The first event took place at Delph SC on Tuesday 26 April. Despite a forecast of winds from the Arctic with possible gusts up into the high 20s knots and an outside chance of snow, 12 boats took to the water whilst other potential sailors elected to stay in the clubhouse close to the kettle.

For most of the day the forecast proved to be an exaggeration, only in the last race did a 10 minute squall come through bringing hail and snow but even then the wind was manageable.

The twelve boats that took part enjoyed an excellent days sailing.

The comfortable winner with three firsts was Philip Barnes from Budworth Sailing Club in his Solo. With two second places Mark Pearce in a Streaker from Burwain S C took second overall, whilst 3rd place went to a tie break between Simon Reddecliffe ( Streaker, Delph) and Dave Smith. ( Solo, Hollingworth) Simon took 3rd Place on count back.The first double hander was the Merlin of Jerry Cahill and Ian Beebe from Bolton S C.

Full results below.

The next event will be at Burwain SC on the 17th of May when with a gentler warmer forecast we could easily see twice the number of entries. Full details of the series can be found on the RYA North West web site.

 

Rank Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st SOLO 5211 Budworth Phil Barnes   1140 -1 1 1 3 2
2nd STREAKER 1744 Burwain Mark Pearce   1137 2 2 -3 7 4
3rd STREAKER 1780 Delph Simon Reddecliffe   1137 -6 4 2 12 6
4th SOLO 4282 Hollingworth Lake Dave Smith   1140 3 3 -4 10 6
5th SUPERNOVA 1102 Leigh & Lowton Mark Cuthburt   1075 4 5 -7 16 9
6th PHANTOM 1287 Elton Dave Reade   995 5 -7 5 17 10
7th SOLO 5402 Elton Paul Salmon   1140 -8 6 6 20 12
8th MERLIN-ROCKET 3593 Bolton Jerry Cahill Ian Beebe 983 7 8 (13.0 DNF) 28 15
9th ENTERPRISE 22476 Elton Geoff McLardy Dave Wood 1113 10 9 (13.0 DNF) 32 19
10th STREAKER 1346 Glossop Craig Woodhouse   1137 9 10 (13.0 DNC) 32 19
11th SOLO 3219 Gresford David Thomas   1140 11 12 (13.0 DNF) 36 23
12th ENTERPRISE 21310 Elton Paul Savage Peter Finney 1113 (13.0 DNF) 11 13.0 DNC 37 24