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Notts County First of Year Race

by David Eberlin 3 Jan 15:31 GMT 1 January 2020

The first of the year at Notts County Sailing Club on 1st January 2020 was cool (5'c in and out of the water), overcast, but at least there was a light breeze.

The wind was swinging up to 30' so Race Officers Nadina Lincoln and William Jeffcote decided on a double beat with two slightly different beats to allow for any swings. A wise decision as about five seconds before the first start the wind swung giving quite a few early arrivals at the pin end a poor start, but no one was over as a result!

The racing was split fast and slow along with a junior and windsurfing start but results amalgamated for the adult fleet. The racing was close and with over 50 boats including 5 juniors and 8 windsurfers it was quite crowded. Competitors came from all over the East Midlands to take part in the traditional New Year's Day event, and quite a few old timers were spotted chatting in the bar.

After the results complied it was the Notts County's Kevin Hope and Andy Stewart from Notts County in their Fireball who won by a small margin from Nigel & Diane Pepperdine from Staunton Harold in an RS200 with Jamie Mawson in his RS600 from Notts County third overall. Kevin & Andy won the Goeff Parker Memorial trophy and Nigel & Diane the Phil Davies Cup. Sarah Mason was first lady helm.

The Juniors saw Sam Grayton win in a Topper with Hayden Moore second and Cillian Dyne third. The Windsurfers saw Guy Sprekley enjoying the racing on his huge sail, so the trophy went to Sue Spreckley with Duncan Monaghan winning the Juniors.

Martin Hart standing in for the Commodore thanked all who helped, said that the event had raised £300 split between RNLI and Sailability, and reminded everyone that the East Midlands Mini series starts in just over 2 weeks on 18/18th January at Notts County.

Overall Results:

PosFleetClassSail NoHelmCrewClubPYR1Pts
1stFastFireball14836Kevin HopeAndy StewartNCSC95211
2ndSlowRS200458Nigel PepperdineDiane PepperdineStaunton Harold Sailing Club104622
3rdFastRS600810Jamie Mawson NCSC91633
4thSlowWayfarer1189Andy FarmerSteve GrahamNCSC110244
5thFastFlying Fifteen3936Jeremy ArnoldJohn AllenNCSC101555
6thSlowLaser213563Joe Scarrah Carsington SC109966
7thSlowSolo5723Alan Bishop Girton114377
8thFastRS 4001246Martin StottBecky ThompsonNCSC94288
9thSlowAlbacore7912Paul GimsonRomy DawsonRudyard Lake103899
10thFastRS 4001492John HobsonLindsey OgdenNCSC9421010
11thFastRS 4001336John ParrKim ParnhamNCSC9421111
12thSlowSolo5866Ian Firth NCSC11431212
13thFastRS 4001354John SearsCatherine SearsNCSC9421313
14thSlowLaser213140Kevin Nichols NCSC10991414
15thSlowLaser161749Neil Rabbitts Burton10991515
16thFastFlying Fifteen4022Will GardnerNicki TheocritoffNCSC10151616
17thFastRS4001501Ken TwemlowSusan TwemlowNCSC9421717
18thSlowAero 72184Martin Hewitt NCSC10991818
19thFastAero 91218Chris Abbott Nottignham SC10141919
20thFastD Zero205Geoff Norman NCSC10292020
21stSlowLaser214547John Scott NCSC10992121
22ndSlowLaser209933Julian Lloyd NCSC10992222
23rdSlowSolo5222Tony Monaghan NCSC11432323
24thFastScorpion2037Dave SnutchJohn WellsNCSC10362424
25thSlowSupernova424Phill Dyne NCSC10772525
26thSlowAlbacore6504Steve BaileyCarl BirdNottignham SC10382626
27thSlowAlbacore6654Clive GimsonPaul McHenryNCSC10382727
28thSlowLaser Radial211259Sarah Mason NCSC11452828
29thFastScorpion2002John TailbyGrace SmithNCSC10362929
30thSlowLaser135448Carl Avery Burton10993030
31stSlowInternational Moth3941Martyn Denchfield Staunton Harold SC10603131
32ndFastAero 92039Karl Morley  10143232
33rdFastPhantom1442Milton Attenborough S C10023333
34thSlow20002827Adrian JonesViv WestonNCSC11123434
35thFastScorpion1966Nick OrglesLisa RollinNCSC10363535
36thSlowSupernova683Graham Stamper NCSC10773636
37thSlowLaser 1616Paul BurtonPhil NorthNCSC10993737
38thFastAero 92186Alan Beaton NCSC1014DNF40
38thSlowLark2172John MarshallCharlie SoubryNCSC1073DNF40


PosFleetSail NoHelmClubR1Pts
1stWindsurfer713Duncan MonaghanNCSC11
2ndWindsurfer367Guy SpreckleyNCSC22
3rdWindsurfer JuniorGBR394Nieve BallBurton33
4thWindsurfer Junior368Mollie spreckleyNCSC44
5thWindsurfer JuniorGBR314Tom LawNCSC55
6thWindsurfer364 NCSCDNF9
6thWindsurfer JuniorGBR49Charlie Bennett DNF9
6thWindsurferGBR49Chloe Bennett DNF9


PosClassSail NoHelmClubPYR1Pts
1stTopper48535Sam GratonNCSC136311
2ndTopper45438Hayden MooreNCSC136322
3rdOptimist6203Cillian DyneNCSC164233
4thTopper48166Charles Miles HaylorNCSC136344
5thTopper30439Sammy MasonNCSC136355

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