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Results / Yorkshire Dales SC - 11/05/2024

Sailing Chandlery RS200 Northern Tour Yorkshire Dales 2024 Sailing Chandlery RS200 Northern Tour Yorkshire Dales 2024 Sailing Chandlery RS200 Northern Tour Yorkshire Dales 2024
Sailing Chandlery Northern Tour 2024, Yorkshire Dales
A stunning day presented itself once again at Grimwith Reservoir with wall to wall sunshine and good breeze.
Congratulations to Brendan Lynch and Ellen Clark for winning to go along with their win from the Northern Champs at Ullswater.
This pair seem to be making a habit of winning who will be able to stop them? Great to see more new faces in the fleet.
Report, thanks to Jon Ward 

The second event of the 2024 Sailing Chandlery sponsored RS200 Northern Tour took place on Saturday 11th May with a Force 2 South-Easterly wind greeting the 11 boats competing.

Brendan Lynch and Ellen Clark made the trip down from East Lothian and easily won the first race.  Chris ‘Pix’ Pickles and daughter Evie held onto second for most of the race but Jon & Heather Ward who were over the line at the start managed to work out the quickest way downwind and pulled through to second with Pix & Evie taking third place.

In the second race, Brendan & Ellen and Pix & Evie dominated from the start.  Brendan & Ellen took control of the race to win with Pix & Evie in second.  Martin and Barbara Smith had a great race to take third.

In the third race, Brendan & Ellen and Jon & Heather had the best starts and for the first lap it was close however Brendan and Ellen pulled away on the second beat to take a clear win.  Pix & Evie closed the gap to Jon & Heather at the final windward mark and passed on the spinnaker hoist.  Things closed up on the final downwind leg, but Brendan & Ellen did enough to take the win with Pix & Evie taking second and Jon & Heather in third.

Brendan & Ellen had won the event with a race to spare, but still sailed the final race.  They took an early lead with Martin & Barbara Smith sailing a great first beat to be second at the first mark.  Pix & Evie pulled through to take second, but the race changed on its head on the second beat when Brendan & Ellen misread the shifts and dropped from first to fourth.  Jon & Heather were the right side of a substantial wind bend to move from fourth to first with Pix & Evie in second.  Jon & Heather held on to take first place from Pix & Evie.  Brendan & Ellen managed to pull past Martin & Barbara to take third place.

Brendan & Ellen took a deserved event win with Jon & Heather’s last race result giving them second overall on countback from Pix & Evie.

Many thanks to Yorkshire Dales for hosting the event and to Stewart Walker and his race team for providing some excellent racing despite the somewhat shifty wind and to Sailing Chandlery for their sponsorship of the 2024 Northern Tour.


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RS200 open


Rank SailNo Club HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st 1211 East Lothian Brendan Lynch Ellen Clark 1.0 1.0 1.0 (3.0) 6.0 3.0
2nd 1560 Budworth SC Jon Ward Heather Ward 2.0 (4.0) 3.0 1.0 10.0 6.0
3rd 494 Bassenthwaite SC Chris Pickles Evie Pickles (3.0) 2.0 2.0 2.0 9.0 6.0
4th 1606 YDSC Martin Smith Barbara Smith 4.0 3.0 (5.0) 4.0 16.0 11.0
5th 1713 YDSC Paul Hill Martin Walker 6.0 (7.0) 4.0 6.0 23.0 16.0
6th 1520 Budworth SC Alex Taylor Martha Newstead Taylor 5.0 5.0 6.0 (12.0 DNC) 28.0 16.0
7th 1666 YDSC Ben Dearden Alice Carter (8.0) 6.0 7.0 5.0 26.0 18.0
8th 757 YDSC Lee Carter Joe Spencer 7.0 8.0 (10.0) 10.0 35.0 25.0
9th 245 YDSC Simon Byrne Leah Byrne (10.0) 10.0 9.0 7.0 36.0 26.0
10th 1068 Red Wharf Bay Tom Ellis Anne Saul (11.0) 9.0 8.0 9.0 37.0 26.0
11th 1538 YDSC Matthew Luxton Desmond Luxton 9.0 (11.0) 11.0 8.0 39.0 28.0
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