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Solo Open Burwain Sailing Club

by Innes Armstrong 6 Apr 06:46 BST 3 April 2022
Burwain Solo Open © Georgina Wilcox

The first Northern Solo Open Meeting of the year, sponsored by Winder Boats, took place on 3rd April at sunny Burwain. There were three challenging races for the 14 boat fleet, of which there were 9 visitors from as far a field as Ogston and Bassenthwaite.

Wind strength across the day ranged from 8 to 14 mph and so tested the brain and later on the muscles as the wind strengthened through the day. Close racing was the order of the day throughout the fleet.

The first race was won by Martin Honnor followed by Ste Dennison and Alex Alcock. The second race followed with a change of course which allowed a bit of local knowledge from Innes Armstrong to pull out an early lead which he held to the finish. Second was Ste Dennison followed by Martin Honnor.

So it came down to the last race with three possible winners. By now the wind had built up to the strongest of the day and certainly tested the muscles. Martin got off to a strong start using all his weight advantage and was able to lead from start to finish, but was pushed all the way by Ste Dennsion and Alex Alcock.

So it was Martin who won with two firsts, Stephen Dennison was second and Innes Armstrong was third thanks to a race win in R2, beating Alex Alcock into fourth on the same points. Martin thanked all those that made the Racing possible and the galley crew for looking after the fleet off the water.

The first event of the Northern Solo Series was a great success and Burwain SC was deemed a great place to sail with a full lake and a very welcoming team to host.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st5880Martin HonnorOgston SC1‑312
2nd6013Stephen DennisonYeadon SC22‑34
3rd5813Innes ArmstrongBurwain SC‑4145
4th4529Alex AlcockLeigh & Lowton SC3‑425
5th5825Martin BrennanHollingworth Lake SC‑75510
6th5615Andy CarterLeigh & Lowton57‑912
7th5741Stephen GrahamBurwain SC‑66612
8th5016Ted GarnerBudworth SC88‑1116
9th5949John RichardsonRoyal Windermere YC‑109817
10th5386Trevor OrmerodBurwain SC‑1312719
11th4286Paul GrahamBurwain SC911(DNS)20
12th5203Mike CowanBassenthwaite SC‑11101020
13th4715Justine DavenportBurwain SC12‑131224
14th4281Sam PaechterOtley SC1414(DNS)28

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