Midland Series - Midland Area Championships - Draycote Water

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Midland Series - Midland Area Championships - Draycote Water

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2017 Dinghy Rope Midland Series, event 1 Draycote Water Sat 1st April 2017.

 

 

39 competitors arrived at a damp Draycote Water for the first ever Solo Midland Area Championships and the first event in the 2017 Dinghy Rope Midland Series.

To celebrate April fools day Draycote tried to catch the competitors out with notices saying to disinfect your boots and free Ice creams in the shop, Solo sailors may be more mature than some but they are still sharp as no one was fooled.

The wind was a very nice F5 from the SW for the first race and the fleet set off to enjoy themselves. Late in the race the predicted swing to the West occurred but this only caused a few place changes up the last beat. Andy Davis took the gun with Oliver Davenport in 2nd and Michael Sims in 3rd.

Race two started in a F3 to F4 oscillating wind from the West. After a recall the fleet set off. This time is was Oliver Davenport 1st, 2nd Steve Ede and 3rd Martin Honnor.

The last race took a few attempts to get going and the U flag caught several over the line. The wind stayed around F3 and oscillating which enabled good gains to those who could read them. Race winner was Oliver Davenport, 2nd Andy Davis and 3rd Chris Brown.

Thanks goes to the William Whittaker the PRO and the Laser fleet for running the racing.

The over winner was Olliver Devenport who sailed well all day to fend off Andy Davis, Chris Brown and Michael Sims.

 

The Fernhurst Books Vintage Boat Prize is a new prize for this year and goes to the best place boat with a sail number below 5000, this went to Richard Pye.

 

 

 

 

Photo of the winner, Oliver Davenport

 

Richard Pye accepting his prize from Jeremy Atkins of Fernhurst Books.

 

 

Nigel Davies Area Rep. 

 

 

Some photos of the day taken by Malcolm Lewin ;

 

Venue:

Address:
Draycote Water Sailing Club
Kites Hardwick
Dunchurch
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV23 8AB
Club Website:
Contact:
Jonathan Hughes
Solo Fleet Captain
07778 029463
Club Telephone:
01788 811153

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