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Solution Inland Championships at Bala Sailing Club

by Kathryn Hayfield 28 May 2014 08:02 BST 24-25 May 2014

Despite the lousy weather forecast, 13 sailors made their way to Bala Sailing Club on 24/25th May for the Solution Inland Championships, sponsored by Ovington Boats.

Saturday blew harder than the forecasters promised, suiting the windy weather specialists and Sunday gave the light airs aficionados their turn in the spotlight. Whilst Nathan Batchelor showed the fleet why they should attend his pre-Nationals training day in July by taking an unassailable lead in every race, the rest of the fleet enjoyed some of the closest racing to date. Nathan elected to sit out the final drifter of a race which gave Ian Walker the opportunity to take final line honours.

Thanks go to Bala Sailing Club for putting on a great event and to Ovington Boats for the generous prizes.

Overall Results:

PosHelmClubSail NoR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1stNathan BATCHELORTynemouth SC45411111(DNC)5
2ndMartin TUBBLeigh & Lowton SC446‑64332315
3rdArthur THAINEHickling Broad SC4483344(DNF)216
4thKevin CLARKDelph SC45372286(DNC)25
5thKart MILFORDSouth Shields SC44926674‑825
6thKathryn HAYFIELDDelph SC435557‑103525
7thIan WALKERSaltash SC452489‑118130
8thJohn MORRISONRhosneiger SC440(DNF)7567631
9thNiall GRAHAMSouth Shields SC4109‑121025935
10thPeter FISKLlandudno SC4361010‑11510742
11thPaul HARGREAVESBurwain SC451898911(DNC)45
12thMark CROWTHERRedditch SC4371111‑13129447
13thPaul WELSHBala SC43412‑131213121059

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