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25/04/2015
Great Northern Asymmetric Challenge

    Four RS Vareos competed in the Great Northern Asymmetric Challenge 25-26 April.  They came 16th, 21st, 23rd and 29th out of 37 boats.

     

    Photo thanks to Bassenthwaite Sailing Club.

     

    Here is the event report from Bassenthwaite Sailing Club:

     

    We tamed the wind, and the rain eased too! As the clouds lifted off Skiddaw, a snow covering was exposed! The competitors were signed up, but the wind wasn’t playing ball. An early morning breeze faded, shifted, swung, faded, and finally reappeared, though its direction would prove to be variable throughout the afternoon.

    The lack of wind was the cause of an hours postponement, but racing eventually got underway. The first couple of (if not all) races had a steady general northerly direction but there were some major shifts that caught various sailors, including leaders out, causing the occasional capsize to windward. Even the commodore fell out of his boat at one stage!

    Some great racing in some testing conditions. Hopefully the wind will be better behaved in the morning.

    A curry night on Saturday may have had an affect on Sunday’s wind, which although it started light, it finally came in with a vengeance by the end of the day’s racing.

    As with Saturday, the direction was all over the place, varying from minute to minute adding to the challenge of setting the beat and a reasonable start line. The fleet were given the benefit of the doubt for the first two starts which resulted in general recalls, but the introduction of the black flag resulted in third time lucky for the start of race 5.

    The shifting winds necessitated moving the start line a couple more times for subsequent races. Sailors endured sun, rain and hail, together with strengthening winds with the final race being the most spectacular with numerous capsizes.

    The battle for the winners trophy was hard fought, with only a single point pushing overnight leaders Paul and Jude Allen from Leigh & Lowton into 2nd place behind Chris Pickles and Matt from Delph.

    Commodore Mark Somerville and Joe Roberts were best Bass boat at 6th, with Vice Commodore Robin Dawson and Phil Davenport 7th.

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    Sailed: 8, Discards: 2, To count: 6, Rating system: PY, Entries: 37, Scoring system: Appendix A
    Rank Class Sail No Club Helm PY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
    1st RS 400 703 Delph SC Pix 944 1 5 9 4 3 2 2 3 29 15
    Matt
    2nd RS 400 1395 Leigh & Lowton SC Paul Allen 944 6 1 4 1 5 5 4 1 27 16
    Jude Allen
    3rd RS 400 1186 Leigh & Lowton SC Dave Exley 944 8 3 1 3 7 1 11 22 56 23
    Joe Hartigan
    4th RS 400 1014 West Riding SC Hamish Gledhill 944 2 7 2 5 4 15 3 11 49 23
    Simon Dowse
    5th RS 400 1435 Carsington SC Michael 944 4 12 8 8 2 14 8.5 2 58.5 32.5
    Sims
    6th RS 400 1082 Bass SC Mark Somerville 944 3 6 15 7 17 3 23 4 78 38
    Joe Roberts
    7th RS 400 1148 Bass SC Robin Dawson 944 11 4 3 12 6 18 14 7 75 43
    Phil Davenport
    8th RS 400 725 Budworth SC Bill Kenyon 944 9 10 7 6 9 11 12 8 72 49
    Andy Dawson
    9th RS 200 1068 Delph SC Martin Smith 1047 12 13.5 10 2 11.5 8 10 12 79 53.5
    Barbara Smith
    10th RS 200 1257 IOM SC Phil Hardisty 1047 7 9 19 9 18 10 15 10 97 60
    Ciara Kaneen
    11th RS 200 1560 Budworth SC Jon Ward 1047 16 15 5 15 10 25 8.5 15 109.5 68.5
    Heather Ward
    12th RS 800 1138 Newcastle Uni & South Shields Martin Boatman 820 25 13.5 20 21 26 6 5 5 121.5 70.5
    Andre Brown
    13th RS 400 564   Jacob ainsworth 944 14 8 11 19 16 12 17 13 110 74
    Kayleigh roberts
    14th MUSTO SKIFF 527 DRSC Dan Trotter 850 20 17 32 18 13 9 1 DNF 148 78
    15th RS 200 1333 IOM SC Russel Collister 1047 15 22 18 11 15 16.5 20 6 123.5 81.5
    June Collister
    16th RS Vareo 132 Annandale Sailing Club Tony Bamforth 1071 10 23 21 23 11.5 16.5 7 16 128 82
    17th RS 200 1033 Leigh & Lowton SC Gareth Williams 1047 17 16 25 13 14 20.5 18 9 132.5 87
    Jen Turner
    18th MUSTO SKIFF 384 DRSC Stuart Keegan 850 18 21 6 28 21 4 DNF 19 155 89
    19th RS 400 1029 Scaling Dam SC Wayne Fletcher 944 5 2 DNC DNC 1 7 DNC DNC 167 91
    Deb Fletcher
    20th RS 400 1196 Scaling Dam SC Peter Snowdon 944 26 11 14 14 22 31 19 14 151 94
    Chris Mountain
    21st RS Vareo 302 Bass SC Stephen Kirkpatrick 1071 22 25 17 10 20 20.5 13 18 145.5 98.5
    22nd RS 200 1037 Leigh & Lowton SC Caroline Exley 1047 DNF 18 13 17 8 19 25 DNF 176 100
    Charlie Exley
    23rd RS Vareo 103 Bass SC Hugh Godfrey 1071 13 24 23 20 19 13 16 20 148 101
    24th RS 100 10.2 207 Bass SC Mike Cowan 983 24 20 16 16 24 29 22 23 174 121
    25th RS 400 1113 Burton Sailing Club Mark Meadows 944 34 19 12 22 27 30 26 25 195 131
    Ellie Meadows
    26th RS 200 725 Delph SC Andrew Butterworth 1047 23 26 28 24 32 22 27 17 199 139
    Jane Hivey
    27th RS 200 691 Annandale SC Elaine Ross 1047 29 32 26 26 31 26 24 21 215 152
    Steph Bamforth
    28th K6 124 Chester Mike Kneale 906 21 30 22 27 23 35 31 DNC 227 154
    Kath Simpson
    29th RS Vareo 396 Chester Simon Nichol 1071 32 27 29 25 28 23 32 24 220 156
    30th MUSTO SKIFF 516 Bass SC John Reekie 850 DNF DNC DNC DNC 25 24 6 DNC 245 169
    31st LASER VORTEX 1175 Annandale Alec Glendinning 940 27 33 DNC 31 29.5 34 21 DNF 251.5 175.5
    32nd RS 200 1195 Bass SC Ethan Dawson 1047 33 28 27 DNC 34 28 28 DNC 254 178
    Will Rushforth
    33rd LASER VORTEX 1066 Pennine SC Ed Corteen 940 30 31 30 29 35 33 29 DNF 255 182
    34th LASER VORTEX 1181 Castle Semple SC Angus Winchester 940 19 34 24 30 DNC DNC DNC DNC 259 183
    35th RS 400 640 Delph SC Jason Kay 944 31 35 31 32 29.5 32 30 DNC 258.5 185.5
    Michelle Hughes
    36th RS 200 1057 Bass SC Alastair Duncan 1047 28 29 DNC DNC 33 27 DNC DNC 269 193
    Claire Duncan
    37th RS 200 641 Bass SC Alex Leonard 1047 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 304 228
    Olivia Storey
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