Scorpion End-of-Seasons’ Open Meeting at Notts County SC 05-06 October 2019
Light winds plagued the first day of the Scorpion Open at Notts County Sailing Club over the weekend of 5/6th October. There were 26 entries from as far south as Northampton and Chew Valley, west to Llandudno and north to Sheffield.
On Saturday the light wind was fickle, switching direction and strength, however it did eventually settle down and William Jeffcote soon had the fleet under way on a short course, in case the wind dropped.
The first two races where started in quick succession with Tom Gillard and Rachel Rhodes from Staunton & Sheffield Viking taking the first two races, giving them an overnight lead.
Peter Gray & Andy Davies from Staunton Harold SC won the final race and were a point behind the overnight leaders. Tom Jeffcoate and Tim Hartley also won a race. The first lady and sixth overall was the first home club Scorpion with Nadiia Lincoln & Chris Holt from Notts County.
So it was all to play for on Sunday, but not before some fun and games with boats on string in the evening after a roast dinner courtesy of Pauline the club caterer.
Sunday promised some wind and rain, the wind certainly happened at times, but for most of the racing it was sunny.
The race officer changed the course on most races to make the best of the conditions. There where some good reaches and runs when the win blew, along with the odd capsize.
The racing between the top two was close with Peter Gray winning by taking two firsts, beating the overnight leaders by a point. Third was Andy McGee and Steve Graham. First lady and junior was Chloe Willars (ninth overall).
Report and photos © David Eberlin.
More photos on at ncsc.org.uk/2019/10/05/scorpion-open
|1st||2039||Peter Gray||Andy Davis||SHSC||‑8||2||2||1||1||3||1||10|
|2nd||2013||Tom Gillard||Rach Rhodes||SHSC/ Sheffield Viking||1||1||‑3||2||2||2||3||11|
|3rd||2042||Andy McKee||Steve Graham||Northampton SC||2||3||‑5||3||3||1||2||14|
|4th||2023||Tom Jeffcoate||Tim Hartley||RYA||3||4||1||4||‑5||5||4||21|
|5th||2044||Steve Walker||Jerry Hannabus||Pennine||7||5||‑9||5||4||4||5||30|
|6th||1958||Nigel Potter||Simon Hibbert||NCSC||‑16||13||4||6||7||6||6||42|
|7th||1933||Peter Rose||John Rose||Chew Valley||9||6||‑15||9||8||8||9||49|
|8th||1964||Matt Potter||Alex Piggott||NCSC||‑15||11||8||11||10||10||8||58|
|9th||201||Chloe Willars||John Tailby||NCSC||13||‑16||12||7||11||9||7||59|
|10th||2034||Nigel Pepperdine||Simon Forbes||SHSC||5||9||6||(OCS)||6||7||DNF||60|
|11th||2007||Jeff Peters||Raife Piggott||NCSC||‑14||8||7||14||9||11||11||60|
|12th||2017||Jon Willars||Nicola Willars||NCSC||11||12||‑14||12||12||12||10||69|
|13th||2037||Dave Snutch||Jo Riddell||NCSC||6||‑17||16||16||16||15||12||81|
|14th||1991||David Bennett||Malcolm James||Chew Valley||‑20||10||13||17||13||14||14||81|
|15th||2025||Nadina Lincoln||Chris Holt||NCSC||4||7||11||8||(DNF)||DNF||DNC||84|
|16th||1866||Jake Willars||Brad Seaton||NCSC||17||‑20||20||15||14||13||15||94|
|17th||1947||Richard Jones||Phil Roberts||Llandudno Sc||12||14||10||10||(DNC)||DNC||DNC||100|
|18th||1929||Tony Dunsworth||John Wells||NCSC||10||19||23||18||17||19||(DNF)||106|
|20th||2015||Jo Mahy||James Harcourt||Sutton Bingham SC||‑21||18||18||19||18||16||19||108|
|21st||1925||Martin Denchfield||John Davie||SHSC||18||‑24||24||13||22||21||13||111|
|22nd||1975||Nick Orgles||Lisa Rollin||NCSC||22||21||19||‑23||19||17||18||116|
|23rd||13||Kevin Nicholls||Niki Theo||NCSC||19||‑23||21||21||21||18||17||117|
|24th||1987||Adrian Jones||Viv Weston||NCSC||26||26||22||22||23||20||(DNC)||139|
|25th||1911||Alan Kenyon||Isis Bemrose||NCSC||25||22||26||24||20||(DNF)||DNF||144|
|26th||1950||Martin Read||Sarah Read||NCSC||24||25||25||(DNF)||DNC||DNC||DNC||155|