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Craftinsure 2023 LEADERBOARD

Craftinsure Supernova Traveller Series at Winsford Flash Sailing Club

by Pete Coop 23 Jun 2023 06:17 BST 17 June 2023

A fantastic turnout of 28 Supernovas attended the Craftinsure Northern travellers event with the 14 visitors coming from as far afield as Cotswold, Bolton, Girton, Blithfield, Bartley and Nottingham.

The fleet was met with a light South Easterly wind - a good direction for the Flash allowing John Close and his race team to set a simple course.

Unusually for the Supernova fleet, start 1 was aborted due to too many boats over the line with 10 seconds to go. The fleet were well behaved for the re - start with Andrew Flitcroft sailing away to a commanding lead. Throughout the rest of the fleet positions were changing right up to the last beat with local sailor Pete Coop coming in second and Tony Critchley third.

Lunch was a hearty affair with Cottage pie followed by apple Pie and sticky toffee pudding - Winsford included this as part of the entry which was well received by the Sailors - Big thanks to Charlotte Coop and her team for great catering.

Race 2 was met with a slight increase in wind - Tony Critchley sailed off to a big lead with Steve Hawley heading up the rest in second with Gavin Young coming into play with a third.

With 2 different winners of race 1 and 2 it was all to play for going into the last race. Gavin Young broke away at the start and was never reeled in - Steve Hawley (recovering well from a 720 on the start line) in second and Alex Reeve third.

So, with Gavin, Tony and Steve all tied with 4 points it was down to sailwave to break the tie - in the end it was Gavin on top once again counting the best score of the last race.

Racing was close throughout the day with a good Supernova spirit of no protests, as boats that had infringed were doing their penalty turns.

George Coop won the youth prize and Pete Chambers won the prize for the first MK1.

Thanks go to the Winsford team for all of their efforts in hosting and the very credible 14 home boat turnout!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmR1R2R3Pts
1st1261Gavin Young‑7314
1st1246Tony Critchley31‑44
3rd1263Steve Hawley‑11224
4th1264Andrew Flitcroft1‑1056
5th1281Pete Coop25‑67
6th1280Alex Reeve‑6437
7th1120George Coop57‑812
8th1139Dana Church98‑1017
8th1160Paul Undrell8‑17917
10th1203Steve Johnson126‑1518
11th519Pete Chambers(DNF)13720
12th1189Tom Chatfield418(RET)22
13th1296Eric Haselden10‑141222
14th1321Jonathan Latham(DNF)111122
15th1320Phil Watson‑1491423
16th1253Ian Clarke1612‑2128
17th1256Paul Burton1315‑2428
18th1234Nick Whiles‑17161329
19th1172Eric Green15‑221631
20th1050Lucas Sproul18‑211836
21st1180David Stephen‑26201737
22nd590Steve Bellamy‑24192039
23rd1127Phil North‑25231942
24th1241Frank Lafferty1924‑2643
25th1004Rob Paddison20‑252343
26th1168David Pover21‑262243
27th406James Stark22‑272547
28th431Rick Hough23‑282750

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