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2021-22 Rooster North Topper Traveller Series at Pennine Sailing Club

by Sam & Erin Young 21 Jun 16:26 BST 11 June 2022

An uncharacteristically sunny Pennine Sailing Club hosted the final event of the 2021-22 Rooster North Topper Traveller series on Saturday 11th June. After a welcome to the club and a briefing by the Race Officer, Andy Young, 17 Toppers took to the water in a breezy 18-20kn south westerly.

The first race got away cleanly under a Blue Peter flag, but with the sailors seeming unable to count to 4, most of the fleet sailed an extra windward leg to complete the Inner Loop 4 lap course. There were few place changes at the front of the fleet with Lewis (Leigh & Lowton) leading all the way round, Chris (Ripon) in 2nd and Leon (Budworth/West Kirby) in 3rd, with the top girl Charlotte (West Lancs) in 5th.

With the wind still around 20kn, three sailors decided to call it a day and race 2 got under way cleanly again. This time Erin (Scaling Dam) led the fleet home, taking full advantage of the fact that the original leaders still had trouble counting. Lewis held on to 2nd with Fin (Budworth) in 3rd.

Due to swift turnarounds between races and disciplined starts, the Race Officer then went straight into sequence for the third race. The wind had eased significantly and Chris overhauled Lewis on the penultimate lap to take the win, Lewis finishing 2nd, Fin (Budworth) 3rd and Kyla (Covenham) with a 4th.

With the wind holding up as forecast, the Race Officer still didn't seem inclined to send the fleet in and the sequence for race 4, back to back, started in a freshening breeze. With gusts of over 25kn, the boat handling from the young sailors was impressive. Charlotte led the first lap with Chris and Lewis fighting a close battle with both unfortunately capsizing at the leeward mark. Chris recovered quickly to finish 1st, Charlotte 2nd and Erin 3rd, the Northern girls starting to come true to form. Lewis struggled in the flukey gusts at the windward mark, taking it too close and getting stuck in irons, and finished 4th, his discard for the day.

The sailors finally came in for lunch feeling suitably stretched but admitting that the format had worked well. Counting two firsts and a second, Chris narrowly took the win at North Toppers 6, with one point in it from Lewis (1,2,2) and Erin 3rd overall and 1st girl (1,3,5). This gave Ali, our fab North West rep, time to organise the Rooster prizes not only for that day's racing but for the North East, North West and overall North Traveller series. And, with a raffle for all qualifying sailors to have a chance to win a 5.3 sail, it was a bumper prize-giving. Thanks to all the clubs who have hosted us over the series, to all the parents who've helped out and to Greg, North East rep and mark-layer extraordinaire.

Overall Series Prizes:

North Topper Travellers
1st Chris Hampshire (Ripon)
2nd Lewis Bacon (Leigh & Lowton)
3rd Ava Harris-Scott (Elton

North West Travellers
1st Erin Young (Scaling Dam)
2nd Chris Hampshire (Ripon)
3rd Lewis Bacon (Leigh & Lowton)

North East Travellers
1st Fin Waterhouse (Budworth)
2nd Harriet Wood (Elton)
3rd Ava Harris-Scott (Elton)

Overall Results:

1stChris HampshireRipon SC2‑4114
2ndLewis BaconLeigh & Lowton SC122‑45
3rdErin YoungScaling Dam SC‑61539
4thFin WaterhouseBudworth SC433‑910
5thCharlotte CooperWest Lancashire YC56‑7213
6thKyla BaxterCovenham SC‑1354716
7thLeon KadiogluBudworth SC /WKSC379‑1219
8thFred BuckleyYorkshire Dales SC711‑12523
9thAva Harris‑ScottElton SC986‑1023
10thHarriet WoodElton SC8‑98824
11thPaul RobertsLeigh & Lowton SC1010‑11626
12thBenjamin GreavesPennine SC‑1412101133
13thRosanna JoyceBudworth SC111313(DNC)37
14thKiera CowellScaling Dam SC121414(DNC)40
15thHugo Calvey‑SutcliffeBurwain SC15(DNC)DNCDNC51
16thLuke RobinsonScaling Dam SC(DNS)DNCDNCDNC54
16thEmily DengatePennine SC(NSC)DNCDNCDNC54

2021-22 Rooster North Topper Traveller Series Results:

PosNameClubNT1 BoltonNT2 West RidingNT4 Yorkshire DalesNT5 ConistonNT6 PenninePts
1stChris HampshireRipon SC62(DNC)1110
2ndLewis BaconLeigh & Lowton SC41(DNC)3210
3rdAva Harris‑ScottElton SC3758‑923
4thKyla BaxterCovenham SC(DNC)665623
5thErin YoungScaling Dam SC120(DNC)2326
6thHarriet WoodElton SC883‑101029
7thRosanna JoyceBudworth SC5(DNC)991336
8thBenjamin GreavesPennine SC11(DNC)2121237
9thLeon KadiogluWest Kirby SC125‑1813737
10thFred BuckleyYorkshire Dales(DNC)2147840
11thPaul RobertsLeigh & Lowton SC‑241018111150
12thFin WaterhouseBudworth SC(DNC)41DNC454
13thCharlotte CooperWest Lancs YC(DNC)3DNC6559
14thLuke RobinsonScaling Dam SC(DNC)1318161663
15thEmre FranklandBurwain SC19141814(DNC)65
16thHugo Calvey‑SutcliffeBurwain SC25(DNC)18181576
17thEva MurphyBudworth SC211111(DNC)DNC88
18thKiera CowellScaling Dam SC15(DNC)18DNC1492
19thJasper BramwellHollingworth Lake SC2(DNC)DNC4DNC96
20thGeorge SpenceRipon SC(DNC)97DNCDNC106
21stOliver LumbRipon SC13(DNC)10DNCDNC113
22ndMatthew BairdBudworth SC10(DNC)18DNCDNC118
23rdReuben LawrenceErrwood SC(DNC)DNC1815DNC123
24thDaniel HowarthRossendale Valley SC(DNC)17DNC19DNC126
25thPoppy MossScaling Dam SC(DNC)1918DNCDNC127
26thXavier BramwellHollingworth Lake SC22(DNC)DNC17DNC129
27thYusuf HussainRipon SC2715(DNC)DNCDNC132
28thSasha LeachBudworth SCDGA(DNC)8DNCDNC133.8
29thJulia SmithWest Riding SC2818(DNC)DNCDNC136
30thTom MossScaling Dam SC7(DNC)DNCDNCDNC142
31stLewis BlytheYorkshire Dales SC16DGA(DNC)DNCDNC143.8
32ndSeren GreenUllswater YC9(DNC)DNCDNCDNC144
33rdEuan CookWest Riding SC(DNC)12DNCDNCDNC147
34thSian BairdBudworth SC14(DNC)DNCDNCDNC149
35thIsobel ArkleSunderland YC(DNC)16DNCDNCDNC151
36thMillie HayfieldHollingworth Lake SC17(DNC)DNCDNCDNC152
37thLara EagletonScaling Dam SC(DNC)DNC18DNCDNC153
37thAnnabelle HowardScaling Dam(DNC)DNC18DNCDNC153
37thFinlay CochraneYorkshire Dales(DNC)DNC18DNCDNC153
37thCharlie CowellScaling Dam SC(DNC)DNC18DNCDNC153
41stAlex SmithUllswater YC18(DNC)DNCDNCDNC153
42ndOliver ScanlanSouthport SC20(DNC)DNCDNCDNC155
43rdHuw MaddocksPennine SC23(DNC)DNCDNCDNC158
44thAnnabel HayfieldHollingworth Lake SC26(DNC)DNCDNCDNC161

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