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Bartley Beast 2023/24 - Week 4

by Nigel Hudson 20 Feb 11:03 PST 10 February 2024
Bartley Beast 2023/24 Week 4 © Nigel Hudson

A light wind forecast met the band of club members and visitors who gathered for the fourth and final day of the Bartley Beast series for winter 2023/24.

The day was set as the wind gradually built from almost nothing to a steady 8 - 10 knots southerly for the start of the first race. The format of four races in the day alternating between double and single handers is now well established. The OOD for the day Steve Ward and the duty crew set out to use the full extent of the reservoir as the watery sunshine broke through.

Double handers led off 11 am, 5 Merlins on the line led to a competitive edge with Mark Reddington and Matt Biggs pushing the line with Richie Adams on their wing with a view on the overall finish. A great mixed fleet with combinations of Albacores, GP14s a Graduate, Enterprise, and an RS400. The wind eased a little mid race, with Rich Adams and Sean Andersen in the Merlin finding every ounce of pressure to take a commanding lead with strong performances from the Enterprise and Graduate keeping the front of the fleet honest. Richie Adams took the first race from Jeremy Shinton and Harry Ashworth in the Albacore and Paul Young and Jan Kimber in their Enterprise.

The second race saw the southerly wind shift and more a consistent south easterly as expected. A committee boat end start, and a quick port hitch put Chris Martin round the windward mark first in the Scorpion, only for a damaged transom on the next beat putting an end to their day as they tried to squeeze every ounce of pressure but sailing to close to the dam wall. Some tight reaching battles, with the Graduate and Enterprise and GP's battling in the middle of the fleet on the water. Matt Biggs and Becka Jones in the Merlin took line honours and the win with a consistent Richie Adams / Sean Anderson second and Jeremy and Harry third.

Single handers, equally competitive first start with a recall seeing a couple of Phantoms return giving the ILCA and OKs the early lead. Debbie Degge showing great form in a Comet with the fleet including a gaggle of ILCAs and Supernovas, a Lightning, an RS300 and a guest appearance of a Europe in the hands of James Dawes. The win went to Debbie Degge on corrected time from Andy Davis and Ed Bradburn the OK's.

Second race with a right shift as the start gun went could have left the OOD embarrassed by a fetch to the first mark, but it shifted back and held although allowed the lead boats to sneak away. Andy Davis took the win over Adam Froggatt in the Phantom and Debbie Degge in third.

As the sunshine fell away the results for the Beast Burns Out day 4. The fizz and chocolates went to Andy Davis in the OK followed by Debbie Degge in the Comet and Adam Froggatt in a Phantom. In the double handers the Albacore of Jeremy Shinton and Harry Ashworth in second breaking up the Merlins of Richie and Sean, and Matt and Beka in 1st and 3rd respectively. Roger Pass and Sally Evans in the Graduate took the best place Bartley prize.

For the overall result it was a close-run thing with the days' result shifting the top places but consistency over the series underpinning the results. The Bartley Beast was awarded to Andy Davis for the overall series win with second and third going to Duncan Adams and Adam Froggett in Phantoms and John Ling in fourth as the highest placed Bartley boat.

In the double handers the series went to Richie Adams and Sean Anderson leading Rob Kennaugh and Andy Prosser in the Merlin Rockets with Chris Matin and Josh Oates in the Scorpion taking third. The Merlin of Howard Eeles and Justin Gem where best place Bartley Boat. There has been some spectacular sailing over the series, but mention must go to Adam Froggatt pitch polling his Phantom as he accelerated in 30 knots plus rightly takes bragging rights and the prize for most memorable 'event' of the series, while Phil Smith in the Albacore making it down from West Kirby to complete the series took the traveller prize.

Reflecting overall on year three of the event, it is fantastic to see a total of 40 double handed entries and 58 single handers entries and 91 boats completing in one or more of the four race series. Our thanks go to the duty crews and home team who enable these events to happen, our sponsors and Andrew Simpson Foundation Birmingham as Bartley SC training partner. The full results for the day and the overall series can be on our website The home team are already working on the detail for next year and look forward to reconvening for the fourth iteration of "The Bartley Beast".

Overall Results:

Single Handers

PosHelmClassSail NoRatingClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1stDAVIS AndyOK111104South Staffs SC133(DNC)(DNC)2110
2ndADAMS DuncanPhantom13701009Burton SC‑155642‑8421
3rdFROGGATT AdamPhantom14491009Chase SC847(DNC)(DNC)4225
4thLING JohnLaser2214881086Bartley SC475(DNC)(DNC)9833
5thRIDGWAY OllieLaser1867931086Bartley SC‑179102‑137937
6thDAWES JamesStreaker16411126Redditch SC9.56887(DNC)(DNC)38.5
7thJACKS TonyLIGHTNING 3684441162Bartley SC6RDG(DNC)‑1395739
8thTHOMAS SteveLaser1655371086Bartley SC‑18899‑12101046
9thSTEPHEN StuartSupernova13051065Bartley SC‑24DNF(DNC)2018121284
10thNURSE RichardPhantom15001009Northampton SC16(DNC)DNF66(DNC)DNC101
11thBONEHAM NeilSupernova11671065Bartley SC13(DNC)(DNC)15DNC1114.5112.5
12thELLIS ROSE JohnLaser151086Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC21151716128
13thSAUNDERS KenSupernova12251065Bartley SC26(DNC)(DNC)17DNC1314.5129.5
14thSWALLOW ChrisK11811069Burton SC9.5(DNC)(DNC)74DNCDNC138.5
15thPRITCHARD MattPhantom13011009Burton SC21(DNC)(DNC)53DNCDNC147
16thWILLIAMS TomSupernova10951065Bartley SC11(DNC)(DNC)11.514DNCDNC154.5
17thGISSANE TomFINN591050Bartley SC14DNF4(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC158
18thAVERY CarlLaser1977741086Burton SC1910DNF(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC161
19thRICKETTS SeanSupernova10731065Bartley SC(DNC)DNF(DNC)11.511DNCDNC162.5
20thBAILLIE AlastairLaser2099711086Bartley SC27(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC1413172
21stKNIGHT SamSupernova11921065Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC11DNCDNC179
23rdCRAIG NickOK22611104Frensham Pond SC(DNC)12(DNC)DNCDNCDNC180
24thBELLAMY JonLaser2129061086Bartley SC(DNC)DNF(DNC)2317DNCDNC180
25thDEGGE DebbieCOMET9071210Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC13181
26thSTATHAM ChristineLaser1826271086Attenborough SCRDG(DNC)(DNC)1816DNCDNC182
27thBRADBURN EdOK22601104South Staffs SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC35185
28thSHINTON JeremyK11391069Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC35DNCDNC185
29thPACE GregSolo44561147Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC66189
30thHARDIMAN SimonLaser2120611086Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC108DNCDNC195
31stEAVES NickSolo57871147Bartley SC(DNC)RDG11(DNC)DNCDNCDNC199
32ndHARDIMAN MillieLASER RADIAL2120871147Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC1410DNCDNC201
33rdDEGGE DebbieStreaker21101126Bartley SC3DNF(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC202
34thOATES JoshRS 300460970Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNF11208
35thDAWES JamesEUROPE4201141Redditch SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC16DNF212
36thSTEPHEN DavidSupernova11801065Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC1817212
37thHIGSON JeremySupernova12671065Bartley SC(DNC)DNF(DNC)16DNCDNCDNC215
38thPENNOCK DaveSupernova10451065Bartley SC25(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC15DNC217
39thBIRCH AlanK1141069Bartley SC22DNF(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC221
40thPATTERSON JimSupernova12691065Bartley SCRDG(DNC)(DNC)22DNCDNCDNC228
41stBOWNES AndySolo54011147Bartley SC2(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC238
42ndWHITEHOUSE MichaelSolo47051147Chelmarsh SC5(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC241
43rdJUNG DeanLaser165471086Midland SC7(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC243
44thGIBSON MikeSupernova12571065Bartley SC12(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC248
45thHARDIMAN MillieLASER 4.72154151208Bartley SC(DNC)RDG(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC249
46thWOLSTENHOLME PaulLaser2049161086Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNC19DNCDNCDNC255
47thPENNOCK HelenRS AERO 920741010Bartley SC20(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC256
49thRUSSELL CraigSupernova11581065Olton Mere SC23(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC259
50thJELLICOE SteveSupernova12281065Olton Mere SC29(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC265
52ndBICKLEY PaulSupernova10801065Olton Mere SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC295
52ndWOOD JonSolo47721147Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC295
52ndMORLEY KarlPhantom13451009Burton SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC295
52ndHAWLEY ChrisSupernova13331065Bartley SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC295
52ndKING GeoffK11381069Barnt Green SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC295

Double Handers

PosHelmCrewClubClassSail NoRatingR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
1stADAMS RichLARNER Jason / ANDERSON SeanMidland SCMERLIN‑ROCKET37659801‑8(DNC)331210
2ndKENNAUGH RobPROSSER AndrewMidland SCMERLIN‑ROCKET370098033(DNC)47‑11522
3rdMARTIN ChrisTAILBY John / OATES JoshMidland SC/Bartley SCSCORPION1969104145.54‑865(DNF)24.5
4thBIGGS MattJONES Beka / BENDER GeorgeBartley SCMERLIN‑ROCKET3801980(DNC)(DNC)25108126
5thWHITEHOUSE CarolineDOWNING SophieBartley SCRS 200118410467410104(DNC)(DNC)35
6thSMITH PhilCALTHORPE BillWest Kirby SCAlbacore81521040105.5(DNC)‑1184835.5
7thHOMER MichaelHOMER AlexanderMidland SCGP141320411318( W1)(DNC)7126437
8thYOUNG PaulKIMBER JanMidland SCEnterprise229011122( W2)9(DNC)9113739
9thTHOMPSON MattTHOMPSON HeatherTewkesbury SCAlbacore82551040‑14115.51397(DNC)45.5
10thKEELING PaulKEELING IsobelBlithfield SCNATIONAL 123469106461(DNC)65(DNC)DNC59
11thHUDSON NigelHUDSON FreyaBartley SCMERLIN‑ROCKET3662980111291516(DNC)(DNC)63
12thEELES HowardGEM Justin / TomBartley SCMERLIN‑ROCKET3742980(DNF)13(DNC)1414121063
13thPASS RogerHARRIS SallyBartley SCGRADUATE29871132( W3) W4(DNC)17159666
14thBAILEY SteveWALLACE JeremyThe Nottingham SCAlbacore58811040( W1)1414‑2017131169
15thSHINTON JeremyASHWORTH HarryBartley SCAlbacore815810402OCS(DNC)(DNC)DNC2374
17thBUDDEN KeithROBERTS BenBartley SCGP14132631131 W4 W81118.513(DNC)(DNC)85.5
18thOATES ChrisBODDICE DanBartley SCAlbacore79921040( W7)( W9)152121161386
19thSEATON DanielSEATON MattOlton Mere SC/Sea CadetsRS 400116393715 W2(DNC)‑2322181587
20thCHANDLER CharlieMILLS OllieTewksbury/Bartley SC50588819005213(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC102
21stEAVES NickKORBASCHI KourosBartley SCRS 40014509371215(DNC)1619(DNC)DNC103
22ndARCHER AlanARCHER AndreaBartley SCTasar29341022DNF W5(DNC)(DNC)DNC1714119
23rdVOADEN RichardCALEY StuartBartley SCRS 40079293716(DNC)DNS2423(DNC)DNC123
24thKNIGHT SamBOWNES ChrisBartley SCRS 4001504937(DNC)(DNC)DNC22DNCDNC127
25thWARD SteveHopkins AlisonBartley SCGP14131461131 W5 W37(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC128
26thLUCAS DavidTAYLOR RobynBartley SCMERLIN‑ROCKET3581980(DNC)(DNC)1718.520DNCDNC137.5
27thHAWLEY SteveHAWLEY FfionBartley SCLARK2442107397(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC139
29thSMITH MartinBESTON KarenRedditch SCAlbacore818710401310(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC146
32ndFREEMAN LesleyHARRISON NickTrimpley SCGP14137801131(DNC)(DNC)16DNCDNC14DNC153
38thLEE EthanMEARES RohanBartley SC/Sea CadetsRS 2005681046(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNF W1DNCDNC173
40thATKINS AnilaSMITH SaoiriseBartley SC420558451100(DNC)(DNC)DNC22DNCDNCDNC186

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