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2022 Northern Area Solo Traveller Series at Budworth Sailing Club

by Alex Alcock 13 Oct 2022 07:46 BST 8 October 2022

The final round of the 2022 Northern Area Solo Traveller Series took place at Budworth Sailing Club on 8th October. The event attracted 33 entries including 15 visitors from various clubs from as far North as Edinburgh and as far South as Salcombe.

The forecast was for a Westerly, 10-15 knots, I'm told the best direction for Budworth. Allowing for a long beat going the length of the lake, enticing all variations of wind shifts and gusts.

The first race started promptly at 1100 and everyone got away clean first time. It was won by Alex Alcock of Leigh & Lowton, with Martin Honor of Ogston SC second and Budworth's own Philip Barnes in third place.

Following a break ashore to enjoy some homemade lasagne and fresh salad it was time for the second race. Again all 33 boats got off the start line at the first attempt and was won by Salcombe YC's Roger Guess from Martin Honor in second and Ian Hopwood (Nantwich) in third.

Following a short break before the third race the conditions had dropped slightly with ever increasing wind shifts. It was between Martin, Alex and Roger for the overall win. Although Ian Hopwood took the lead following some well-judged wind shifts up the second beat it looked like a fourth contender had entered the ring. However, after many more wind shifts and tactical plays it was again Martin Honor who took the win, followed by Steve Denison (Yeadon SC) and Philip Barnes in third place.

The overall event was won by Martin Honor, with Roger Guess taking second spot and Alex Alcock in third.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st5880Martin HonorOgston SC‑2213
2nd5851Roger GuessSalcombe YC‑8145
3rd4529Alex AlcockLeigh & Lowton SC1‑556
4th5685Philip BarnesBudworth SC3‑636
5th6013Stephen DenisonYeadon SC6‑8.528
6th5897Ian HopwoodNantwich SC‑14369
7th5813Innes ArmstrongBurwain SC74(DNF)11
8th6041Chris GillardSheffield Viking SC57(DNF)12
9th5741Stephen GrahamBurwain SC48.5(DNF)12.5
10th5767Eric PaalmanBudworth SC‑1211718
11th5712Tony SampsonBudworth SC10‑13818
12th5312Stuart NorrisShropshire SC9‑121221
13th5376Gary HowlandBudworth SC1110‑1621
14th5654Graham EllisGresford SC‑20141024
15th5449Hannah RobinsonBlackpool & Fleetwood YC‑2216925
16th4715Justine DavenportBurwain SC15‑231328
17th5722Ben DitchburnBudworth SC13‑201528
18th5247Kevin GeraldBudworth SC‑2117.51431.5
19th5441Dick CowanBudworth SC‑29221133
20th5888Phil ProctorChester SC1815(DNF)33
21st4725Ian BoyesBudworth SC16‑191733
22nd6028Michelle TunnicliffeBassenthwaite SC‑1917.51835.5
23rd5617Stephen RestallElton SC17‑212037
24th5848Alan BaileyBudworth SC27‑301946
25th5185Ian NobleBudworth SC25‑262146
26th5257Paul ClancyBudworth SC‑26242549
27th4930Clive PickeringBudworth Sc2425‑2649
28th6014Patrick BurnsDalgety Bay SC2327(DNS)50
29th5398Mark ClearyBudworth SC‑28282351
30th4900Hugh SmallmanBudworth SC‑31292453
31st5366Roger BarnesBudworth SC(DNC)DNC2256
32nd4943Simon StanardBudworth Sc30(DNF)DNS64
33rd5016Ted GarnerBudworth SC(DNS)DNSDNS68

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