Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Day 2 of The Derbyshire Double is a short hop from Swarkestone. 

Carsington Waters' large open lake and great facilities always guarantees a great turnout.

And thanks to Swarkestone SC's friendly base welcome, it will hopefully be an even bigger event this year. 


Supernova Open Meeting Carsington SC 2nd June 2019


After some light wind sailing at Swarkstone the day before 24 boats travelled to Carsington to join the three local boats. The forecast was for more wind and proved to be correct. There was a good F4 for the SW coming over the dam and straight down the large sailing area.

There was a slight postponement to race 1 after the committee boat dragged its mooring; most helms were relieved that the first beat wasn’t actually going to be half a mile long!

At the front of the fleet in race 1 it was Cliff Milliner from Cotswold Sailing Club and Alex Collins from Bolton Sailing Club out in front by a long way. Cliff took line honours. Third was Gavin Young also from Cotswold.

In race 2 it was Cliff out in front again but much closer this time behind him with close racing and lots of position changes.  Cliff held on for the win followed by class newcomer Chris Bownes from Bartley Sailing Club in second then Steve Hawley from Bartley in third.

It was a long beat back to the club with dark rain clouds gathering for a welcome lunch.

After lunch race 3 saw the biggest wind of the day and some cracking reaches.  Cliff delivered the final bullet (can he repeat this performance at the nationals?) with Alex in for second and Steve in 3rd. By coincidence the 3rd race result was the same as the overall podium for the day.

Just 1 point split 3rd to 5th places so it was super close!

1st veteran was the 'quick old guy at the front' Tony Critchley from Bolton.

1st master was Mr Consistency Mike Gibson from Bartley

Overall honours:

1st Cliff Milliner Cotswold sailing club

2nd Alex Collins Bolton sailing club

3rd Steve Hawley Bartley sailing club

The Supernovas move on to nearby Attenborough in two weeks’ time.

Thanks to all at Carsington SC especially race team Henry Wright, Liz & Keith Appleby and mark layers/safety Dick Dalton and Dave Currier.


Tom Baldwin Carsington SC

Location: Carsington SC

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