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Noble Marine 2012 #2

Noble Marine Solo Winter Championships

by Barry Wyatt on 23 Feb 2014 22 February 2014

53 boats contested the 2014 Noble Marine Solo Winter Championships at Grafham on Saturday, February 22nd. Under clear skies, guest PRO Chris Watts set an 'old' Olympic course that offered a true 1500m beat and two good reaches. The 11 knot south-westerly led to some cracking racing and the customary Grafham shifts took their toll on the unwary.

As usual, the Solo fleet was eager to get on with things. Having suffered one general recall in each of the first two races, the Committee exercised the necessary firmness, with the prominent display of a black flag. That restored an element of discipline and, thereafter, the race management proved so slick that the leading boats returned ashore in a shade under three hours, having completed three races.

Charlie Cumbley was dominant, with two firsts and a third: in the second race, in particular, he sailed the first beat immaculately and proceeded to extend his lead to the proverbial country mile. Elsewhere at the head of the fleet, Tom Gillard won a close battle with Michael Sims and Andy Davis.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st5387Charlie Cumbley 11‑32
2nd5469Tom GillardSheffield Viking SC22‑114
3rd5491Michael SimsCarsington‑8415
4th5465Andy DavisBlithfield SC3‑925
5th5363David MitchellRYA53‑138
6th5492Andrew WildeCarsington4‑848
7th5211Philip BarnesBudworth SC75‑812
8th5446Ian PinnellNSC‑146612
9th5151Chris BrownDraycote6‑11915
10th5270Iain McGregorSalcombe YC‑1212517
11th5340Andy TunnicliffeRWYC10(DNC)717
12th5478Nigel DaviesDraycote Water SC‑1671421
13th5135Ewan Birkin‑WallsGWSC9‑161221
14th4921Chris MayhewRotal Harwich Yacht Club‑13131023
15th5480Ian HopwoodNantwich‑17101727
16th4558Kevin GibbLargo Bay SC11‑211627
17th4927Tom LonsdaleWOSC1814(DNC)32
18th5181Paul RaysonFishers Green/Salcombe YC1518‑1933
19th5302Shane Mac CarthyGreystones SC19‑201534
20th5473Steve DenisonHollingworth Lake SC‑27152237
21st4386Mike DrayLittleton2217(DNC)39
22nd5180Paul PlayleIsland Barn SC2119(DNC)40
23rd5176Jonathan WoodardSouth Staffs‑35222446
24th5286Nick FisherChew Valley SC29‑311847
25th4518John SiggersDraycote Water SC2324‑2547
26th4506Andy AndersonHunts‑38272148
27th5365Tim RileyBlackwater SC‑32292049
28th5488John WebsterCarsington25‑452853
29th5037Alastar RaynardCarsington26‑352753
30th5421Nigel PybusDraycote Water SC28(DNC)2654
31st5406Jarvis SimpsonRYA24‑343155
32nd5449Chris RobinsonBlackpool SC‑36253055
33rd5332Roger LumbySalcombe YC34(DNC)2357
34th5115Andrew BoycePapercourt SC3126‑4057
35th5321Richard NurseBurton3328‑3561
36th5454Dave WeatherheadBroadwater SC3923(DNC)62
37th5320David WalfordRYA30‑383262
38th5476Sam WoodcockNorwich Frostbite SC‑41303464
39th5413Ian S SmithRipon SC‑42372966
40th4548Clive GimsonNotts COunty SC3732‑3869
41st5373Phil StrumerRoyal Burnham YC‑44333669
42nd5408Kevin ViaisRipon SC‑43363773
43rd1102Will LoyRYA20(DNC)DNC74
44th5203Richard PrykeRipon SC(DNC)443377
45th5067Bernard ClarkRipon SC40‑413979
46th4882Brian FisherNottinghamshire County SC‑49404383
47th5138Patrick OversPaxton Lakes SC‑47434184
48th5012Claire ClarkFishers Green SC4639(DNC)85
49th5448Bob CartwrightBirthfield4542(DNC)87
50th4551Bill HutchingsTonbridge‑52484290
51st5501Gavin VaughanCarsington4846(DNC)94
52nd5279Mark DunneHunts SC5047(DNC)97
53rd4535B SpenceMarconi SC5149(DNC)100

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