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2021 Noble Marine Supernova Travellers Series at Haversham Sailing Club

by Tony Bleasdale 18 Oct 2021 15:30 BST 16 October 2021
Noble Marine Supernova Travellers at Haversham © Sally Bleasdale

It was a really good turnout of 20 Supernovas, including 15 visitors, at the Noble Marine Traveller Series event at Haversham SC, in spite of the light wind forecast. Competitors were indeed greeted with a challenging 5-10 knots of breeze, that built ever so slightly as the sail racing day progressed.

RO Barrie Lyman postponed for 30 minutes to let the fickle breeze settle in and then set an ideal course given the wind strength and direction. Everyone except Alex Reeve from Cotswold SC (OCS) got away cleanly for the first race. Cotswold trio, Gavin Young, Ellen Clancy and Paul Undrell broke away early, for a short time in contention with Rob Bell from Emberton Park SC in a Mk1. The following fleet had many place changes throughout the race but couldn't catch the Cotswold trio who took line honours with Gavin first, Ellen Second and Paul in third. Adrian Lumb from Haversham SC popped out in front of the chasers to take fourth with the fleet following in lucky shift order after a 3 lap constant shuffle.

After the well provisioned Haversham SC lunch, the sailors went back out into a marginally improved 6-9 knot breeze, occasionally full of shifts and holes, for the afternoon's sailing.

Race 2 saw Gavin Young show an exceptional display of position recovery, after recrossing the line for a possible OCS, but leading after a few marks, and eventually breaking clean away from the fleet. Alex Reeve from Cotswold SC worked well to ultimately lead the rest home; with Paul Undrell in third and Rob Bell showing a great turn of speed on the final run to gain fourth place.

Race 3 saw Tony Bleasdale from Girton SC read wind pressure best and starting at the race box end, led the fleet around the first lap. Gavin Young and Paul Undrell chose their own route up the second lap first beat to take the lead; but Ellen Clancy and Alex Reeve were ever close in contention. Gavin again broke away to lead and Tony eventually regained second place. Ellen Clancy sailed strongly to take a crucial 3rd place, with Paul in 4th, followed by Alex.

Gavin Young took the overall win, Ellen Clancy in second then Paul Undrell in 3rd. Rob Bell was first Mk1 in 7th position.

Overall Results:

PosFleetDivisionSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1stStandardGold1261Gavin YoungCotswold‑1112
2ndLadySilver1141Ellen ClancyCotswold2‑1235
3rdVeteranGold1160Paul UnderellCotswold33‑46
4thMasterSilver1254Tony BleasdaleGirton SC‑5527
5thMasterGold1280Alex ReeveCotswold(OCS)257
6thVeteranSilver1221Adrian LumbHaversham SC4‑6610
7thMasterSilver588Rob BellEmberton Park SC84‑912
8thStandardSilver1009Steve JellicoeOlton Mere‑148816
9thVeteranSilver1203Steve JohnsonCotswold‑1210717
10thMasterBronze1017Mark SandhamHaversham SC6‑151319
11thVeteranBronze476Richard BoutleHaversham SC9‑111019
12thMasterSilver1080James GerwatFelpham SC713‑1620
13thMasterBronze1237Paul HollisBartley137(DNC)20
14thStandardSilver1218Paul BatesHaversham SC119‑1220
15thMasterSilver1083Jason ThornileyEmberton Park SC(DNC)141125
16thStandardBronze1105Patrick PakesHaversham SC‑16161430
17thLadySilver1083Serena StewardsonEmberton Park SC10(DNC)DNC31
18thStandardBronze691Paul BickleyOlton Mere17(DSQ)1532
19thStandardSilver1196Mike GriffithsEmberton Park SC15‑171732
20thMasterGold1195Ian WhiteEmberton Park SC(DNF)18DNF39

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