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Great Northern Asymmetric Challenge

    Photo from left to right of winner Nick Crickmore, 2nd Cheryl Wood and 3rd Richard Holmes.  By Martin Wood.


    Great Northern Asymmetric Challenge at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club 23-24 April 2016


    Magic Marine RS Vareo Grand Prix Event Number One


    The Great Northern Asymmetric Challenge saw attendance by five RS Vareos coming from as far as the South of England and Scotland.  Races were mixed in with the asymmetric fleet of 30 boats in some extremely light wind conditions.


    Day One:

    Race One:  With a busy start line Nick Crickmore cleared the committee boat end leading from the start.  The rest of the fleet was left to battle it out.

    Race Two:  The local guy Stephen Kirkpatrick showed the way battling with Nick.  The rest of the fleet was not far behind.

    Race Three:  In less wind Richard lead for a while but lost out on an unlucky shift.  Going into the last run Nick came through to secure first place.

    Race Four:  Best start of the day for Tony Bamforth who judged the pin end perfectly at pace leading the whole fleet Into a lead closely followed Cheryl Wood.  Tony gained a lead on the second beat leaving the fleet for dust.

    All to play for going into day two.


    Day Two:

    With the wind looking lighter than the day before it was decided to do two races than the intended four programmed.

    Race Five:  Saw the fleet split going up the beat with Cheryl going out left closely followed by Nick.  Building up a lead on the downwind leg Cheryl led the fleet, successfully leaving her a comfortably win.

    Race Six:  The last race started as race five with the fleet splitting up the beat.  Halfway up the first beat was a big wind shift giving Richard a lead to the end.


    Thank you to Bassenthwaite Sailing Club for holding the event and their hospitality.


    Report by Cheryl Wood


    Your next Magic Marine RS Vareo Grand Prix event is the South Cerney Sailing Club Asymmetric Open on Sat 7 May.  All the information is here.  


    RS Vareos at Great Northern Asymmetric Challenge, Bassenthwaite Sailing Club 23-24 April 2016        
    Magic Marine RS Vareo Grand Prix Event Number One                 
    Please note that only RS Class Association members results go towards the Magic Marine RS Vareo Grand Prix.      
    Overall GNAC rank RS Vareo rank Sail no Club Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
    14th 1st 165 WOBYC Nick Crickmore 11 16 14 11 19 17 88 69
    16th   302 Bassenthwaite SC Stephen Kirkpatrick 9 17 16 13 15 18 88 70
    17th 2nd 579 Pennine SC Cheryl Wood 15 21 21 12 12 19 100 79
    19th   132 Annandale Tony Bamforth 13 18 20 8 31.0 DNC 31.0 DNC 121 90
    21st 3rd 337 Hickling Broad Richard Holmes 22 19 22 23 16 15 117 94
    6 races with 5 races to count                    
    30 entries to GNAC incl RS100, RS200, RS400, Laser 4000, 2000, 29er, K6 and Vortex