This keenly contested event, in very windy and gusty conditions, attracted 30 entries and was the latest event in the Northern Bell Series. Martin Brennan and Alistair Knott, HLSC, finished sixth overall and now have a commanding lead with 61 points in the Northern Bell. They are the first to qualify ahead of Lee Thomas and Stuart Whiteside, Southport SC, (ninth overall) in their first season on the GP14 circuit with 47 points.
The prize giving for the 2010 season was held on Saturday night: Bill Kenyon and Ben Ditchburn, Budworth SC, were the worthy winners of an Omega Sails genoa as 2010 champions. Gareth Hughes (HLSC) won the Silver Fleet and Martin Stanley (WKSC) won Bronze, each received £30 in vouchers from 1st Mark. A draw was made to win a spinnaker donated by Neil Platt – each qualifier had one entry for each event attended – and Martin Stanley was the lucky recipient, a just reward for someone who has been such a great supporter of the Series. Bill thanked HLSC on behalf of the competitors for agreeing to host the prize giving and Neil Platt for his continued generous support of the Northern Bell. And then we all went back to the bar.
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