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Solo Open at Notts County Sailing Club

by Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith 4 Oct 14:47 BST 2 October 2021

NCSC held the annual Solo open, part of the Midlands circuit. Unlike 2019, when there was no wind, this was not the case this year, in fact the forecast was for gusts up to 26 knots on Saturday 2nd October, it was however lighter and wet, the forecast and petrol shortage undoubtedly reduced numbers, however we had visitors from Northampton and Ogston.

The Race Team set up a course to provide an all points of racing challenge, beats, reach and broad reaches covering most parts of the Lake.

Two back-to-back races were held with the visitors dominating both races. Martin Honnor from Ogston SC taking two bullets. Meanwhile the four Notts County Sailing Club boats were battling it out for places.

After lunch Race 3 saw some more lively forecast weather complete with rain squalls. This time the race leader was visitor Kev Hall from Northampton SC who led from the off and looked unlikely to be caught. Fun and games at mark 8 with a gybe but the wind dropped, leaving sailors wondering which way to head. Clive Gimson from NCSC held on to 3rd ensuring a one point lead to secure 3rd overall.

Overall winner was Martin Honnor who thanked Notts County the host club and those that competed despite the forecast and potential lack of fuel to travel.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st5880Martin HonnorOgston SC11‑22
2nd5524Kev HallNorthampton SC‑2213
3rd5774Clive GimsonNotts County SC‑4336
4th5866Ian FirthNotts County SC34‑57
5th4902Stephanie GunnNotts County SC‑6549
6th5856Brian FisherNotts County SC5‑6611

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