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Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine Series at Emberton Park Sailing Club

by Paul Young 27 Oct 2015 12:05 GMT 18 October 2015
Mike Crossey and Christine Barron (Sutton SC) win the Enterprise Open at Emberton Park © Serena Stewardson

This event the eighth in the Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine series was held at Emberton Park Sailing Club on Sunday 18th October 2015. The seven boat fleet included two visitors from Midland SC and Sutton SC. The day was overcast with spells of light rain and a light northerly wind.

Race one saw a heavily port biased start line Paul Young crewed by Nancy Gudgeon (Midland SC) won the start and took the lead rounding the windward mark first, closely followed by Mike Cossey crewed by Christine Barron (Sutton SC). Paul and Nancy held the lead for a lap until Mike and Christine passed them on the beat at the start of the second lap. Mike and Christine then held the lead for another lap, until Paul and Nancy challenged them at number eight gybe mark in front of the clubhouse. Mike and Christine held their nerve to continue leading with Paul and Nancy close behind. Almost a lap later Paul and Nancy caught Mike and Christine on a downwind leg snatching inside water at the leeward mark to retake the lead. Paul and Nancy then held the lead to finish first with Mike and Christine second. Third place was youngster Jack Bryant with his grandfather Derek (Emberton Park SC) crewing.

The second race was sailed back to back with the first on the same course. Again the start line was heavily port biased. This time Mike and Christine judged the start line perfectly and held Paul and Nancy out to the left hand side of the course. At the first windward mark Mike and Christine led from Paul and Nancy, with third Martin Bottomley crewed by Ray Ball (Emberton Park) both close behind. Mike and Christine then extended their lead throughout the race to win easily from Paul and Nancy in second. The battle for third was intense with Martin and Ray, Jack and Derek and Graham Yates crewed by Emma Hardings (Emberton Park SC) all in contention. At the finish Graham and Emma were third, Martin and Ray fourth and Jack and Derek fifth.

Lunch was now served, the bangers and mash followed by apple crumble was excellent and went down a treat.

With the meeting still wide open it was all to play for in the third and final race. The third race started in drier conditions with a slightly stronger wind and was sailed on a new course. Paul and Nancy won the start from the pin end of the port biased line tacking onto port as the gun sounded to take the lead. It was short lived however as it was Mike and Christine who rounded the windward mark first, closely followed by Paul and Nancy with Jack and Derek third on their transom. At the gybe mark in front of the clubhouse, Paul and Nancy and also Jack and Derek both caught Mike and Christine. In the chaos that followed Paul and Nancy briefly took the lead for a few boat lengths. Mike and Christine soon regained the lead and both they and Paul and Nancy pulled away from the rest of the fleet. Paul and Nancy continued to apply pressure to Mike and Christine, but failed to overcome their lead. The final positions in this race were Mike and Christine first and Paul and Nancy second. Jack and Derek finished third having held off Graham and Emma for most of the race.

Winning helm Mike Cossey thanked everyone involved at Emberton Park Sailing club for a good days racing.

The Double Chine Series concludes on Saturday 31st October with the final event at Rudyard Lake SC.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st22823Mike CosseyChristine BarronSutton SC‑2112
2nd22901Paul YoungNancy GudgeonMidland SC1‑223
3rd19966Jack BryantDerek BryantEmberton Park SC.3‑536
4th22710Graham YatesEmma HardingsEmberton Park SC‑4347
5th23248Martin BottomleyRay BallEmberton Park SC‑5459
6th5743Paul TuckSkye Tuck/ Emma Young.Emberton Park SC‑66612
7th21942Graham HolbrookAngie HolbrookEmberton Park SC‑77714

Midland Area Double Chine Series Results: (after Round 8)

Sail NoClubHelmCrewMiddle NeneEarlswoodTamworthBarnt GreenMidlandRedditchNottinghamEmberton ParkPts
22823Sutton SCMike CosseyChristine Barron‑12‑2‑3‑411215
22901Midland SCPaul YoungElla Crabtree‑8‑32‑5‑43128
22523Midland SCPhil HarrisonEmma Coleman(DNC)4(DNC)‑9853(DNC)20
23228RedditchSreve OrmeGrant Petford(DNC)86(DNC)(DNC)4(DNC)DNC69
23347Northampton SC/WLYCStephen GrahamAlex Halliwell4(DNC)(DNC)1(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC107
23089South Staffs SCJonathan WoodwardKaren Alexander3(DNC)(DNC)3(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC108
20565Wanlip SCNeil BarrettSophie Jones7(DNC)(DNC)2(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC111
23248Emberton Park SCMartin BottomleyRay Ball(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)6DNCDNC5113
20443TamworthSCNigel AllsoKate Brazier(DNC)(DNC)1(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC154
22907Earlswood Lake SCIan IngramMarie Bond(DNC)1(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC154
23310Ulley SCMatt VelamailTim Brownell1(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC154
22401Redditch SCGreg CroydonGail Ranford(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC2DNCDNC155
19927Small Heath YCKeith Mc DonaldJane Mc Donald(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)2DNCDNCDNC155
19876SCYCAlan JohnsonKaye Tickle2(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC155
19966Emberton Park SCJack BryantDerekBryant(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC3156
22112St Marys Loch SCCharles MorrishAlison Robertson Morrish(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)3DNCDNCDNC156
22710Emberton Park SCGraham YatesEmma Hardings(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC4157
19386Nottingham SCNigel NurseJulie Gadsby(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC4DNC157
21487Tamworth SCHugh NethercoteAllan Roper(DNC)(DNC)4(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC157
17988Nottingham SCSteve BaileyKarl Bird(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC5DNC158
22566Arden SCNial CampbellMiranda Chance(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)5DNCDNCDNC158
17254Tamworth SCJason CulmerCat Elson(DNC)(DNC)5(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC158
22893Earlswood Lakes SCCharles SpeakmanMark Cuxsan(DNC)5(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC158
22600Pilkington SCAlan RobertsAlex Pilkington5(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC158
5143Emberton Park SCPaul TuckSkye Tuck/Emma Young(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC6159
19417Nottingham SCTrevor MarriotMartin Hewitt(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC6DNC159
22687Redditch SCDave BishopAlan Shirley(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC6DNCDNC159
22932Barnt Green SCMike PickworthJess Pickworth SC(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)6(DNC)DNCDNCDNC159
19653Earlswood SCAlex LaytonMaggie Rollason(DNC)6(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC159
22702Middle Nene SCJane ScuttNick Scutt6(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC159
21942Emberton Park SCGraham HolbrookAngie Holbrook(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC7160
19707Nottingham SCSimon LimbIvan Horrocks(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC7DNC160
20266Midland SCMike HomerNancy Gudgeon(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)7DNCDNCDNC160
22428Barnt Green SCGordon PadmoreRose Padmore(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)7(DNC)DNCDNCDNC160
20120Earlswood SCAustin JonesMart Stephens(DNC)7(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC160
22103Barnt Green SCRichard TuckettCheryl Kieley(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)8(DNC)DNCDNCDNC161
10042Arden SCRalph EvansRachel Evans(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)9DNCDNCDNC162
21500Draycote Water SCTony PriorJulia Prior(DNC)9(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC162
23275Ulley SCJames MorleyRachel Burkitt9(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC162
23009Arden SCStuart StephensDavid Stephens(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)10DNCDNCDNC163
22105Barnt Green SCRob FarquharsonHelen Farquharson(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)10(DNC)DNCDNCDNC163
23349BurghfieldAnn JacksonAlan Skeens10(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC163
22978Barnt GreenStuart HoweLyn Vaughan(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)11(DNC)DNCDNCDNC164
23384SCYCGes BrownJulie Moore11(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC164
21444Barnt GreenRichard EastonGill Easton(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)12(DNC)DNCDNCDNC165
23313Etherow SCJohn BerryNeil Bawden13(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC166
22979Middle Nene SCJack MeadJenny Mead14(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC167
22320Rugby & DaventryMartin DaviesLaurance Davies15(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC168
23196Glossop SC/Ogston SCSamuel WoodsAbigail Honnor16(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC169

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