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Bala Long Distance Handicap Race 2015

by John Hunter 23 Jun 2015 10:14 BST 20-21 June 2015

Two laps, just about right, for the 42 boats that entered Saturday's Bala Long distance race, which the fastest boat, an RS700 completed in about 2 hours and the last boat did in 3 hours.

The forecast for the event was for very light winds but on the day we had a perfect 15mph straight down the lake.

The RO set a fairly simple course, a 3 mile beat, followed by a 2 mile run then a few nice reaches to finish the lap.

First on the water was the RS700, but after the number crunching, the win went to a 2000 sailed by John & Sarah Haywood, then the RS Vareos sailed by Dan Partington & Aled Goddard, followed by the RS700 of Mike Allen, then his brother Paul in a K1, all from Bala SC.

Only 13 boats stayed for Sunday event a similar handicap race but over a shorter course with more laps. The win went to John Haywood again but now in a laser, followed by Ruth Walker & Harry Ashworth from Bartley SC in a Javelin, then Lydon Beasley & Sam Frost-Huskinson from Greensforge SC in a Fireball.

In 4th place came Richie Allan from Bala in a K1.

When the events were combined the overall win went to Ruth Walker & Harry Ashworth in the Javelin.

Overall Results:

PosSat / SunHelmCrewClassSail NoClubPYSatSunPts
1stSat & SunRuth WALKERHarry ASHWORTHJAVELIN580Bartley SC9269211
2ndSat & SunLydon BeasleySam Frost‑HuskinsonFIREBALL13918Greensforge SC97011314
3rdSat & SunMiles THOMASFelicity JONESFIREBALL14800Bala SC97013720
4thSat & SunJulian BRIDGESIan RAMSEYFLYING DUTCHMAN380Clwb Hylio y Felinheli87919524
5thSat & SunSteve WILLIAMS RS VAREO278Bala SC107125934
6thSat & SunDavid Cole BLAZE530Bala1021261137
7thSat & SunPaul WELSH SOLUTION434Bala SC1090281038
8thSun OnlyJohn Heywood LASER RADIAL166355Bala SC1135DNC144
9thSat & SunJohn HAYWOODSarah HAYWOOD200022239Bala SC11001DNC44
10thSat & SunRhys ChandlerKurtis Hilton20002379Bala110036844
11thSat & SunDan PARTINGTON RS VAREO567Bala SC10712DNC45
12thSat & SunAled GODDARD RS VAREO140Bala SC10713DNC46
13thSat & SunColin Spence PHANTOM1117Geensforge SC995341246
14thSat & SunDavid GRUBECeri GRUBERS 2001533Bala SC1047331346
15thSun OnlyRichie Allan K122ABala1065DNC447
16thSat & SunMike Allen RS 700908Bala SC8524DNF47
17thSat & SunPaul Allan K122Bala10655DNC48
18thSun OnlyRobert PAULGillian PAULRS 2001357Bolton1047DNC649
19thSat OnlyPhil SMITHTom WILLIAMSALBACORE8152Bala SC10456DNC49
20thSat OnlyJames BOWLER LASER RADIAL197633Shotwick11357DNC50
21stSat OnlyIan Haywood RS 100 8.4395 10008DNC51
22ndSat OnlyStuart REID SUPERNOVA1120Combs SC107110DNC53
23rdSat OnlyMike DAVIDSON BLAZE664Rhesneiger SA102112DNC55
24thSat & SunDave WALL HALO771Bala SC97514DNC57
25thSat OnlyEd WALKER LASER RADIAL199073Bala SC113515DNC58
26thSat OnlyPaul Braycotton LASER64123Greensforge109116DNC59
27thSat OnlyStuart HALMANGill CARTLEDGERS 4001289Leigh & Lowton SC94417DNC60
29thSat OnlyPhil Evans K187Bala106520DNC63
30thSat OnlyMartin CLIFT BLAZE662Bala SC102121DNC64
31stSat OnlyIan CooperDebbie CollinsSCORPION1909Greensforge SC104022DNC65
32ndSat OnlyBarry WorthingtonMike Sullivan200022225Bala110023DNC66
33rdSat OnlyIan Hunt RS VAREO223 107124DNC67
34thSat OnlyChris WrightJim PatrickRS 800965Bala82027DNC70
35thSat OnlyPete WilasonNigel ReaneyGP1413613Chelmarsh113029DNC72
36thSat OnlyChris BENNETTDot TURNERWAYFARER7045Bala SC111230DNC73
37thSat OnlyPhil GRIFFINDaniel GRIFFIN470848Chelmarsh SC97331DNC74
38thSat OnlyDaniel CHURCH TOPPER27307Bala SC134032DNC75
39thSat & SunSteve MILLINGTONJoshua MILLINGTONRS 200403Greensforge SC104735DNC78
40thSat & SunRichard ALLENSheila ALLENGP1410676Bala SC113037DNC80

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