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Craftinsure Supernova Travellers at Cotswold Sailing Club

by Cliff Milliner 24 Mar 09:42 GMT 16 March 2024

The Craftinsure Supernova Travellers event at Cotswold SC was held on the 16th March. The recent non-stop rain had kindly stopped for the day, and the wind slowly built through the day to a nice 8-10kts from the south. Race officer David Hanson set a nice beat and a variety of runs and reaches to get back down the lake.

The Cotswold fleet were very grateful for the 14 visiting sailings who bolstered their large home fleet to make a nice fleet of 25 Supernovas.

Local boat Alex Reave was first out of the traps and lead at the windward mark closely followed by fellow Cotswold sailor Gavin Young, and visiting superstar Alex Hagen-Collins. Reeve lead around the course to take first but the places behind changed constantly, Young somehow got his battens caught on Collins shrouds leaving a nice gap at the bottom mark, letting Cotswold sailor Cliff Milliner and Bartley's Steve Hawley through into 2nd and 3rd.

After the traditional chilli lunch, the fleet ventured out for races 2 and 3 as the wind built slightly. At the first mark of Race 2, the port lay line was the place to be with Rich Storey coming in fast. It was the usual group, including Hugo Hanson, Hawley, Hagen-Collins and Young. Milliner found some pressure on the other side of the first run to jump them and follow Hanson around the mark. These 2 had a close battle around the course, until Hawley found a nice shift up the last beat to take second behind Milliner.

Race 3 was much like the other 2, very close at the front and all the way through the fleet, but this time it was Hagen-Collins who found the front early, Milliner slowly closed the gap and found a way past. The group behind were constantly swapping places, with Hanson finding the best lanes, just keeping Young out of the places.

Overall Milliner took the win from Hagen-Collins and Hawley.

During prize-giving all the sailors feasted on the incredible tea and cakes part of Cotswold's epic hospitality.

The Supernova Class Association thanks Cotswold for hosting the event and all of the sailors for taking the time to support the event.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st1245C MillinerCotswold sc(2)112
2nd99Alex ColinsBolton3(4)25
3rd1263S HawleyBartley SC(5)235
4th1344Alex reeveCotswold SC1(8)67
5th1218Hugo HansonCostwold SC(6)347
6th1261G YoungCotswold SC4(5)59
7th1203D WhiteCostwold SC(8)7714
8th1248Chris WilliamsCostwold SC(18)61016
9th1160P UndrellHaversham79(11)16
10th1333C HawleyBartley SC9(10)817
11th1162Oliver CrockerCostwold Sc10(14)919
12th1234Nick WhilesGirton11(13)1223
13th1244J WhiteCostwold SC13(17)1326
14th1043Rich StoreyCostwold Sc1611(17)27
15th1274A GouldCotswold SC12(16)1527
16th1228Steve JellicoOlton mere1712(19)29
17th1307Martin RootsCardiff Bay(20)151429
18th1080Pual BickyOlbon mMere14(21)2034
19th1171Mrk MedowsTeesdale Sc(22)201636
20th1256Paul BurtonGirton(19)181836
21st1127Phil NorthGirton(23)192140
22nd1318James SerwatShoreham15(DNC)DNC41
23rd1180D StephenBartley21(22)2243
24th698Charles FelgateCardiff Bay24(DSQ)2347
25th1299W GiffordCostwold SC(DSQ)DNCDNC52

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