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Bartley Beast 2023/24 - Week 1

by Mark Reddington 5 Dec 2023 13:59 PST 11 November 2023

Bartley SC was once again pleased to welcome visiting sailors on Saturday 11th November for the start of the 2023 Bartley Beast series. Based on the established format of four races in the day, with alternate double hander and single handers races run back-to-back through four consecutive months from November to February of each year.

The chilly winter morning in November brought a 6 knot westerly, likely to decrease over the day, better than the very light wind forecast that had put off some important visitors. The 54 entrants included Bartley members and visitors looking for the opportunity for some competitive sailing and some great company over the course of the day, but more of that later.

The race management team led by Mark Reddington supported with a guest appearance from Phil Scott and willing members including a cohort form Birmingham University sailing team, got racing under way at 11 with the first double hander race. The westerly direction meant some shifty conditions.... a fleet of boats including Merlins, Albacores and RS 400 / 200, a Scorpion, a GP and a Graduate got under way.

A competitive start saw Richard Adams crewed by Sean Anderson in the Merlin round the windward mark first followed by the Merlin of Rob Kennaugh and Andy Prosser.

The breeze continued to be fickle, which lead to the fleet being well spread out behind the leaders with the Albacore, Scorpion and the 505 ending up in the front five.

The start of their second race presented the same challenges to the race management...The Midland SC Merlin fleet were in the mix all day.... Chris Martin and Josh Oates in the scorpion were competitive all day. Nick Eaves and Kouros Korbaschi pushed hard in the RS400 with the RS200 of Caroline Whitehouse and daughter Sophie always present.

Special mention must be made of Paul Keeling crewed by his daughter Isobel in their National 12 who managed to finish second on the water to the 505 of Charlie Chandler and Ollie Mills ending up winning the race by a margin of one and a quarter minutes!

The single handers fleet had a more difficult day, their first race brought the best winds of the day. The fleet headed upwind on the first leg with Phantoms leading the way, Supernova, and a collection of ILCA / Lasers, Solos, OK, K1s. Line honours in race one went to Adam Froggatt in his Phantom followed by Andy Davis in his OK our eventual winner.

With the wind dropping away to nothing just before their second race leaving the fleet with a drift back for tea and cake as racing was abandoned for the day.

The overall results saw Rob Kennaugh lead the way in the double hander races, and Andy Davis In the single handers.

Congratulations to our leaders with 3 rounds to go it is all in play as we look forward. It was great to see Midlands clubs represented.

A big thank you must be said to the race management team for setting great courses and the shore duty crew as well as Tilly's galley for keeping us all fed during the day. Thanks also to the work behind the scenes of all the people who have made this event possible.

Bartley SC look forward to opening the gates and welcoming the fleets again on 9th December and 13th January and 10th February 2024 for the remaining instalments of "Bartley Beast", entries are open now on www.bartleysailingclub.com and entry on the day is available.

Doublehanded Fleet Results after day 1:

PosClassSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2Pts
1stMERLIN‑ROCKET3700KENNAUGH RobPROSSER AndrewMidland SC235
2nd5058881CHANDLER CharlieMILLS OllieTewksbury/Bartley SC527
3rdNATIONAL 123469KEELING PaulKEELING IsobelBlithfield SC718
4thMERLIN‑ROCKET3765ADAMS RichLARNER JasonMidland SC178
5thSCORPION1969MARTIN ChrisTAILBY JohnMidland SC/Bartley459
6thRS 2001184WHITEHOUSE CarolineWHITEHOUSE SophieBartley SC6410
7thAlbacore8152SMITH PhilCALTHORPE BillWest Kirby SC10616
8thLARK2442HAWLEY SteveHAWLEY FfionBartley SC9817
9thAlbacore8187SMITH MartinBESTON KarenRedditch SC131023
10thMERLIN‑ROCKET3662HUDSON NigelHUDSON FreyaBartley SC111223
11thGP1413204HOMER MichaelHOMER AlexanderMidland SC8 W124
12thAlbacore8255THOMPSON MattTHOMPSON HeatherTewkesbury SC141125
13thEnterprise22901YOUNG PaulKIMBER JanMidland SC W2927
14thRS 4001450EAVES NickKORBASCHI KourosBartley SC121527
15thAlbacore8158SHINTON JeremyASHWORTH HarryBartley SC3OCS29
16thAlbacore5881BAILEY SteveWALLACE JeremyThe Nottingham SC W11431
17thRS 4001163SEATON DanielSEATON MattOlton Mere SC/Sea Cadets15 W232
18thGRADUATE2987PASS RodgerHARRIS SallyBartley SC W3 W438
19thGP1413146WARD SteveHopkins AlisonBartley SC W5 W339
20thMERLIN‑ROCKET3742EELES HowardGEM JustinBartley SCDNF1340
21stRS 400792VOADEN RichardCALEY StuartBartley SC16DNC43
22ndGP1413263BUDDEN KeithROBERTS BenBartley SC W4 W843
23rdFIREFLY3992HOPKINS HuwWILKINSON TomUOBSC W6 W744
24thTasar2934ARCHER AlanARCHER AndreaBartley SCDNF W547
25thAlbacore7992OATES ChrisBODDICE DanBartley SC W7 W947
26thFIREFLY3993BENDER GeorgeCOULSON FreddieUOBSCDNF W648

Singlehanded Fleet Results after day 1:

PosClassSail NoHelmClubR1Pts
1stOK11DAVIS AndySouth Staffs SC11
2ndSolo5401BOWNES AndyBartley SC22
3rdStreaker2110DEGGE DebbieBartley SC33
4thSolo4705WHITEHOUSE MichaelChelmarsh SC44
5thLaser221488LING JohnBartley SC55
6thPhantom1449FROGGATT AdamChase SC66
7thLIGHTNING 368444JACKS TonyBartley SC77
8thLaser16547JUNG DeanMidland SC88
9thK1181SWALLOW ChrisBurton SC99
10thSupernova1074WILLIAMS TomBartley SC1010
11thSupernova1257GIBSON MikeBartley SC1111
12thStreaker1641DAWES JamesRedditch SC1212
13thSupernova1167BONEHAM NeilBartley SC1313
14thPhantom1370ADAMS DuncanBurton SC1414
15thPhantom1500NURSE RichardNorthampton SC1515
16thFINN59GISSANE TomBartley SC1616
17thLaser186793RIDGEWAY OllieBartley SC1717
18thLaser165537THOMAS SteveBartley SC1818
19thLaser197774AVERY CarlBurton SC1919
20thPhantom1301PRITCHARD MattBurton SC2020
21stRS AERO 92074PENNOCK HelenBartley SC2121
22ndK114BIRCH AlanBartley SC2222
23rdSupernova1158RUSSELL CraigOlton Mere SC2323
24thSupernova1305STEPHEN StuartBartley SC2424
25thSupernova1045PENNOCK DaveBartley SC2525
26thSupernova1225SAUNDERS KenBartley SC2626
27thLaser209971BAILLIE AlastairBartley SC2727
28thSupernova1228JELLICOE SteveOlton Mere SC2828
29thSupernova1269PATTERSON JimBartley SC W129
30thLaser182627STATHAM ChristineAttenborough SC W230
31stLaser180793ASLET‑CLARK MeganUOBSC W331

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