Kielder Water Sailing Club

Soling Inland Championships

2004

The Soling Inland Championships were held at the Kielder Water Sailing club over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd October.

The last event of the 2004 UK Soling Series was once again well attended with 12 solings taking part. This was despite an awful weather forecast suggesting gales building over the course of the weekend.

Saturdays sailing took part in winds of up to 38 knots!! Evan so, most of the boats managed to complete the majority of the races.

George Barker (having just returned from his coaching duties at the Para Olympic games in Athens) and team won the first 2 races, with Michael Preston and team taking the other 2.

Thankfully the winds decreased on Sunday providing near perfect 10-15 knot winds from the West. It was a mixed bag of results on the Sunday with wins for George Barker, Mike Preston and Soling newcomer Nick Stratton on board Peter Hewitson's GBR 160.

The event was eventually won by George Barker and team in GBR 47.

Hamish Loudon and Gary Richardson topped The UK Soling Series with 35 points each. Hamish being awarded the title by virtue of his superior result at the British National Championships.

 

British Inland Championship - Kielder 2004 Saturday Sunday Points Final
Crew Sail No

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1 Discard

Position

George Barker, Roger Winward and Richard Beardsley GBR 47 1 1 2 5 1 4 1 10

1st

Michael Preston, Bryan Bottomley and Ron Preston GBR 143 2 3 1 1 2 3 5 12

2nd

Hamish Loudon, Baz Fountain and Mark Brammer GBR 161 7 2 5 3 4 2 2 18

3rd

Gary Richardson,  Dave Fish and Peter Council GBR 155 3 4 3 2 6 9 4 22 4th
Nick Stratton, Peter Hewetson and Peter Dilkes GBR 160 5 5 4 4 9 1 7 26

5th

Ken Bailey, Derek Beddows and Craig Abson GBR 156 4 6 6 6 8 10 8 38

6th

Chris Dodgshon, Liz Loudon and Iain Loudon GBR 157 8 7 7 13 7 5 6 40

7th

Ken Murray, Tony Freeth and Mike Farmer GBR 761 13 11 9 9 3 7 3 42

8th

Dave Wilde, Roger Eaves and Jon Wilde GBR 168 9 8 8 7 5 13 13 50

9th

Peter Mountain, Simon Barnes and Robert Mountain GBR 162 10 10 11 8 10 6 13 55

10th

John Roberts, Karl Sloane and Jonathon Cunliffe GBR 165 6 9 10 13 13 13 13 64

11th

Robbie Robertson, Stuart Robertson and Adrian Hope GBR 163 13 13 12 13 11 8 9 66

12th