Results

Fleetwood Championship Week.
Final Thoughts.
When I left Fleetwood on Tuesday the lake was deserted of people and a sombre feeling over came me as I drove by and out of Fleetwood. For the previous 10 days the Fleetwood club, its la…ke and the pubs nearby were a hive of activity as we all competed through the week.
The A – Class Championship saw youngsters getting involved within the sailing and spending quality time with there parents, friends and family. Its these youngsters we hope one day will continue this great sport of ours. The A-Class Championship has to be the most prestigious race within the MYA calendar, for its history and its difficulty in winning the 5 day event. Some of the top skippers in radio sailing have tried and failed to win the Scrutten Cup.
Each day was long and physical especially when the wind blows strong and your chasing these big elegant boats with spinnakers. Some yachts would break down but on more than one occasion others would route within there tool boxes to aid there fellow competitor. After more than a few times running for their yachts, skippers and their young mates would deserve a drink.  In the pub stories of how and why they didn’t pick up points would rustle through their drinking glasses. Better luck next year is all we can say.
The IOM Nationals brought another breed of competitor, seemingly more cut-throat and aggressive in their sailing. Some came far and wide but as the championship continued friendships off the water started to form. Despite different languages and cultures once off the water the same spirit seen from the A-Class would cover the lakeside.
Looking at the top ten results familiar names and their yachts are listed. One comment was made that we should change the title to a One Design Championship. My reply to him was no!!! As the same winning design also came in 46th place.
If you take Brad, Martin, Rob, Peter and Graham they have all sailed more than one IOM design and achieved a top ten finish within the last 5 years. Also most of the top twenty skippers listed probably sail most of the time in regattas and ranking races. For some this is their work and not their pleasure like for the rest of us. Therefore, it proves they can sail any IOM design and get a performance out of it. For anyone buying their designs the individual still has the problem of trying to beat these talented skippers.
I left the gentleman with this comment.
It comes down to self preparation, reliable equipment and time on the water competing at a level consistently to improve your own ability.
Finally it has to be said that both championship race officers and their staff, as well as the Fleetwood Club gave good value for money for skippers and their families both on and off the water. I hope its now the bench mark for future regatta’s to achieve.
Thanks… Closing this thread for me..
British One Meter Championship 2013.

Final Report

With very little wind coming from the Northeast this morning was always going to be a slow start. The first A-Fleet race completed the previous round from yesterdays sailing. I took advantage of the morning session as I rose to B-Fleet with my Shiraz design IOM. Only to be relegates during the next race. At lunch the wind swung as the sea breeze kicked in to a lovely 7 mph from the north west.

During the later stages Brad Gibson (Birkenhead) using his Britpop IOM saw off Martin Roberts (Birkenhead) challenge to win the regatta. All credit to Martin as he sailed his Chienz design IOM very well throughout the championship. After a good run of results, local skipper Robert Walsh (Fleetwood) finished a very creditable third. Further down the results it was excellent to see both French and Spanish skippers included within the top ten placings.

Congratulations to Chris Harris and his team as well as Fleetwood MY&PBC for making this Championship a success both in terms of racing organisation, social gathering and setting the standard for future events.

Thanks to all concerned including wives, partners and families for their patience.

IOM Nationals Scoring Race 13

Final thoughts from me to come soon…

British One Meter Championship 2013.

Day 2 Report
Today saw a swing in the wind, a northerly breeze of between 4 – 7 mph mean’t the direction of the wind was coming across the Fleetwood Lake, not ideal for the Championship.

After the first couple of heats where it was just a pros-session of yachts sailing around the lake, a decision was taken by the Race Officer Chris Harris to move to the course to the bigger lake at Fleetwood. Therefore the rest of the morning began some excellent tactical racing.

Brad Gibson started to regain some consistency and took over the lead from Martin Roberts within the regatta. Further down the fleets Phil Playle had some good results in the morning session sailing the Arrival (IOM)design.

It wasn’t long until the wind shifted again back to a gusty north westerly and for all the skippers to return to the original lake. Once the racing started in the afternoon a more aggressive approach to sailing began. A number of protest within the A and B fleets soon started and in one incident in an E-Fleet race, a competitor was called over the start line by the start-line judge, but the competitor took it upon himself to dis-regard the calls to return to the start and instead carried on sailing. (Naughty).

Day 2 now leaves a round incomplete as protests have interrupted racing as A-Fleet cannot complete the final round of the day. This keeps Brad Gibson the Championship leader after 2 days of racing.

Results after Day 2

HMS2007 Scoring v2.2t5a – 16 April 2010 – Promo = 4

Event    IOM National Championship 2013

Host Club            Fleetwood

Position               Skipper                Sail #     Club/City             Hull        MYA No.              Score     1              2              3              4              5                6              7              8              9              10

74                                           74           74           0              74           16           75           75           75           75           75           75           75           75                75

1              Brad Gibson       42           Birkenhead        Britpop                 27.0        1.0          6.0          6.0          4.0          2.0          2.0          8.0                7.0          1.0          5.0

2              Martin Roberts 22           Birkenhead        Chienz                  33.0        1.0          4.0          3.0          14.0        3.0          7.0          7.0                6.0          3.0          6.0

3              Rob Walsh          25           Fleetwood          Britpop                 35.0        3.0          5.0          9.0          11.0        5.0          3.0          5.0                1.0          5.0          8.0

4              Peter Stollery    39           Guildford            Arrival                  41.0        1.0          12.0        2.0          12.0        1.0          9.0          6.0                4.0          8.0          10.0

5              Miguel Salvador               15           Espania                Britpop                 44.0        2.0          10.0        5.0          1.0          7.0          6.0                3.0          10.0        19.0        29.0

6              Peter Spence     49           Brentwood         Britpop                 45.0        3.0          1.0          8.0          5.0          6.0          14.0        11.0                2.0          9.0          18.0

7              Tony Edwards    75           Leicester             Britpop                 47.0        5.0          26.0        4.0          2.0          4.0          18.0        22.0                8.0          2.0          4.0

8              Graham Bantock               95           Chelmsford        Fraktal                  49.0        1.0          8.0          15.0        9.0          10.0        1.0                9.0          14.0        10.0        1.0

9              Yannick Rossignol            173         France  Britpop                 56.0        3.0          7.0          7.0          8.0          8.0          10.0        2.0                11.0        13.0        16.0

10           Alistair Law        168         Peterhead          Britpop                 62.0        10.0        3.0          14.0        3.0          12.0        17.0        19.0                5.0          6.0          9.0

11           Derek Priestley                177         Fleetwood          Lintel                    69.0        7.0          2.0          1.0          13.0        16.0        11.0                17.0        3.0          16.0        25.0

12           Olivier Cohen    100         France  Britpop                 78.0        2.0          9.0          11.0        7.0          17.0        31.0        24.0        22.0                7.0          3.0

13           Josh King             26           Windrush            Britpop                 88.0        5.0          37.0        21.0        75.0        15.0        22.0        1.0                9.0          4.0          11.0

14           John Tushingham            51           Keighley              Chienz                  90.0        7.0          35.0        23.0        21.0        24.0        5.0                4.0          12.0        11.0        7.0

15           Patrice Montero               38           France  Britpop                 96.0        5.0          30.0        40.0        33.0        9.0          8.0          12.0                18.0        12.0        2.0

16           Darin Ballington               98           ManorPark          Britpop                 119.0     4.0          22.0        22.0        31.0        13.0        12.0                10.0        16.0        25.0        20.0

17           Jose Vinaixa       114         Espania                Britpop                 125.0     8.0          25.0        31.0        10.0        14.0        16.0        20.0                20.0        28.0        12.0

18           Arnaud Tourea  192         France  Britpop                 128.0     2.0          11.0        13.0        16.0        30.0        25.0        21.0        30.0                19.0        21.0

19           Trevor Binks       72           Eastbourne         Obsession                           137.0     4.0          21.0        16.0        26.0        28.0        13.0                14.0        15.0        75.0        44.0

20           James Edwards 88           Yeovil   Britpop                 143.0     1.0          18.0        20.0        28.0        23.0        24.0        31.0        35.0                14.0        15.0

21           Tony Guerrier    50           Three Rivers      V8                           143.0     7.0          50.0        19.0        15.0        21.0        20.0        29.0                23.0        21.0        17.0

22           Lindsay Walker 2              Australia              Fusion                  145.0     7.0          37.0        33.0        24.0        19.0        21.0        13.0                17.0        20.0        24.0

23           John Cleave       0              Ryde      Britpop                 146.0     4.0          28.0        12.0        17.0        20.0        27.0        25.0        19.0                27.0        22.0

24           Eric Deravin        28           France  Obsession                           149.0     7.0          23.0        26.0        19.0        27.0        15.0        16.0                32.0        17.0        26.0

25           David Potter      20           Birkenhead        Lintel MMX                         156.0     10.0        50.0        47.0        36.0        11.0        4.0                18.0        24.0        30.0        23.0

26           David Burke       30           Birkenhead        Britpop                 166.0     4.0          20.0        24.0        29.0        33.0        30.0        44.0                13.0        15.0        31.0

27           Philip Playle      77           Chelmsford        Arrival                  166.0     5.0          14.0        17.0        22.0        22.0        32.0        28.0                31.0        47.0        27.0

28           Mick Chamberlain           46           Lincoln Britpop                 171.0     8.0          36.0        10.0        6.0          18.0        28.0        32.0                33.0        42.0        37.0

29           Terry King           181         Windrush            Britpop                 192.0     13.0        44.0        41.0        47.0        26.0        26.0        15.0                26.0        26.0        19.0

30           Victoria Gibson 62           Birkenhead        Britpop                 192.0     4.0          24.0        25.0        20.0        25.0        29.0        33.0                37.0        33.0        32.0

31           Ludovic Athenour            97           France  Lintel MMX                         200.0     8.0          41.0        37.0        42.0        35.0        19.0                23.0        28.0        22.0        28.0

32           Tim Brown          7              Australia              Fraktal                  201.0     6.0          13.0        18.0        25.0        29.0        33.0        39.0                38.0        43.0        57.0

33           Bill Culshaw       21           Birkenhead        Britpop                 201.0     6.0          32.0        39.0        23.0        31.0        34.0        35.0                21.0        24.0        30.0

34           Marc Alaza          188         France  Lintel                    207.0     3.0          15.0        29.0        41.0        41.0        23.0        26.0        29.0                41.0        41.0

35           Simon Clarke     94           Woodspring       Cape Cobra                         208.0     3.0          16.0        27.0        27.0        32.0        37.0                34.0        39.0        34.0        35.0

36           Arjan V D Cingel               67           Netherlands      Britpop                 227.0     16.0        38.0        34.0        38.0        37.0        35.0                37.0        25.0        29.0        14.0

37           Jens Amenda     124         Germany             Test 7                    227.0     2.0          19.0        28.0        30.0        36.0        39.0        38.0                42.0        38.0        36.0

38           Jeff Kay                143         Ireland Britpop                 244.0     16.0        63.0        36.0        35.0        34.0        38.0        27.0        27.0                31.0        39.0

39           John Shorrock   29           Reading               Britpop                 253.0     10.0        42.0        38.0        33.0        47.0        75.0        47.0                50.0        23.0        13.0

40           Graham Birkett 33           Birkenhead        Britpop                 258.0     2.0          17.0        30.0        47.0        49.0        49.0        30.0                43.0        56.0        40.0

41           Greg King            47           Windrush            Britpop                 275.0     5.0          34.0        35.0        37.0        40.0        40.0        40.0                44.0        47.0        51.0

42           Agustine Moreno            96           Chelmsford        Fraktal                  287.0     10.0        54.0        54.0        34.0        38.0        44.0                41.0        34.0        44.0        42.0

43           Richard Stenhouse          73           Market Bosworth             Lintel                    288.0     9.0          40.0        42.0        43.0        51.0                48.0        75.0        36.0        37.0        33.0

44           John Taylor         16           Fleetwood          Shiraz                    296.0     14.0        53.0        48.0        40.0        42.0        41.0        36.0                46.0        39.0        38.0

45           Dennis Payne    107         Windrush            Britpop                 299.0     13.0        61.0        43.0        48.0        43.0        52.0        42.0                41.0        35.0        34.0

46           Nigel Brown       55           Gosport                Britpop                 314.0     6.0          29.0        44.0        47.0        48.0        54.0        43.0                48.0        50.0        49.0

47           Kit Stenhouse   48           Market Bosworth             Lintel                    326.0     6.0          31.0        46.0        53.0        47.0        51.0                48.0        49.0        48.0        58.0

48           Carsten Posmik                117         Germany             Gadget                 341.0     6.0          27.0        32.0        44.0        60.0        67.0                63.0        69.0        55.0        54.0

49           Vernon Appleton            36           Coalhouse Fort Topico                  341.0     14.0        48.0        61.0        57.0        44.0        42.0                45.0        47.0        51.0        50.0

50           Martin Dovey    86           Bournville           Cocktail                                351.0     13.0        75.0        66.0        66.0        39.0        45.0                53.0        52.0        40.0        43.0

51           Nigel Winkley   87           Germany             Obsession                           354.0     13.0        62.0        75.0        74.0        66.0        43.0                49.0        40.0        36.0        45.0

52           David Alston      11           Leicester             Fatboy                  356.0     11.0        52.0        56.0        49.0        53.0        36.0        46.0                56.0        53.0        59.0

53           Henning Faas     68           Germany             Lintel                    363.0     15.0        64.0        49.0        39.0        45.0        61.0        75.0                51.0        57.0        46.0

54           Robert Wilson   4              Leicester             Gadget                 363.0     9.0          45.0        53.0        52.0        55.0        50.0        54.0                53.0        47.0        56.0

55           Roy Stevens       54           Tri Services         Italiko                   374.0     9.0          39.0        45.0        50.0        50.0        58.0        61.0                63.0        62.0        67.0

56           Richard Ennos   184         Levenhall            Sceptic                 382.0     11.0        51.0        51.0        51.0        52.0        47.0        59.0                62.0        60.0        66.0

57           Doug Penman   12           Bideford              Widget                 385.0     12.0        58.0        64.0        59.0        67.0        64.0        51.0                45.0        49.0        47.0

58           John Sharman   61           Keighley              Departure                           388.0     8.0          48.0        58.0        62.0        57.0        63.0                52.0        59.0        58.0        48.0

59           Terry Rensch      92           Guildford            Fraktal                  398.0     9.0          46.0        52.0        55.0        56.0        57.0        62.0                74.0        63.0        61.0

60           Stephen Haywood          44           Market Bosworth             Lintel                    399.0     11.0        55.0        59.0        54.0        54.0                53.0        55.0        58.0        59.0        61.0

61           Liz Tushingham 84           Keighley              Departure                           404.0     11.0        57.0        75.0        63.0        61.0        65.0                50.0        55.0        52.0        55.0

62           Bob Connor        14           Woodspring       Pyscho                  410.0     10.0        59.0        69.0        70.0        71.0        55.0        56.0                54.0        54.0        53.0

63           Michael Barnett               90           Bournville           Widget                 415.0     8.0          43.0        57.0        60.0        68.0        56.0                58.0        68.0        72.0        65.0

64           Steven Karalus  70           Germany             Carving                 415.0     9.0          47.0        55.0        56.0        58.0        61.0        65.0                64.0        66.0        68.0

65           Graham Whalley              216         ManorPark          Monster                               442.0     12.0        60.0        62.0        67.0        62.0                61.0        73.0        57.0        65.0        63.0

66           Sarah Conner     69           Woodspring       Lintel                    443.0     11.0        56.0        50.0        58.0        70.0        68.0        73.0                74.0        61.0        69.0

67           Gordon Allison 162         Paisley Lintel MMX                         452.0     16.0        66.0        63.0        61.0        59.0        74.0        66.0                61.0        64.0        62.0

68           Gordon Rae        136         Ayr Bay Lintel MMX                         463.0     12.0        75.0        60.0        69.0        74.0        70.0        57.0                74.0        69.0        52.0

69           Greg Burke         130         Birkenhead        Italiko                   467.0     12.0        65.0        65.0        65.0        63.0        62.0        69.0                66.0        70.0        72.0

70           Nick Whyte        116         Dartmoor            Widget 09                           470.0     13.0        75.0        68.0        68.0        65.0        71.0                64.0        61.0        67.0        64.0

71           Clive Hand          169         Lincoln Robot                    488.0     16.0        67.0        70.0        71.0        64.0        66.0        67.0        67.0                71.0        71.0

72           Ian Thomson      76           Peterhead          Italiko                   489.0     12.0        68.0        71.0        72.0        69.0        69.0        68.0                65.0        68.0        70.0

73           Bill Lees               66           Ayr Bay Lintel MMX                         514.0     14.0        75.0        67.0        64.0        74.0        74.0        73.0                74.0        74.0        74.0

74           John Brooks       141         Fleetwood          Lintel                    540.0     15.0        75.0        75.0        75.0        75.0        75.0        75.0                75.0        75.0        75.0

Attention now is on the IOM nationals with a final 80 boat entry. Today the wind conditions were difficult as a strong northwesterly breeze filled in, however with holes in the wind and strong gust for the skippers to deal with the standard of racing was still impressive to watch.

British One Meter Championship 2013.

The early leader is Martin Roberts from Birkenhead, sailing his Australian design boat he overcome some stiff competition from Brad Gibson. Local skipper Derek Preistley is putting in a very good performance as well as Robert Walsh also from Fleetwood. The previous week’s sailing in the A-Class regatta has probably done them some good.

Follow the link to the pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/damian_yachting/sets/72157635211738813/ (Preview)

Top Twenty Places so far..

1 Martin Roberts 22 Birkenhead Chienz 11.0 1.0 4.0 3.0 14.0 3.0
2 Brad Gibson 42 Birkenhead Britpop 13.0 1.0 6.0 6.0 4.0 2.0
3 Peter Spence 49 Brentwood Britpop 15.0 3.0 1.0 8.0 5.0 6.0
4 Miguel Salvador 15 Espania Britpop 15.0 2.0 10.0 5.0 1.0 7.0
5 Tony Edwards 75 Leicester Britpop 15.0 5.0 26.0 4.0 2.0 4.0
6 Peter Stollery 39 Guildford Arrival 16.0 1.0 12.0 2.0 12.0 1.0
7 Rob Walsh 25 Fleetwood Britpop 22.0 3.0 5.0 9.0 11.0 5.0
8 Derek Priestley 177 Fleetwood Lintel 23.0 7.0 2.0 1.0 13.0 16.0
9 Yannick Rossignol 173 France 25.0 3.0 7.0 7.0 8.0 8.0
10 Alistair Law 168 Peterhead Britpop 28.0 10.0 3.0 14.0 3.0 12.0
11 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford Fraktal 28.0 1.0 8.0 15.0 9.0 10.0
12 Olivier Cohen 100 France Britpop 29.0 2.0 9.0 11.0 7.0 17.0
13 Mick Chamberlain 46 Lincoln Britpop 42.0 8.0 36.0 10.0 6.0 18.0
14 Arnaud Tourea 192 France Britpop 42.0 2.0 11.0 13.0 16.0 30.0
15 John Cleave 0 Ryde 53.0 4.0 28.0 12.0 17.0 20.0
16 Jose Vinaixa 114 Espania Britpop 57.0 8.0 25.0 31.0 10.0 14.0
17 Philip Playle 77 Chelmsford 58.0 5.0 14.0 17.0 22.0 22.0
18 Darin Ballington 98 ManorPark Britpop 61.0 4.0 22.0 22.0 31.0 13.0
19 Tim Brown 7 Australia Britpop 62.0 6.0 13.0 18.0 25.0 29.0
20 Tony Guerrier 50 Three Rivers 62.0 7.0 50.0 19.0 15.0 21.0

British Vane A-Class Championships (Day 1)

There was 17 boats that turned up for this prestigious regatta hosted by Fleetwood MY&PBC. The sailing conditions were difficult with waves creating a large chop at the clubhouse end of the lake and as well as the wind blowing from the west at 20mph, gusting 28mph at times, made these elegant large yachts power to windward with their skippers running frantically to keep up with them also down wind.

Inevitably the 17 boat fleet started to reduce as some boats were damaged during the racing. Repairs  continued throughout the day, but still these boats would perform to their best in such strong wind conditions.

David Bell sailing a John Simpson design yacht sailed admirably throughout the day to make an excellent start to his campaign. However, there is along way to go before crossing the finishing line on Friday afternoon. Locals Derek Preistley started very well and Graham Butler was also very fast today before sustaining damage. Graham has a lot of re-sails  and will make up ground on the top 3 if successful.

Plenty to play for tomorrow.

Results from Day 1

David Bell FLEETWOOD 26 26
Derek Preistley FLEETWOOD 67 18
Anthony Warren/John Taylor HAMPTON COURT/FLEETWOOD 10 13
Graham & Sam Butler FLEETWOOD 11 13
Peter Stollery GUILDFORD 39 13
Martin Roberts BIRKENHEAD 1412 11
Robert Walsh FLEETWOOD 25 11
Peter Whiteside/John Brooks FLEETWOOD 97 11
Arjan Cingel NETHERLANDS 167 10
Chris Harris BORNVILLE 21 10
Rob & CJ Vice CLAPHAM 121 10
Shaun Wyeth GOSPORT 99 10
Mark Dicks CLAPHAM 69 9
Alan Bell FLEETWOOD 24 8
Bill Green / Damian Ackroyd BORNVILLE/LEEDS 86 7
Robert Bell/John Simpson FLEETWOOD 42 7
Mervyn Cook / Peter Fothergill GOSPORT 44 4

Day 2 Report

Today the wind continued to be from the west but had decreased in strength slightly to approximately 15 mph, gusting to 20 mph at times. The competitors were split into 2 fleets and will race each other for the next couple of days. During the mornings racing Chris Harris proved to be the most productive taking most of the points available. During the afternoons session B-Fleets competitors took to the water, David Bell the regatta’s early leader continued to sail with confidence and has now opened up a 17 point lead at the top. Graham Butler who was damaged yesterday managed to win some of his re-sails and has climbed to second place overall. With only 6 points separating third place and the middle of the fleet, there is still a lot to play for.

Roll on tomorrow when B-Fleet take to the water first. The wind is forecast to remain strong.

Results

Name

Club

Sail Number

 SCORE

David Bell FLEETWOOD

26

47

Graham & Sam Butler FLEETWOOD

11

30

Derek Preistley FLEETWOOD

67

26

Martin Roberts BIRKENHEAD

1412

26

Peter Stollery GUILDFORD

39

25

Chris Harris BORNVILLE

21

23

Robert Bell/John Simpson FLEETWOOD

42

23

Anthony Warren/John Taylor HAMPTON COURT/FLEETWOOD

10

21

Shaun Wyeth GOSPORT

99

20

Peter Whiteside/John Brooks FLEETWOOD

97

19

Robert Walsh FLEETWOOD

25

18

Mark Dicks CLAPHAM

69

15

Arjan Cingel NETHERLANDS

167

14

Rob & CJ Vice CLAPHAM

121

14

Alan Bell FLEETWOOD

24

14

Bill Green / Damian Ackroyd BORNVILLE/LEEDS

86

10

Mervyn Cook / Peter Fothergill GOSPORT

44

9

Day 3 Report

Wind conditions were again decreasing to 10 – 15mph. During the morning B-Fleet skippers were sailing first. The regatta leader David Bell has found today more challenging as he dropped points in the morning session. However, he did take points away from Graham Butler who was second to him overall in the regatta scores at the beginning of the day. A good performance from Peter Whiteside and John Brookes over the course of the morning as they took most of the beats available within the session, only to loose there final 3 points to Anthony Warren and John Taylor.

In the afternoon the A-Fleet skippers took over, John Simpson and Robert Bell had a very fruitful session taking most of the points available. Martin Roberts a past winner of this regatta made alot of progress also. However, local skipper Derek Preistley found the competition tough going as he dropped points and therefore has slipped away from the leaders.

Tomorrow is a break from the Championship as the Yachting Monthly Cup takes precedence for the day.

Results after day 3.

David Bell FLEETWOOD 26 57
Robert Bell/John Simpson FLEETWOOD 42 54
Chris Harris BOURNVILLE 21 49
Derek Preistley FLEETWOOD 67 47
Martin Roberts BIRKENHEAD 1412 47
Graham & Sam Butler FLEETWOOD 11 41
Peter Whiteside/John Brooks FLEETWOOD 97 37
Shaun Wyeth GOSPORT 99 34
Peter Stollery GUILDFORD 39 33
Anthony Warren/John Taylor HAMPTON COURT/FLEETWOOD 10 32
Rob & CJ Vice CLAPHAM 121 26
Alan Bell FLEETWOOD 24 25
Mervyn Cook / Peter Fothergill GOSPORT 44 24
Mark Dicks CLAPHAM 69 22
Arjan Cingel NETHERLANDS 167 21
Robert Walsh FLEETWOOD 25 20
Bill Green / Damian Ackroyd BOURNVILLE/LEEDS 86 13

Race Report for Day 4.

Congratulations to Fleetwood skippers Peter Whiteside and John Brooks, as they were triumphant against Gosport skipper Sean Wyeth in the Yachting Monthly Cup.

Race report for Day 5.

The A-Class Championship took over again after a day off from the event yesterday. However, with the wind variable from the North and very light at approximately 5mph for most of the day, the heavier yachts started to struggle. Mervyn Cook and his team had a productive day with there boat as well as Bill Green / Damian Ackroyd who managed to climb places from the bottom of the fleet.

The regatta has a new leader as John Simpson / Robert Bell took advantage of the light wind conditions which again hampered David Bell and his boat, the winged keel is starting to restrict David’s previous hard work in the lighter airs. With a complete round finished both fleets will be on the water tomorrow for the final day. The top four skippers all have a chance to win, so it will be an exciting conclusion.

Results from Day 5.

Robert Bell/John Simpson FLEETWOOD

42

67

David Bell FLEETWOOD

26

64

Derek Preistley FLEETWOOD

67

59

Chris Harris BOURNVILLE

21

59

Graham & Sam Butler FLEETWOOD

11

57

Martin Roberts BIRKENHEAD

1412

56

Peter Stollery GUILDFORD

39

53

Anthony Warren/John Taylor HAMPTON COURT/FLEETWOOD

10

47

Peter Whiteside/John Brooks FLEETWOOD

97

47

Shaun Wyeth GOSPORT

99

47

Mervyn Cook / Peter Fothergill GOSPORT

44

39

Alan Bell FLEETWOOD

24

39

Robert Walsh FLEETWOOD

25

38

Rob & CJ Vice CLAPHAM

121

37

Bill Green / Damian Ackroyd BOURNVILLE/LEEDS

86

28

Mark Dicks CLAPHAM

69

24

Arjan Cingel NETHERLANDS

167

23

 Final Day

Report on the A-Class Championships, Fleetwood 2013.

The final day of the British A-Class Championships saw a 180 degree wind shift to the south, the wind was again light with medium gusts. These difficult wind conditions gave all the skippers another challenge as they tried to keep control of their yachts. Sailing on a variable reach in both directions, the yachts at one end of the lake could find themselves at the wrong side as the wind would swirl around the hotels, located on the opposite side of the road.

Nevertheless the championship drew to its conclusion, John Simpson / Robert Bell of Fleetwood became winners overall after taking a late lead yesterday. Second place Graham and Sam Butler of Fleetwood sailed admirably all week but just couldn’t make up enough points in the end from their re-sails. Third place Derek Priestley had the best of the last day taking most of the points available to them.

So the Fleetwood trio dominated this year’s regatta. A special mention for Arjan Cingel who travelled from the Netherlands, this was his second attempt at this regatta and he thoroughly enjoyed the week as well as learning the skill of Vane Sailing. Next year this event will be held at Gosport possibly on the last weekend in July 2014.

Now attention turns to the IOM Championship which starts tomorrow.

Results

Name

Club

Sail Number

 SCORE

%

Robert Bell/John Simpson FLEETWOOD

42

84

73.04

Graham & Sam Butler FLEETWOOD

11

77

64.16

Derek Preistley FLEETWOOD

67

76

66.08

Chris Harris BOURNVILLE

21

76

63.3

David Bell FLEETWOOD

26

70

58.33

Martin Roberts BIRKENHEAD

1412

63

54.78

Anthony Warren/John Taylor HAMPTON COURT/FLEETWOOD

10

62

53.91

Peter Whiteside/John Brooks FLEETWOOD

97

61

50.83

Shaun Wyeth GOSPORT

99

60

50

Peter Stollery GUILDFORD

39

60

50

Alan Bell FLEETWOOD

24

56

46.66

Rob & CJ Vice CLAPHAM

121

53

46.08

Mervyn Cook / Peter Fothergill GOSPORT

44

51

46.36

Robert Walsh FLEETWOOD

25

42

38.18

Mark Dicks CLAPHAM

69

35

30.43

Bill Green / Damian Ackroyd BOURNVILLE/LEEDS

86

31

26.95

Arjan Cingel NETHERLANDS

167

26

22.6

Tots Trophy

Total

David Bell FLEETWOOD

26

205

Robert Bell/John Simpson FLEETWOOD

42

Mervyn Cook / Peter Fothergill GOSPORT

44

Martin Roberts BIRKENHEAD

1412

201

Anthony Warren/John Taylor HAMPTON COURT/FLEETWOOD

10

Derek Preistley FLEETWOOD

67

Chris Harris BORNVILLE

21

164

Mark Dicks CLAPHAM

69

Rob & CJ Vice CLAPHAM

121

Robert Walsh FLEETWOOD

25

162

Shaun Wyeth GOSPORT

99

Peter Stollery GUILDFORD

39

Arjan Cingel NETHERLANDS

167

134

Bill Green / Damian Ackroyd BORNVILLE/LEEDS

86

Graham & Sam Butler FLEETWOOD

11

Peter Whiteside/John Brooks FLEETWOOD

97

117

Alan Bell FLEETWOOD

24

 

Neptune Trophy

Total

Alan Bell FLEETWOOD    B

24

207

David Bell FLEETWOOD    B

26

Robert Bell/John Simpson FLEETWOOD    B

42

Peter Whiteside/John Brooks FLEETWOOD   A

97

202

Graham & Sam Butler FLEETWOOD   A

11

Derek Preistley FLEETWOOD   A

67

Chris Harris BOURNVILLE

21

165

Bill Green / Damian Ackroyd BOURNVILLE/LEEDS

86

Martin Roberts BIRKENHEAD

1412

Mervyn Cook / Peter Fothergill GOSPORT

44

163

Shaun Wyeth GOSPORT

99

Anthony Warren/John Taylor HAMPTON COURT/FLEETWOOD

10

Mark Dicks CLAPHAM

69

138

Rob & CJ Vice CLAPHAM

121

Peter Stollery GUILDFORD

39

 

Johnny’s Cup

Total

Robert Bell/John Simpson FLEETWOOD

42

60

Graham & Sam Butler FLEETWOOD

11

51

Derek Preistley FLEETWOOD

67

48

David Bell FLEETWOOD

26

48

Chris Harris BOURNVILLE

21

42

Anthony Warren/John Taylor HAMPTON COURT/FLEETWOOD

10

42

Martin Roberts BIRKENHEAD

1412

39

Peter Whiteside/John Brooks FLEETWOOD

97

39

Shaun Wyeth GOSPORT

99

36

Peter Stollery GUILDFORD

39

36

Mervyn Cook / Peter Fothergill GOSPORT

44

27

Rob & CJ Vice CLAPHAM

121

27

Mark Dicks CLAPHAM

69

24

Alan Bell FLEETWOOD

24

24

Bill Green / Damian Ackroyd BOURNVILLE/LEEDS

86

18

Robert Walsh FLEETWOOD

25

18

Arjan Cingel NETHERLANDS

167

12

 

Wing & Wing

TOTAL

Chris Harris BOURNVILLE

21

34

Alan Bell FLEETWOOD

24

32

Derek Preistley FLEETWOOD

67

28

Rob & CJ Vice CLAPHAM

121

26

Graham & Sam Butler FLEETWOOD

11

26

Mervyn Cook / Peter Fothergill GOSPORT

44

24

Martin Roberts BIRKENHEAD

1412

24

Robert Bell/John Simpson FLEETWOOD

42

24

Robert Walsh FLEETWOOD

25

24

Shaun Wyeth GOSPORT

99

24

Peter Stollery GUILDFORD

39

24

Peter Whiteside/John Brooks FLEETWOOD

97

22

David Bell FLEETWOOD

26

22

Anthony Warren/John Taylor HAMPTON COURT/FLEETWOOD

10

20

Arjan Cingel NETHERLANDS

167

14

Bill Green / Damian Ackroyd BOURNVILLE/LEEDS

86

13

Mark Dicks CLAPHAM

69

11

Pictures of the Winners

TOTS Trophie Winners -Mervyn Cook and Co, David and Robert Bell

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Yachting Monthly Cup Winners – Peter Whiteside / John Brooks.
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British A-Class Champions – John Simpson and Robert Bell.

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