Blackpool & Fleetwood Yacht Club
2005 North West Soling UK Championship                     

Over the Easter weekend twelve Solings competed for the Northwest Soling Championship
on the River Wyre. Hosted by Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club, Race Officer
Tony Roe and his team provided windward - leeward courses producing tight
racing and mixed results throughout the fleet.  This was demonstrated by the fact that nearly half of the fleet recorded at least one first place!

The first 2 races were both won very convincingly by soling newcomer Chris Howarth helming John Roberts boat. Ultimately though it was the team on GBR 170 helmed by Michael Preston that won through with excellent consistency in often very light conditions.

First lady and Youth prizes went to Judith Hewitson sailing on GBR 162.
Thanks were given to the Race Officer, Tony Roe and his team, for a faultless performance.

 

Name Sail No. R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 Points Position
Michael Preston, Ron Preston and Bryan Bottomley GBR 170 3 2 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 3 1 13 1st
Chris Howarth, John Roberts and Mike Hamilton GBR 165 1 1 13 4 2 3 1 4 7 4 2 18 2nd
Gary Richardson, Karl Sloane and Stuart Lee GBR 155 2 4 6 1 1 4 4 6 3 9 5 24 3rd
Steve Baldham, Ian Brooker and Chris Pimlott GBR 164 9 9 3 7 8 2 5 7 1 5 3 33 4th
Peter Hewitson, Chris Duffy and Peter Dilkes GBR 167 6 6 8 5 7 11 9 5 4 7 4 44 5th
Hamish Loudon, Baz Fountain and Mark Brammer GBR 161 4 7 7 12 12 7 10 3 8 2 7 45 6th
Nick Holt, Tom Williams and Barry Pimlott GBR 160 7 3 5 8 11 8 7 2 5 10 9 45 7th
Ken Bailey, Paul Whitehead and Craig Abnet GBR 156 5 10 9 3 4 6 11 8 6 8 6 46 8th
Hugh Davies, Paul Brooks and Paul Williams GBR 169 8 5 2 6 5 5 6 13 13 13 13 50 9th
Peter Mountain, Judith Hewitson and Robert Mountain GBR 162 11 8 10 11 9 10 2 11 10 6 10 65 10th
Dave Wilde, Roger Eaves and Jon Wilde GBR 168 10 11 4 9 6 9 8 10 11 13 13 67 11th
Dave Fish, Martin Allisson and Peter Council GBR 144 13 13 13 10 10 12 13 9 9 1 8 72 12th