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Notts County Sailing Club First of Year Race in aid of RNLI

by David Eberlin 3 Jan 13:07 GMT 1 January 2024

Notts County Sailing Club's annual First of the Year race is a popular event both on and off the water. This year with it being the 200th year of the RNLI, all donations for entry contributed £311 to the RNLI.

There were 45 entries, 41 dinghies and 4 windsurfers. Whilst many were club members there were visitors from local sailing clubs including Nottingham, Staunton, Burton & Attenborough.

Racing started in sunshine with a light wind, enough for a good sail but not too windy. Nicola & Jon Willars, the race officers, set a two beat course using most of the lake, it was quite a sight seeing so many boats stretched out in the sunshine.

Jamie Mawson (Notts County) in an RS600 led the fleet overall in the first race, and won on handicap, with Sam Grayton (Notts County) in a Laser finishing second overall, he was also first junior by some distance. Jeremy Arnold & John Allen from the home club were 3rd in their Flying 15.

The next race saw Jamie second overall, so winning overall, and taking the Goeff Parker Memorial trophy, Joe Scurrah (Notts County) won the second race on handicap in his Aero, with Kevin Hope and Andy Stewart, coming in third on handicap in their Fireball. Joe won the Phil Davies Cup for second overall and first Slow handicap boat.

Sam Grayton was first junior and third overall in a very competitive fleet, second junior was Sam Mason, with Kat Gunn two places behind.

The windsurf fleet saw a smaller entry but some good competition, with Gerry Ball Just winning the first race from Guy Sprekley and Ian Pilkington and Ollie Beadnel not far behind. Gerry winning the racing overall with a first in the second race.

The Commodore presented the prizes, and Jamie Mawson thanked all the Race crew, safety crew and catering for a great day's racing.

The next event is the start of the Midlands Winter Series, on 27/28th January comprising of racing at four local venues, Notts County, Staunton Harold, Burton and Ogston.

More photos at

Information on the Midlands Winter Series at

Overall Results:

Dinghy Fleet

PosFleetClassSail NoPYClubHelmCrewR1R2Pts
1stFASTRS6001001920Notts County SCJamie Mawson 123
2ndSLOWAERO 743071063Notts County SCJoe Scurrah 516
3rdSLOW/JUNIORILCA 62215021150Notts County SCSam Grayton 257
4thFASTFlying Fifteen40911021Notts County SCJeremy ArnoldJohn Allen3710
5thSLOW2000226871114Notts County SCRebecca OgdenLindsay Ogden8412
6thFASTFireball14836952Notts County SCKevin HopeAndy Stewart10313
7thSLOWAERO 727191063Staunton HaroldCraig Williamson 9615
8thFASTScorpion19691043Notts County SCChris MartinJohn Tailby412.516.5
9thFASTPhantom13701004Burton SCDuncan Adams 71118
10thFASTFlying Fifteen4022/22601021Notts County SCWill GardnerNicki Theotritoff61420
11thSLOWSOLO55111142Notts County SCRob Gardner 121022
12thSLOWAERO 717171063Notts County SCBen Paling 15823
13thFASTRS600810920Notts County SCJake Willars 19.5928.5
14thSLOWK11811070Burton SCChris Swallow 1612.528.5
15thSLOW/JUNIORILCA 41574121210Notts County SCSam Mason 112132
16thSLOWRS 20011121046Staunton HaroldNigel PepperdineDi Pepperdine181533
17thSLOW/JUNIORILCA 42131401210Notts County SCKat Gunn 142034
18thSLOWILCA 71967491101Notts County SCMick Tolliday 19.51837.5
19thSLOWILCA 71977741101Burton SCCarl Avery 211738
20thSLOWILCA 61983111150Notts County SCGwyneth Lanyon 281644
21stFASTAlbacore65041037Nottingham SCStephen Bailey 133447
22ndSLOWILCA 72099331101Notts County SCJulian Lloyd 301949
23rdSLOW/JUNIORILCA 41862391210Notts County SCCillian Dyne 242549
24thSLOWLightning4331160Notts County SCJohn Butler 232750
25thSLOWILCA 71236611101Notts County SCNeil Chadborn 322254
26thSLOWILCA 72170141101Nottingham SCSimon Limb 223355
27thSLOWSOLO58561142Notts County SCBrian Fisher 272956
28thSLOWSUPERNOVA12561077Nottingham SCPaul Burton 3423.557.5
29thSLOWILCA 71871101Notts County SCChris Huffen 17DNC59
30thSLOW/JUNIORAERO 511561136Notts County SCHayden Moore 312859
31stSLOWILCA 62112591150Notts County SCSarah Mason 25.53560.5
32ndSLOWAERO 533511136Notts County SCEllie Rush 352661
33rdSLOWTopper 5.34491369Notts County SCStephanie Gunn 3823.561.5
34thFASTRS600885920Notts County SCSimon Hibbett 25.53661.5
35thFASTScorpion18651043Notts County SCPhil DyneJo Riddell373067
36thFASTRS4001525940Notts County SCMartin HartMoira Hart363167
37thFASTPhantom14421004Attenborough SCKevin Milton 333770
38thSLOWAERO 742741063Notts County SCJohn Hobson 29DNC71
39thFASTPhantom13451004Burton SCKarl Morley DNF3274
40thFASTScorpion18351043Notts County SCChristina GillSteve Gill39DNC81
41stFASTContender672969Notts County SCTrevor Lloyd DNFDNC84

Windsurf Fleet

PosSail NoNameR1R2Pts
1st961Gerry Ball112
2nd138Oliver Bednall325
3rd367Guy Spreckley2DNC7
4th168Ian Pilkington437

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