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Solo open meeting at Carsington Sailing Club

by John Webster 29 Jul 18:52 BST 27 July 2019
Tony Wetherell wins the Solo open meeting at Carsington © CSC

16 Solos raced in not ideal conditions: the rain was cold and the wind tricky. A phenomenon we usually associate with the winter "the water felt warm to your hands" and most said how cold they felt at the end of three races back-to-back. That said the racing was very close.

Race 1 was won by Chris Brown; the race was short but Chris wasn't complaining.

Race 2 Martin Honnor got into the lead early on and then covered the opposition all the way through to win.

In both races 1 and 2 Tony Wetherell in a borrowed Solo was thereabouts getting two second places.

Race 3 The Decider: Tony got to the windward mark 1st as the wind got lighter, thankfully the rain had stopped. there were lots of place changes behind Tony which helped him increase his lead to win both race 3 and overall.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoClubHelmR1R2R3Pts
1st5612Tony Wetherell‑2213
2nd5658OgstonMartin Honnor‑6123
3rd5834RYAChris Brown14(OCS)5
4th5842CSCJohn Webster‑8358
5th5782Draycote WaterNigel Davies35(OCS)8
6th5763RYASteve Denison‑76410
7th5312Shropshire SCStuart Norris4‑8610
8th5318Barnt GreenBob Suggitt11(RET)314
9th5645NantwichIan Hopwood510(DNF)15
10th5856Notts CountyBrian Fisher‑127815
11th5277CSCEvan Cairns9‑11716
12th5037CSCAlistair Raynard‑1091019
13th5644CSCPaul Bottomley‑1512921
14th5075CSCIan Jenkinson‑16141125
15th5388CSCSteve Barnett13(OCS)1225
16th5028CSCDerek Joyner‑14131326

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