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Bart's Bash 2019 at Burghfield Sailing Club

by Steve Middleton 29 Sep 2019 08:22 BST 15 September 2019

Burghfield Sailing Club and the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre at Burghfield turned out in force for this year's Bart's Bash on 15th September 2019.

52 entries battled with light breezes on a very trying day for Race Officer Jason Pyke and his race team. An assortment of boats included a Tideway and a Funboat - you just never know what's going to turn up for Bart's! But people just keep turning out for this event which has resonance for all sailors.

Race 1 saw breezes varying between 3knts and much more! And you had to take the opportunities when they arose. Malcolm Perry in his Tideway sailed steadily throughout, took those opportunities, and squeezed a win by 18 seconds from Chris Jennings in his Solo.

Race 2, in a diminishing breeze, saw James and Alyshia Anderson come to the fore in their RS200, just 39 seconds in front of Wynn Kendrick in his Solo.

It's clear that our younger members see Bart's as an important event as 15 boats took to the water. And it was in a Firefly that Sammy Fell crewed by mum Trudie literally went home with the chocolates - first Junior and 11th overall. Second Junior was Rose Daser sailing her Optimist and deservedly going home with...erm..more chocolate!

And, most significantly, seven boats took to the water from the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre at Burghfield. It was Topper Argo's all the way in this fleet with Paul and Madison Weatherley taking first place with Kristof Jenkins and Jamie Hordern rocking up into second.

But it was most definitely a day for light weather specialists and canny opportunists. And the Bart's Bash 2019 winner overall - and much applauded - was Wynn Kendrick in his Solo with a 2nd and 3rd places.

Most importantly, participants contributed more than £400 to the Andrew Simpson Foundation to round off a very successful event at Burghfield Sailing Club.

Overall Results:

PosClassHelmCrew
1stSOLOWynn Kenrick 
2ndRS 200James AndersonAlyshiia Anderson
3rdBLAZEMike Lyons 
4thRS AERO 9David Smith 
5thTIDEWAYMalcolm Perry 
6thSOLOPeter Ash 
7thSOLODavid Webb 
8thRS 200Phil WhiteEleanor White
9thRS 400John CooperAndy Maw
10thRS 200Pete HaddrellFlea Haddrell
11thFIREFLYSammy FellTrudie Fell
12thRS VISIONJustin AlexanderTom Alexander +2
13thRS 400Andrew LeighChris Neal
14thRS 200Sue BrannamMike Proven
15thDEVOTI D‑ZEROChris Webb 
16thSOLUTIONPaul Taylor 
17thLASER RADIALSteve Rothman 
18thOPTIMISTRose Daser 
19thSOLOChris Jennings 
20thPHANTOMRob Starling 
21stLASER 4.7Morgan Anderson 
22ndRS FEVA XLRichard HarlenJude Harlen
23rdARGOPaul WeatherleyMadison Ella Weatherley
24thSOLUTIONPeter Blackman 
25thSTREAKERKen Hydon 
26thWAYFARERAlan MortisEloise Mortis
27thLASER RADIALDylan Bergh 
28thRS AERO 5Talia Saltmarsh 
29thLASERKevin Butler 
30thRS 300Pete Horn 
31stLASER RADIALTobias Allen 
32ndRS VareoHenry Checksfield 
33rdARGOKristof JenkinsJamie Hordern
34thOPTIMISTPaulina Miskarova 
35thTOPPER XENONKat Banks 
36thOPTIMISTFrankie Marangio 
36thOPTIMISTEleanor Cooper 
38thOPTIMISTStephano Marangio 
39th2000Archie BourneRichard Bourne
40thOPTIMISTSamuel Sanderson 
41stRS ZESTTom LloydCath Lloyd
42ndRS QUBAJuliet Cooper 
43rdRS ZESTAndy Halladey 
44thRS FEVA XLTBATBA
45thRS FEVA XLTBATBA
46thRS FEVA XLTBATBA
47thFUNBOATChryn PriceChurtser Price
48thLASERAlan Sanderson 
49thRS VISIONDario MarangioSarah Hordern
50thLASERAmy Moreland 
51stTOPPER XENONJames SullivanHenry Sullivan
52ndOPTIMISTHugo Parton 

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