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Notts County Cooler 2019

by David Eberlin 11 Feb 15:56 GMT 9-10 February 2019

The first event in an East Midlands mini series took place at Notts County Sailing Club over the weekend of 9th/10th February. With forty entries, the series is showing signs of growing even further, especially with Ogston SC joining in with Staunton and Notts County. There were thirty-six dinghies and four windsurfers, three of whom were juniors.

Saturday was to put it mildly windy, as storm Eric made its presence known as the wind hit force 8 on the club wind speed indicator. After a delay of an hour a second skipper meeting was called and the general consensus was to postpone till Sunday, it was boat breaking weather, and no one wanted broken gear at the start of the season.

Sunday dawned cooler but with light winds, though a little shifty, racing was soon under way. Race Officer Ross Ryan decided to try and get the five race event in on a single day, so courses and races were relatively short. Three races were held back to back, before a lunch break and two races afterwards.

The handicap racing meant there were a variety of different race winners, though Grahame Newton and Rach Rhodes in a Scorpion were always near the front, and took the overall County Cooler trophy, winning the first and third race.

The second race saw Girton's Alan Bishop win in a Solo, the forth race had an interesting squall and short rain shower and saw Craig Williamson from Staunton win in an Aero and the final race saw Notts County's Jamie Mawson win on a RS600. However as often happens consistency was key so Marton Honor from Ogston took second overall in a Solo.

The Junior fleet saw Sam Grayson from Notts County finish half way up the results to win. The Techno windsurfers saw Duncan Monaghan take first place from Mollie Sprekley, Guy Sprekley winning the Raceboards.

The next event is the Ogston Woolley jumper on 23/24th February, visitors from other clubs very welcome. The final event is at Staunton on 2/3rd March with their new changing rooms ready for a christening (as the Staunton Commodore kept reminding us!).

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Overall Results:
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PosFleetHelmCrewClassSail NoClubPYR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stFastGrahame NewtonRach RhodesScorpion2039Staunton Harold SC10361‑813510
2ndSlowMartin Honor SOLO5658Ogston SC114332‑76415
3rdFastCraig Williamson RS AERO 72719Staunton Harold SC1068‑231421219
4thSlowAlan Bishop SOLO5723Girton114341‑138619
5thSlowRichard Mason LASER211259NCSC10985365‑719
6thFastJamie Mawson RS600810NCSC916‑187122122
7thFastAndy McKeeCharotte GrahamScorpion2042Northampton SC10362410‑111026
8thFastCorey Newton SUPERNOVA1165Staunton Harold SC1075‑211757332
9thSlowTim CrippsRoberts Stevenson20002473NCSC11097.598(RET)832.5
10thSlowRichard BrameldTodd BrameldMIRACLE4115Welton1200‑1651191237
11thFastTom JeffcoateDave SnutchScorpion2037NCSC10361210314‑16.539
12thSlowGeorge Gammond EUROPE403Staunton Harold SC1145‑1915419947
13thSlowTim RushEllie Rush42052566Staunton Harold SC111166(OCS)4DNC53
14thSlowJames Dalby LASER201645Trent Valley SC10981012‑19181555
15thSlowGraham WattsHelen JacksMIRACLE3813Staunton Harold SC120013.511‑22131855.5
16thSlowPeter NugentCharles SaundersGP1413949Staunton Harold SC11337.518‑282016.562
17thFastChloe WillarsJohn TailbyScorpion3DLNCSC10362216915‑2462
18thJuniorSam Grayton TOPPER48535NCSC1358‑342615101162
19thFastJon WillarsNicola WillarsScorpion2017NCSC103617132016‑2366
20thFastEd Johnson SUPERNOVA706Girton1075‑2423.518122073.5
21stFastAlan Beaton Aero 72186NCSC1068‑252117231374
22ndSlowTony Monaghan SOLO5222NCSC1143923.5‑30242278.5
23rdFastKent Martin Aero 72649Ogston SC106813.52214(DNC)DNC86.5
24thSlowJulian Lloyd LASER RADIAL209933NCSC1142‑302729251495
25thSlowKevin Nicholls LASER213140NCSC109829‑3024222196
26thFastJohn HobsonLindsay OgdenRS4001345NCSC942112821(RET)DNC97
27thFastPaul Speirs Aero 72421NCSC106826291626(DNC)97
28thFastGeoff Norman DEVOTI D‑ZERO205NCSC1029152026(DNC)DNC98
29thSlowAndrew Stewart LASER173520NCSC1098(DNC)3523211998
30thSlowPhill DyneCillian DyneMIRROR6151NCSC1390‑3532321726107
31stSlowMichael Papp LASER168859Staunton Harold SC1098202525(DNF)DNC107
32ndSlowRebecca Ogden LASER RADIAL181376NCSC1142281927(DNF)DNC111
33rdJuniorHayen Moore TOPPER48438NCSC1358‑3331332725116
34thSlowTony BleasdalePaul KingLASER2610Girton10983134‑352827120
35thFastJake Willars Scorpion2002NCSC10363233‑342928122
36thSlowAdrian Jones LASER143090NCSC1098273631(DNC)DNC131

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