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Phantom HD Sails/ Ceildeh Midlands Series 2022 final two events in October

by Mike Webster 1 Oct 13:45 BST 9 & 23 October 2022
Richard Nurse during the Phantom Midlands Traveller Series 2021 finale at Burton © Phil Base

The Phantom Midlands Traveller Series, having had a short break over the summer months, concludes in October with its final two events at Chase Sailing Club and Burton Sailing Club.

  • Chase Sailing Club - 9th October Entry online only - closing date 7th October - www.chasesc.org.uk/event/723947
  • Burton Sailing Club - 23rd October NOR/SI's to be advised

    With thirty eight boats taking part in the series so far and represented from nineteen different clubs, the top of the leader board is dominated by Rob Cook from Northampton SC who has sailed all five events to date. Fresh from his 5th overall placing at the Nationals 'in form' Rob will be feeling confident to close off the series in top spot.

    Richard Sims - Carsington SC also having completed a full complement of events with consistent results lies in second place, with Jim Hopton - Shustoke SC in third.

    However the final two events in October brings in the shake up of the discards, which could make for some interesting changes.

    Also one to watch is 'in form' Josh Hyland - Chase SC who finished 9th overall at the Nationals who will be wanting to capitalize on home turf in early October as will the other Chase locals. But Josh can only post four results if he sails the last two events, he'll be kicking himself he didn't travel earlier in the season.

    The south west Bowmoor posse are sure to make a come back if they've got enough brownie points in the bank and hopefully with the events being close to the northern clubs they too will be tempted to make the journey south on the M6 to infiltrate the midlands series. If the events are on John Evans - Derwant Water SC '2022 tour list' he'll be there for sure. The strong showing at the Nationals from 'Team Northampton' with be pushing for a great finish to the series as will 'Classic' challenger Mike Blunt who's finally found a home at Nottingham SC.

    It's the last chance to get your hands on the much sought after HD Sails/Ceildeh tee shirts, you don't have to be on the podium to win one, just the highest placed finisher who hasn't yet received one in the series.

    Current Placings after Five Events:

    PosSail NoHelmClubBowmoor SCBartley SCNorthampton SC Draycote SC - InlandsCarsington SCTotal Points
    11485Rob CookNorthampton SC122218
    21447Richard SimsCarsington SC81079539
    31492Jim HoptonShustoke SC25404253
    41347Brian Webley Shustoke SC11151219663
    51440Mike WebsterNorthampton SC416404091
    61337Richard NurseNorthampton SC40731240102
    71242Steve HawleyBartley SC40991040108
    8952Michael BluntRYA401114408113
    91280Ian StoneMaidenhead SC64014040127
    101495Mike TustinBowmoor SC36404040129
    111428Chris BownesBartley SC40440540129
    121362Tom GissaneBowmoor SC40384040131
    131385John WaylingNorthampton SC40405640131
    141405Andy SmithBowmoor SC74040840135
    151406Olly HopkinsBowmoor SC540114040136
    161437Josh Hyland Chase SC404040133136
    171477John EvansDerwent Water SC1040401440144
    181440Oli DavenportNorthampton SC404040140161
    191391Nigel KingLymington Town SC404040340163
    201296Carl GibbonBurton SC404044040164
    211380John HarrisonRudyard Lake SC404040404164
    221481Martin WattsNetley SC404040740167
    231419Gavin VaughanCarsington SC404040407167
    241091Dorian RoeBartley SC408404040168
    251429Dean GriffithsBowmoor SC940404040169
    261463Paul Hampden SmithNorthampton SC4040104040170
    271482Andrew HuntGuerhsey YC4040401140171
    281270Charlie ChandlerBowmoor SC1240404040172
    291356Steve WardBartley SC4012404040172
    301318Dave PatrickBroadwater SC1340404040173
    311274Evan BaseMidland SC4013404040173
    321414Dave SmithHollingworth Lake SC4040134040173
    331173Giles WinslowBowmoor SC1440404040174
    341246Pete AsteyBartley SC4014404040174
    351448Tom WhittinghamBowmoor SC4040401540175
    361490Phil LongleyStone SC4040401640176
    371461Graham Dale‑JonesCreaksea SC4040401740177
    381465Gordon Kingston‑MinnisLee‑on‑Solent SC4040401840178

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