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RS200 Northern Tour at Delph Sailing Club

by Jon Ward 28 Apr 2017 11:18 BST 8 March 2017

The 2017 RS Sailing sponsored RS200 Northern tour kicked off at Delph SC on Saturday 8th April with a beautiful sunny day and light southerly winds greeting the 10 boats from 6 different clubs.

Five races were sailed throughout the day with Keith Escritt & Andrea Clough winning the first race from Martin & Sian Joesbury with Ollie Groves & Esther Parkhurst taking third.

The second race was sailed back to back and this time Martin & Sian won out with Ruddell and Vicky Page making it a Budworth 1-2. Ollie & Esther came in third.

After lunch three races were sailed back to back. The top two were a repeat of the second race with Martin & Sian again winning from with Martin & Barbara Smith finishing third.

The fourth race saw Keith & Andrea bounce back after a couple of poorer results to take the win from Ollie & Esther with Marin & Sian finishing third.

This left a straight battle between Martin & Sian and Keith & Andrea for overall honours with Keith & Andrea needing to win with Martin & Sian no better than third if they were to win the event.

At the first mark, Keith & Andrea were in the lead, but Martin & Sian were in second. The positions remained the same throughout the race with Keith &Andrea taking the win from Martin & Sian with Martin & Barbara in third.

Martin & Sian counted two first and two seconds to take the event win from Keith & Andrea who had three race wins, but had to count a fourth. Ollie and Esther proved the best of the rest to take third place.

Additional sponsorship was provided by Ian Turnbull in the form of £10 Rope4Boats vouchers which were raffled off to all entrants. The raffle winners were James Ricketts from Ripon SC and A Barton from Delph SC. Great to see the vouchers being spread amongst the fleet.

Drone footage to Tim Squires:

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
11606Martin JoesburySian JoesburyBudworth211‑326
2968Keith EscrittAndrea CloughYorkshire Dales14‑6117
31637Ollie GrovesEsther ParkhurstBeaver33‑82513
41419Russell PageVicky PageBudworth‑8225615
51314Jon ChapmanWendy MartinBudworth4‑747318
61068Martin SmithBarbara SmithDelph‑9538420
71560Jon WardHeather WardBudworth5656‑922
81118Faye CaswellT SquiresYorkshire Dales78‑94827
91420James RickettsS RickettsRipon6‑979729
10724A BartonN GillhamDelph‑101010101040

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