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Solo Open at Notts County Sailing Club

by David Eberlin 29 Oct 06:12 GMT 26 October 2019

The Notts County Sailing Club Solo Open was held in wet, miserable conditions, with a little wind and it was cold.

Given the conditions it was great to see half the fleet as visitors coming from all over the Midlands, including Sheffield Viking, Draycott, Ogston, Earlswood, Carsington and Liegh on Lowton and of course there was a good turnout from the home Notts County fleet.

The all-female Race Crew provided some good racing on a relatively short course managing to fit in four races in the poor conditions. There were couple of spills as the wind gusted and the cold seeped through the layers in the final race.

Tom Gillard of Sheffield Viking won the Open in fine style with four firsts. Nigel Davies from Draycott finishing second with seconds and thirds. Martin Honner (Ogston) and Ian Ingram (Earlswood) were equal on points with Martin ahead in the final race so coming third. The first Notts County Sailor and Junior was Jake Willars finishing in 6th place.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st5675Tom GillardSheffield Viking SC‑11113
2nd5782Nigel DaviesDraycott Water223‑57
3rd5658Martin HonnorOgston3‑4429
4th5695Ian IngramEarlswood Lakes SC‑53249
5th5870Chris BrownRYA4‑65312
6th5457Jake Willars (J)NCSC6‑108721
7th5745Andrew FoxLeigh on Lowton88‑9622
8th5866Ian FirthNCSC1356(DNF)24
9th5774Clive GimsonNCSC‑1097925
10th5842John WebsterCarsington9710(DNF)26
11th5650Phil KilburnNCSC712‑13827
12th5856Brian FisherNCSC‑1513111034
13th5577Kevin AndrewsNCSC1111(DNC)DNC38
14th5042Jon WillarsNCSC141512(DNC)41
15th5511P McHenryNCSC1214(DNC)DNC42

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