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Notts County Sailing Club Spring Regatta

by David Eberlin 29 May 11:16 BST 25-27 May 2019

The Notts County Sailing Club Spring Regatta is a family orientated event with camping, socials every night and sailing, and this year saw sunshine, showers light and moderate winds, shifting in the showers.

The RS300s joined us for an Open Meeting. The event was sponsored by Rooster, Paintcraft, Flymount, Ropes 4 Boats and HB Clarke, providing lots of prizes throughout the events. Nearly 120 brought tickets to compete and socialise at the Notts County Sailing Club Spring Regatta over May Bank Holiday including 15 visitors from both local clubs and as far afield as Christchurch along with 30 juniors.

The event kicks off with pitching your tent / caravan/ motorhome then to the bar and a Friday night bring your own bbq with a band which also had juniors playing.

Saturday's first race was calm with 180' shifts then what one competitor described as a lumpy wind all over the place direction and strength though tending to be from the north west in second race. The evening saw a Pauline sausage and mash with mushy peas and mint sauce, followed by the Belvoir Big band.

Sunday was gusty the clouds again played havoc with the direction and quite a few fell in during the first race. The afternoon was a little steadier and the sun came out, along with the odd shower. The Commodore's Cup (handicap), class racing, the Regatta/Family Cup and Team racing along with Oppie racing which was more like a race to bottom as the boys sunk their boat and girls drifted to victory.

Monday started with team racing won by blue team of Rebecca Ogden, Eloise Dave, Sarah Venning and Charlie Soubry. Then Regatta cup had its final race. Followed by Commodores cup, and class Racing. Finally the duck race in aid of Parkinson's UK was held, raising a commendable £369 for the charity.

The Commodore's Cup is a handicap series of three races, started in two fleets. Tim Hand from Swarkstone SC took his Solo to a clear victory with three firsts. Ross Ryan and Oliver Ryan-Moore from Notts County was second 4 points behind, with Luke Hardy and John Wells from the home club third.

The class racing saw Tim Hand win the handicap fleet with Rob and Karen Bell / Shaunagh Lea second. Laser was won by Andy Stewart, RS400 Ross Ryan & Oliver, Scorpion (the largest class) was Chloe Willars and John Talby

The juniors had an excellent representation from Toppers and Oppies, Cillian Dylan from Notts County winning two races in his Optimist, Gwyneth Lanyon was second, Charles Miles Hayler was third.

The Regatta /family Cup for novices saw Gwinith Lanyon win with Charles Miles-Hayler second, Sammy Mason third all in Toppers from Notts County. Glyn Ritchie with junior crews Alison, Eaun, Gwyneth won the adults Regatta prize.

James Logan the Vice Commodore, who organised the event said: "Thanks to all our sponsors Rooster, Paintcraft, Flymount, Ropes 4 Boats and HB Clarke. What a friendly regatta with lots of buddies, especially the juniors. It's great to see so many on the water and at the socials over the weekend. Here's to next year."

Commodore's Cup Results:

PosFleetClassSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st SOLO5738Tim Hand Swarkestone SC‑1112
2nd RS 4001363Ross RyanOliver Ryan‑MooreNCSC‑18426
3rd Scorpion1967Luke HardyJohn WellsNCSC‑26538
4th Scorpion2017John WillarsNicola WillarsNCSC36‑79
5th Scorpion207Chloe WilllarsJohn TailbyNCSC4‑7610
6th FIREFLY2725Rob BellShaunagh LeaEmberton Park SC7‑11512
7th RS 300523Harry McVicar Draycote123(DNC)15
8th RS 300451Matt Pedlow Stewartby Water SC152(DNC)17
9th Scorpion2011Malcolm JonesJo Riddell (DNC)8917
10th laser1/193756Matt Reynolds NCSC89(DNC)17
11th laser214547/ 196748John Scott NCSC514(DNC)19
12th laser178987Isis Bemrose NCSC9(DNF)1221
13th RS 300476Steve Sallic Hykeham SC1110(DNC)21
14thJuniorTOPPER46168Gwyneth Lanyon NCSC6‑251723
15th RS 4001187Steph GunnMartin GunnNCSC‑27131023
16th RS 300555Richard Le Mare  1312(DNC)25
17th laser173520Andy Stewart NCSC1019(DNC)29
18th LASER RADIAL209933Julian Lloyd NCSC(DNC)201131
19th RS 200604Neil ChadbornLucy ChadbornNCSC‑21181533
20th RS 4001325James LoganAnastasia Logan/Phillipa LoganNCSC‑29211435
21st RS 300393Chris Arnell Christchurch SC1917(DNC)36
22nd Finn58Paul Brown NCSC25(DNC)1338
23rd Supernova424Phil Dyne NCSC1424(DNC)38
24th RS 4001048Martin HartMoira HartNCSC20‑281838
25th RS 300508Pete Davies Carsington SC1623(DNC)39
26th FIREBALL15013Jake WillarsJohn RowellNCSC‑41221941
27th laser150666Kathryn H‑S NCSC30(DNC)1646
28thJuniorTOPPER/84Matthew Gunn NCSC‑45272047
29th RS 400950Alan ElkingtonGoizNCSC2326(DNC)49
30th Scorpion1987Adrian JonesViv Weston/ Jenny JonesNCSC31(RET)2152
31st RS 300339Cheryl Wood Pennine SC2233(DNC)55
32nd Scorpion1997Richard MasonSarah MasonNCSC2(DNC)DNC58
33rd ICON15Martin PayneCaroline WilkinsNCSC(RET)DNC460
34thJuniorOPTIMIST6203Cillian Dyne NCSC3330(DNC)63
35thJuniorTOPPER31094Eloise Davie NCSC3231(DNC)63
36th LASER 4.7157412Sarah Mason NCSC(DNC)DNC864
37th Scorpion1908Jo RitchieGlyn RitchieNCSC3929(DNC)68
38thJuniorTOPPER30439/46611Sammy Mason NCSC3732(DNC)69
39th RS 600957Matt Potter  (DNC)15DNC71
40th RS 600885Simon Hibbert NCSC(DNC)16DNC72
41st RS 300395Ben Heppenstall Whitefriars SC17(DNC)DNC73
42nd Scorpion2025Nadina LincolnChris HoltNCSC24(DNC)DNC80
43rd Scorpion1902John RiddellJo RiddellNCSC28(DNC)DNC84
44th Scorpion1950Martin ReadSarah ReadNCSC34(DNC)DNC90
45th Laser112144John Davie NCSC35(DNC)DNC91
46th laser183347David Beard NCSC36(DNC)DNC92
47thJuniorOPTIMIST6061Isabel Ritchie NCSC38(DNC)DNC94
48th laser196748/159278Kevin Spencer NCSC40(RET)DNC96
49th BYTE CII841Karen Bell Emberton Park SC42(DNC)DNC98
50thJuniorTOPPER48166Charles Miles‑Hayler NCSC43(DNC)DNC99
51stJuniorTOPPER35882Euan Bremner‑Harrison NCSC44(DNC)DNC100
52ndJuniorRS FEVA XLNo NumberGeorgia RiddellKatherine GunnNCSC46(DNC)DNC102
53rd Supernova583G Stamper NCSC47(DNC)DNC103
54th ENTERPRISEK18632Sarah VenningToby ScholfieldNCSC(DNS)DNCDNC112
54thJuniorOPTIMIST4338Alex Chadborn NCSC(DNS)DNCDNC112

Full results and photos at

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