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Craftinsure Supernova Open at Cotswold Sailing Club

by Cliff Milliner 12 Mar 2022 20:59 GMT 12 March 2022
Craftinsure Cotswold SC Supernova Open © Imi Milliner

A good turnout of 22 Supernovas for the combined Craft Insure Cotswold SC Open and Spring Championship.

A new format of three back-to-back races due to Covid went down well with the weather gods playing ball with everything from a cold rainy 20knts to balmy sunny 8knts with lots of shifts as the clouds came and went.

First to the windward mark in race 1 was Cotswold newcomer Will Gifford, followed by Cliff Milliner, Steve Hawley and Gavin Young. Milliner got passed Gifford on the run and gave then a tight cover upwind. These 2 pulled away for the 1,2 with Hawley having a good tussle with Young for 3rd.

In race 2 Gifford led at the windward mark again showing good height and speed, followed closely for the first 2 laps by Young, Hawley, Reeve and Milliner. The shifts and gusts gave lots of passing opportunities up and downwind. In the end Milliner pulled into the lead from Hawley, with Young in 3rd.

A course change with more reaches and gybes was set for race 3 as the wind strengthened, with stronger gusts catching a lot of the fleet out for a swim at some point. Hawley lead at the first mark, with Matt Williams, Young and Gifford following closely. Milliner pulled through downwind and extended into a big lead as Williams then Young capsized to let Hawley have a secure 2nd with Gifford taking 3rd.

The Race Officer did a great job of turning the races around quickly and as the fleet came ashore they were greeted with hot soup and the plenty of cake for the prize-giving.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st1245C MillinerCotswold sc‑1112
2nd1263S HawleyBartley SC‑3224
3rd1299W GiffordCostwold SC2‑435
4th1261G YoungCotswold SC‑4347
5th1217S WardCostwold SC66‑712
6th1224C HawleyBartley SC5‑8813
7th1248M WilliamsCostwold SC7‑12613
8th1280A ReeveCotswold SC‑95914
9th1244J WhiteCostwold SC‑1010515
10th700D WhiteCostwold SC87‑1315
11th1141E ClancyCotswold SC129(DNF)21
12th1160P UndrellHaversham‑13111021
13th1031I BarlowBurton SC11‑131122
14th1080J GerwatFelpham14‑191226
15th1079B HorlockExe SC16‑171430
16th1218P BatesHaversham‑21141731
17th1215M MalcolmHaversham‑19151631
18th1203S JohnsonCotswold SC17‑231532
19th1180D StephenBartley15‑222035
20th1009S JellicoeBartley‑23161935
21st1069B Smith ‑20181836
22nd1167S stephenBartley1820(DNF)38
23rd1274A GouldCotswold SC2221(DNF)43

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