Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Girton Sailing Club welcomes the Supernova Class to Race day one of the Midlands Pots Double.

Campervans and tents are welcome from Thursday 12th onwards, for all, including those arriving in good time for the Class training and also those staying over in order to be within easy reach of Attenborough SC for their Sunday open.

Visitors are advised to enter the club using the improved South entry. If you see the sign off the A1133 that says 'Girton Village Only' that's the road you want! Then right at the fork and right at the crossroads (both mini-signed), then left into the club at the gates at the end of the lime-stoned road section.

The entry fee is £10.

Breakfast is available on Saturday morning (bacon baps and tea / coffee at modest cost).

Changing rooms and WCs are open; we just request one metre minimum internal social distancing and please do use the sanitising stations on entry and throughout the building. Face mask use is at individual discretion or according to the Government rules and guidance in force at the time. Do not attend the meeting if you have Covid 19 symptoms, have tested positive, or have been requested to self isolate.

Please note, Girton SC has no lunch or dinner galley services at present. However, those not wishing to bring their own food may order a Coop meal deal for lunch and a takeaway evening meal, both supplied at cost. Orders will be taken on the day.

Hot drinks and bar facilities will be available.

Enquiries to Tony Bleasdale, [email protected] 07950 255747

If you can, please print and fill in the entry form below and bring it with you to registration.



Supernovas at Girton SC 2021photo by Steve Johnson


It was a respectable turnout of 16 boats at the Noble Marine Traveller Series event at Girton SC, including 9 visitors.

Competitors were greeted with early sunshine and modest 10 gusting 20 knots of breeze from the West South West, which meant gusty and challenging conditions at Girton due to the impact of the trees on the bank when the wind comes in that direction.


RO Sam Mason set a good course, given the wind, starting from the lake in front of the clubhouse but had to abandon an early start due to the fleets difficulty getting into the main lake and in order to rest the line bias for the shifting conditions.

There followed a general recall of the next start as many of the competitors pushed their luck from the starboard end.

Everyone got away cleanly for the first race restart, with the port end favouring Marcus Shaw who led to the windward mark. Tony Bleasdale took the front at the first leeward mark and held on for two laps vying for lead with Gavin Young, who finally got past and broke away with 3 legs to go to the finish. Eddie Johnson reeled Tony in and took second place on the line.


After a break for a picnic lunch in the sunshine, the sailors went back out into a steady breeze for the afternoon's two back to back races.


Race 2 saw Gavin Young from Cotswold SC first to the windward mark of a repositioned start line giving a cleaner beat up the main lake. In hot pursuit were fellow Cotswold sailor Paul Undrell and local Streaker sailor Paul Jago in a borrowed Mark 1. Jonti Mason from Hykeham SC and Dana Church from Nottingham SC leading the pack behind. There was some close racing in the shifty conditions and when Gavin sailed into a dead patch with a few legs to go Paul Undrell took the lead and held on for the win; Gavin second and Paul Jago came in 3rd.


The third and final race saw Cotswold duo Gavin and Paul Undrell, now fully at home with the Girton shifts and wind bends leading from the outset with Ed Johnson from Girton SC breaking away with them.

There were many changes of place in the following fleet with Tony Bleasdale eventually leading the pack in pursuit of the leaders.

Gavin sailed confidently at home to take line honours and the overall win. Ed Johnson fought well to take second from Paul Undrell in third.


Overall Positions:

Gavin Young, Cotswold SC, 1st

Paul Undrell, Cotswold SC, 2nd

Ed Johnson, Girton SC, 3rd

Paul Jago, Girton SC, first Mk1 in 5th position.

Amie King was first lady, also in a Mk1 in 10th.


Report by Tony Bleasdale

Location: Girton SC

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