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Supernova open meeting at Carsington Sailing Club

by Tom Baldwin 7 Jun 20:12 BST 2 June 2019

After some light wind sailing at Swarkstone the day before 24 boats travelled to Carsington to join the three local boats. The forecast was for more wind and proved to be correct. There was a good F4 for the SW coming over the dam and straight down the large sailing area.

There was a slight postponement to race 1 after the committee boat dragged its mooring; most helms were relieved that the first beat wasn't actually going to be half a mile long!

At the front of the fleet in race 1 it was Cliff Milliner from Cotswold Sailing Club and Alex Collins from Bolton Sailing Club out in front by a long way. Cliff took line honours. Third was Gavin Young also from Cotswold.

In race 2 it was Cliff out in front again but much closer this time behind him with close racing and lots of position changes. Cliff held on for the win followed by class newcomer Chris Bownes from Bartley Sailing Club in second then Steve Hawley from Bartley in third.

It was a long beat back to the club with dark rain clouds gathering for a welcome lunch.

After lunch race 3 saw the biggest wind of the day and some cracking reaches. Cliff delivered the final bullet (can he repeat this performance at the nationals?) with Alex in for second and Steve in third. By coincidence the third race result was the same as the overall podium for the day.

Just 1 point split third to fifth places so it was super close!

Thanks to all at Carsington SC especially race team Henry Wright, Liz and Keith Appleby and mark layers/safety Dick Dalton and Dave Currier.

The Supernovas move on to nearby Attenborough in two weeks' time.

Overall Results:

1st Veteran was the 'quick old guy at the front' Tony Critchley from Bolton
1st Master was 'Mr Consistency' Mike Gibson from Bartley

PosSail NoClubHelmR1R2R3Pts
1st1245CotswoldCliff Milliner‑1112
2nd1145BoltonAlex Collins2‑924
3rd1133BartleyStephen Hawley‑7336
4th1239BartleyChris Bownes52‑67
5th1192CotswoldGavin Young3‑1147
6th1127BartleyMike Gibson4‑559
7th1246BoltonTony Critchley‑134711
8th1220BoltonMike Critchley67‑813
9th1189BlithfielTom Chadfield88‑1016
10th1224BartleyChris Hawley‑1161117
11th1160CotswoldPaul Undrell9‑12918
12th1179BowmoorChris Hobbs‑12101222
13th706GirtonEd Johson‑19131427
14th1256 Andy Bownes1018(DNF)28
15th576BoltonClive Brown14‑151529
16th1035BoltonIan Moodie1814(DNC)32
17th1069BowmoorBrian Smith‑16161632
18th1139NottsDana Church21‑221334
19th1099Sutton in AshfieldPeter Housley‑23172037
20th1180BartleyDavid Stephen15‑232338
21st1161Carsington SCDaniel Rule17‑212138
22nd1234AttenboroughNick Whiles20‑261838
23rd1057CotswoldIan Casewell22‑241739
24th573Carsington SCSteven Green‑26192241
25th1134Carsington SCTom Baldwin25‑271944
26th1171TeesdaleMark Meadows2720(DNC)47
27th1254GirtonToney Bleasdale2425(DNC)49

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