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ILCA Open at Notts County Sailing Club

by David Eberlin & Sarah Mason 10 Jul 2023 13:25 BST 9 July 2023

On Sunday 9th July twenty-nine ILCA dinghies turned up at NCSC for the Rooster sponsored Midlands GP Open event at Notts County Sailing Club.

Rebecca Ogden, the Race Officer, had an interesting job as the wind swung and shifted, but at least it was dry in the morning.

The first race got off to a clean start, and a good beat, but by the second lap it was a reach, then halfway up the beat it changed back to a beat to the windward mark. It proved tricky for the Race officer and competitors.

In the First race Craig Williamson (Staunton) arrived at the windward mark first soon however he was overtaken by his dad Paul Williamson leaving line honours to Paul closely followed by Gary Knott from Notts County, however George Faraday (Earlswood) in his ILCA 6 won race 1 on handicap.

Race 2 got away after a course change then a general recall and shifty winds with a shortened race Craig Williamson this time beating George on handicap and Gary Knott coming home third with Sammy Mason (Notts County) just missing out on beating dad Richard Mason.

After a quick lunch break race 3 got away in slightly more breeze with Craig Williamson leading from start to finish.

Race 4 was a Pursuit race in changeable winds with Craig managing to beat his dad Paul and George managing to hold on to 3rd place. Sammy Mason did not keep dad behind her but did beat Gary Knott to finish 5th in the Pursuit.

Congratulations to two Youth girls Sammy Mason and Kat Gunn both from Notts County who finished 7th and 8th overall.

The prize-giving with homemade cakes donated by competitors and families finished a great day's sailing.

Rooster prizes were awarded to the top 3. The Master Trophy went to Paul Williamson. Sammy Mason won 1st Lady and Youth. Kat Gunn won 2nd Lady and Youth. John Wells won 1st Legend and David Beard won the Notts County Tuesday Night sailor.

Overall Results:

PosHelmSail NoClubAge groupPYR1R2R3R4Pts
1stCraig Williamson170605Staunton Harold SCSenior1101‑51113
2ndGeorge Fereday213608Earlswood Lake SCSenior11501‑2236
3rdPaul Williamson207732Staunton Harold SCGrand Master11012‑13529
4thGarry Knott216380Notts County SCSenior1101‑333612
5thRichard Mason211259Notts County SCGrand Master11014‑54412
6thSimon Parker216250Notts County SCGrand Master110174‑8718
7thSamantha Mason211259Notts County SCYouth1150‑1069520
8thKatherine Gunn213140Notts County SCYouth1150‑1277822
9thCarl Avery197774Burton SCGrand Master1101812‑131030
10thMick Tolliday196749Notts County SCGrand Master11019‑18151236
11thDavid Beard183347Notts County SCGrand Master1101‑19.51616941
12thMark Parker216240Notts County SCGrand Master110115(OCS)121441
13thJohn Wells130400Notts County SCGrand Master11011115‑231642
14thCharlie Munnery72355Hykeham SCYouth1150‑2114111944
15thChristine Statham216065Attenborough SCMaster11011617‑181144
16thJames Dalby201645Trent Valley SCSenior1101610(DNF)3046
17thAlan Somerfield165747Notts County SCGrand Master1101‑131163047
18thAlan Kenyon176709Notts County SCGrand Master1101‑148103048
19thSarah Mason165223Notts County SCMaster1150‑2319141851
20thMike Heap134447Ogston SCGrand Master1101(DNC)9RET1352
21stNeil Chadborn123661Notts County SCSenior11011820‑221553
22ndKarl Lye179751Notts County SCGrand Master110117‑22192056
23rdRichard Goodman196694Notts County SCGrand Master110119.5‑23201756.5
24thMark Taylor185654East Lothian Yacht ClubMaster1150(RET)24172162
25thPhil Henson215613Notts County SCGrand Master1101‑2221213072
26thRob Jones183299Hereford SCMaster110124‑26243078
27thEloise Davie195767Notts County SCYouth11502525(RET)3080
28thVivienne Weston171783Notts County SCMaster11502628(DNC)3084
29thBen Jones159217Notts County SCSenior11012727(RET)3084

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