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Waples Wines Flying Fifteen Open & GP14 Northern Bell Open at Bassentwaite SC

by Mik Chappell 15 Jul 2018 23:58 PDT 14-15 July 2018

Superb sailing weather greeted both the Flying fifteen and GP14 Fleets which were sharing the Lake and most of the courses for their events.

An excellent entry of eighteen boats from nine separate clubs were received for the Fifteens which were first away in the 5 race series. Saturday's three races each had a different winner, Bass crews Neil Currie / Rory Yardley taking race 1 where there was a general recall and Simon Longstaff / Jon Denwood took the following race win. Longstaff / Denwood were OCS in race 3 but did not return and subsequently retired. Andy & Tom Goddard from Dovestone SC won this race and held a narrow lead overnight.

A stronger wind was straight blowing down the Lake on Sunday morning and the race officer took the opportunity to use the southern marks for race 4. This gave a hard beat of some two miles with exhilarating kite legs on the return. Longstaff / Denwood took the win after a close tussle with club mates Mike Moore / Kayla Sheard.

The final race was held back to back to allow an early prize giving and departure. Currie / Yardley won this one but second place for Longstaff / Denwood gave them the Series victory.

The GP14 fleet consisted of 10 boats of which 4 were visitors. Val & Ken Bell took the initial win from the fellow Bass crew of Mike Fairlamb / Eric Smith. The following two races went to another Bass boat crewed by Dave Lawson / Joe Roberts after close contests with Bolton SC's Julie & Chris Waddington.

So Lawson / Roberts held the overnight lead and cemented a win in the event with two further bullets on Sunday. And, with two additional second places the Bolton crew beat the Bells to the runner-up slot.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
Flying Fifteen Fleet
1st3973Simon LongstaffJonathan DenwoodBassenthwaite SC21DNF126
2nd3520Neil CurrieRory YardleyBassenthwaite SC142418
3rd4056Andy GoddardTom GoddardDovestone SC4213410
4th3996Mike MooreKayla SheardBassenthwaite SC3342612
5th3770Howard GreenIan prestonLeigh & Lowton / Bassenthwaite SCDSQ636520
6th3281Graham KirkpatrickSally RobertsBassenthwaite SC511DNF5324
7th3623Angus CorryMike HunterBassenthwaite SC7968728
8th3390Ian McPhersonTim ChittendenBassenthwaite SC85915931
9th3506Christian BarnesDenise SykesUllswater YC97137831
10th3622Rob MountainAlexandra Torkington / Ronnie PrestonBlackpool & Fleetwood Yacht Club1187111437
11th3815Ian CampbellLezli-Ann PearsonBassenthwaite SC61212101139
12th3265Keith ThomasDuncan GreenhalghBassenthwaite SC101610141246
13th3583Mike WilczynskiJean WilczynskiRORC121511131046
14th617Graham LamondAlistair LamondRipon SC13105DNCDNC47
15th3627R GoodisonJ MalloryScarborough YC16188121551
16th3602Peter MountainDavid GuiteBlackpool & Fleetwood Yacht Club15171491351
17th3732Ian HockeyValerie HockeyBlackpool & Fleetwood Yacht Club141316161659
18th3418Michael WilsonHelen LathamIsle of Man YCRAF1415DNCDNC67
GP14 Fleet
1st14064David LawsonJoe RobertsBassenthwaite SC511114
2nd14187Julie WaddingtonChris WaddingtonBolton SC322228
3rd13960Val BellKen BellBassenthwaite SC1443311
4th13885Mike FairlambEric SmithBassenthwaite SC2336412
5th14062Alan JonesSue WatsonBassenthwaite SC45DNF4518
6th14056Arthur LoganFiona LoganCastle Semple SC6659623
7th13916Nigel LewisGlenys KettBassenthwaite SC9867728
8th14057Ann PennyRoger TyrellDerwent Reservoir SC8778DNC30
9th13867Dave NicholsonSarah NicholsonBassenthwaite SC7DNFDNC5DNC34
10th14217Mark PlattSam PlattBolton SCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC44

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