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Vortex Inland Championships at Rutland Sailing Club

by Vortex Class Association 26 Sep 2018 16:33 BST 15-16 September 2018
Vortex Inlands at Rutland 2018 sess the same faces as the 2019 Nationals © Vortex Class Association

Because of the hurricane forecast a slightly reduced number of vortexes, from Scotland, Yorkshire and London attended the Inland Championships at Rutland SC. As it turned out we had great racing in force 2-4 with blue sky and warm temperatures.

Racing was tight throughout the weekend, but Saturday belonged to Phil Whitehead with two bullets and a second, close to a very quick Alec Glendinning in the last race. Jonathan Carter was always a threat with two seconds and a third in the last race.

The fleet retired to the Wheatsheaf for a welcomed evening meal, subsidised by the class association, when the AGM was conducted between courses.

Sunday's wind built through out the day. The lighter weather suited Jonathan and he pipped Phil for the win of the first race. The increasing wind in the second race suited Phil who won form Angus who was starting to get his mojo back. Mick Collins had always good speed upwind, just needs to get to grips with the tactics, especially near the finish.

Phil eventually realised he had the win secured and following a bout of cramp (its a age thing!) decided to go for an early bath, leaving the last race for Alec to win by a good leg. Angus followed in second place Only one point separated second, third and fourth.

Great race management by the new PRO and team, we never have experienced such quick turnarounds (barely time to eat the chocolate!). Great racing from a great club and very enjoyable weekend.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st1218Phil WhiteheadYorkshire Dales SC11221(DNC)7
2nd2014Jonathan CarterRickmansworth SC2231‑5412
3rd1181Angus WinchesterCastle Temple SC33‑532213
4th1175Alec GlendinningAlandale SC441‑54114
5th1117Mike CollinsYorkshire Dales SC‑55443319

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