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Sailing Chandlery RS200 Northern Tour @ Budworth 16th October 2021

A strong turnout from Budworth’s 15 strong home fleet together with visitors from Beaver, Burwain and Yorkshire Dales made for some exciting and very close racing in the last event of this year's Northern Tour.

The event comprised 2 pairs of back to back races in a light and tricky southerly breeze. In Race 1 Alastair Coates and Bex Smith in “RipSaw” took an early lead which they held to the finish with Ollie Groves and Esther Parkhurst pulling up through the fleet, as they tuned into the local lightwind conditions, to finish 2nd.

In Race 2 Alastair and Bex escaped again with Jon Chapman and Wendy Martin in hot pursuit. Whilst they got away and had their own personal contest, which I’m sure was very enjoyable, for the rest of the fleet in was mega snakes and ladders with significant and unpredictable wind shifts both upwind and downwind really testing one’s resolve and patience.

In Race 3 the PRO unfurled the “U” flag as the preparatory signal which resulted in a couple of boats, including Alastair and Bex, who actually finished 1st on the water, achieving an OCS! Jon and Wendy took the race win followed by Tony Taylor and Debbie Sutcliffe.

So, Race 4 was nicely set up for a head to head between Alastair and Bex and Jon and Wendy and that’s how it played out from the gun. After a cautious start from Alastair (newly acquired knowledge on the “U” flag) Jon and Wendy took an early lead only to be eventually caught by Alastair and Bex. Although Jon and Wendy were able to regain the lead and round the penultimate mark in the lead they were overhauled by the mighty “RipSaw”, cutting a fine line, on the final beat to the finish. Congratulations to Alastair and Bex, Jon and Wendy 2nd and Ollie and Esther 3rd.

Tony Wilcock

Photos thanks to Terry Moores

RS200 Northern Tour 2021: BSC Open Meeting

Budworth Sailing Club



Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Entries: 14, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st RS200 296 Budworth SC Alistair Coates Bex Smith 1.0 1.0 (15.0 OCS) 1.0 18.0 3.0
2nd RS200 1314 Budworth SC Jon Chapman Wendy Martin (4.0) 2.0 1.0 2.0 9.0 5.0
3rd RS200 1700 Beaver SC Ollie Groves Esther Parkhurst 2.0 (5.0) 3.0 3.0 13.0 8.0
4th RS200 1137 Budworth SC Tony Taylor Debbie Sutcliffe (8.0) 4.0 2.0 7.0 21.0 13.0
5th RS200 1606 Budworth SC Martin Joesbury Sian Joesbury 5.0 3.0 (7.0) 5.0 20.0 13.0
6th RS200 1419 Budworth SC Russell Page Vicky Page (9.0) 6.0 5.0 4.0 24.0 15.0
7th RS200 1068 Yorkshire Dales SC Martin Smith Barbara Smith (12.0) 7.0 9.0 6.0 34.0 22.0
8th RS200 1003 Burwain SC Innes Armstrong Justine Davenport (10.0) 8.0 8.0 8.0 34.0 24.0
9th RS200 1644 Budworth SC Tony Wilcock Mhairi Gass 6.0 (12.0) 10.0 9.0 37.0 25.0
10th RS200 978 Budworth SC Alex Cleaver Olivia Smith (11.0) 11.0 4.0 11.0 37.0 26.0
11th RS200 847 Budworth SC Chris Smallwood Marie Smallwood 7.0 9.0 (11.0) 10.0 37.0 26.0
12th RS200 1560 Budworth SC Jon Ward Heather Ward (13.0) 10.0 6.0 12.0 41.0 28.0
13th RS200 990 Budworth SC Luke Shaw Marie Shaw 3.0 (15.0 DNF) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 48.0 33.0
14th RS200 1435 Budworth SC Hugh Smallman Dianne Owen 14.0 13.0 (15.0 OCS) 13.0 55.0 40.0


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