Brass Monkey Open at Yorkshire Dales SC

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Brass Monkey Open at Yorkshire Dales SC and despite a recent four inch snow fall on the previous day and subsequent clearing of the road by a plough, 53 boats and 24 visitors entered.

With the wind blowing a gentleforce 1-2, the race officer decided to take full advantage of the over flowing lake and set a long course using the full reservoir. With so many sailors looking to get a good start, a general recall was inevitable. The black flag kept them all in check for a perfect second start. The 49ers, as expected lead the field around having some very close racing. Musto Skiff sailor Dylan Noble wasn’t letting them get away and secured the win. The Fireball of Neil Thornton (a comeback after six years?) with world champion crew Richard Wagstaff held off other challengers for second place, and finishing off the top three were Jack Banks and Penny Jeffcoat in their Scorpion. A great meal deal lunch followed after which a slight course change, which was to make big differences for some of the sailors with spinnakers.

There was a clean start for race 2, the wind having picked up to a good force 2-3. Matty and James Lyons's 49er nearly had a full leg lead over the other 49ers as they passed the windward mark. Chris Pickles and Matt Sharman, tried hard to make up the difference to no avail. Keith Escritt and Phil Priestley were having kite issues and lost ground. With the wind deciding to pick up a little, this brought Phil Whitehead’s Vortex into contention to secure third position. The Lyons brothers bagged a solid second but improving on their race one result was Thornton and Wagstaff to take the bullet.

A great event for sailors and spectators alike with the conditions being kind for a late February sail. With a first and second, Neil Thornton and Richard Wagstaff in their Fireball sailed consistently well for the overall win. The 49er of Lyons/Lyons edged into second and Noble’s Musto topped off the top three.

A big thanks to race officer Terry Pressdee and his crew for a great job done, the galley staff for great food efficiently served and Mike Saul of MSDS for sponsoring the prizes.

Brass Monkey Results Overall Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Ratings: PY, Entries: 53, Scoring system: Appendix A 
Rank
HelmName
CrewName
Club
Class
SailNo
PY
R1
R2
Nett
1st
Neil Thornton
Richard Wagstaff
YDSC
Fireball
15036
982
2.0
1.0
3.0
2nd
Matty Lyons
James Lyons
Ullswater YC
49er
997
744
4.0
2.0
6.0
3rd
Dylan Noble
 
Ullswater YC
Musto Skiff
448
875
1.0
6.0
7.0
4th
Jack Banks
Penny Jeffcoate
West Kirby SC
Scorpion
2017
1055
3.0
7.0
10.0
5th
Becky Priest
Tim Saunders
Staunton Harold SC
Fireball
14954
982
8.0
4.0
12.0
6th
Nicholas Miller
 
Morecambe & Heysham YC
Blaze
757
1046
10.0
8.0
18.0
7th
April Whiteley
Jamie Whiteley
YDSC/UYC
Mirror
70667
1385
7.0
14.0
21.0
8th
Soeren Vonsild
 
YDSC
Finn
35
1062
11.0
11.5
22.5
9th
Wayne Fletcher
Deb Fletcher
Scaling Dam
RS200
1378
1057
14.0
10.0
24.0
10th
Tom Tindall
 
YDSC
Phantom
1337
1035
13.0
11.5
24.5
11th
Chris Pickles
Matt
Delph SC
49er
200
744
20.0
5.0
25.0
12th
Bruce Deppe
 
Hollingworth Lake
Solo
4327
1155
6.0
19.0
25.0
13th
Philip Worth
 
Delph SC
Phantom
1382
1035
9.0
17.0
26.0
14th
Shanne Deippe
 
Hollingworth Lake
Solo
4884
1155
5.0
22.0
27.0
15th
Ian Priest
Lucy Lingard
ASYC
RS200
255
1057
19.0
9.0
28.0
16th
Phil Smith
Naomi Smith
Bassenthwaite SC
RS200
9
1057
16.0
13.0
29.0
17th
Phil Whitehead
 
YDSC
Vortex Asy
1045
937
28.0
3.0
31.0
18th
Richard Whiteley
Dan Phillips
YDSC
RS200
614
1057
17.0
18.0
35.0
19th
Tim Vick
Rebecca Marks
 
Lark
2370
1073
21.0
15.0
36.0
20th
John Turley
 
YDSC
Europe
112
1140
15.0
24.0
39.0
21st
Ian Escritt
 
YDSC
Laser
192560
1080
18.0
23.0
41.0
22nd
Neil Barrett
Sophie Jones
YDSC
RS200
760
1057
24.0
20.0
44.0
23rd
Mark Somerville
 
Bassenthwaite SC
RS Vareo
570
1038
30.5
16.0
46.5
24th
Keith Escritt
Phil Priestley
YDSC
49er
688
744
12.0
36.0
48.0
25th
Ian Smith
 
YDSC
Phantom
1161
1035
22.0
26.0
48.0
26th
John Simms
 
YDSC/Yeadon
Laser
197932
1080
25.5
29.0
54.5
27th
Bill Pickup
 
YDSC
Laser
171874
1080
25.5
32.0
57.5
28th
Josh Moran
 
YDSC
Laser
187497
1080
34.0
25.0
59.0
29th
Philip Benn
Ewan Byres
 
RS200
574
1057
33.0
27.5
60.5
30th
Mike Cowen
 
 
RS Vareo
303
1038
30.5
30.0
60.5
31st
Neil Ferguson
 
YDSC
Contender
2422
993
35.0
27.5
62.5
32nd
Pete Slingsby
 
YDSC
Laser
185701
1080
29.0
35.0
64.0
33rd
Callum Escritt
 
YDSC
Topper
41914
1295
27.0
40.0
67.0
34th
Andrew Straton
 
YDSC
Vortex Asy
1041
937
49.0
21.0
70.0
35th
Mike Rayner
 
YDSC
Laser Radial
184333
1104
32.0
39.0
71.0
36th
Adrian Brooks
Paul Salmon
Elton SC
RS400
1281
950
38.0
34.0
72.0
37th
Matt Andrews
 
YDSC
Laser
162810
1080
36.0
37.0
73.0
38th
Ian Smith
 
Craven SC
Contender
605
993
41.0
33.0
74.0
39th
Becky Partridge
G Edward
Budworth
Fireball
14953
982
23.0
54.0 DNC
77.0
40th
Ben Murrell
 
YDSC
RS600
684
920
39.0
38.0
77.0
41st
Jamie Rogers
Alan Rogers
YDSC
Laser4000
4095
908
47.0
31.0
78.0
42nd
Steven Rogers
 
YDSC
Laser
187091
1080
40.0
41.0
81.0
43rd
Owen Griffiths
 
YDSC
Laser
132298
1080
42.0
44.0
86.0
44th
Michael Pullin
 
Halifax SC
Contender
2318
993
43.0
43.0
86.0
45th
Jim Backhouse
 
Beaver
Laser
33
1080
37.0
54.0 DNC
91.0
46th
Mark Senior
 
YDSC
Laser
85318
1080
45.0
46.0
91.0
47th
Geoff Stubbs
 
YDSC
RS600
981
920
50.0
42.0
92.0
48th
Nick Whiteley
Johanna Whiteley
YDSC/UYC
Kestrel
1612
1038
48.0
45.0
93.0
49th
Julia Pansini-Murrell
 
YDSC
Topper Byte C2
806
1140
44.0
50.0
94.0
50th
Mike Collins
 
YDSC
Vortex Asy
1117
937
52.0
47.0
99.0
51st
Brendan Briggs
 
Halifax SC
Contender
452
993
46.0
54.0 DNC
100.0
52nd
Michael Hebdon
 
YDSC
Laser Radial
118127
1104
51.0
49.0
100.0
53rd
Emme Clayton
 
Otley/YDSC
Mirror
25004
1385
53.0
48.0
101.0

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