Please select your home edition
Edition
Craftinsure 2021 - LEADERBOARD

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

Related Articles

Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 4
Another light wind affair The sailors were in for yet another light wind affair and subsequently this led to a much lower turn out. Posted on 22 Nov
Teign Corinthian Solo Open
The view from the Race Officer's perspective Teign Corinthian Yacht Club hosted a late autumn Solo meeting at their new Coombe Cellars clubhouse on Saturday November 13th. Posted on 22 Nov
Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 3
Unfortunately the forecast was correct The forecast wasn't looking great for the third race in the Winter Series and unfortunately, it wasn't wrong. Posted on 15 Nov
Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 2
Pretty punchy gusts ripping down the estuary made for some exciting racing A strong ebb tide, the wind, again, predominantly from the west and some pretty punchy gusts ripping down the estuary made for some exciting racing. Tim Fells was OOD and set a course of 1, 7, 1, 3, all to port for both Handicap and Solo fleets. Posted on 8 Nov
Solo End of Season Championship at Draycote Water
Final instalment of the North Sails Super Series The final instalment of the North Sails Super Series was eagerly anticipated and Draycote Water delivered, providing perfect conditions for the End of Season Championship. Posted on 2 Nov
Papercourt Solo Open
Unexpectedly glorious for the Thames Valley and Southern Series event Papercourt Sailing Club welcomed seven travellers and eighteen club members to their 2021 Solo Open on what turned to be an unexpected glorious warm October day. Posted on 1 Nov
Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 1
Glorious conditions this Saturday The SYC Sailors were greeted with glorious conditions this Saturday to kick off the first race of the winter series. Posted on 1 Nov
The New SoloInteractive Magazine is Launched
Packed full of info, articles and photos The National Solo Class has just released the first monthly interactive magazine, SoloInteractive, which is packed full of info, articles and photos. Posted on 30 Oct
Solo End of Season Championship Preview
The final major event for the Solo class in 2021 October 30 is the date and Draycote Water is the venue for the final major event for the Solo class in 2021 though some in the West of the UK may argue that South Cerney open meeting (November 27th) will be the last one. Posted on 20 Oct
Solo Autumn Tyler Trophy at Salcombe
Racing in the last of the extended sublime weather Through the good offices of SYC Class Cap Adrian Griffin, and NSCA Solo SW area representative, John Steels, this event received excellent promotion. Especially as it turned out, the weather was the last of the extended sublime weather. Posted on 18 Oct