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Solo, RS Aero, Hadron open meeting at Notts County Sailing Club

by David Eberlin 3 Oct 12:55 BST 1-2 October 2022

There has been a sizeable increase in the Aero fleet at Notts County Sailing Club so the club decided to add RS Aeros and Hadron to the Solo Open. The extra numbers made for a successful event with over 30 entries.

Entrants came from far and wide with many local Midland clubs along with entries from Lymington and Snetisham, Queen Mary, Woodbridge and Weymouth.

The weather was kind with sunshine most of the day, it was relative warmth and the wind varied from light to moderate, meaning there were some spills at times. Race Officer Rebecca Ogden provided an interesting course with reaches and runs, and a good beat, she was aided by many other members of her family in safety boats and as Assistant Race Officer, along with many other volunteers.

One race was held before lunch with two afterwards.

The largest fleet was the Solo with 14 entries, The racing amongst the Solos was very close, with the first three spending most of the day swapping places. Martin Honnor (Ogston) winning the first race, Chris Brown (Draycott) the second, and overall winner Nigel Davies (Draycott) the final race. The three first places were on equal points after discard showing just how close the racing was.

The Aeros had one less entrant and although Grahame Newton (Staunton) won with a string of firsts there were others snapping at his heels. Second place was taken by Notts County sailor Alan Beaton two points behind, with Tim Rush from Notts County third, first lady was Isis Bemrose also from the home club in forth.

The Hadron H2 saw a good turnout of seven boats for their Inland Championships with Richard Le Mare (Castle Cove) winning all three races to take the open. Tim Garvin from Queen Mary was second, with Andrew McGaw (Grafham) third, all finishing each race in that order.

Prizes were awarded thanks to sponsorship from Allen (Solo), Rooster (Aero) and Hadron.

More photos at:

RS Aero class Results:

PosRigSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1stAero 73799Grahame NewtonStaunton Harold SC‑1112
2ndAero 72186Alan BeatonNCSC‑5224
3rdAero 53351Tim RushNCSC2‑335
4thAero 52582Isis BemroseNCSC3‑5.558
5thAero 51717Gwyneth LanyonNCSC‑4448
6thAero 71156Hayden MooreNCSC(DNS)5.5611.5
7thAero 52421Paul SpeirsNCSC67‑913
8thAero 52184Martin HewittNCSC79(DNF)16
9thAero 52981Alison GoodallNCSC88(DNF)16
10thAero 53860David BeardNCSC9‑10817
11thAero 64277Richard GoodmanNCSC(DNC)12719
12thAero 51214Kathryn Hinsliff‑SmithNCSC10‑111020
13thAero 74277Richard GoodmanNCSC11(DNC)DNC25

See Hadron extra report and full results.

Solo class Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st5911Nigel DaviesDraycote Water3‑514
2nd5880Martin HonnorOgston SC1‑334
3rd5887Jasper BarnhamSnettisham Beach‑2224
4th602Chris BrownDraycote‑4145
5th5524Kev HallNorthampton‑7459
6th5511Rob GardenerNCSC5‑8712
7th5513James MorleyUlley‑66612
8th5210Neil WilkinsonN/a‑97916
9th5950Philip KilburnLymington Town SC‑1010818
10th5577Kevin AndrewsNCSC8‑111119
11th5774Clive GimsonNCSC‑1191019
12th4902Steph GunnNCSC‑12121224
13th5856Brian FisherNCSC13(DNF)1326
14th5533Graham BowserBowmoor(DNC)DNCDNC30

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