Results :: Blithfield S.C. Open Meeting

26/10/2014 26/10/2014

Write-up

Thirty-seven boats, including a strong visiting contingent, came to Blithfield SC to battle for the GKN trophy. The forecast was for a gusty wind from the south-west, though on arrival a fairly benign force three with broken sunshine greeted the fleet.

PRO Bill Watson got the first race off on time, the use of the black flag kept the fleet somewhat line shy! Those who started on port were in the pound seats at the windward mark, a rather risky port tack approach paying dividends for some. The shifty nature of the breeze at the top end of the lake kept everyone on their toes and there were plenty of places to be gained and lost. Richard Whitworth & guest crew Toby Lewis won the race with Jasper Barnham and guest crew Ben Hollis second and Chris Jennings with another guest crew in the shape of Mike Senior third.

After lunch two back to back races were scheduled. The first of these got away cleanly in a lighter breeze with larger shifts than the first race. This lead to snakes and ladders most of the way round and a new set of faces at the front of the fleet! Matt Biggs with regular crew John Hackett came in first, Simon Potts and regular crew Luke Shaw second and Jen Taylor with regular crew Chris Dodds in third - a regular partnership can prove fast after all!

Race three again started cleanly in a bit mire breeze which became rather gusty as the race went on - this caught out more than one boat at the top of the lake. The results were wide open after the first two races so all was to play for. Simon Potts and Luke shaw took the race and the trophy, Matt Biggs and John Hackett came in second taking second overall and Andy Davis and Tom Pygall took third, and again third overall.

Thanks top everyone who helped run the event, we look forward to seeing good contingent at the Barrel in two weeks time.
 
By Chris Martin

Results

PosSail NoBoatHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st3753Appetite for DestructionSimon PottsLuke ShawShustoke‑6213
2nd3743Pokin the TurtleMatt BiggsJohn HackettBlithfield‑13134
3rd3684Keyser SozeAndy DavisTom PygallBlithfield‑5426
4th3703FaithlessRichard WhitworthToby LewisParkston & HLSC1‑767
5th3758BazingaJasper BarnhamBen HollisLymington2‑857
6th3735The Clone WarsDave WinderPippa TaylorHollingworth Lake‑9549
7th3658BernardChris JenningsMike SeniorBurghfield & S Staffs3‑10710
8th3564Avalon SunsetRob KennaughAbi SpurrMidland76‑1013
9th3611The Phantom MenaceJen TaylorChris DoddsHollingworth Lake‑1931114
10th3765Three DeeRichard DeeChris GouldMidland10‑12818
11th3640Smart TartMike ClavertPhil Scott
14‑16923
12th3746Point & SquirtDan WilletPete NicholsenBrightlingsea1211(DNC)23
13th3744Mylo XylotoChris MartinJoe ToshBlithfield11‑191324
14th3716Carbon FootprintSteve LeneyGil LeneyBlithfield‑16141226
15th3539Gansta ParadiseDan AlsopJonny ToogoodLyme Regis‑17131427
16th3710Paradigm ShiftJon IbbotsonChris KilsbyRanleigh(DNC)92130
17th3760ArbuckleMark ReddingColin StaiteBartley‑20151530
18th3565Scally WagPaul KeelingMichelle KeelingBlithfield‑18171633
19th3709Wild at HeartTom LonsdaleAlice MarkhamUpper Thames15‑232035
20th3575GraduadlaxRichard CookeRussell HallWembley‑26181937
21st3624Stab in the DarkPhil MasonPaula MasonBlithfield‑23221739
22nd3712Oakey DokeyIan SharpsAlly MartinBurghfield4(DNF)DNC42
23rd3730Blood Sweat & BeersPaul HollisLiese ScottBlithfield2121(DNC)42
24th3651JupiterColin BrockbankMarion ReadWembly‑27271845
25th3733The Dark SideTom StewartJames DawseNorthampton8(DNF)DNC46
26th3617Nearly All OverTom ChadfieldAndrew ChadfieldBlithfield24‑252246
27th3339The FlameTim MaleRebecca MaleBlithfield2820‑3048
28th3719Fluff & StuffJeremy DeaconJack BarrattLymington‑29242448
29th3698
Graham Cranford SmithFiona CSSalcombe‑30262349
30th3583Back to the FutureColin AndersonBen EavesRedditch22‑282850
31st3662Attack of the ClonesMike WhitehouseKaren WhitehouseChelmarsh‑33292655
32nd3576Fat Boy SlimMartin SmithKaren BestonBlithfield‑31312556
33rd3582NBTSJon RobertsTom ClaptonBlithfield2532(DNF)57
34th3705Two Pints of LagerGeoff WrightIan LaingBlithfield(DNF)302757
35th3547Moondance AssasinPeter MaleSam VeitchBlithfield‑34342963
36th3670Filty GorgeousG WhiteheadChris EssexHollingworth Lake32‑333163
37th3446Sacre BleuPaul WatsonMatthew MiddlehurstBowmoor‑35353267

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