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Trident-UK 2012 May

Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine Series at Tamworth Sailing Club

by Paul Young 25 May 09:44 BST 19 May 2018
Very light winds for the Tamworth Enterprise Open © Tamworth SC

This event the fourth in the Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine Series was held at Tamworth SC on Saturday 19th May 2018.

Eight boats which included visitors from Midland and Rugby and Daventry sailing clubs contested this race on a warm and sunny day in a very light and variable Easterly wind.

The first race saw Rob Wilson crewed by Gwynn Williams (Tamworth SC) over the line at the start and having to return. Martin Davies crewed by Neil Turnbull(Rugby and Daventry/ Tamworth) led at the first mark followed by Rob and Gwynn who had caught up well using extra wind which was in the middle of the lake. Third was Nigel Allso crewed by Kate Brazier (Tamworth SC) with Paul Young crewed by Evan Base (Midland SC) in fourth. The race soon settled down with Martin and Neil leading, Nigel and Kate second and Paul and Evan third. On the last lap Allan Roper crewed by Hugh Nethercot (Tamworth SC) overtook Paul and Evan to gain third. The race finished in this order with Martin and Neil winning by a considerable distance.

The second race started after a excellent Ploughman's lunch in slightly more wind with all the boat very close together on the first leg. Darren Rudge crewed by Mitesh Patel (Tamworth SC) had the lead on the approach to the first mark, however it was Nigel and Kate who rounded it first followed by Darren and Mitesh in second, Paul and Evan third and Martin and Neil fourth. Martin and Neil soon got moving and were soon up to second place behind Nigel and Kate with Paul and Evan remaining third. On the final beat Martin and Neil put pressure on Nigel and Kate, however they held their nerve to win, whilst Paul and Evan made the most of a useful wind shift to close down on Martin and Neil close to the finish line. In an exciting finish Martin and Neil just held onto second place finishing a boat length ahead of Paul and Evan.

This left the meeting nicely balanced with the outcome of the last race deciding everything. This time a determined Nigel and Kate led this race from start to finish, pulling away from Martin and Neil on the second lap. Allan and Hugh challenged Paul and Evan a couple of times however they held them off to finish third.

Overall winning helmsman Nigel Allso thanked everyone involved at Tamworth SC for a good day's racing.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st20443Nigel AllsoKate BrazierTamworth SC‑2112
2nd22320Martin Davies.Neil TurnbullRugby and Daventry SC / Tamworth SC.1‑223
3rd22901Paul YoungEvan BaseMidland SC‑4336
4th19616Allan RoperHugh NethercotTamworth SC3‑447
5th17245Jason CulmerCat ElsonTamworth SC5‑6510
6th21487Darren RudgeMitesh PatelTamworth SC(DNC)5712
7th22825Rob WilsonGwynn WilliamsTamworth SC6‑8612
8th21585Pete RotherhamA. N OtherTamworth SC77‑814

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