Blackpool & Fleetwood Yacht Club
2004 North West Soling UK Championship           
Over Easter weekend nine Solings competed for the Northwest Soling Championship
on the River Wyre.  Hosted by Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club, Race Officer
Peter Jackson and his team provided windward: leeward courses producing tight
racing and mixed results throughout the fleet.  Overnight leader Derek Priestley
was sitting comfortable after two firsts from Day 1 until light airs on
the second day let Bryan Bottomley's team in Cockatoo 2 capitalise on consistent
results.  First lady and Youth prize went to Judith Hewitson sailing on
GBR 16.  Thanks went to Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club for an excellent
racing and dinner prize giving on the Saturday night.
 
Name Sail No. R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 DSC Points Position
Bryan Bottomley GBR 143 2 2 4 2 1 1 4 8 1st
Gary Richardson GBR 155 3 3 3 9 2 6 9 17 2nd
Derek Priestley GBR 164 4 4 1 1 8 RTD RTD 18 3rd
Ken Bailey GBR 156 5 1 7 6 4 2 7 18 4th
Hamish Loudon GBR 161 1 8 6 5 3 5 8 20 5th
Peter Hewitson GBR 16 7 9 5 4 5 3 9 24 6th
Dave Wilde GBR 168 9 5 2 8 9 7 9 31 7th
Peter Mountian GBR 162 6 7 9 3 6 RTD RTD 31 8th
John Roberts GBR 165 8 6 8 7 7 4 8 32 9th