Please select your home edition
Edition
Henri Lloy 2016 Autumn Sale - Top

Speed Sails Enterprise Open Meeting at Rugby Sailing Club

by Martin Davies on 17 Oct 2001

14th October 2001

The penultimate Speed Sails sponsored Double Chine open meeting took place at Rugby Sailing Club on Sunday after a long delay, caused by the foot and mouth epidemic. The wind appeared to be aware of this and barely mustered more than a force 1 breeze for the three races. Despite a foggy start the first race produced the best breeze of the day, albeit a rather fickle one. The thirteen boats made a clean start and were led around the first mark by Mike Cossey of Tamworth followed by Mike Cranmore of Redditch. Cossey immediately incurred a penalty allowing Cranmore into the lead but his advantage was short-lived when local helm Ian Friswell undertook him sailing through the lee of the spinney, however he too led only briefly as he sailed too high on the next leg, defending his weather and another Rugby helm, Martin Davies, sailing well down to leeward overtook all the windward group to round the final mark of the first lap in the lead. This he held to the finish followed by Cranmore with Ant Clay of Draycote in third.

By the time that the second race began the wind had eased somewhat and changed direction. The O.D. changed the course and the fleet got under way again but the previous race leaders, Cranmore and Davies both fluffed their start and never figured in the race as a consequence. Friswell, Cossey and Clay began a race long game of musical boats as the fickle wind frayed the nerves of each of them in turn. It was Cossey who crossed the line first, followed by Friswell and then Clay.

The mixed fortunes of the competitors in the first two races meant that at least five helms were in with a chance of overall victory however the dropping wind was about to influence the outcome once more but not until Davies had conceded a penalty on the start line that put paid to his chances. Cranmore hardly started better but it was Barry Moss of Shustoke who led for the first half lap until he became becalmed in the spinney allowing Friswell to sail through to leeward into the lead. Clay and Cossey were just behind Moss but Clay managed to overtake him leaving Cossey behind. Friswell went on to win from Clay, Moss and Cossey in that order.

Overall Results:

PosHelmCrewClubPts
1stIan FriswellJane WaltersRugby3
2ndAnt ClayJames HolmesDraycote Water5
3rdMike CosseyChristine BarronTamworth5

More Information:

Related Articles

Sponsors announced for SMELT 2017
Over £2500 worth of prizes to be won Thanks to some very generous sponsorship for the event next May competitors now have the chance to win over £2500 worth of prizes. Posted on 31 Dec 2016
The 2016 Enterprise National Circuit
Tim Sadler and Richard Sault win Huge congratulations to Tim Sadler & Richard Sault for winning the 2016 Enterprise National Circuit sponsored by North Sails and Peak Dinghy. Tim and Saulty have shown great pace in the Peak machine, competing in 7 out of 10 events, winning 5 of them. Posted on 20 Dec 2016
Nick Craig to remain at the front with Harken UK
One of Great Britain's best amateur sailors Nick Craig is undoubtedly one of Great Britain's best amateur sailors. He has an unmatched record of consistently being #atthefront of the OK, Enterprise, RS400, Phantom and, more recently, the Merlin Rocket, D-One and B14 classes. Posted on 16 Dec 2016
Enterprise Winter Championship
With a hearty Rutland dinner, drinks and karaoke Rutland Water Sailing Club welcomed 22 Enterprises, all but one visiting Rutland. It was great to welcome competitors from the far corners of the UK including St. Mary's Loch, Tynemouth and Bristol. Posted on 1 Dec 2016
P&B offers on Sails & Covers
Don't miss out order by the 30th November! After another superb Championship season, P&B are offering up to 25% discount off sails and covers. All our sails can be delivered by a member of our P&B Race Team. Posted on 28 Nov 2016
Win a day's professional coaching
On and off the water competitions at SMELT 2017 Next May, five UK fleets are returning to Carnac for the 2nd edition of SMELT and this time you could win a day's professional coaching. Throughout the event there will be some friendly rivalry between the classes. Posted on 23 Nov 2016
Enterprise Winter Championship Preview
Forecast looking good this weekend at Rutland It looks like a nice forecast for the Winter Championship at Rutland this weekend. The wind looks good, with a mild 7 degrees. Posted on 22 Nov 2016
Enterprises at Southport
Racing for the November Plate Only a week ago we were sailing in mild weather but today's racing was going to be a chilling experience. The wind was blowing from Blackpool, which meant it was a northerly, cold arctic wind. Posted on 8 Nov 2016
Enterprise Winter Championship Preview
Final event of the 2016 National Circuit The final event of the 2016 Enterprise National Circuit is the North Sails / Peak Dinghy Winter Championship at Rutland sailing Club on 26-27 November 2016. Posted on 29 Oct 2016
Enterprises at Emberton Park
Midland Double Chine Series Round 8 In beautiful autumn sunshine and wind, six sets of blue sails launched for the 2016 Enterprise Open Meeting held on Sunday 9th October. Posted on 15 Oct 2016