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Border Counties midweek sailing at Chester Sailing and Canoe Club

by Phil Proctor 16 Jun 2022 18:40 BST 14 June 2022

The day was sponsored by PHP Projects which meant no entry fee encouraging boats to take to the water in light challenging conditions.

XC Weather predicted 2-3mph at Chester which normally means no chance of sailing, however, 13 visitors and just 1 local boat of Phil Snewin and OOD Phil Proctor and the team were given little choice of trying to get racing under way with most of the fleet being ready to launch by 9.30! Given the first race wasn't due to start till 11, this is a testament to enthusiasm for this series.

Race 1

There was just enough wind to get the fleet away on time with a light breeze that came and went throughout the race and was difficult to tell who would emerge victorious until the number-crunching had been done, this would be a trend for the rest of the day. The outcome was a 1st and 3rd for a pair of well-sailed flyweights in Comets by Dave Turtle and Steve Bellamy with Pete Coop being the Supernova sandwich finishing 2nd.

Race 2

After an extended but pleasant lunch break sat in the sunshine watching the tidal flow which would have made racing not possible, a unforecasted gentle breeze filled the race course, again the fleet was up and down but Pete Coop and Eric Haselden led on the water throughout gaining sufficient time to claim 1st and 2nd together with the ever-reliable Dave Turtle claiming 3rd in his Comet.

Race 3

Whilst the wind was still filling in and being more stable the race turned out to be a similar affair of the leading trio of Pete Coop, Dave Turtle, and Eric Haselden finishing 1,2,3 respectfully.

Despite the challenging conditions, everybody had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Hopefully see you all for the Bala event on the 12th July.

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1stSUPERNOVA1281Pete Coop Winsford Flash2112
2ndCOMET852Dave Turtle Shustoke1323
3rdSUPERNOVA1120Eric Haselden Winsford Flash4235
4thCOMET311Steve Bellamy Winsford Flash3558
5thSOLO5963Phil Snewin Chester6448
6thSOLO5016Ted Garner Budworth561111
7thSOLO5154Bill Webber Shropshire S C77714
8thCOMET705Martin Loud Winsford Flash99615
9thSUPERNOVA1241Frank Lafferty Winsford Flash108816
10thRS AERO 71595Jeanette Davies Shotwick Lake8101018
11thENTERPRISE22688Dave ThomasShan StapleyShotwick Lake1312921
12thCOMET47Brian Herring Winsford Flash1111DNS22
13thMIRACLE4116Ellen DinelowPete WilliamsBala14131225
14thLIGHTNING 368410Jeremy Cooper Shotwick Lake12DNSDNS27

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