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Rooster RS200 GP at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club

by Joanna Hewitson 4 Apr 05:09 PDT 27 October 2018
Rooster RS200 GP at Chew Valley Lake © Primrose Salt

Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club hosted the RS200s for their first GP event of the season, courtesy of their helpful landlord Bristol Water.

The fleet welcomed plenty of new sailors notably Russ Cosgrove and Lucy Mallory who picked up the Rooster Endeavour prize. The youth teams were on excellent form with Jamie and Bettine Harris showing many experienced sailors the way to go finishing fifth.

Despite an extremely light forecast on Saturday the race officer set an excellent course and two fair races were held. Tom and Jo Hewitson disappeared into a gust to take the first race, and Jamie and Bettine found some great pace to win the second. Saturday evening had a successful social in Cheddar together with the RS400s.

Sunday was a perfect breeze with on-and-off planing all day. The consistent pair of Olly Turner and Sam Motttershead won the third race. Race 4 was won by the inconsistent Hewitsons, Ed Whitehead and Issy Savage won the fifth, this first time pairing had a fantastic day to finish second overall.

The last race won by Alistair and Helen with the overall regatta win going to very consistent Ollie and Sam. Competition was fierce in mid fleet with BCYC's pair Nicholas Smith and Max Ross collecting silver fleet and local boat Reuben and Jo Woodbridge picking up bronze. Thank you Rooster and CVLS for a great weekend of close competitive racing and to the competitors who travelled from far and wide.

Congratulations to Olly Turner and Sam Mottershead, winners of RS200 Rooster GP1. Also to mid fleet heroes Andrew Barnett and Jo Lloyd and Endeavour prize winners Russ Coggrave and Lucy Mallory, all winning Rooster 10l roll top dry bags. Silver winners were Nicholas Smith and Max Ross, with Reuben and Jo Woodbridge winning bronze.

Primrose Salt's photos can be viewed at

The next GP is at Rutland, 27-28th April.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6PtsNotes
1st1667Olly TurnerSam MottersheadStarcross YC22154‑614 
2nd1626Edd WhiteheadIzzy SavageFiley / BCYC5‑8331214 
3rd1633Tom HewitsonJo HewitsonHISC110‑1412923 
4th1659David JessopSophie MearQMSC /Hunts‑73266724 
5th1439Jamie HarrisBettine HarrisBristol Corinthian9184‑11325 
6th1509Alistair NorrisHelen SummersgillRed Warf Bay(DNC)DNC623134 
7th1628Matt FowlerLynne RatcliffePevensey Bay Sailing Club654(DNF)91337 
8th1445Peter VincentVictoria Hoover‑UptonBristol Corinthians3‑1410912539 
9th1145Nicholas SmithMax RossBCYC‑1212987440 
10th1635Andrew BarnettJo LloydIsland Barn RSC10677(DNF)1242 
11th1466David SweetDerian ScottChew Valley11115‑1251143 
12th1357Chris RustAmy ClayPortsmouth SC139(DNF)1013853 
13th1019James WilliamsVicky CounsellCVLSC413121510(DNF)54 
14th914Reuben WoodbridgeJo WoodbridgeCVLSC84‑1613141655 
15th1437Alex SmallwoodCallum FarndenCUCrC‑1716111181056 
16th1080Henry HallamAshley HillSt Mawes SC1571516‑191467 
17th1684Amy BoyleRoisin O'HalloranSt Mawes16‑171314151573 
18th1162Russ CoggraveLucy MalloryStaunton Harold SC141517‑18161880 
19th700Tim HoughtonIsobel HoughtonCVLSC(DNC)DNCDNC17171795 
20th832Peter AlveyMark IlesCVLSC(DNC)DNC1819181996 
21st1516Martyn StubbsYvonne SmithChew Valley Lake Sailing Club(DNC)DNCDNC202020104 

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