Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden 2020 - LEADERBOARD

Enterprise Open at Barnt Green Sailing Club

by Paul Young 17 Apr 12:06 PDT 3 April 2022

This event the first in the 2022 Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine Series was held at Barnt Green sailing club on Sunday 3rd April. A small fleet took part on a dry but chilly day in the light to moderate winds from roughly from west.

In the first race Jim Sawle crewed by his son Stanley (Midland SC) and Gordon Padmore crewed by his wife Rose (Barnt Green SC) swapped places many times over the first couple of laps, whilst Paul Young crewed by Megan Ward (Midland SC) sorted out a centreboard problem which kept them ashore. Eventually Jim and Stanley broke clear and built up a good lead to win this race, Gordon and Rose finished second some distance behind.

After the lunch break racing place took on a new course. Jim crewed by his daughter Mabel this time, made the best start, however Paul and Megan soon got going and after a couple of place changes on the first lap, took the lead which, they held to the finish. Jim and Mabel and Gordon and Rose also had a few battles early on, however Jim and Mabel also got away to finish second.

With two of the lady crews now feeling the cold, Jim crewed for Gordon in the last race. This time Paul and Megan got best start and after a few early challenges, soon got into their stride to win this race convincingly and also win the meeting.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st22901Paul YoungMegan Ward.Midland Sailing club.(DNC)112
2nd19676Jim SawleStanley Sawle/ Mabel SawleMidland Sailing Club12(DNC)3
3rd22428Gordon PadmoreRose PadmoreBarnt Green Sailing Club.2‑324

Related Articles

Enterprise Scottish Area Championships at Forfar
Weekend included great entertainment, a ceilidh, good food and much beer There were seven visitors, but unfortunately no home boats as Tony Walker was unfit to 'play' through injury. Saturday saw a light and flukey northerly breeze, which at Forfar makes it very difficult to set a course with much of a beat. Posted on 28 Sep
Enterprise Nationals at Tenby overall
Celebrations began early for Darren and Hayley Roach Celebrations began early at the Allen Enterprise Nationals at the end of Thursday as with one race remaining, Darren and Hayley Roach of Looe SC were announced as the clear winners with just 11 points over the eight races sailed. Posted on 27 Aug
Enterprise Nationals at Tenby day 4
Perhaps the first ever gate start where the Pathfinder was on starboard The D flag was raised early on Thursday allowing the fleet to get launched in good time to complete the long Journey out the start line. Nigel Denchfield and his combined safety team wanted to get us well clear of the land. Posted on 26 Aug
Enterprise Nationals at Tenby day 3
Darren and Hayley Roach go into the lay day in a strong position Day 3 of the Allen Enterprise National Championship gave us a stable south westerly between 7 to 12 knots in cloudy conditions, with the occasional shift to keep the competitors thinking. Posted on 25 Aug
Enterprise Nationals at Tenby day 2
A fresher start to the day, followed by a tricky fourth race Day 2, sponsored by Pinnell and Bax, brought another south-westerly wind, this time a little fresher for race 1 of the day with gusts getting up to 14kts. Posted on 22 Aug
Enterprise Nationals at Tenby day 1
A great start for Darren and Hayley Roach Day 1 of the Allen 2022 Enterprise National Championship started with a light South Westerly air causing a delay until some steady pressure built, giving 5 to 8 knots in time for a 2:30pm start. Posted on 22 Aug
Enterprise Nationals runners and riders
Some of the usual suspects are not attending, or may be out of practice The 2022 Allen Enterprise Nationals will run 21st to 26th of August at Tenby Sailing Club. EA Commodore, Richard Pryke, gives us his view of the key runners and riders. Posted on 15 Aug
Salcombe Gin Yacht Club Regatta
Until you get that finishing bell, nothing is decided Competitors, spectators, family and friends all gathered in Cliff House for the final and overall prize-giving marking the end to a very successful 2022 Salcombe Gin Yacht Club Regatta. Posted on 15 Aug
2022 Enterprise Northerns at WiSH
Six visitors and seven home boats compete for the title Six visitors and seven home boats arrived at Wigan & St. Helens Sailing Club (WiSH), for the Enterprise Northern Area Championship last weekend, to perfect sailing conditions- clear sky and 12-15 mph wind. Posted on 15 Jul
Enterprise Tideway Open
A single class one-design pursuit race? How does that even work? A unique race in the Enterprise 2022 calendar. Perhaps the spiritual home of the boat's designer, Jack Holt, who was born in Hammersmith. A single class one-design pursuit race? How does that even work? Posted on 6 Jul
Armstrong-Logo-Only-728x90 gif BOTTOMZhik 2022 Choice of Champions FOOTERSOUTHERN-SPARS-OFFICIAL-SUPPLIER-52-SS728-X-90 Bottom