Blackpool & Fleetwood Yacht Club

Soling National Championships

2001

The Soling National Championships were held at the Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht club over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd June. There were Solings from the home fleet plus teams from Scotland and from the south of England making 12 boats in all.

The first race was held in the River Wyre estuary as winds of 25 knots plus were being reported out in Morecambe Bay. The course was of windward/leward format (as were all of the courses used in the Championship). GBR 143 (Cockatoo 2) won the first race. The wind then eased and the race officer was able to set a course out in Morecambe Bay. GBR 164 (Spank) won both of the races in the bay before the competetors had to retreat to the River Wyre due to adverse weather conditions. The race officer then set a course in the River Wyre channel which provided a very challenging course and some impromptu entertainment for the locals of Fleetwood almost in touching distance on the beach. The 2 races in the channel were won by GBR 47 (Chinook).

Sunday brought slightly better conditions with wind speeds of 15 to 20 knots, so 4 races were held in Morecambe Bay. GBR 164 won the first race, GBR 47 won the second race and the last 2 races were won by GBR 155 (Buzz Lightyear).

Results Soling National Championships 2001

June 2nd

June 3rd

Points

Position
Boat Name Sail No. Competitors

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1 Discard   
Chinook GBR 47 Barker, Winward and Burchell

4

6

2

0.75

0.75

2

0.75

2

2

14.25

1st

Spank GBR 164 Marsden, Murray and Ward

2

0.75

0.75

2

2

0.75

3

3

5

14.25

2nd

Cockatoo 2 GBR 143 Preston, Bottomley and Preston

0.75

2

3

3

DSQ

3

4

4

3

22.75

3rd

Buzz Lightyear GBR 155 Richardson, Taylor and Lee

10

4

6

4

DNS

4

2

0.75

0.75

31.5

4th

Solaris GBR 7 Loudon, Fountain and Loudon

3

5

4

6

3

6

5

6

4

36

5th

Gerda GBR 144 Fish, Chester and Aubrey

RTD

3

5

5

DNS

5

7

5

DNS

56

6th

Lord of the Isles GBR 112 Hull, Hathaway and Croft

6

9

8

RTD

DNS

7

6

DNS

6

68

7th

Marshala GBR 5 Priestley, Stollery and Harris

9

11

9

7

DNS

8

RTD

DNS

DNS

83

8th

Goldie GBR 157 Dodgeson, Loudon and Garrington

5

8

7

RTD

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

85

9th

Just Another GBR 160 Manifold, Manifold and Ball

7

7

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

92

10th

Maverick GBR 126 Mountain, Quigley and Mountain

8

10

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

96

3 10 22 4th
Richardson 2 8 6 6 4 5 8 23 2 2 5 6 6 15 3rd
Dodgs