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Noble Marine Insurance 2021 Lightning 368 Travellers Trophy Series

by John Butler 23 Nov 18:52 GMT

The Noble Marine Insurance 2021 Lightning 368 Travellers Trophy Series took place over 42 qualifying races at twelve locations, with one cancelled event due to low water levels at Shotwick Lake SC.

Although more sailors competed throughout the year, in total 25 paid-up class members qualified to take part in the full series of races over the course of the year, with their best 12 races counting.

By mid-season it was evident that the main contender was Simon Hopkins from Up River YC, who previously won the series in 2016, and with consistently high places across the season finished with 12 qualifying race wins.

He finished 5 points ahead of Jeremy Cooper of Shotwick Lake SC, with Caroline Hollier of West Oxfordshire SC a further 10 points behind in 3rd, all with race wins. Jason Gallagher of Denholme SC finished 4th with John Claridge from Royal Lymington YC in 5th.

Although winning at both the Up River & West Oxfordshire Open Meetings, defending champion Penny Yarwood didn't compete in enough qualifying races to be able to discard 3 sets of DNC points, and was down in 14th overall.

The heavily contested competition for the Silver Fleet Trophy was eventually won by Duncan Cheshire from Winsford Flash SC, who finished 6th overall, and beat new Class Chairman Bryan Westley by 5 points, with Chris Hill and John Butler only 1 and 4 points behind him respectively.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubFleetPtsAldridge 1Aldridge 2Aldridge 3Nationals 1Nationals 2Nationals 3Nationals 4Nationals 5Nationals 6Denholme 1Denholme 2Denholme 3Lymington 1Lymington 2Lymington 3Lymington 4Lymington 5Lymington 6Cookham 1Cookham 2Cookham 3Up River 1Up River 2Up River 3Oxford 1Oxford 2Oxford 3Sutton 1Sutton 2Sutton 3Haversham 1Haversham 2Haversham 3Chase 1Chase 2Chase 3Hunts 1Hunts 2Hunts 3WOSC 1WOSC 2WOSC 3
1st428Simon HopkinsUp River YCGOLD12111(DNB)(DNB)(DNB)111‑3‑2‑2111(DNB)(DNB)(DNB)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑2‑3‑2(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑21‑4‑3‑7‑6‑3‑10‑311(TNR)‑3‑4‑3
2nd410Jeremy CooperShotwick SCGOLD17(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑211(DNB)(DNB)(DNB)‑2‑2211‑3(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑4‑31212221‑6‑3‑4
3rd438Caroline HollierWest Oxfordshire SCGOLD27(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑5‑9‑6(DNB)(DNB)(DNB)4‑6(DNF)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑5‑6(DNS)‑7‑9(DNS)121‑5‑6‑5112‑731‑5‑724‑65
4th417Jason GallagherDenholme SCGOLD34‑7(DNF)3(DNB)4(DNB)43(DNB)133(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑6‑7‑6‑5‑8(DNF)213‑6(DNF)3(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)4‑6‑5(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑5‑7‑6
5th427John ClaridgeRoyal Lymington YCGOLD472424(DNB)(DNB)(DNB)66(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)441446(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)
6th257/427Duncan CheshireWinsford Flash SCSILVER4853‑7(DNB)(DNB)‑107(DNB)‑10(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)3(DNB)(DNB)45(DNB)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑1274(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)342(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)1‑11‑9(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑12‑9‑10
7th407Bryan WestleyAldridge SCSILVER53‑10‑75(DNB)(DNB)(DNB)‑10‑9‑8(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑11‑11(DNF)55512‑7624‑8‑12‑10756‑14‑14‑12
8th432Chris HillUlley SCSILVER54‑856‑10‑10‑11(DNB)(DNB)(DNB)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)6‑10(DNF)332456(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(OCS)24(DNF)(DNF)(TNR)‑10‑118
9th433John ButlerSutton in Ashfield SCSILVER57‑96‑8(DNB)(DNB)(DNB)‑8‑875(DNC)(DNC)(DNB)54(DNB)(DNB)3‑8‑8(DNS)‑96‑8(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)731‑84‑86‑8‑8(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑13‑10(TNR)
11th435Ben TwistBroadstairs SCSILVER63‑11‑9‑9(DNB)(DNB)5(DNB)55(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)4(DNB)2(DNB)3(DNB)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)857(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑1047(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑118‑11
12th441Ian RansonBolton SCSILVER726‑8‑10388(DNB)(DNB)(DNB)(DNC)44(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)785‑117‑12(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)‑957
13th402Stephen HodgesonDenholme SCSILVER804‑10‑11(DNB)(DNB)(DNB)‑12‑13‑11655(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)99799‑11665(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)

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