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North West Senior Travellers at Southport Sailing Club

by Dave Woodhead 19 Jul 13:26 BST 17 July 2019
North West Senior Travellers at Southport © Dave Eccles / Rene Watts

Since the last report there has been one postponed event and two sailed events in this popular mid week series for the over 50s.

On the 12th June Bolton Sailing Club was a wet and windy place. Gusts were hitting 30 knots at this moorland setting and were accompanied by driving rain and unseasonably chilly temperatures. Nobody was rushing to put a mast up. A discussion was held in a warm clubhouse over teas and coffees and by a show of hands it was decided to postpone the event which will now take place on the 15th October.

At Hollingworth Lake on the 3rd July the conditions were far more to the competitors liking. Twenty boats took to the water. Ian Jones in his Laser dominated and took all three races despite close competition from a chasing group of Supernovas and Solos.

At Southport on the 17th July the conditions were almost Mediterranean! Numbers were down a little as some regulars were away on holiday. The first race provided a little controversy as an island lay directly between two marks of the course. Unknown to some sailors this was meant to be taken to port which was the slow way. Unsurprisingly nearly all the fleet took it it starboard. In the spirit of the series without having to resort to the protest room a satisfactory compromise was proposed and accepted by all the sailors. Richard Hemingway, the only one to take the island to port on every lap was awarded first place and all the other boats given their place after this. For the remaining two races every body took the islands on the correct side! Dave Woodhead in his Solo took advantage of the absence of some other top competitors to take both races and win on the day. He was very closely followed by Andy Flitcroft in a Supernova.

The series now takes a summer break and resumes at Leigh and Lowton S C on the 11th September. Full details are available on the RYA north west web site.

Over 50 boats have sailed in one or more of these events, overall standings after 4 events can be found below.

Results after 4 Events:

PosHelmCrewClassSail NoClubDelph1Delph2Delph3Burwain1Burwain2Burwain3Hollingworth1Hollingworth2Hollingworth3Southport1Southport2Southport3Pts
1stDave Woodhead SOLO5040Elton‑6(MAN)3‑1224‑82‑1021115
2ndAndy Flitcroft SUPERNOVA1071Bolton(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)21‑9‑53242216
3rdDave Turtle STREAKER1926Shotwick‑956(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)24‑1133730
4thMark Platt SUPERNOVA1125Bolton317766‑95‑8(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)35
5thTed Garner SOLO5016Budworth‑1075‑1185789(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)49
6thDave SouthwellMichelle RainesMIRACLE3740LLSC‑139‑12(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)691255450
7thRichard Catchpole SOLO4381LLSC222541(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC69
8thPaul SheperdStephen BristoeENTERPRISE20897Pilkington(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑191110‑141313710973
9thStephen Roberts LASER RADIAL213074West Lancs141113‑2115‑16‑17‑17‑171391085
10thDarren Nield SOLO5849Elton7441553(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC91
11thRichard Hemingway SOLO4429Etherow(MAN)(DNC)(DNC)‑1818‑211818181131197
12thIan Moodie SUPERNOVA1035Bolton(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)8713(DNC)(DNC)DNC67599
13thDave ThomasShan StapleyENTERPRISE22688Shotwick‑23‑20‑20‑2617‑23201115141412103
14thTony Critchley SUPERNOVA1246Bolton131613MAN(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC108
15thDave Smith PHANTOM1414Hollingworth(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC11156111113120
16thChris Caton SUPERNOVA1041Bolton242214‑30‑2824(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)121214122
17thRob Cocking LASER205186Delph11121142012(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC123
18thGeoff McLardyPeter FinneyENTERPRISE20400Elton151918‑23191716‑2019(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)123
19thSteve Dawson PHANTOM1429LLSC171717(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)19104(DNC)(DNC)DNC137
20thMark Cuthbert BLAZE830LLSC(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)10251515145(DNC)(DNC)DNC137
21stPaul Nix SOLUTION440Glossop(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)212318(DNC)(DNC)DNC988140
22ndKim Cant SOLO4985LLSC191515(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)121614(DNC)(DNC)DNC144
23rdChris McClungPaul SavageENTERPRISE21310Elton181822171011(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC149
24thDave ReadPaul SalmonRS 4001281Elton20212313298(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC167
25thIan Jones LASER213589Dovestones(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC111DNCDNCDNC215
26thInnes Armstrong SOLO5813Burwain(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)132(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC218
27thIan Lees DEVOTI D‑ZERO107 (DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC473DNCDNCDNC226
28thTony Weatherall SOLO5612Beaver(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC367DNCDNCDNC228
29thNik James SOLO5818LLSC(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC863229
30thMichael Lilley LASER178751Etherow25MAN(DNC)192622(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC230
31stJim Young STREAKER1609ShotwickMAN23212821(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC231
32ndMike Healy STREAKER1812Southport(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC1046232
33rdIain Wilson SUPERNOVA1147Bolton4610(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC232
34thNick Heather RS 100 8.4503RWYC/SWYC588(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC233
35thJeremy Cooper LIGHTNING 368117Shotwick8109(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC239
36thSimon Ashworth LASER163516Burwain(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)9914(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC244
37thIan Renshaw LASER195007EtherowMANMAN(DNC)292719(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC245
38thPeter Dewhurst STREAKER1934Burwain(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)16167(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC251
39thA Yates STREAKER1981Burwain(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)141120(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC257
40thGary ButlerRichard HodgsonGP1413963Hollingworth(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC131916DNCDNCDNC260
41stAlan BartonNicola GillhamMIRACLE4065Delph161616(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC260
42ndMark Ashworth SOLO4477Delph2114MAN(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC279
43rdMark Pearce STREAKER1744Burwain(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)313(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC281
44thJ BirtlesT PartridgeGP1413447Burwain(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)262225(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC285
45thMike Smith SOLO4282Hollingworth(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC1012DNCDNCDNCDNC287
46thJason Gallagher LIGHTNING 368417Denholme1213(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC290
47thJohn BerryShelly ShineENTERPRISE23313Etherow22(DNC)19(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC306
48thDave Scott SUPERNOVA1200Elton(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)2424(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC313
49thRana DinJacob DinRS 2001256Hollingworth2724(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC316
50thDavid Hill LASER RADIAL192803DelphMANMAN(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC329
51stDavid Lowden STREAKER1955Burwain(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)25(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC343
52ndDon Appleton SUPERNOVA1022Bolton26(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC344