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Midlands and Northern Area Solo Open at Carsington Sailing Club

by John Webster on 16 May 14 May 2017

Carsington SC hosted the Joint Midlands and Northern area Solo Open Meeting. 32 Solos raced in conditions that all said were fantastic - the sun shone and the WSW wind blew, which made for planing offwind legs and hard hiking beats.

Race 1: Saw Ollie Wells 5732 take an early lead which he held for all 5 rounds in a 48 minute race, Michael Sims and Stephen Graham taking 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Race 2: Saw the same front runners from race 1 plus 5211 Philip Barnes and 5750 Dave Mitchell joining them in the mix at the front of the fleet. This time it was Michael Sims getting the gun followed by 5741 Stephen Graham 2nd, and 5211 Philip Barns 3rd.

Race 3: After a short delay as the wind direction was giving our PRO Henry Wright and the buoy laying team a headache we finally got away. It was a bullet each for Ollie and Michael so all on the last race. After a tricky 0.6 Km 1st beat Michael Sims got his head in front and did everything right to ensure victory in race 3 and the overall winner. Well sailed Michael.

The prize giving took place at 4-15, there were prizes for the following, the first 7 places plus, Septimus, Grand Master, Veteran and the first boat under 5000 sail No. won by Jeremy Lane in 4409, The full results below.

Lastly a big thank you to all the race team and all the visitors that came to make it a day to remember. The seven strong team from Northampton SC were overheard saying "We always look forward to coming to Carsington" thanks guys.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st5722Michael SimsCarsington SC‑2112
2nd5732Oli WellsNorthampton1‑423
3rd5741Stephen GrahamBurwain32‑55
4th5737Oliver DavenportNorthampton5‑1038
5th5211Philip BarnesBudworth63‑119
6th5750David MitchellNorthampton‑8549
7th5707Nigel DaviesDraycott4‑9610
8th5655John WebsterCarsington SC‑77714
9th5524Kev HallNorthampton‑106915
10th5645Ian HopwoodNantwich98‑1017
11th5661Alistair BanksWest Riding SC14‑15822
12th5745Andrew FoxLeigh & Lowton‑12111223
13th5480Malcolm HallCarsington SC‑16121628
14th5037Alistair RaynardCarsington SC15‑161328
15th5312Stuart NorrisShropshire13‑261528
16th4409Jeremy LaneCarsington SC‑17141731
17th5564Graham WilsonNorthampton‑19131932
18th4884Brian SpragueLLSC‑26201434
19th5388Steve BarnettCarsington SC18‑281836
20th5547Peter WarneNorthampton‑20172037
21st4254Rob BurdekinCarsington SC2218(DNF)40
22nd4882Brian FisherNotts County2121‑2242
23rd5694Seth TurnerBanbury2419‑2743
24th5689Rob CookNorthampton11(DNF)DNC45
25th5039John NixonCarsington SC2322(DNC)45
26th5210Karl BirdNottingham‑29252146
27th5003Paul BottomleySouth Staffs‑27232447
28th5021Mark ClearyBudworth2524‑2649
29th5355Roger DoyleCarsington SC‑28272350
30th5028Derek JoynerCarsington SC‑30292554
31st4764Keith ApplebyCarsington SC3130(RET)61
32nd5064Mike DavenportRedesmere3231(BFD)63
33rd2883Tim BirdCarsington SC(DNC)DNCDNC68

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