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Sailing Chandlery Solo Midland Series concludes at Staunton Harold Sailing Club

by Nigel Davies 14 Nov 2018 10:43 GMT
Sailing Chandlery Solo Midland Series concludes at Staunton Harold © Nigel Davies

The series finished on a high with a good number of visitors travelling to Staunton Harold for the final event; 16 people needed one more event to qualify which seemed to have motivated the travellers. In the end, we had 12 qualifiers for the series which, considering the number of events with very light wind and the number of events cancelled due to no wind and no water, was OK by me.

Sailing Chandlery have kindly supplied £25 vouchers to the area and I'm pleased to say not only have all qualifiers received a voucher I have managed to go down the results to John Webster. So please look at the series results published on the Solo website. You should have received your voucher by now, either in person or via email, so if you think you should have a voucher but have not received one please get in touch. They expire on 15th Mar 2019 so use them or lose them.

Back to the sailing, coming into the last event many places could be won or lost and Staunton Harold proved a perfect ending with good close racing and a nice F3 wind even with the low water level. The second half of the series had seen far better winds than the first half and for the last four events, we were treated to good turnouts, well-run events on good sized lakes which made for a very enjoyable Autumn of sailing.

Ian Ingram lead the series coming into the last event with Martin Honnor needing one more event to qualify, with three seconds he could win over all with a good last result. Martin was unable to get the top 2 result he needed so congratulations went to Ian Ingram for being the 2018 champion. Well done to Ian Capener for winning the Veteran prize.

Thank you to all the competitors for entering the series, full results and events roundups can be found on www.solosailing.org.uk/event-series/midland-series/2018 and the Facebook group page, Solo Dinghy Midland Area.

Well that's it folks, the 2018 series has finished. The results are in, the prizes given out and after four years I'm stepping down as Solo Midland Area Rep. Bob Suggitt has kindly agreed to run the area from 2019.
Nigel Davies

Overall results 2018 Sailing Chandlery Midland Series:

1st Ian Ingram
2nd Chris Brown
3rd Martin Honner
4th Nigel Davies
5th Alan Bishop
6th (and 1st Veteran) Ian Capener
7th Bob Suggitt
8th Tim Sadler
9th Kev Hall
10th Steven Bishop
11th Graham Wilson
12th Brian Fisher

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