Please select your home edition
RS Sailing 2021 - LEADERBOARD
Product Feature
RYA Solent Race Strategy
RYA Solent Race Strategy

Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Winsford Flash Sailing Club

by Pete Coop 29 Sep 2022 18:38 BST 27 September 2022

Despite a forecast of potential stormy winds and driving rain, 19 boats turned up to find a wind ranging from 5 to 12 knots and initially no rain!

Pete Coop had already secured the outright series win, but the other podium places were all up for grabs from 4 boats as discards would start to kick in throughout the day.

Race officer John Close and his team got the first race away on time - Pete Coop (Supernova), after a brief duel With Eric Haselden (Supernova) extended his lead to win the race, with Eric 2nd and the Solo of Ted Garner 3rd after handicaps and average laps were calculated.

Following a short lunch break the rain came down! Race 2 got under way and following a very tight start with a square line Pete Coop was first to the windward mark and extended his lead throughout the race. Eric recorded another 2nd while Dave Turtle (Comet) started his move up the overall leader board with a 3rd place.

Race 3 got promptly under way with frequent showers. This time the line had a slight starboard bias which caught a few sailors out as they were trapped on the left-hand side of the course.

The race was characterised by a significant wind change from Northwest to Northeast on the final lap.

Pete Coop again arrived at the front of the pack and extended out to take the win. This time 2nd and 3rd places went to the 2 solos of Ted Garner and Phil Snewin.

Special mention went to Mel Randall who has only been sailing 6 weeks. This was her first regatta and she finished with 3 boats behind her and was the first Lady helm.

On behalf of the visitors Ted Garner thanked WFSC and highlighted how the culture of the Border Counties series was very positive, friendly, inclusive and proved that a number of different boats can compete and put-up good scores.

Overall Results:

PosClassSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1stSUPERNOVA1281Pete Coop Winsford Flash1112
2ndSUPERNOVA1296Eric Haselden Winsford Flash2264
3rdSOLO5016Ted Garner Budworth3625
4thCOMET852Dave Turtle Shustoke4357
5thSOLO5154Bill Webber Shropshire S C68410
6thLIGHTNING 368410Jeremy Cooper Shotwick Lake55710
7thSOLO5963Phil Snewin Chester1110313
8thSUPERNOVA590George Coop Winsford Flash77DNF14
9thCOMET311Steve Bellamy Winsford Flash891017
10thSUPERNOVA519Pete Chambers Winsford Flash144DNF18
11thCOMET705Martin Loud Winsford Flash1012818
12thSOLO5888Phil Proctor Chester911918
13thSUPERNOVA1041Steve Vandersteen Winsford Flash13141124
14thMIRACLE3520Simon DolmanJulie DolmanShotwick Lake16131225
15thENTERPRISE22688Dave ThomasShan StapleyShotwick Lake12151426
16thCOMET739Mel Randall Winsford Flash19171330
17thSUPERNOVA1241Frank Lafferty Winsford Flash15161530
18thSUPERNOVA406James Stark Winsford Flash17181633
19thMIRACLE4116Ellen DinelowPete WilliamsBala1819DNC37

Related Articles

Border Counties Midweek Sailing concludes
Final event at Winsford Flash sees Pete Coop win overall Border counties midweek sailing has now completed the 2023 series and what a great series it has been without a fantastic turnout throughout, with 84 individual entries (15 of which were double handed boats). Posted on 19 Oct 2023
Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Winsford Flash
Pete Coop wins the event, and so the series overall Winsford Flash Sailing Club hosted the final round of the 2023 Borders Counties Series. 24 boats(27 sailors) entered with a healthy mix of dinghies including - Comet, Streaker, Miracle, Solo, Supernova, RS100, Laser, Topper and British Moth. Posted on 10 Oct 2023
Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Nantwich
Penultimate event held on Tuesday 5th September Nantwich and Border Counties Sailing Club hosted the penultimate event for the Border Counties Midweek Sailing Series on Tuesday 5th September. The forecast was for light to moderate winds and clear blue Skies and for once the forecast was correct. Posted on 11 Sep 2023
Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Redesmere
A reduced turnout of only 13 boats in very light winds There was a reduced turnout of only 13 boats to the Redesmere round of the Border Counties event this year (compared with the typical 25 boats). Posted on 15 Aug 2023
Border Counties midweek sailing at Llyn Brenig
380m above sea level makes it the highest sailing club in Wales The Border Counties Midweek Travellers series sailed at a venue new to them on Tuesday 25th July - Llyn Brenig, on the border of Conwy and Denbighshire. Llyn Brenig Sailing Club is based on a 900 acre reservoir, almost 380m above sea level Posted on 31 Jul 2023
Border Counties midweek sailing at Chester
When the weather is fine then you know it's a sign for messing about on the river The third round of the very successful Border Counties Midweek Sailing series was held on Tuesday the 6th June on the river at Chester. There were seventeen boats of all shapes and sizes ranging from a Topper to an RS100. Posted on 21 Jun 2023
Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Budworth
Immaculate and beautifully prepared after a visit from HRH The Princess Royal Just under a week since Budworth SC had the pleasure of hosting a visit from HRH The Princess Royal, the club, in its truly wonderful location, was immaculate and beautifully prepared for the second Border Counties Midweek sailing open meeting. Posted on 21 May 2023
Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Shotwick
29 sailors, despite the warnings of Storm Noah Storm Noah was forecast with weather warnings for wind so we were pleasantly surprised to welcome 26 boats and 29 sailors to Shotwick for the first Tuesday event of the Border Counties series. Posted on 20 Apr 2023
Border Counties Midweek Sailing 2022
An absolutely fantastic turnout with 61 entries and over 20 boats at five of the venues Border Counties Midweek Sailing has now completed its second year. It was great to get back to normal (mostly) after the hiccup in 2020 then restrictions in 2021. Posted on 14 Oct 2022
Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Nantwich
Another healthy turnout of 24 sailors In contrast to last year, the sun was shining and there was a decent breeze to greet the competitors for the penultimate event of the season. Including the four Nantwich boats there were 21 boats, with 24 sailors in total. Posted on 13 Sep 2022