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GP14 Midland Bell Series - Update

by Charles Saunders 21 Jul 09:33 BST 21 July 2021
The first Midland Bell open meeting for 18 months gets underway in Edgbaston © Nathan McGrory

Time for a mid-term report! We had an 11 event series planned at the beginning of the year and so far only one has had to be cancelled and two re-scheduled.

This means there are still four events left in the calendar including the Midland Area championships at Staunton Harold on 9/10th October - keep your fingers crossed!

Turnouts have been in line with previous years so far, which is encouraging - people are coming out to travel and sail again!

Six events have been held, up to 10th July, producing four different winners, so the series is nicely poised with a large number of possible outcomes, indeed some who have only completed one event could win the series.

However the leading boat at the moment is Team Telford from Bassenthwaite Lake with an impressive 2,1,3,1 scoreline.

Next event is at South Staffs on Saturday 4th September – come and join in the fun. You need to complete two starred events and two non-starred events to qualify.

Highlight of results so far:

EventsSail NoHelmCrewFleetMidTamNan*BarTrim*ChasN SS.S.*Che*ShuStau*Pts
4 Q14206John TelfordJack TelfordGold  2 131    7
4 Q13263Keith BuddenBen RobertsSilver11 686      31
4 Q13554Dave EdwardsRichard BinnsSilver  8119 4    32
4 Q8764David BeecheyIan PattersonBronze6 12[9]5[9]5    28
EventsSail NoHelmCrewFleetMidTamNan*BarTrim*ChasN SS.S.*Che*ShuStau*Pts
4 +14072Darrell SleepCharles SaundersSilver5 56 8     24
4 +12170Lesley FreemanAndy BlakewayBronze8  12712     39
EventsSail NoHelmCrewFleetMidTamNan*BarTrim*ChasN SS.S.*Che*ShuStau*Pts
313326Chris MartinSamuel BaileyGold2  32      7
314040Pete ThomsDawn FrostSilver  37  2    12
313975Simon FletcherJohn CooksonSilver10 9 4      23
313377Peter JohnSusan WebbBronze9   810     27
EventsSail NoHelmCrewFleetMidTamNan*BarTrim*ChasN SS.S.*Che*ShuStau*Pts
213146Steve WardMike AcasterGold   53      8
214208Mark McKeeverKevin HopkinsGold1  4       5
214132Sam WatsonMatt BirksGold  11       2
213555Richard BinnsJim GrantBronze  1110       21
EventsSail NoHelmCrewFleetMidTamNan*BarTrim*ChasN SS.S.*Che*ShuStau*Pts
114199Graham FlynnFrank NicklessGold   2       2
114021Ben PickeringJosh HylandGold     1     1

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