Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

EVENT UPDATE EVENT UPDATE!

Quick note for those attending the first Supernova Dinghy Class Association Open of the year - After a touchy start with predicted winds from 5 to 30+, the forecast is now looking great at 12 gusting 16mph, 12 degrees and sunny.

The South track (sign posted as Girton Village Only on the main road) to the lake has been resurfaced just last week so I'd suggest using that entrance as the usual North track entrance is still to be done.

Fingers crossed for a good turnout as we do like to put a lot of effort into our opens... The Cupcake fairies have even arrived to prepare some wonderful treats. See you tomorrow for a great days sailing 

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Sunday March 11th at Girton SC kicks off the 2018 Traveller Series.

It's a great lake for the Supernova with 80 acres of blue lagoon surrounded by inlets and beaches which make for interesting shifts and interesting and challenging courses.

A friendly welcome is assured as the barman is our very own Supernova sailor Eddie Johnson, and free camping is allowed from Saturday evening onwards, when the bar will be open.

A hearty breakfast and lunch will be available on the Sunday.

Girton has a growing fleet of Supernovas and two female sailors signed up for the 2018 Nationals and hopefully getting some practice in at our Open, so please come along and give us some competition.

Report

Nottinghamshire’s Girton Sailing Club hosted the first event of the year for the Noble Marine Supernova Travellers Series.

The meeting was well attended by 17 competitors travelling good few hours, from as far as Worcester, Milton Keynes, and Newport Pagnell.

Light NE winds greeted the sailors for the first race giving the day a patchy start and caused the committee to shorten the course by one lap enabling a prompt lunch and the prospect of strengthening winds for the afternoon races.

Swarkestone SC’s Tim Hand in his Mk2 had led from the start and finished comfortably ahead of the rest of the fleet, with host club member Tony Bleasdale finishing second in a Mk1 and Hunts SC’s Jon Pebody taking 3rd place.

The wind did increase but Hand kept up his dominance in the 2nd and 3rd races again leaving the fleet well behind, the chasing pack competed closely for the runners up places with strong challenges coming from Mark Meadows, Tony Bleasdale, Jon Pebody and Nick Whiles.

The ladies battled well in the middle of the mix with current champion Serena Stewardson coming out on top. Joanne Daubney and Amie King both of Girton SC taking 2nd and 3rd overall.

Results: Event 1st -T.Hand – Swarkestone SC, 2nd T.Bleasdale, - Girton SC,3rd Mark Meadows – Burton SC

Mk1 Winner – T. Bleasdale – Girton SC

Ladies Event – 1st S.Stewardson – Emberton Park, 2nd J.Daubney, Girton SC, 3rd A.King Girton SC

Location: Girton SC

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