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Henri-Lloyd 2022 December - SW LEADERBOARD

RS400 Trident UK Northern Tour - Next Stop Tynemouth

by Hamish Gledhill 2 Jun 02:28 PDT
Winter Championships sponsored by Trident UK and Rooster at Leigh & Lowton © Dave Heaton

After three events Chris Pickles and Matt Sharman (Bass SC) are leading the Trident UK Northern Tour, with an impressive one first place and two seconds.

Behind them Hamish Gledhill/Ross Southwell (West Riding SC) and Dave Exley/Nigel Hall (Leigh and Lowton SC) are tied in second with Sam Watson and Geoff Edwards (Budworth SC) lying in fourth. There are some big names lurking further down the table waiting to string a few events together.

The turnouts this year are up on last year with 36 boats taking part so far. There are five events left, so plenty of time to get involved and be eligible for some gift vouchers provided by our tour sponsor Trident UK.

The winds have been on the light side so far, so we are due some breeze. Talking of which,the next event is at Tynemouth SC, which in recent years has had some great entries and some spectacular sailing. Event details and entry information can be found at

Don't miss out on the last opportunity for some sea sailing on the Northern Tour this year.

RS400 Trident UK Northern Tour Results after 3 Events:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubLeigh & LowtonCarsingtonFileyPts
11283Chris PicklesMatt SharmanBass SC2123
21511Hamish GledhillRoss SouthwellWest Riding SC42386
31460Dave ExleyNigel HallLeigh & Lowton33386
4854Sam WatsonGeoff EdwardsBudworth743811
51513/1362Neil ParkhurstIan Parkhurst/Esther ParkhurstBeaver Sailing Club3861117
61369Alex AlcockAlistair CoatesLeigh & Lowton6161319
71410Jacob AinsworthKayleigh RobertsTynemouth SC38111021
81191Louise McKeandSean RatcliffeLeigh & Lowton13103823
91316Ollie GrovesEsther ParkhurstBeaver Sailing Club3838139
101376Sam KnightChris BownesBartley SC1383839
111492Martin PentyTBCBeaver Sailing Club3838341
121465Gary KnottJoel Wakefield/Amy Hinsliff‑SmithOgston3838442
131428Wayne FletcherMartin CooperScaling Dam3838543
141450Caroline ExleyAlistair CoatesLeigh & Lowton3853843
151508Richard CatchpoleGary CoopLeigh & Lowton5383843
161518Ben WilliamsonCharlie TicehurstRipon SC3838644
171456Barrie ThorntonNick HuntScaling Dam3838745
18693William HitchmanMick SteerCarsington SC3873845
19572Alex Oyston Tynemouth SC3838846
201029John CunninghamNicky CockayneCarsington SC3883846
211363Ross RyanOliver Ryan‑MooreNotts County Sailing Club8383846
22 John Holden Filey SC3838947
23861Gerard BarronAlistair BarronCarsington SC3893847
241461Charlie ExleyCaroline ExleyLeigh & Lowton9383847
251453Stuart HalmanAnna WalshLeigh & Lowton10383848
261396Mark DingsdaleNess EvansLeigh & Lowton11383849
27 Gorden Mocket Filey SC38381250
281123Carl WhiteheadCarol MilnerFiley sc38123850
291467Martin SpencerPaul HeathLeigh & Lowton12383850
301383Phil RobinsonTim CresswellCarsington SC38133851
31795Timothy BirdSam Norfolk ‑ BoothCarsington SC38143852
321161Chris JonesEwan McHenryWest Lancs YC14383852
33575Richard GreenTim DuncanCarsington SC38153853
341479Steve DawsonNik JamesLeigh & Lowton15383853
351175Fred LordLouise GaleCarsington SC38163854
361306Julian MecklenburghClaudio MecklenburghLeigh & Lowton16383854

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