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Suntouched 2018

Topper NW Area Championship at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club

by Ian Hall 11 Jun 2018 13:29 BST 9-10 June 2018

Eighteen Toppers arrived at Bassenthwaite for a joint meeting with a Mirror Northern Traveller and the NWJTT event. Despite the light easterlies forecast there was a good northerly which gradually swung to the west. The wind swung further to the SW on the 2nd lap resulting in boats having to tack into the first wing mark, so the race was shortened.

After the course was reset two further races were held as the winds swung to and fro but th e beats were maintained, even though sailors had some major shifts to contend with. Overnight Noé Peckham from Leigh & Lowton was in the lead with two 1st places and one 2nd..

On Sunday morning it was mid-day before the the breeze filled in, and racing got underway. Again, there were two winds vying to take control, and, as on Saturday, it was the westerly that eventually won, but it was a gradual process as the races went on, and resulted in the beat swinging more to the wing mark in a couple of races.

With time being of the essence following the later than planned start, the black flag was introduced, which caught out four boats in total, but there was no need for any general recalls!

Tom Platt from Bolton won all three races on Sunday to win overall, squeezing Noé Peckham into second place.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st47266Tom PlattBolton SC‑2211116
2nd46023Noé PeckhamLeigh & Lowton SC11222(BFD)8
3rd44151Tom MossRipon SC4373‑9320
4th37488Mary‑anne BeacockConiston3‑8.5457221
5th48252Thomas LinkLeigh & Lowton SC74345(BFD)23
6th45440Lucia AikmanChester SC96‑1096535
7th42132Alexander LowryElton SC8‑146612436
8th45828Megan GreavesElton SC5788‑10836
9th12421Daisy FisherHollingworth Lake610‑1278738
10th47768Charlotte Cooper 14125(BFD)3640
11th47851Rebecca IsbellChester SC10119‑154943
12th44200Tom OldriniPennine15.5511‑16151157.5
13th47228Jacob DinHollingworth Lake SC1213131014(BFD)62
14th46303Harriet WoodJumbles15.58.51414‑161264
15th47264Sachin GholkarErrwood SC‑17151512131065
16th18689Faye Crook 111616‑17111468
17th47743Jade YarwoodLeigh & Lowton SC1317(DNC)13181374
18th47075Courtney YarwoodLeigh & Lowton SC‑18181711171578

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