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Ogston Sailing Club Woolley Jumper 2020

by Craig Harrison 9 Feb 2020 06:16 PST 8 February 2020
Ogston Sailing Club Woolley Jumper 2020 © Matilda Harrison

The Midland Mini-Series started with the County Cooler at Notts County SC 3 weeks ago, before moving to Ogston SC for the Woolley Jumper over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of February.

The week before saw a nervous build up, as the weather forecast was watched on an almost hourly basis to see how the weekend might be affected by the arrival of Storm Ciara. The decision was made that trying to sail both days just wouldn't be possible, so it was reduced to a one day event.

Saturday morning saw the arrival of 32 competitors, a very healthy turnout taking the conditions into account. There was also a really good mix of boats, with 14 different classes represented.

The racing got off as planned with two back-to-back races. With the strong winds it gave the OOD, Simon Law, the opportunity to set a large course taking in most of the reservoir. The first victory of the day was taken by Ogston's Martin Honnor in his Solo, the overall winner from the County Cooler, and it looked initially like he was going to continue his form from the first round. Race two saw Ogston's Gary Knott in his Laser take the victory, just ahead of Martin.

All welcomed the lunch break and the opportunity to warm in the clubhouse and enjoy the excellent food laid on by the galley.

The numbers dwindled slightly for races 3 and 4 as the wind increased, and the temperature lowered.

There was no stopping Gary in the final two races, and with the three victories in the bag he took the overall victory, with Martin second, and the Enterprise of Andy and Victoria Gomm taking third.

The Junior fleet also saw some close racing with Ogston's Alice Hedley-Fenn taking three wins to lift the junior prize. Close on her heals was Victoria Theaker in her Byte, followed in third by Ben Knott.

Despite the alterations for the weather it was an excellent event, well sailed by all who took part. A big thank you to all the race officials, safety crews, galley staff, and everyone else who helped to ensure the event went smoothly.

The third and final event of the series will take place at Staunton Harold SC on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of February. Full details are available on the Ogston Sailing Club website:

Junior Fleet Results:

PosClassSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stLaser 4.7212907Alice Hedley‑FennOgston111(DNC)3
2ndBYTE CII3716Victoria TheakerCombs‑43216
3rdLaser 4.7185305Ben KnottOgston223(DNC)7
4thLASER RADIAL184319Thomas CashinOgston34(DNF)DNC13
5thTopper 4.248308M KnottOgston(DNC)DNCDNCDNC18

Main Fleet Results:

PosClassSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stLaser215250G Knott Ogston‑21113
2ndSolo5880M Honnor Ogston125(DNC)8
3rdEnterprise22418Andy GommVictoria GommOgston34‑629
4thEUROPE403George Crammond SHSC7‑93515
5thSolo5774Clive Gumson Notts County‑9.557416
6thMIRACLE3813Graham WattsHelen JacksSHSC68‑10317
7thEnterprise22512Phillip WilsonChris BridgeOgston56‑16617
8thLaser 20002610Alan BishopPaul KingGirton1174(DNC)22
9thSolo5037Alastair Raynard Carsington9.5108(DNC)27.5
10thK1150D Tiney Ogston13119(DNC)33
11thSolo5856Brian Fisher Notts County15‑1714736
12th5059093H BriddonM RawsonOgston(DNF)32DNF37
13thK1152J Mellors Ogston141411(DNC)39
14thLaser135448Carl Avery Burton SC16‑2117841
15thLaser134447M Heap Ogston(DNF)18151043
16thSupernova582Amie King Girton‑211920948
17thSupernova1130Ed Johnson Girton201513(DNC)48
18thSupernova1090I Barlow Burton SC413(DNF)DNF49
19thRS AERO 72039Karl Morley Burton SC182012(DNC)50
20thSupernova1234Nick Whiles Attenborough191219(DNC)50
21st42047118James MaclachlanDennis AllenGirton242218(DNC)64
22ndLaser214682Michael Papp SHSC1716(DNC)DNC65
23rdSupernova607E Green Ogston8(DNS)DNCDNC72
24thLaser144940Byron Knott Ogston12(DNF)DNCDNC76
25thRS AERO 72014Martin Hewitt Notts County22(DNS)DNCDNC86
26thSolo4528Bob Cushing Ogston23(DNC)DNCDNC87
27thComet8565L Purslow Ogston25(DNS)DNCDNC89
28thEnterprise C HarrisonMatlida HarrisonOgston(DNC)DNCDNCDNC96
28thLaser198880A Hague Ogston(DNC)DNCDNCDNC96
28thPHANTOM1447Richard Simms Carsington(DNF)DNCDNCDNC96
28thLaser118303Rob Hunter Ogston(DNF)DNCDNCDNC96

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