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County Cooler at Notts County Sailing Club

by David Eberlin 21 Jan 16:00 GMT 18-19 January
County Cooler 2020 © David Eberlin

The County Cooler had a cool start but a good turnout with over forty boats hitting the water for a prompt 11.30 start. Race Officer Paul Reynolds had a race before lunch then two back to back after.

The County Cooler is part of a three venue mini series in the East Midlands, with Ogston on 8/9th February and a final at Staunton Harold on 22/23rd February. Last year the series attracted over eighty entries and the good start at Notts County means there may be even more. Clubs from all over the Midlands took part, including the hosts, Ogston, Staunton, Northampton, Girton, Burton, Attenborough, Nottingham, Combs and Welton, it was great to see so many travelling to the event, especially with the wind forecast.

The fleet was split into two starts (a fast and slow start) with the results combined. On Saturday there was a double beat to allow for the wind swinging. The wind on Saturday was light and competition was close throughout the fleet.

The first day saw Martin Honner from Ogston take two firsts, with Andy McKee and Steve Graham in a Scorpion take a first and second. Garry Knott in a Laser from Ogston and Jake Willars in a Solo along with his sister Chloe Willars and John Tailby in a Scorpion, both from Notts County all had thirds, so it was close at the top.

Sunday was lighter still and more of a drift round in cold conditions, still the sun was shining, which made a change from the recent rain. Andy KcKee won the first race with Martin Honner second, Ian Firth third. The final race saw Martin Honner win, giving him the overall title, Andy Mckee scored a forth to come second and Garry Knott a second to come third overall.

The first Under 19 was Chloe Willars with John Tailby (third overall). The first Junior was Victoria Theaker from Combs SC in a Byte, followed by Harden Moore in a Topper from Notts County.

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoClubHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stSOLO5880Ogston SCMartin Honnor 1‑21215
2ndSCORPION2042Northampton SCAndy McKeeSteve Graham21‑6148
3rdLASER212459Ogston SCGarry Knott ‑6435214
4thSCORPION201NCSCChloe WillarsJohn Tailby‑19394824
5thSOLO5457NCSCJake Willars 3687‑924
6thRS AERO 72719Staunton HaroldPaul Williamson ‑8846624
7thSOLO5866NCSCIan Firth 415‑24.53325
8thSOLO5774NCSCClive Gimson 9127‑131038
9thSCORPION2017NCSCJon WillarsNiocla Willars11‑131181242
11thENTERPRISE22512Ogston SCP WilsonC Bridge1714‑2191151
12thBYTE CII3716Combs SCVictoria Theaker 12‑262611554
13thSOLO5649Girton SCSteve Bishop 552(DNC)DNC55
14thMIRACLE3813Staunton HaroldGraham WattsHelen Jacks169‑22182063
15thRS 600810NCSCJamie Mawson 36‑385151369
16thLASER209933NCSCJullian Lloyd 2321‑27121470
17thRS AERO 72421NCSCPaul Speirs 1531‑33141575
18thLASER RADIAL182440Staunton HaroldNick Watlri? 22(RET)28161783
19thTOPPER45438NCSCHayden Moore 3116‑34191884
20thCOMET804Ogston SCIsobel Hedley‑Fenn 25‑3231.5171689.5
21stLASER134447OgstonMike Heap 271014(DNC)DNC94
22ndLASER135448Burton SCCarl Avery 241710(DNC)DNC94
23rdFINN58NCSCPaul Brown 211913(DNC)DNC96
24thSUPERNOVA1234AttenboroughNick Whiles 142912(DNC)DNC98
25thALBACORE6504NottinghamSteve BaileyJeremy Wallace202015(DNC)DNC98
26thLASER211259NCSCRichard Mason 107(RET)DNCDNC103
27thEUROPE403Staunton HaroldGeorge Crammand 301816(DNC)DNC107
28thLASER214682Staunton HaroldMike Papp 182324.5(DNC)DNC108.5
29thSTREAKER1569Welton SCRichard Brameld 132431.5(DNC)DNC111.5
30thD‑ZERO205NCSCGeoff Norman 28.52517(DNC)DNC113.5
31stTOPPER30439 Sammy Mason 35(RET)DNC2019117
32ndRS AERO 92039Burton SCKarl Morley 28.52818(DNC)DNC117.5
33rdLASER RADIAL211259NCSCSarah Mason 262229(DNC)DNC120
34thTOPPER47023NCSCEddie Quinn 321136(DNC)DNC122
35thLASER149Ogston SCEric Green 343019.5(DNC)DNC126.5
36th20002610Girton SCAlan BishopPaul King382719.5(DNC)DNC127.5
37thSUPERNOVA582Girton SCMarcus Shaw 333330(DNC)DNC139
38thCOMET8565OgstonLee Purslow 373438(DNC)DNC152
39thRS 400719Girton SCTony BleasdaleMike Forster423537(DNC)DNC157
40thLASER118303Ogston SCRob Hunter 39(RET)35DNCDNC160
41stSUPERNOVA583NCSCGraham Stamper 4036(DNC)DNCDNC162
42ndROOSTER 8.162Ogston SCStuart Gascoyne 41(RET)DNCDNCDNC170

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