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McConaghy 2022 - MC63p & MC75 LEADERBOARD

Northwest Area Topper Championship 2022 at Coniston Sailing Club

by Lewis Bacon 8 Jun 10:57 BST 21 May 2022
Topper North West Area Championship 2022 © Gareth Beacock

The penultimate event of the 21/22 Rooster North Topper Traveller Series took place on Saturday 21st May at Coniston Sailing Club.

Sailors were quick to register with the new online registering system ready for a good days Sailing. Initially the forecast looked very promising for the event with an average of around 10 gusting 20kts, however this was very changeable on the day.

Coniston's commodore warmly greeted the sailors and with the briefing completed sailors were rigged and ready to go. On launching the wind was as forecasted and I for one was really happy about this however as the first start dawned the wind started to drop a daunting prospect for me.

Race one was about to begin, the sailors gathered on the start line and we were all too eager as we all got general recalled. On the second attempt, I went to the starboard biased end and this time most of us got away cleanly, however some had to go back for individual recall. The wind was extremely shifty throughout the first race with Erin (Scaling Dam) finishing 1st, Kyla (Covenham) 2nd and Rosanna (Budworth) 3rd.

The winds were looking more promising for race 2 and all the competitors got away cleanly off the line. The winds helped the heavier sailors do better this race with Chris (Ripon) coming 1st, Erin (Scaling Dam) 2nd and Lewis (Leigh and Lowton) 3rd.

After two races the sailors came back in for lunch with Coniston's club galley providing hot pots and jacket potatoes for hungry sailors and parents. Fed and refreshed sailors headed out for race 3. The wind had picked up over lunch and race 3 got under way. Some large chop coming down the lake created some tricky sailing conditions when combined with the wind shifts.

Lewis (Leigh and Lowton) Finished 1st, Chris (Ripon) 2nd and Jasper (Hollingworth) 3rd. The wind held up for race 4 with some close racing up the first beat. However Chris (Ripon) got away on the downwind to lead the rest of the race and seal the win. Jasper (Hollingworth) Finished 2nd and Lewis (Leigh and Lowton) 3rd.

Overall Chris (Ripon) won the event and with second and third tied on points, Erin (Scaling) took second on countback and Lewis (Leigh and Lowton) 3rd. Thanks to Coniston for hosting the event and providing great food. Next up is Penine for the last event of the series.

Overall Results:

PosHelmRigClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stChris Hampshire5.3RIPON SC‑41214
2ndErin Young5.3SCALING DAM SC12‑847
3rdLewis Bacon5.3LEIGH & LOWTON SC‑63137
4thJasper Bramwell5.3HOLLINGWORTH LAKE SC‑54329
5thKyla Baxter5.3COVENHAM SC2‑76715
6thCharlotte Cooper5.3WEST LANCASHIRE YC‑957517
7thFred Buckley5.3YORKSHIRE DALES SC784‑919
8thAva Harris‑Scott5.3ELTON SC8‑95619
9thRosanna Joyce5.3BUDWORTH SC31010‑1223
10thHarriet Wood5.3ELTON SC‑1369823
11thPaul Roberts5.3LEIGH & LOWTON SC1011‑121132
12thBenjamin Greaves5.3PENNINE SC‑1612111033
13thLeon Kadioglu5.3BUDWORTH SC /WKSC11‑13131337
14thEmre Frankland5.3YORKSHIRE DALES SC14‑16161444
15thReuben Lawrance5.3ERRWOOD SC‑1714151544
16thLuke Robinson5.3SCALING DAM SC151514(DNS)44
17thXavier Bramwell5.3HOLLINGWORTH LAKE SC12(DNF)NSCDNC52
18thHugo Calvey‑Sutcliffe4.2BURWAIN SC19(RET)17DNC56
19thDaniel Howarth5.3ROSSENDALE VALLEY SC18(RET)DNCDNC58

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