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North West Senior Traveller Trophy at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club

by Dave Woodhead 30 Apr 10:48 PDT 25 April 2023
North West Senior Traveller Trophy at Leigh & Lowton © Alan Jones

The first of the 2023 Senior Traveller events took place on Tuesday 25th April at Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club. This was a day when toe straps were not needed. The wind was erratic in direction and strength with periods of complete calm.

Nevertheless 20 boats took to the water to play the game of spot the next puff of wind and try to get in a position to receive it! Despite this meaning there was an element luck involved some sailors were able to pick there way through from gust to gust with remarkable consistency.

Ian Jones in his Laser was foremost of these and clocked up 2 firsts to take the event on the day. Richard Catchpole and Andy Carter in Solos made up the top 3.

1st Grand Master was Dave Woodhead in another Solo.

The next event will be at Burwain Sailing Club on the Tuesday the 16th May. First Race at 11am.

Overall Results:

PosFleetClassSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st LASER/ILCA 7219670lan Jones Dovestones1‑312
2nd SOLO4381Richard Catchpole LLSC‑7123
3rdMSOLO5615Andy Carter LLSC‑5246
4thMSUPERNOVA1312Mark Platt Bolton35‑128
5th SUPERNOVA1264Andy Flitcroft Bolton44‑118
6th SUPERNOVA1220Mike Critchley Bolton2‑1379
7thMSOLO5849Darren Nield Elton6‑739
8th LASER/ILCA 7220826Gordon Riddell Delph86‑914
9thGMSOLO5040Dave Woodhead Elton‑1210515
10th SOLO4985Kim Cant LLSC‑1411617
11thMRS AERO 74374lan Escritt Yorkshire Dales118(DNF)19
12thMMIRACLE3740Dave SouthwellMichelle RainesLLSC‑1512820
13th BLAZE861Mark Cuthbert LLSC‑1391322
14thMSOLO5910Geoff McLardy Elton914‑1523
15th STREAKER1886Martin McKetttrick Southport16‑191026
16th STREAKER2114Martin Cooper WLYC‑18151429
17thMLASER/ILCA 7211111Howard Green LLSC10DNF(DNC)30
18thGMRS 4001318Terry OliverMark AthertonLLSC‑19151732
19thMDEVOTI D‑ ONE419Nik James LLSC(DNC)171633
20thMENTERPRISE23141lan NixonAudry NixonLLSC17‑181835

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