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Chew Valley Open Meeting, Bristol, UK
22/10/2016 - 22/10/2016


Chew Valley Lake SC Open Meeting - Bristol, UK, 22nd October

On the back of successful UK Inland champs and River Champs the weekend’s prior, Chew was planned as a small open supporting the growing local fleet. However through the mist that shrouded the lake on our arrival it soon became apparent that, together with the RS 200s with whom we were sharing, there were a significant number of RS Aeros pitching up from both locally and further afield. Ultimately as the mist cleared, just in time for race one, 28 RS Aeros in total were rigged. Quite a few new faces had come out to play, plus several brand new boats including a couple busily roping up their new Aeros just in time to race!

Once the mist cleared and a nice light breeze had settled the sunshine showed Chew’s scenic surrounds off to their best, almost so pleasant as to be a distraction from focusing on the racing!

Congratulations to John Warburton of host club Chew in winning the RS Aero 7s on his maiden voyage on 2147. Another new entry to the fleet, having chartered at our UK Nationals, was Chris Jones of Sutton Bingham who took 2nd ahead of Chew’s home Aeros Mike Riley 3rd and Cathy Bartram 4th.

Top Youth, Andrew Frost of Sutton Bingham, won the RS Aero 5s in convincing style in his first open. Marion Lowe of Bradford-on-Avon won the tie break for 2nd from Hilary Ross of Chew. Alice Lucy of Rutland came in 4th at her first event, just a point off 2nd.

With the lightish breeze the large sailed RS Aero 9 fleet had swollen to 15 entries. Team Rolfe of Burghfield had their usual showdown and this time experience prevailed over youth with Nigel taking 3rd from Ben in 4th. Greg Bartlett had stolen his dad’s RS Aero from Starcross to join the fleet and push hard in each race, reaping the rewards of his persistence in Race 3 to take the win on the final reaches. Peter Barton from Lymington took the win in the 9s after eking out leads in the first two races.

Thanks to Cathy Bartram for coordinating and Chew Valley LSC for hosting a great event for us with lots of sunshine and just enough breeze - and to the RS200 class for letting us share their event.
Thanks to Primrose Salt of Chew for her great photos! They are available on this website HERE or a full gallery is on facebook HERE
Next up is the season’s grande finale, the RS Classes ‘End of Seasons’ at Rutland on 5/6th November, concluding the year’s Northern and Southern Circuits, online entry is open. Then comes a change of season with our Winter Training series and Winter Events Series.
For full details check out UK event page here; http://www.rsaerosailing.org/index.asp?p=events&rg=UK


3 races, 1 discard
RS Aero 5                
Rank Sail no. Name Club R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st 1312 Andrew Frost Sutton Bingham SC -1 1 1 3 2
2nd 1012 Marion Lowe Bradford-on-Avon SC 3 -5 2 10 5
3rd 1454 Hilary Ross Chew Valley Lake SC 2 -3 3 8 5
4th 2134 Alice Lucy Rutland SC -5 2 4 11 6
5th 1296 Maggie Dunn Lyme Regis SC 4 4 -5 13 8
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Rank Sail no. Name Club R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st 2147 John Warburton Chew Valley Lake SC 1 1 -2 4 2
2nd 1817 Chris Jones Sutton Bingham SC 2 -3 1 6 3
3rd 1138 Mike Riley Chew Valley Lake SC -6 2 4 12 6
4th 1178 Cathy Bartram Chew Valley Lake SC 3 -4 3 10 6
5th 1502 Jon Harvey Keyhaven YC 4 5 -9(DNF) 18 9
6th 1921 Charles Clapham Chew Valley Lake SC 5 -7 5 17 10
7th 2100 Julie Willis Lymington Town SC -7 6 6 19 12
8th 1746 David Powley Thornbury SC 8 8 -9(OCS) 25 16
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Rank Sail no. Name Club R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st 2093 Peter Barton Lymington Town SC 1 1 -6 8 2
2nd 1930 Greg Bartlett Starcross YC -4 2 1 7 3
3rd 1551 Nigel Rolfe Burghfield SC 2 3 -7 12 5
4th 1581 Ben Rolfe Burghfield / RS Sailing -5 5 2 12 7
5th 1298 Rich Watsham Starcross YC -10 6 3 19 9
6th 1555 Andrew Wilde Burghfield SC 6 4 -8 18 10
7th 2135 Liam Willis Lymington Town SC -14 7 4 25 11
8th 1071 Peter Chaplin Burghfield SC 3 10 -13 26 13
9th 1007 Anthony Lynall Avon SC -8 8 5 21 13
10th 1404 Jon Flynn Chew Valley Lake SC 7 -13 10 30 17
11th 1207 Mark Tissiman Chelmarsh SC -13 9 9 31 18
12th 2146 James Clapham Royal Torbay YC 9 12 -14 35 21
13th 2126 Graham Iles Burghfield SC -15 11 11 37 22
14th 1135 Phil White Frampton-on-SevernSC 12 -15 12 39 24
15th 1654 Mark Lambdin Bradford-on-Avon SC 11 14 -15 40 25
Top Club (best 2)
1st    Sutton Bingham SC, 3pts (1,2)
2nd  Chew Valley Lake SC, 4pts (1,3)
3rd   Starcross YC, 7pts (2,5)
4th   Burghfield SC, 7pts (3,4)
5th   Lymington Town SC, 8pts (1,7) 

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