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Notts County Cooler - first event of the Midlands Winter Series

by David Eberlin 29 Jan 08:11 PST 27-28 January 2024

The County Cooler lived up to its name with a cool breeze both days, along with sunshine. With 52 entrants from clubs throughout the Midlands there as a good variety of dinghies, along with 9 windsurfers.

The dinghy fleet was split into two with a fast and slow dinghy handicap and windsurfers. Saturday started with an overcast light wind race, a pause for lunch and then a stronger wind race and some sunshine. Sunday was forecast stronger winds, which didn't materialise, it was a little warmer and two handicap races were followed by a pursuit race to finish.

Sam Grayton, from Notts County, a talented sixteen year old youth in a laser won the first two races and final race, with constant results he won overall, with a ten point lead against a high quality fleet of local sailors. His 12 year old sister Chloe was 7th overall against the adults, both are ones to watch in the future.

The racing was close with only three points separating 2nd to 4th, there was no room for error at the top of the fleet.

In second place was Craig Williamson from Staunton in an Aero followed closely by Jamie Mawson from Notts County in an RS600. Chris Martin and John Tailby were next in a Merlin, just 2 points from second place.

The windsurfers saw Gerry Ball win all the races, but that doesn't quite tell the story, on Sunday Guy Sprekley was 3 seconds behind on one race and they had some good battles. Olly Bednall was second overall having consistently sailed well over the two days and Ian Pilkington third. there was a good contingent on Sunday from Burton with Sam, Tian and Willow being awarded prizes, great to see some young talent in the windsurfing fleet as well.

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The series continues on 10-11th February at Staunton Harold SC, followed by 17-18th February at Burton SC and the final is on 24-25th February at Ogston SC, details on the individual clubs websites. Members of the club sail for free and visitors from other clubs are welcome to join in for a fee.

Overall Results:

Dinghy Fleet

PosFleetClassSail NoHelmCrewClubPYR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stJUNIOR/SLOWILCA 6221502Sam Grayton Notts County SC11505/42/41/2(1/2)15
2ndFASTAERO 72719Craig Williamson Staunton Harold SC10630/64/5(6/3)6/2416
3rdFASTRS6001001Jamie Mawson Notts County SC920(8/6)3/64/32/21217
4thFASTMerlin3787Chris MartinJohn TailbyNotts County SC980(5/6)0/62/34/2718
5thFASTAERO 74307Joe Scurrah Notts County SC1063(9/5)4/53/36/2822
6thFASTK1180Richard Sims Burton SC10704/5(6/5)7/39/2225
7thFASTFireball15133Kevin HopeAndy StewartNotts County SC9527/6(0/6)8/35/21327
8thJUNIOR/SLOWILCA 4197690Chloe Grayton Notts County SC12104/42/4(9/2)7/2327
9thJUNIOR/SLOWTopper 5.320844James Burton Notts County SC13692/4(6/4)5/20/2531
10thSLOWILCA 6189200Mike Heap Ogston SC1150(0/4)8/41/21/21038
11thSLOWMircale4114Graham Watts Staunton Harold SC11940/4(9/4)6/26/2643
12thFASTScorpion2002Mr GChloe WillarsNotts County SC1043(2/5)9/52/32/21151
13thFASTPhantom1370Duncan Adams Burton SC10025/66/5(6/3)6/21452
14thSLOWAERO 50Rebecca Ogden Notts County SC1136(DNC)2/41/27/22055
15thJUNIOR/SLOWILCA 4189475Amelia Gay Burton SC12104/42/45/2(5/2)964
16thSLOWILCA 6167587Julian LLoyd Notts County SC11504/42/43/2(6/2)2167
17thFASTAlbacore8237Matthew Metcalf‑SmithJason UptonOgston SC10375/51/54/3(0/2)2470
18thFASTILCA 7197774Carl Avery Burton SC1101(4/5)4/544/30/21777
19thFASTK1181Chris Swallow Burton SC1070(0/5)2/52/37/21678
20thFASTPhantom1301Matthew Pritchard Burton SC100260/56/5(2/3)6/22282
21stJUNIOR/SLOWAERO 51156Hayden Moore Notts County SC1136(DNC)DNC6/26/22685
22ndFASTILCA 7211259Richard Mason Notts County SC11014/5(RET)3/33/2DNC92
23rdSLOWSOLO5856Brian Fisher Notts County SC11421/46/4(2/2)4/21895
24thFASTScorpion2017Jon WillarsNicola WillarsNotts County SC10435/56/5(8/3)6/22797
25thFASTScorpion1983Phil DyneCillian DyneNotts County SC1043(5/5)5/55/33/21598
26thFASTAERO 72186Alan Beaton Notts County SC1063(0/5)1/50/32/2DNC99
27thSLOWAERO 52421Paul Speirs Notts County SC1136(DNC)3/48/26/2DNC101
28thFASTScorpion2023Kev NichollsSteve GillNotts County SC1043(3/5)8/51/31/229113
29thSLOWSOLO5866Ian Firth Notts County SC11420/4(DNC)2/28/2DNC117
30thFASTScorpion2049David SnutchNick OrglesNotts County SC1043(6/5)7/54/30/228117
31stJUNIOR/SLOWILCA 4157412Sammy Mason Notts County SC1210(DNC)DNC5/29/2DNC117.5
32ndSLOWComet467Chris Fowler Ogston SC11978/4(RET)5/24/225118
33rdSLOWILCA 6180425John Gay Burton SC1150(DNC)DNC4/24/223128
34thJUNIOR/SLOWTopper 5.348798Obehi Atalor Notts County SC13694/33/3(8/1)2/130128
35thFASTILCA 7196749Mick Tolliday Notts County SC11013/55/5(DNC)DNCDNC132
36thFASTAERO 72421Paul Speirs Notts County SC10632/5(DNC)DNCDNC19135
37thFASTPhamtom1345Karl Morley Burton SC1002(6/5)4/44/31/2DNC143
38thFASTRS2001318Nigel PepperdineDiana PepperdineStaunton Harold SC10461/5(RET)DNCDNCDNC147
39thSLOWLightening433John Butler Notts County SC11600/44/4(DNC)DNCDNC148
40thSLOWComet717George Stanton Notts County SC11972/40/4(DNC)DNCDNC154
41stJUNIOR/SLOWILCA 4180425Phoebe Gay Burton SC12104/4(DNC)DNCDNCDNC159
42ndFASTAERO 74373Rebecca Ogden Notts County SC10636/5(DNC)DNCDNCDNC166
43rdSLOWLightening445Lindsay Ogden Notts County SC1160(RET)DNCDNCDNCDNC176
43rdFASTILCA 7201645James Dalby Trent Vally SC1101(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC176

Windsurfer Fleet

PosFleetSail NoSailorClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1st9.5961Gerry BallNotts County SC111115
2nd9.5138Oliver BednallNotts County SC2266420
3rd9.5168Ian PilkingtonNotts County SC3348523
4th9.5367Guy SpreckleyNotts County SCDNCDNC22228
5th9.5801Sam BirchBurton SCDNCDNC33331
6th7.844Joseph FaulkerBurton SCDNCDNC57640
7thIOR11Tian ZhangBurton SCDNCDNC75842
8th7.888Natalia OrgonovaBurton SCDNCDNCDNC4744
9thIOR3473Wilow WoolhouseBurton SCDNCDNCDNC9951

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