Noble Marine - Bartley Open - Results

From Yachts & Yachting - courtesy of Garry Butterfield:


Sunday, 18th October saw the final open meeting of the 2015 Supernova Travellers Circuit sponsored by Noble Marine. The event was being hosted by Bartley Sailing Club, a good large lake in the Midlands. Despite a fairly poor wind forecast 23 visitors arrived to make an impressive fleet of 32 boats (yet another over 30+ turnout for the Supernovas this year) and as usual there was very close racing throughout the fleet.

The Race Officer took an early decision to hold the first two races back to back allowing us to make the most of the force 3 breeze. Local fleet captain Garry Butterfield took advantage of a lift along the bank to reach the windward mark first, closely followed by [Inland Champion] Mike Gibson, [National Champion] Cliff Milliner and [Class Chairman] Chris Hawley. Mike and Cliff soon pulled ahead and once they did Mike made sure he gave Cliff no opportunities to take the lead, third place went to the Chris.

The second race followed the same course and after one lap the leader was Alan Bishop, with Cliff, Mike and [2015 Noble Marine Travellers champion] Alex Collins in close pursuit. Alan showed a momentary lapse in concentration and thought he was sailing to the wrong mark (he wasn't!). This allowed Mike to close the gap and eventually fight his way to the front to get a second win, securing first place overall, followed by Alan and Alex.

After a hearty lunch the wind had almost completely died, but the third race proceeded nonetheless. A general recall rattled some of the fleet and in the restart a number of boats were OCS, with only a few returning. Alex took an early lead with Mike in second and the two of them went on to provide some entertainment by giving a "master class" in light wind roll tacking with Alex successfully covering Mike for a large part of the race. Another local boat, Steve Hawley recovered from a poor start with good upwind speed to slip past Cliff and a number of other boats to take third place.

Overall Results:


PosFleetSail NoClubHelmR1R2R3Pts
1stMaster1127Bartley Sailing ClubMike Gibson11‑22
2ndYouth1125Bolton Sailing CLubAlex Collins‑5314
3rdMaster1158Girton Sailing ClubAlan Bishop‑6246
4thStandard1079Cotswold SailingCliff Milliner24‑76
5thStandard1133Bartley Sailing ClubSteve Hawley‑7538
6thStandard1100Bartley Sailing ClubChris Hawley36‑179
7thMaster1078Bartley Sailing ClubGary Butterfiled4‑101014
8thStandard1092Exe Sailing ClubIain Horlock97‑1616
9thMaster1131Bartley Sailing ClubPhil Taylor‑1512517
10thStandard1110Cotswold SailingRobin Kirby‑108917
11thStandard1104Cotswold SailingGavin Young89‑2117
12thVeteran1121Cotswold SailingSteve Johnson13‑16619
13thMaster1124Haversham Sailing ClubPaul Earnshaw‑1111819
14thMaster631Exe Sailing ClubBob Horlock‑22131124
15thMaster649Girton Sailing ClubTony Bleasdale‑20141226
16thMaster1060Haversham Sailing ClubPaul Undrell14‑241327
17thMaster1096Bartley Sailing ClubAndy Bownes1218(OCS)30
18thMaster1080West Oxfordshire Sailing ClubDavid Everett1715‑2332
19thVeteran1059Bough BeechChris Watts18‑191533
20thMaster1156Attenborough Sailing ClubRob Corner1617(DNC)33
21stMaster1097Swarkestone Sailing ClubRichard Fairbrother‑23231437
22ndMaster1049Bartley Sailing ClubKen Saunders19‑251837
23rdVeteran1057Reading Sailing ClubIan Casewell‑25202040
24thVeteran472Paignton Sailing ClubArther Phillips‑24221941
25thMaster536Cotswold SailingLesley Jeans21‑272243
26thVeteran1036Cotswold SailingMervyn Jones2921(DNC)50
27thStandard491Attenborough Sailing ClubAndrew Goodman27‑292653
28thMaster684Attenborough Sailing ClubDave Bexsen2826(DNC)54
29thMaster1134Carsington Sailing ClubTom Baldwin2628(DNC)54
30thMaster465Silverwings Sailing ClubStuart Hall30.5(RET)2454.5
31stStandard723Bartley Sailing Club / Cotswold SailingDouglas Young30.5‑312555.5
32ndMaster604Bartley Sailing ClubJames Paterson‑32302757

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