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MYA Northern District IOM Winter Series Round 3 at Ripon Sailing Club

by Ian Smith 5 Jan 06:39 GMT 4 January 2020
MYA Northern District IOM Winter Series Round 3 at Ripon © Ian Smith

Ripon SC hosted round 3 of the MYA Northern District IOM Winter Series on Saturday 4th January with 20 entrants all keen to have a good day's racing.

The wind gods were kind to us by providing a breeze that saw all the yachts start race one in top suit which was the order of the day for most until after the lunch break when one or two moved down to their No2 rig only to be disappointed as the breeze faded leaving them struggling to keep up in the final races of the afternoon.

The RO Team of Norman Rowley and Kevin Vials managed to keep the fleet under control to fit 11 races in over the day, around a windward leeward course that had its fair share on wind shifts to keep the helms concentrating.

Life at the front of the fleet saw the usual suspects of, John Tushingham, Derek Priestley, Neil Thornton and Simon Robinson managing to keep clear of the chasing fleet in most races but there were a few others who showed that taking a chance sometimes paid off to take them into the leading group occasionally.

As usual the results don't show just how close the racing was across the fleet, what they do show is how consistent John Tushingham is and how well he sailed all day to take a well deserved victory.

Thanks to all the entrants who took the time to join us for what we hope will become a regular venue on the ND IOM Winter series.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11Pts
1st51John TushinghamKeighley111311131‑5‑413
2nd66Neil ThorntonScarborough23‑61542‑761327
3rd67Derek PrestlyFleetwood3232(DNC)6‑15243227
4th73Simon RobinsonKillingworth4‑77523‑8422130
5th5Roger ErringtonKillingworth552‑8473‑1534639
6th101Damian AckroydLeeds & Bradford79‑10‑123105587862
7th9Chris MooreRipon66966(DNC)6‑1499562
9th112John BerryEtherow81149812(DNC)112‑141479
10th35Philip ReadAskern108‑14‑19959111061179
11th135Dave DarwellAskern1114(DNC)7‑1616487111088
12th110Peter CogillRotherham13121111‑15(DNC)710141313104
13th95Garry ParkinScarborough15(DNF)13‑161414121351212110
14th87Geoff FarrarRotherham9454(DNC)(DNC)DNC9DNCDNCDNC115
15th40Ian SmithRipon18(DNF)(DNF)131215DNC1213107121
16th106Chris WrightRipon1215151810111316(DNC)(DNC)DNC131
17th7Bert DownRipon16(DNF)12157911(DNC)DNCDNCDNC133
18th63Tony ShortRipon/Askern14131620(DNC)81417(DNC)DNCDNC144
19th55Paul RudkinAskern(DNF)1617171313(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC160

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