Blackpool & Fleetwood Yacht Club

Soling North West Championships

2002

The Soling North West Championships were held at the Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht club over the Easter weekend of 30th March to the 1st April. Nine solings took part with teams from all over the UK.

The most interesting statistic of the event was that in the 10 races sailed, 6 different boats took "line honours".

All of the races were held in the River Wyre Estuary, opposite the B&FYC clubhouse, in south-westerly winds ranging from around 8 to 20 knots. The courses were of windward/leward format. Throughout the weekend the "yellow jersey" swapped several times, with the event undecided until after the last race.

There were only 2 points seperating the first, second and third places. The eventual winning team being that of GBR 147 "Chinook", George Barker, Roger Winward and Jeremy Climas.

Results (After 2 Discards)

1st  GBR 147 George Barker, Roger Winward and Jeremy Climas

2nd GBR 143 Michael Preston, Bryan Bottomley and Ron Preston

3rd GBR 155  Gary Richardson, Andrew Taylor and Stuart Lee

4th GBR 160  Hamish Loudon, Roy Manifold and Baz Fountain

5th GBR 157 Chris Dodgshon, Liz Loudon and Iain Loudon

6th GBR 5 Derek Priestley, Neil Wharton and Mike Parkinson

7th GBR 7 Peter Chester, Chris Ball and Robert Mountain

8th GBR 165 John Roberts, Martin Dickens and Dave Wilde

9th GBR 144 Dave Fish, Thomas Airnes, and Ian Brierly

 

Race No.

Sail No.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Points

(2 Discards)

Position

GBR 147

3

4

1

4

1

2

2

2

3

6

18

1st

GBR 143

1

7

2

6

4

1

1

3

1

8

19

2nd

GBR 155

2

2

5

2

2

4

5

1

5

2

20

3rd

GBR 160

9

3

3

7

5

6

4

6

4

1

32

4th

GBR 157

6

1

6

3

7

7

3

7

2

7

35

5th

GBR 5

7

5

7

1

6

5

6

8

6

5

41

6th

GBR 7

8

RTD

RTD

5

3

3

RTD

5

7

3

44

7th

GBR 165

4

6

4

8

9

8

RTD

4

8

9

51

8th

GBR 144

5

RTD

8

9

8

9

7

9

9

4

59

9th

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