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Phantom class HD Sails and Kayleigh Masts Midland Circuit at Bartley Sailing Club

by Jim Hopton 28 Apr 17:04 BST 24 April 2022

Bartley Sailing Club hosted 15 Phantoms to the second round of the HD Sails and Kayleigh Masts Midland Circuit. We were greeted with bacon butties and promises of building breeze and glorious sunshine. The wind direction was an unusual easterly, coming over the dam, giving wind shifts of 40 degrees - the joys of inland sailing.

Race starts were at the far end of the pool giving opportunity for a few mishaps along the way. First race saw the fleet spread out across the water with no obvious route up the first beat. Despite this the fleet rounded in quick succession with Mike Webster and Rob Cook with the rest of the fleet following close behind.

As the race progressed Mike kept ahead with Chris Bownes, Mike Tustain and Jim Hopton joining the pack. Chris pulled a blinder (local knowledge) up the beat to get into second; the race finishing with Mike Webster first followed by Chris and Rob.

Race 2 followed on with the wind building and a few more of the fleet getting familiar with the underside of the water. Mike Webster again led the field with Rob, Tom, Jim and Mike T in the chasing pack. Snakes and ladders on the beats with the right side paying handsomely on lap two but teasing and failing to deliver on other occasions. At the finish it was Mike Webster followed by Rob Cook and Tom Gissane.

The third race again saw the fleet spread across the water for the beats, but by this stage Mike Webster's magic touch had been used and he got on the wrong side of the lake. Rob and Tom broke clear of the fleet to duke it out with Rob eventually victorious. The pack had multiple place changes on every beat with places decided in the last 100m, Richard Nurse finishing third on the water with Jim fourth after recovering from an earlier spectacular capsize.

The race management used a classic PY for the older boats giving local sailor Dorian Roe third in the final race. Overall, Mike Webster was the winner with Rob Cook second and Tom Gissane third.

Our thanks to Bartley for an excellent days sailing and look forward to the third round at Northampton for the two day event 4th-5th June.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubPYR1R2R3Pts
1st1440Mike WebsterNorthamton SC100411‑62
2nd1485Rob CookNorthamton SC1004‑321.53.5
3rd1362Tom GissaneBowmoor SC1004‑731.54.5
4th1428Christopher BownesBartley SC100426(DNS)8
5th1492Jim HoptonShustoke SC100444‑58
6th1495Mike TustinBowmoor SC100455‑810
7th1337R NurseNorthamton SC1004‑137411
8th1091Dorian RoeBartley SC10359‑10312
9th1242Steve HawleyBartley SC10046‑11915
10th1447Michael SimsCarsington SC1004‑118715
11th952Michael BluntRYA10358‑131018
12th1356Steve WardBartley SC1004129(RET)21
13th133Evan baseMidland SC100410(DNS)DNC26
14th1246Pete AnsteyBartley SC10041412(RET)26
15th1347B WebleyShustoke SC100415(RET)RET31

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