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Craftinsure Supernova Traveller Series at Bartley Sailing Club

by Steve Hawley 22 Mar 2022 03:10 PDT 20 March 2022
Bartley Supernova Open © Roger Newey

It was a fantastic turnout of 33 boats at the Craftinsure Traveller Series event at Bartley SC, including 18 visitors joining a strong home fleet. The sun shone and the wind was kind to us, making up for previous weeks. Conditions were ideal with helms travelling from all over the country for the first combined Northern and Southern Traveller event of 2022.

Race 1 - Cliff Milliner and Mike Gibson took an early lead followed by Will Gifford and Chris Hawley, but with Gifford capsizing and Hawley suffering gear failure Milliner and Gibson gained an uncatchable lead. It finished that way with Jonathan Carter showing great skill from the the newly emerging Chelmarsh fleet to come in for 3rd.

Race 2 - The fleet stayed out for this race to take advantage of the breeze, and with a quick course change, all was set. Gifford had a great start and led for some time before Milliner reeled him in. Jeremy Higson and Garry Butterfield also had good starts and led the rest of the pack around, but right at the end Steve Hawley found a gap to pass Higson. Milliner crossed in 1st followed by Gifford and Steve Hawley 3rd.

Race 3 - The fleet was getting keen and the majority of the fleet was early resulting in the first and only general recall of the day. The wind started to ease and the course became patchy. This time it was John Knight first to the windward mark, but Milliner soon passed him. Pete Coop and Chris Hawley were not going to let Milliner get away and Coop applied pressure throughout the race. Steve Hawley found some late speed to take Chris Hawley on the penultimate leg. Milliner was 1st, Coop 2nd and then Steve Hawley in third place.

Racing was competitive throughout the fleet, and with very pleasant sailing conditions and good galley and bar facilities, everyone had a great day.

Thanks to Steve Ward who was race officer and the Bartley ILCA fleet for supporting the event.

Overall Results:

PosHelmSail NoClubFleetR1R2R3Pts
1stCliff Milliner1245CotswoldStandard‑1112
2ndStephen Hawley1263BartleyStandard‑4336
3rdWill Gifford1299CotswoldStandard52‑107
4thPete Coop1281Winsford FlashVeteran6‑1028
5thMike Gibson1257BartleyVeteran27(DNF)9
6thJonathan Carter1276ChelmarshMaster3‑969
7thChris Hawley1224BartleyStandard(DNF)8412
8thGarry Butterfield1184BartleyVeteran75‑1812
9thDana Church1139NottsMaster‑146814
10thJeremy Higson1267BartleyMaster114‑1715
11thJohn Knight1192BartleyMaster12‑14517
12thMatt Thursfield1302ChelmarshStandard10‑13919
13thAlex Reeve1280CotswoldMaster8‑121220
14thMatt Robinson1133ChelmarshMaster16‑17723
15thAndrew Bownes1256BartleyVeteran916(DNF)25
16thIain Barlow1275BurtonStandard‑20151328
17thMartin Smith1211ChelmarshMaster‑28211132
18thBrian Smith1069BowmoorVeteran2111‑2532
19thPaul Undrell1160CotswoldVeteran1319(DNS)32
20thTony Bleasdale1254GirtonMaster‑19181432
21stStuart Stephen1167BartleyVeteran17‑241936
22ndNick Eaves1127BartleyMaster‑24221537
23rdColin Ricketts1124BartleyStandard1523(DNS)38
24thSteve Jellicoe1009Olton Mere / BartleyMaster18‑282038
25thSteve Johnson1203CotswoldVeteran2220‑2442
26thKen Saunders1225BartleyVeteran27‑321643
27thGareth Blakemore1282BartleyMaster‑32252146
28thDavid Stephen1180BartleyStandard26‑272248
29thSerena Stewardson1083Emberton ParkMaster25‑292348
30thRichard Williams1074BartleyMaster‑30262753
31stJames Patterson1269BartleyMaster29‑302655
32ndMark Meadows1171TeesdaleVeteran23(DNS)DNS57
33rdPaul Bates1218HavershamStandard3131(DNS)62

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