Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)
The second day of the Noble Marine Traveller Series 'Southern Blast' 2019 returns to Bartley SC's big pot in the South Midlands.
And we will be welcomed by their big competitive fleet and great facilities.
Always a great turnout, friendly welcome and great sailing;
see you all there :-)
Bartley SC Noble Marine Traveller Series Open 2019 Race Report.
Twentyone boats made the effort to take part in this amazing event. They were greeted with an awesome f3 gusting straight down the lake.
Pro Race Officer Caroline Downing set some cracking courses with some of the best start lines we have seen on the circuit.
Race 1 was the Sam Knight show; just proving a point that winning the 2018 nationals wasn't a fluke. Following Sam across the line was class stalwart Tony Critchley from Bolton Sailing Club. Ian Moodie had a storming race and just lost out to local hero Mike Gibson for third.
Race 2 was Mike going for gold and getting a good lead from the chasing pack. Mike was gradually reeled in by Sam who took line honours and sewed up the event by lunchtime.
The fleet were treated to a superb and very hearty lunch from the new catering team of Tilly's Galley.
Legs aching the fleet headed out for a third and final race of the day (thanks Caroline for making it an extra long one!).
It was Supernova newcomer Chris Bownes who was first out of the gates. The front pack of Chris, Sam, Mike and Chris Hawley pulled away. After a few positional changes it was Sam who just nibbled passed Chris on the final lap to steal his 3rd bullet of the day.
1st Sam Knight
2nd Mike Gibson
3rd Tony Critchley
With fantastic competition throughout the fleet and plenty of place changes this really was a testament to how fantastic a Supernova open can be.
There will be plenty of aching bodies tomorrow but the smiles on everyone's faces today make it all worthwhile.
Location: Bartley SC