1 24033 Tom Neilson Ullswater SC (DNC) 11.0 18.0 17.0 11.0 (21.0) 111.0 57.0
17th 19 U 13 45451 Tom Williams Shotwick SC (DNC) (25.0) 20.0 18.0 17.0 11.0 124.0 66.0
18th 7 44443 Archie Nicholson Redesmere SC (19.0) 19.0 16.0 (21.0) 16.0 16.0 107.0 67.0
19th 16 U 13 20774 Edmund Clarite Ullswater SC 20.0 (22.0) (23.0) 22.0 12.0 15.0 114.0 69.0
20th 6 46162 Andrew Price Leigh & LowtonSC 18.0 (23.0) 12.0 20.0 (21.0) 19.0 113.0 69.0
21st 15 U 13 44027 Chris Brooks Ullswater SC 17.0 16.0 17.0 (24.0) (23.0) 20.0 117.0 70.0
22nd 23 45866 Lewis Tyson Bass SC (DNC) 18.0 21.0 15.0 (27.0) 17.0 131.0 71.0
23rd 13 44457 Grace Brooks Elton Sc 15.0 (21.0) 19.0 19.0 (25.0) 18.0 117.0 71.0
24th 29 46133 Amy Mercer WLYC 14.0 20.0 22.0 (27.0) (26.0) 22.0 131.0 78.0
25th 17 35850 Matthew Johnston Ullswater SC (DNC) 24.0 (26.0) 25.0 19.0 24.0 151.0 92.0
26th 30 41714 Jack Lawson Bass SC (DNC) (DNC) DNC 16.0 15.0 DNC 163.0 97.0
27th 31 U 13 37488 Ben Swyer Coniston SC (DNC) (DNC) DNC 23.0 24.0 23.0 169.0 103.0
28th 27 U 13 42269 Oliver Hillikiv WLYC (DNC) 26.0 28.0 (DNF) DNF 26.0 179.0 113.0
29th 26 U 13 45356 Matt Mercer WLYC (DNC) 27.0 27.0 28.0 (DNF) DNC 181.0 115.0
30th 8 45047 Andrew Stott Redesmere SC (DNC) 28.0 24.0 (DNC) DNC DNC 184.0 118.0
31st 5 46412 Chris Chasty Redesmere SC (DNC) 29.0 25.0 (DNC) DNC DNC 186.0 120.0
32nd 32 42163 Tom Keegan Leigh & Lowton SC (DNC) (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNF 198.0 132.0

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