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Cyclops 2022 May LEADERBOARD

Enterprise Thames Valley Bowl Round 5 at Silver Wing Sailing Club

by Ann Jackson 25 May 13:26 BST 21 May 2022
Enterprise Thames Valley Bowl Round 5 at Silver Wing SC © Philip Bergquist

The Just Jane Trophy was contested at Silver Wing Sailing Club in Wraysbury, luckily not right under, on this occasion, the flight path to Heathrow Airport.

The forecast robust WSW 10-14 kts however sadly failed to appear except typically between races and at lunchtime. R.O. Pete Philips and his assistant Stuart Oborn capably oversaw 4 races around the lake with every nuance of sailing visited.

Gargantuan lifts and stupendous headers had everyone on their toes as the fleet wended to windward marks and manoeuvred in and around holes on various runs and reaches.

As usual, the evergreen Nigel Bird and his young wife Andy demonstrated perfect pond sailing to claim firsts in three races. Birdy was lucky in the first race as returning Enterprisers Richard and Catherine Gray sailed towards the wrong buoy during a Senior moment and had to retrace their course allowing Birdy through.

Never a dull moment in any race as place changing was frequent throughout the fleet. The only really consistent competitors being the Birds who deserved the overall win on a warm sunny May Saturday, where everyone enjoyed the variety of conditions. Richard and Catherine snatched 2nd overall from Ann Jackson and David Manson by pipping the Birdy's in the 4th race.

Thanks to the Race Officers and also the Galley Team who provided a delicious afternoon tea.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1st22456Nigel BirdAndy BirdRYA111‑23
2nd23047Richard GrayCatherine GrayQueen Mary SC2‑6518
3rd23170Ann JacksonDavid MansonBurghfield SC332‑68
4th20234David BeaneyJohn BeaneyRickmansworth SC‑52439
5th22104Martin WestonSheron BennettSilverwing SC653‑814
6th21853David AckroydClaire AckroydSilverwing SC‑746414
7th21104Chris NokesLaura NokesSilverwing SC47‑9718
8th22527Harrison FieldAdam WickendenSilverwing SC9‑107521
9th22546Freddie SmithersJohn SmithersElmsworth898(RET)25
10th23094Hilgard MullerChris BrownBroadwater SC10810(RET)28
11th2304Malcolm WellerTalha AliSilverwing SC‑111111931

Next Thames Valley Events:

  • Tideway Race on the Thames at South Bank SC - Sunday 19th June
  • Thames Valley Bowl Round 6 at Henley SC - Sunday 3rd July

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