sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Flying Fifteen Open at Bewl Valley SC

Flying Fifteen Open at Bewl Valley SC

'Bewl Valley Sailing Club Flying Fifteen Open'    Bewl Valley Sailing Club    Click Here to view large photo

Flying Fifteen Open at Bewl Valley Sailing Club, March 19-20.

Saturday would have been a great day if you wanted to play golf or do some gardening, but if you wanted to go sailing, it didn’t look at all promising. Only three visitors joining the nine club boats taking part.


Two races were scheduled for each day and the first race on the Saturday was due to start at 1:00pm. The fleet struggled to get to the proposed start line but the Race Officer, Richard Kingsnorth, because of very light winds (only two to three knots) and wind directions shifting through 180 degrees, found that he was unable to lay the windward/leeward course that he had planned.

After about half an hour there was neither improvement in the conditions nor any indication from the forecasts that the situation would improve so the decision was taken to delay ashore. Conditions didn’t change and the day’s racing was abandoned.

Several competitors were delighted with this turn of events, which meant that they could adjourn to the clubhouse and watch back to back rugby on TV. The two Welshmen amongst them were ecstatic when England were trounced by the Irish, but fortunately for them the similar fate suffered by their team at the hands of the French was played out later in the evening in the comfort of their own homes.

Initially it looked as though a similar fate would befall the Sunday races, but just before the scheduled start the wind filled in and the Race Officer was able to run three races in fairly steady winds from a south-westerly direction, which increased over the period to a force three to four.

Local knowledge of the reservoir and its natural wind shifts was insufficient for the home boats to gain an advantage with Bewl’s own Robert Hogben and Glyn Morgan taking the trophy for the best Bewl boat ( No 3953) in fourth overall position.

Representing Castle Cove, and helming Ian Cadwallader’s Fifteen ( No 3942) for the first time, his usual boat being a Scorpion, John Mursell with Ian at the front won all three races thus taking away the silverware for all the races and the Rondal Shield as overall winner of the event. Second were Pip and Alice Hudson from Broxbourne ( No 3681) and third, Mike Kilbee and Tony Cox from Parkstone ( No 3901).

Bewl Valley Sailing Club Flying Fifteen Open -  Bewl Valley Sailing Club?nid=81608   Click Here to view large photo


Bewl Valley Sailing Club Flying Fifteen Open -  Bewl Valley Sailing Club?nid=81608   Click Here to view large photo

Bewl Valley Sailing Club Flying Fifteen Open. Crispin Farrant, club Commodore, presenting the
prizes to the event winners, John Mursell and Ian Cadwallander of Castle Cove Sailing Club. -  Bewl Valley Sailing Club?nid=81608  

Bewl Valley Sailing Club Flying Fifteen Open -  Bewl Valley Sailing Club?nid=81608   Click Here to view large photo

Bewl Valley Sailing Club Flying Fifteen Open - Waiting for the wind -  Bewl Valley Sailing Club?nid=81608  

Bewl Valley Sailing Club Flying Fifteen Open -  Bewl Valley Sailing Club?nid=81608  

Bewl Valley Sailing Club Flying Fifteen Open -  Bewl Valley Sailing Club?nid=81608  

Bewl Valley Sailing Club Flying Fifteen Open - Waiting for the wind -  Bewl Valley Sailing Club?nid=81608   Click Here to view large photo



www.bewlwater.co.uk




by Keith Bromhead

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=81608

8:12 PM Tue 22 Mar 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World





ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,


































470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification by 470 International Association Class,












A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,












ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos   
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature   
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds   
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen   
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme   
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again   
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from Sail-World.com   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up   
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT