Supernova Dinghy Gold Fleet
The Supernova Association maintains a Gold fleet. This list last updated November 2022
The criteria for eligibility for Gold fleet are any of the following:
- Gaining first place in a National Championship (Gold in perpetuity)
During any of the last two complete seasons:
- Score above 80 performance points (see explanation below) in the Traveller's Northern or Southern Open Series and qualifying by completing at least one third of the series races, or
- Placed in the top 20% in a Class Championship event, i.e. Nationals, Inlands, Sea, Winters (based on number of sailors, not entries, and rounded down), or
- Silver Fleet winner at a Class Championship event.
In addition, Gold fleet sailors must be members of the Class Association.
Explanation of '80 Performance Points' applied to the Traveller's Open Series:
The Traveller's Open series uses High Point Scoring (HPS) - an explanation is here as a PDF. Your Total series score (not Net which has discards) is divided by the number of races you actually finished in. Do not include DNC or DNS. This number is a measure of your average sailing ability against the fleet for races you completed as points out of 100. An 'average' sailor will be around 50 points and Gold-ability sailors above 80. In addition, you need to finish in more than one third of the series races to qualify.
You can nominate yourself for Bronze fleet (and win a prize) at any event if you feel you are 25 points or less.
The discretion of the Committee can also be applied to any individual at (or at any point during) an event. This discretion is intended to prevent a "ringer" from another class from entering an event and winning the Silver fleet, which would negate the one of the reasons why the Association provides a Silver fleet. A similar principle applies to Bronze.
GOLD FLEET MEMBERS (2023 Season)
If you are not in the Gold fleet then you will be allocated Silver fleet, unless you nominate yourself for Bronze.
|Cliff Milliner||Former national champion||Gold in perpetuity|
|Alex Horlock||Former national champion||Gold in perpetuity|
|Richard Pakes||Former national champion||Gold in perpetuity|
|Mike Gibson||Former national champion||Gold in perpetuity|
|Iain Horlock||Former national champion||Gold in perpetuity|
|Mark Hartley||Former national champion||Gold in perpetuity|
|Norman Halstead||Former national champion||Gold in perpetuity|
|Sam Knight||Former national champion||Gold in perpetuity|
|Alistair Goodwin||Former national champion||Gold in perpetuity|
|Matt Thursfield||Current national champion||Gold in perpetuity|
|Steve Hawley||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Mark Platt||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Gavin Young||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Will Gifford||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Eden Hyland||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Iain Wilson||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Jonny Everett||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Ian Howett||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Richard Lambert||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Andrew Flitcroft||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Sean Ricketts||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|John Knight||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Mike Critchley||Nationals 2022 top 20%|
|Jeremy Higson||Inlands 2022 top 20%|
|Alex Reeve||Inlands 2022 top 20%|
|Tony Critchley||Inlands 2022 top 20%|
|Pete Coop||Northern Series 2022 > 80|
|Paul Undrell||Northern Series 2022 > 80|
|Chris Hawley||Southern series 2022 > 80|
|Andy Bownes||Nationals 2021 top 20%|
|Sam Pickering||Nationals 2021 top 20%|
|Robin Kirby||Nationals 2021 top 20%|
|Will Willett||Nationals 2021 top 20%|
|Chris Williams||Nationals 2021 top 20%|
|Matt Williams||Nationals 2021 top 20%|
|Garry Butterfield||Nationals 2021 top 20%|
|Chris Bownes||Nationals 2021 top 20%|
Former national champions in any class are automatically in Gold Fleet by Chairman discretion.