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GP14 Northern Bell Open at Royal Windermere Yacht Club

by John Richardson 18 Jun 18:36 BST 16 June 2019
GP14 Northern Bell Series at Windermere © Natasha Lister

With a good forecast nine boats competed over three races in the south lake.

The first race which was sponsored by Goacher Sails was won by Robert and John Richardson sailing Spirit in a increasing wind. Second were Richard Thompson and Alex Nield in Short and Sweet with visitors from Bolton sailing club Zena Martin and Leanne Pilkington sailing Monkey See Monkey Too coming in third.

By now for the start of the second race sponsored by Impact Marine the white caps were glistening in the bright sunshine. Robert and John in Spirit took the honours again with Simon Mcvey and Judith Gore sailing Dreamcatcher second and Zena and Leanne following in third.

For the start of the third and last race clouds had replaced the sunshine and the wind strength had dropped. Zena and Leanne rounded the first mark first and were never looked back. Second was Simon and Judith with Robert and John third.

After one Discard this left Robert and John First overall. Zena and Leanne on the same point score as Simon and Judith but getting second on count back.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st13161Robert RichardsonJohn RichardsonRWYC11‑32
2nd13933Zena MartinLeanne PilkingtonBolton‑3314
3rd13464Simon McVeyJudith GoreRWYC‑4224
4th13537Richard ThompsonAlex NeildRWYC2‑668
5th13420Les BurnsAlice MorrisHollingworth Lake Sailing Club‑5549
6th13509Harry FrithJames MorsonRWYC(RET)4711
7th13401Amanda WilsonSteven WilsonRWYC6‑7511
8th13531Nigel HutchinsonFionaRWYC7DNF(DNC)16
9th14230Adam ChaplinBill StrothBlackpool & Fleetwood YC‑88816

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