Please select your home edition
Edition
Noble Marine 2019 - Leaderboard

Noble Marine 2000 Southern Travellers Round 5 at Bewl Sailing Association

by Amanda Conrad 15 Jul 2018 08:59 BST 7 July 2018
Noble Marine 2000 Southern Travellers Round 5 at Bewl © Amanda Conrad

With forecast winds of 3 mph, it's hardly surprising that some 2000 sailors opted to stay at home and watch England play in the Football World Cup on Saturday 7th July! However, BSA was delighted that four visiting boats had travelled from Bough Beech, Silver Wing and Wilsonian to attend the first 2000 open meeting on their great expanse of water.

On a sunny day with an air temperature of 30 degrees and a water temperature of 23 degrees, the variable light puffs of wind made it impossible for Race Officer Jo Mayes to set a course during the morning. She decided to review the situation at 13:00, and an early lunch was duly delivered from the Waterfront café at Bewl Water. Thankfully the wind eventually settled at south-westerly force 1 to 2, and a windward leeward course could be laid.

The first race was under way by 13:25. Richard and Ian Hudson had a good start and pulled well ahead of the rest of the fleet – maintaining their comfortable lead to the end of this two lap race. Bewl returnees Graham Lawson and David Brewer came second, holding off Iain and Sarah Yardley in third place and Rachel Sheridan and Geoff Lambert in fourth.

There was a tidier start to the second race, with Richard and Ian again showing the way to the rest of the fleet. As the wind dropped and there were no changes of position, the duty team decided to end the race after a single lap. The finishing order was the same as for the first race.

Race 3 proved to be more exciting. Richard and Ian were in the lead at the end of the first lap, closely followed by Iain and Sarah. However, Graham and David took advantage of the flukey winds and managed to work their way up to first position, while Richard and Ian found themselves in a hole and dropped to third.

Through efficient race management, Jo managed to fit in a fourth start before the deadline of 16:00. This time Iain and Sarah got away first and held the lead for the first lap and most of the second. Unfortunately for them, Richard and crew managed to get inside at the final mark and were first across the line. Ian and Sarah had to settle for second place, with Graham and crew third.

Everyone appreciated a refreshing drink and cake at the Pop-Up Cafe after racing. Bewl Commodore, Mark Munday presented prizes to all the competitors as they had endured such hot and trying conditions.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st2374Richard HudsonIan HudsonBough Beech SC11316
2nd2322Graham LawsonDavid BrewerBough Beech SC22138
3rd2204Iain YardleySarah YardleySilver Wing SC332210
4th22321Rachel SheridanGeoff LambertWilsonian SC444416

Related Articles

2000 Millennium Series Event 3 at Itchenor
A small but quality fleet of ten visiting boats A small but quality fleet of ten visiting boats, two from Wales, joined one home boat at Itchenor Sailing Club on the weekend of the 12/13th September for round 3 of the 2000 class Millennium series. Posted on 15 Sep
2000 Millennium Series Event 2 at Keyhaven
Local competitors take on visitors from far and wide Keyhaven YC successfully hosted a 2000 Class event. Chairman of the 2000 Association, Kev O'Brien congratulated KYC on a 'magnificent achievement to support the event so well on land and water within the limits of Covid-19 restrictions'. Posted on 8 Sep
Astral Azure 2000 Class Nationals overall
Sarah and Rob Burridge take the title when last races cancelled No covid-safe sailing has been possible yesterday or today due to Storm Ellen. Thus Tuesday evening's results are final! Congratulations to Sarah and Rob Burridge the 2020 champions. Posted on 21 Aug
Astral Azure 2000 Class Nationals at Brixham day 3
Three races run but Storm Ellen may have curtailed the event A confident race officer, the excellent Sean Semmens of BYC expected a stronger breeze than Monday. So assured, the fleet set sail driftily across the millpond of the bay. Posted on 19 Aug
Astral Azure 2000 Class Nationals at Brixham day 2
A very nice breeze built, requiring all bottoms on the gunwales The misty miasma of Sunday drizzle had evaporated into a bright sunny morning at Brixham revealing a flat sea with the ferris wheel by Torquay Marina discernible across the bay. Posted on 18 Aug
Astral Azure 2000 Class Nationals at Brixham day 1
A Covid boat park is a funny place A Covid boat park is a funny place; maybe we'll get used to it by Friday. Masks were worn until on the water. It's strange not seeing the smiles on faces of 2000 sailors at a Nationals. Posted on 17 Aug
2000 class open at Keyhaven preview
Get your entry in for Millennium Series 2020 event Keyhaven Yacht Club is hosting a 2000 class Open Meeting on 5th & 6th September. Get your entry in quickly as the event is limited to 30 boats. Posted on 14 Aug
Astral Azure title sponsor 2000 Class Nationals
Just four days to the event at Brixham Yacht Club With 4 days to the launch of the 2000 Class Association UK Nationals at Brixham Yacht Club, the class have received a late sponsor from Astral Azure Ltd joining Noble Marine Insurance and RS Sailing. Posted on 12 Aug
2000 Millennium Series Event 1 at Snettisham Beach
Class gathers for an event for the first time since lockdown The 2000 Class Association have returned to sailing for the first time since before lockdown in collaboration with Snettisham Beach SC near Kings Lynn to deliver their first Millennium Series event for 2020. Posted on 29 Jul
2000 Class Training has been postponed
Hoping that 4-5 July at Thorney Island SC is possible The Noble Marine supported 2000 Class Training is has been postponed until 4th-5th July, when we hope social distancing will allow it. Posted on 8 Apr