Waples Wines Northern Travellers – Round Up after 3 Events…!!

Waples Wines Northern Travellers Series Roundup.

Waples Wines LogoThe third event in this series for Flying Fifteens was sailed this weekend at Ogston Sailing Club near chesterfield. The change in dates had caused some confusion however in the end the competitors experienced two days of close racing and camaraderie . Saturday produced light and testing winds with constant rain. After two races the competitors voted with their feet and packed up, so the 3rd race was postponed to Sunday morning. An enjoyable evening was enhanced by the excellent meal provided by Jon and Julia ward of the host club. On Sunday the weather was considerably brighter however the winds were still light and fluky. Clear winners were Jon and Julia of the host club, with a consistent performance at the front. Mike Moore and Michaela Sheard from Bassenthwaite put in a very consistent series for second place and Colin Pierce and Mandy Thackray from Dovestone in their silver fully deserved their 3rd.

In the series so far 29 boats have competed, of these 3 are classics, 5 silvers and 21 Open boats. The competitors have represented 12 clubs which is a good cross-section of the northern fleets.

We now have 5 boats that have completed the 2 event qualification, the present series leaders are Colin Pierce and Mandy Thackray from Dovestone in 3391. There are still two events to come and all is to play for. The next event is at Bassenthwaite on the 18th/19th July. This always proves a good social and sailing event.

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2014 Rankings Update !!!!

Flying 15 UK Ranking: Round 3 – Consistent Apthorp extends lead at top

Apthorp remains the Number 1 seed in the 2014 National Ranking after three events as he took his third successive victory of the season to increase his lead at the top. Datchet’s Helen Selden has taken the top spot in the competitive Crews National Ranking.

There were only 4 points separating the top 4 teams after the five races, but Apthorp’s 3 bullets was enough to give him the title. It was a stark contrast to the conditions experienced at Bewl last year, which was reflected by the big turnout, seeing 24 teams, including 13 visitors.

So far we have seen 35 helms and 38 crews already compete this season, which is a positive sign as we shape up for what is set to be a great Nationals at Parkstone in July.

The next event is the first of the ’Waples Wines Northern Travelers’ at Royal Windermere at the end of the month. With 3 events in May, at Chew, Llangorse and the 60th Anniversary of the Bulwark (Hayling Island) (also the Southerns) all can change at the top of the rankings.

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