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Dinghy Rope and Noble Marine Solo Open at Notts County Sailing Club

by David Eberlin 13 Sep 2018 18:19 BST 8 September 2018

Early September saw the Notts County SC Dinghy Rope and Noble Marine Solo open with an excellent turnout of 27 sailors, many from the Midlands, but also Yorkshire, Budworth.

Whilst it was cooler than recently there was a brisk wind, which rose to force 5 gusts in the afternoon, giving some great, if a little wet sailing. Inevitably there where a few spills, especially on the downwind leg, and even some of the top sailors made mistakes.

Racing was close and competitive and only a few points separated the top five by lunch.

The morning started with a variable 8-10 knot wind and Martin Honor (Ogston and Philip Barnes won a race.

A significant wind shift cut short the race officers Nadina Lincoln and William Jeffcote's lunch, the course was reset and the third race started on time. Chris Brown won the next two races giving him the overall open meeting, a few points ahead of veteran Martin Honor. Philip Barnes was third. First Notts County Sailor and first Grand Master (over 60) was Paul Ogden, and first Septimus (over 70) was John Webster from Carsington.

The prize-giving took place in the club house with prizes from Dinghy Rope and Noble Marine.

More photos can be found on the NCSC website here.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
15777Chris BrownDraycote SC2‑5114
28 VMartin HonorOgston SC41‑1027
35 VPhilip BarnesBudworth1‑77311
42 VNigel DaviesDraycote Water SC‑1042511
55645Ian HopwoodNantwich5‑143412
65738Tim HandSwarkstone SC366(DNF)15
71 VStephen GrahamBurwain SC684(DNC)18
85763Steve DenisonRYA1228(DNF)22
95723Alan BishopGirton8311(DNC)22
101 GPaul OgdenNCSC9‑1512728
115524Kev HallNorthampton SC18(DNF)5629
125 SJohn WebsterCarsington SC‑16129829
136 GIain CarpenterNorthampton SC‑159141033
1466)Tim SadlerYorkshire Dales SC1311‑17933
154 GClive GimsonNCSC‑2113131137
165695Ian IngramEarlswood Lakes710(DNC)DNC45
171 GGraham WilsonNorthampton SC19‑20151246
187 JJake WillarsNCSC‑2018181349
199 GIan FirthNCSC1719(DNF)1450
200 VKarl BirdNottingham‑2523161655
215764Oliver DavenportNorthampton SC1416(DNC)DNC58
220 VPhil KilburnNCSC221719(DNC)58
232 SBrian FisherNCSC2421(DNF)1560
245649Steve BishopGirton SC11(DNF)DNCDNC67
252 GTony MonaghanNCSC262520(DNC)71
26V LStephanie GunnNCSC2322(DNC)DNC73
279 GKevin SpencerNCSC2724(DNF)DNC79

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