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Results / Silver Tiller Open Meeting

Bartley S.C.
03/04/2022 - 03/04/2022
Silver Tiller: R
Two Day Silver Tiller: Sunday
Vintage: Yes
Regional: M
Classic: Yes

23 Merlin rockets gathered at Bartley SC for round four of the Craftinsure Silver Tiller series 2022. A pretty pleasant day with a bit of sun and a nice 5 to 12 knots of STEADY breeze!!

Race 1, was a short beat across the lake, leading at the first mark were Rob Kennaugh and George Bentley in 3700 followed by a gaggle of, well, all other 22 boats. Rob and George lead for most of the race until the last lap, where the STEADY breeze dumped them.

Taking advantage of this were Tom Gillard & Rach Gray and Mike & Jane Calvert, with Rob & George, unfortunately, dropping to third.

Race 2, was the same course with the left side of the first beat paying again. Tom & Rach lead from start to finish with Taxi Davis and James Dawes chasing hard. Matt Biggs & Beka Jones scraped third on the last beat from Simon Potts & Sam Mottishead, as had happened in the first race, THANKS Simon 😊!!

In for a fantastic lunch, put on by the Bartley catering team, then out for another 2 races.

Steve Ward (OOD) and his team, set a new course for race 3, as the STEADY breeze had shifted a little. First out the blocks this time was Simon and Sam, who nailed the first beat and didn’t look back. Second and still chasing hard was Taxi & James, they couldn’t quite catch the leading pair, probably due to keeping one eye on the fast-charging Tom & Rach.

Last race, Tom & Rach already pretty secure with a win overall, took their time on the first beat, maybe seventh around the first mark. Meanwhile, up-front Taxi & James, Simon & Sam, Mike & Jane, Matt & Beka were all having a little battle. I think we were all fairly consumed with our own PLAYTIME no one noticed the sneaky ###k, Gilley sail past us all ☹. Don’t mean it, Tom!! Anyway Tom/Rach lead at the finish, Matt/Beka 2nd Taxi/James 3rd. What a day!!

First in the silver fleet, sailing really well and challenging quite a lot of the Gold fleet was Colin and Sean Anderson, with Richard Cooke & Russell Hall leading the charge for the bronze fleet. Bartley was also the first in the Vintage and Classic Series of 2022 with Ollie Houseman and Egle Tumosa winning the Vintage fleet and Peter and Tim Male the Classic fleet.

Thanks to Mark Reddington and all the team at Bartley for running a great event, hopefully, we will be back in 2023!!

Next up the Craftinsure Silver Tiller heads to Salcombe Yacht Club on the 9th and 10th April.

 Thank you Matt Biggs for the report.

2022 Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller

Bartley Sailing Club

MERLIN ROCKET SILVER TILLER

Overall

Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Entries: 23, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank
Fleet
HelmName
CrewName
SailNo
Boat
Fleet
Club
Race 1
2022-04-03
Race 2
2022-04-03
Race 3
2022-04-03
Race 4
2022-04-03
Total
Nett
1st Modern GILLARD Tom GRAY Rachel 3759 Red Mistress Gold Sheffield Viking 1.0 1.0 (3.0) 1.0 6.0 3.0
2nd Modern DAVIS Andy DAWES James 3735 Clone Wars Gold South Staffs SC (9.0) 2.0 2.0 4.0 17.0 8.0
3rd Modern BIGGS Matt JONES Becka 3801 Pokey Gold Bartley SC 4.0 3.0 (6.0) 2.0 15.0 9.0
4th Modern CALVERT Mike CALVERT Jane 3691 Quick Fix Gold Axe SC 2.0 (7.0) 4.0 3.0 16.0 9.0
5th Modern POTTS Simon MOTTERSHEAD Sam 3802 Khaleesi Gold Burghfield (5.0) 4.0 1.0 5.0 15.0 10.0
6th Modern KENNAUGH Rob BENTLEY George 3700 Brazilian Gold Midland SC 3.0 (9.0) 5.0 6.0 23.0 14.0
7th Modern WELLS James AYLWARD Anna 3746 Point n Squirt Gold RYA (13.0) 6.0 8.0 7.0 34.0 21.0
8th Modern LENEY Steve LENEY Gillian 3716 Carbon Footprint Gold Blithfield SC 6.0 (24.0 OCS) 7.0 10.0 47.0 23.0
9th Modern MARTIN Chris TAILBY John 3787 Quicksilver Gold Midland SC 10.0 5.0 9.0 (12.0) 36.0 24.0
10th Modern ANDERSON Colin ANDERSON Sean 3749 Stanley Silver Blithfield SC 7.0 10.0 (11.0) 8.0 36.0 25.0
11th Modern SALMON Duncan HANSTATER Ruth 3702 Salmon en Croute Silver Wembley SC (11.0) 8.0 10.0 9.0 38.0 27.0
12th Modern COOKE Richard HALL Russell 3715 Truly Scumptious Bronze Wembley SC 8.0 12.0 (13.0) 11.0 44.0 31.0
13th Vintage HOUSEMAN Ollie TUMOSA Egle 3560 Luka Bronze Chew Valley Lake SC (16.0) 14.0 12.0 14.0 56.0 40.0
14th Modern HOLLIS Paul OATES Josh 3730 Blood,Sweat and Beers Silver Blithfield SC 15.0 11.0 15.0 (24.0 DNC) 65.0 41.0
15th Modern REDDINGTON Mark FEREDAY George 3805 Nermal Silver Bartley SC 12.0 13.0 16.0 (24.0 DNF) 65.0 41.0
16th Modern BROWNE Guy MARTIN Greg 3619 Dark n Stormy Bronze Trent Valley SC 19.0 (24.0 DNF) 14.0 13.0 70.0 46.0
17th Modern EELES Howard BENNETT Gavin 3742 Speed Machine Bronze Bartley SC 14.0 (18.0) 17.0 18.0 67.0 49.0
18th Classic MALE Peter MALE Tim 3547 Moondance Assasin Bronze Blithfield SC 17.0 15.0 (19.0) 17.0 68.0 49.0
19th Modern HUDSON Nigel HUDSON Freya 3662 Attack of the Clones Bronze Bartley SC 18.0 (24.0 OCS) 18.0 15.0 75.0 51.0
20th Modern HARDIMAN Simon HARDIMAN Millie 3624 Stab in the Dark Bronze Bartley SC (21.0) 16.0 20.0 16.0 73.0 52.0
21st Classic SMITH Martin BESTON Karen 3567 Fat Boy Slim Bronze Blithfield SC 20.0 17.0 (21.0) 19.0 77.0 56.0
22nd Vintage LAING Ian HUNT Andrew 2410 Attila the Hun Bronze Hollingworth Lake SC 22.0 19.0 22.0 (24.0 DNC) 87.0 63.0
23rd Classic WHITEHILL Carl WHITEHILL Sam 3449 Wizard in Blue Bronze Llandegfed (24.0 DNF) 24.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 24.0 DNC 96.0 72.0

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