SOLING NORTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2001

The Soling North West Championships were held at the Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht club over the weekend of 6th and 7th May. There were Solings from the home fleet plus 2 teams from Scotland and 2 teams from the south of England making 10 boats in all.

6 races were held in the River Wyre (opposite the B&FYC clubhouse) on the first day in winds of 5 to 10 knots. The courses were of windward/leward format. GBR 155 (Buzz Lightyear) won the first race being the first to get to the relief of the flooding tide "back edie" alongside the jetties to the north of B&FYC. GBR 147 (Chinook) had the better of the first day though' with 4 wins. The other race was won by GBR 143 (Cockatoo-2).

Saturday brought light winds (5 knots and less). GBR 155 won the first race. The second race was won by GBR 36 (Gerda). The third race was won by GBR 143 having kept out of the 'pile up' at the leward mark. This 'pile up' resulted in the protest committee disqualifying GBR 155, GBR 144 and GBR 7. The last race was won by GBR 155.

Results Sheet

Soling NW Championship 2001

Race

Points After 1 Discard

Final Position

Boat Name

Sail No.

Competitors

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Cockatoo 2

GBR 143

M Preston,B  Bottomley and R Preston

2

4

2

6

0.75

9

4

3

0.75

2

24.5

2nd

Gerda

GBR 144

D Fish, P Chester and C Aubrey

7

7

3

10

6

4

6

0.75

DSQ

6

49.75

5th

Billy No Mates

GBR 165

S Fitton, G Furnival and L Furnival

6

9

7

2

10

3

DNF

4

3

8

52

6th

Maverick

GBR 126

P Mountain, R Mountain and A Mountain

9

5

8

9

7

7

8

6

6

10

65

10th

Marshala

GBR 5

D Priestley, M Hignett and M Parkinson

4

8

6

4

9

10

9

10

5

5

60

8th

Buzz Lightyear

GBR 155

G Richardson, A Taylor and S Lee

0.75

2

5

3

2

5

0.75

8

DSQ

0.75

27.25

3rd

Chinook

GBR 147

G Barker, C Murray and J Burchall

3

0.75

0.75

0.75

4

0.75

2

7

4

3

19

1st

Chieftain

NZ 159

J Jameson,  D Fraser and J McClaren

8

3

10

8

8

6

7

9

7

7

63

9th

Solaris

GBR 7

H Loudon, B Fountain and I Loudon

DNS

10

4

7

5

8

3

2

DSQ

9

59

7th

Manuel

GBR47

J Norris, S Allen and V Smith

5

6

9

5

3

2

5

5

2

4

37

4th